High-speed jockeying around an oval track. The high-pitched roar of snowmobile engines piercing the air. Cheering masses taking it all in. It’s all part of the experience at the Casper Mountain Vintage & Classic Snowmobile Race. Returning to our backyard mountain on Feb. 27, this yearly race is a can’t-miss Casper classic. Here are four reasons you should check it out.
History in Action
A peek into the past is the best way to fully appreciate present-day technology. Seeing the old machines in action is like a glimpse into a bygone era. It’s like watching history in action.
Retro is Cool
Vintage is – and has long been – in vogue. Maybe it’s that technology from previous eras triggers nostalgia. Maybe it’s all the fun colors and old-school designs. Maybe there’s just something satisfying about the simplicity of an older machine. Whatever it is, seeing a full lineup of vintage snowmobiles in action is a sight to behold.
Whether the snowmobiles in action are old or new, it’s still a crazy fast-paced event with all sorts of wild twists and turns. This video from XMR Racing’s vintage series stop at Steamboat Lake in Colorado in January gives you an idea of what to expect.
It’s a Chance to Come Together & Celebrate the Sport
It’s been a tumultuous year, to say the least. A chance to come together in a relatively safe outdoor setting and celebrate a sport that’s entertaining and easy to love is worthwhile.
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