Sunshine draws crowds to 19th Annual Old Sled Show

Mark Jones

EGANVILLE – Brilliant sunshine welcomed a big crowd at the Castle Ice Oval on January 12 for the 19th Annual Old Sled Show.

There were so many visitors the car park area had to be extended to provide room for all the vendors and visitors.

This year, there were 49 entries in the show organized by the Old Sled Heads and the Eganville Snowdrifters Club to promote older snowmobiles.

Organizer Kevin Percy said entries ranged from 1950s up to the 1990s. Visitors could vote for their favourites in 14 categories (See results below).

There is a lot of history in these sleds.

Percy exhibited a 1963 Pengor Penguin which was assembled in Ottawa in 1963. The fibreglass body of the amphibious ATV with optional skis, was built by Polyfibre in Renfrew. He said a Penguin of a similar colour was given to Queen Elizabeth in 1964, which is still at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, England.

Percy said that people come from all over Ontario and Quebec to trade parts and talk about vintage snowmobiles.

Each of the vendors has their own story.

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