January 1, 2011
The Pro Vintage Snowmobile Races began Friday
afternoon at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds. However, the
official start of the Big Race weekend began Friday night when
snowmobile racers joined by other snowmobile riders, participated
in a race parade.
The parade route was redirected as a result
of the thaw and lack of snow on the streets. The parade goers and
viewers gathered at the Downtown Depot and rode their parade entries down
da' trail to Hurley, where the parade concluded at the Iron Horse
The opening ceremonies began with the singing
of the National Anthem, sung by Legionaire Bob Canon.
Accompanying Canon was a Color Guard made up of local members of
the American Legion.