SPORT ONE PIECE AT A TIME.
My Father is Charles Young.
association to Yukon King goes back to about 1966 or 1967 when he worked
Dikeman Company who was a distributor for I believe what was Silverline
the first order of sleds came in, he saw them and decided that one would
be a perfect toy to
in the snow in the Grayling Michigan area where our cabin was.
first was a 292 JLO in a Grizzly I believe, then we added a Twin with a
touch wider track if
memory is correct. Either way both sleds like so many others of that
era taught us how to
chaincases, motor mounts and generally fix thing in the woods in the cold
was nothing to work on the sled back home in Clarkston Monday to Thursday
then haul it back to
and have it broken down by Saturday morning and then run it to a farmer
who had a welder to
it going again. Once we installed a new Ski Doo secondary clutch
on them, all worked well and
trouble free weekends were had! Hard to believe that was 49 years ago!!
sled was acquired about the same time and we used it to haul picnic supplies
cook outs as well in later years behind my then new Yamaha Phazer or Yamaha
V-max with the
sitting in it with Christmas gifts on our way to the Grandparents house
in the Keweenaw Peninsula where we now live. To be able to find someone
who knows the history and appreciates what the early
of snowmobiling were like is Why I reached out to you. I hope it is worthy
as an addition to your
and will put a smile on someone’s face who remembers them.
as My sister purchased gas in Munising this a.m. the older gent beside
her looked at the sled and
“where on earth did you find a Yukon King sled?” Wanted to know who she
got it from etc.
is that for a small world! Mark Young
MARK FOR THE GREAT PICTURES AND DONATION !
THE NEXT WHILE, THIS SLEIGH WILL BE ATTACHED TO A YUKON KING SNOWMOBILE
WILL BE TAKEN SHOWING THEM TOGETHER AS A PAIR.