Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Winter 2017 | 3 VAST VAST NEWS NEWS Winter 2017 Longtime vintage snowmobile collector Perry Armstrong approached the VAST board of directors last summer with an idea on how to make it easier for vintage sled collectors to be able to ride their older machines on VAST trails. A temporary committee was formed to look into the idea and after several months of planning and careful consideration, the Vintage TMA was presented to and approved by the board of directors. RUTLAND COUNTY DIRECTOR By Tim Mills, VAST President Rutland county has a new director. Curt Marechaux has been very active in his county and local club for years. If you participated in the golf tournament at last year’s VAST Annual Meeting in Killington, then you must have met Curt running the show and coordinating all the other wonderful event volunteers. We are very excited that Rutland county has chosen another great leader from their community! With this new category, vintage snowmobiles will now be allowed to ride the VAST trails. We guess that for the most part this will happen to drive short distances in to town to show off the sled or to an event. There are no club dues associated with these snowmobiles, but a required $5 club donation from each sled with a Vintage TMA will be sent to the clubs at the end of the season. They will be sold starting Jan. 15 of NEW VINTAGE TMA NOW AVAILABLE Perry Armstrong displays a few of his favorite sleds from his collection, including a 1971 Arctic Cat Lynx with a 303 Wankel engine and a1970 Massey Ferguson SkiWhiz 350ss. He sits on a very rare 1966 Arctic Cat model 560D, one of only 51 produced. each year and are good for an entire year until Jan. 14 of the following year. However, you can only ride on VAST trails from Dec. 16 through April 15 of each year. All sleds must be at least 35 years old as of this year and meet Vermont Law, Title 23, Chapter 29. The full price of $55 is charged for your first sled and $20 for each additional sled, up to five. Note that if you have more than five sleds that you wish to register in a season, you must start the process over with your sixth sled at $55 and each after that will be $20 each, up to 10. Then the process repeats again. $5 from each TMA will be sent to your club of choice as a donation. All sleds must be registered to the same owner. Each sled must be registered as a snowmobile in a state or province (not antique) and carry liability insurance. Vintage TMAs can only be purchased in person at the VAST office located at 26 Vast Lane, Barre, VT. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Curt Marechaux