The sled was sold by her
dad Roger to a guy named Fritz.
Fritz raced it once at Nordman in Idaho, then parked it.
Then it was sold to a MERC collector in Wenatchee, Washington.
Later to be sold to another Vintage Sled Collector in Bend Oregon.
In 2012 it was sold to Dwayne Grant in Canada.
One night Kelly Grant was
working on this sled and discovered the
engravement Biddiscombe on the side of the tunnel.
dialed his cell phone from the shop. . . .
"Dad, get down here!"
Dwayne replies to his son "It's 10PM!"
"Uh Dad. . . Get Down here!"
Excited that they had found
one of Team Biddiscombe's Mercs
they began the process to make certain it returned home.
3X Western Champion
1980 3rd Place EAGLE RIVER Wisconsin
Snow Oval Racer from the 1970's and 80's.
Lisa had the natural skill, talent,
motive, training and guidance to win.
Roger managed snowmobile champs, Lisa, Jeff & Shelley Biddiscombe.
Lisa Biddiscombe was 3x Western Champion and placed 3rd / Womens II
at Eagle River World Championship in 1979 .
Shelley Biddiscombe was the 1980 Waldheim Saskatchewan
World Series Champ in Mens E-Stock.
Jeff Biddiscombe now racing Scorpion Formula Snowmobiles takes racing to the highest level.
1980, 3rd Place at Eagle River World Championship and in 1981 Jeff went back to
the Eagle River World Championship to become World Champion in FORMULA II.
November 14th, 2015~Winter Knights Show~Spokane, Washington
21 Days Until her MERC Returns to the USA
40 Years old, in good condition with it's original patina.
Roger points out where he engraved the chassis with their last name.
Mounting The MERC from yester-year for the first time in 3 Decades.
Roger Biddiscombe taking a seat on Lisa's sled again from Race History Yester-Year.
Roger Captures the Spirit of Oval Racing on Lisa's 1976 MERCURY.
Roger had alot to say about this sled.
These are holes to make it easy to ID jets for the correct size.
Roger would drill into the clutch cover the exact diameter hole,
then adhere a graph for reference.
Snowmobile Magazine, November 1986 ~ Lisa Biddiscombe: Page 39
A Great Day with my favorite Canadian Blend "The Grants" & my friend Roger.
When I shut the south
door on the quonset that afternoon and walked across
the ol' MERC ROOM floor to shut off the lights, I could here Jerry's voice say,
"As far as I am concerned, The Vintage Sled Show is HERE!"
How right he was and still is.
Museum of Vintage Snowmobiles location is STILL the hot spot
in the snow this side of Minnesota and Wisconsin with exception of West Yellowstone.
The foundation & history of Snowmobile Racing is alive and well through the
Vintage Sled Scene across North America.
We ended the day eating
a wonderful dinner with Janice Kienbaum.
Alot of good stories were shared, solid laughter and our hearts illuminated
with the past, present and future of Vintage Snowmobling.