On Saturday August
3rd, 2013 in Roseau, Minnesota at the Polaris Factory
Larry Preston [aka: Boy Wonder / vintagesleds.com ] made the debut of
his book STARFIRE KIDS Midnight Blue Express.
The debut was logistically perfect for
such an event.
Polaris individuals and families from this particular era of events where
present to share their memories & offer their autograph.
Polaris Fans of the SnoPro era were
given the opportunity
to meet their favorite racers, engineers and organizers that participated
in the events that Larry Preston has archived in his book.
This ideal Starfire event was graciously photographed and provided to
SnoPro USA by our good buddy INDY Chris Dileo of Bozeman, Montana.
Chris is a super positive supporter of SnoPro USA and he drove
943 miles in 14 hours each way to attend and bring home these photos.
The PERFRECT Setting for the Debut Release
STARFIRE KIDS - Midnight Blue Express
Bob Eastman, Chris Dileo & David Johnson
Jim Bernat, Chris Dileo, Larry Rugland & Ray Monsrud
Jim Bernat and David Johnson giving out their autograph.
Larry Rugland, Bob Eastman and Greg Hudland
All kinds of fans and Polaris Factory folks during the signing session.
POLARIS STARFIRE KIDS Autographs !
"Jerry Bunke's son Gabe and Gabe's two sons (Jerry's grandkids)
standing next to Jerry's #1 RXL"
Jerry Bunke - Forever The #1 Starfire Kid on the Midnight Blue Express.
Jerry Bunke's Sno Pro Racing Leathers.
Bob Eastman and Chris Dileo
Chris Dileo with David Johnson the founder of Polaris
Jim Bernat - Starfire Kid with a Smile, 1975 World Champion & much more.
1975 Polaris PDC 650 - Jim Bernat #269
Jim Bernat and A.J. Emrick standing next to A.J.'s 1976 SnoPro Clone
similiar to what Jim rode back in the day.
1978 POLARIS RXL's
The MIDNIGHT BLUE EXPRESS
#1 Jerry Bunke
#2 Steve Thorsen
#3 Brad Hulings
Hulings, Thorsen & Bunke's Polaris RXL Ice Oval Dominators.
1978 Polaris RXL 440
Under the hood of Brad Hulings 1978 Polaris RXL 440
Starfire Kids Racing Leathers.
Chris Dileo trying on Steve Thorsen's Midnight Blue Express Racing Jacket.
Chris Dileo at the Polaris Factory in Roseau Minnesota.
Larry Rugland's 1974 Polaris PDC 650 #66
1974 Polaris PDC 650
Larry Rugland's Polaris PDC 650
Herb Howe & the 1966 Polaris Sno Traveler that he rode and won the I-500.
Herb Howe's Champion I-500 Sled.
1966 Polaris Sno Traveler
POLARIS FEVER !
THE Experience Center. . . . POLARIS Factory ~ Roseau, Minnestoa
Here is a list with most of the celebrities and dignitaries that attended.
Pam and Jerry Klema
David & Eleanor Johnson
Gabe & Thora Bunke
Bob and Karolyn Eastman
Thank You !
My book was pre-ordered and arrived promptly on Monday August 5th.
All of a sudden I found a bunch of spare time that had been missing for years.
The book became a part of me for the next three days.
It is Great ! It's excellent !
Now we all have the opportunity to read it.
Order Now and ENJOY !
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