Four Inducted Into Snowmobile Hall Of Fame

The Snowmobile Hall Of Fame makes its home in St. Germain, Wisconsin.
The new members inducted include Gene Bloom of Fairbanks, Alaska; Jack Struthers of Boise, Idaho; Vernon LeDuc of Errol, New Hampshire; and Ole Tweet of Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
Bloom was an oval racer and a factory driver for the Rupp “Red Riders.” Driving for Mickey Rupp, he will be remembered for his exciting Mod 3 win at the 1972 World Series in Ironwood, Michigan. Struthers drove his Polaris to two I-500 victories: 1991 and 1994. He also holds numerous Rocky Mountain Cross-Country titles and was the 1996 Motorsports Racing Plus Pro Open points champ. Struthers owns Carl’s Cycle in Boise, Idaho.
LeDuc was an early pioneer in the Northeastern Snowbelt. As an inventor, trail program developer and volunteer, he blazed a trail for others to follow. He built an early-style groomer, fought for trail easements and led legislative battles in New Hampshire.
Tweet has spent his career at Arctic Cat. He was a talented and respected engineer. As head of engineering in 1978, he headed the redesign of the Panther and Pantera models. In 1983, he was part of the group that was responsible for the rebirth of Arctic Cat after the company filed for bankruptcy. He is currently the vice president for new product development at Arctic Cat.

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