Secretary of State
September 2, 2011
New sticker allows enthusiasts to enjoy yesterday's sleds today
Historic snowmobile enthusiasts now have a new way to enjoy their sport and Michigan's great outdoors with the new historic snowmobile registration decal that went on sale this week, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.
"With more than 6,200 miles of snowmobile trails, Michigan is truly a winter wonderland for snowmobile enthusiasts," Johnson said. "That's why I'm pleased to offer the new historical snowmobile decal that lets people enjoy and show off their vintage sleds at shows and club events."
Snowmobiles 26 years old and older, and owned solely as a collector's item are eligible for the historic registration decal, which costs $50. A Michigan snowmobile trail permit is not required for snowmobiles that have a historic registration decal.
Sleds registered as historic are limited to occasional use and may only be used in club activities, exhibitions, tours and for similar uses. The registration does not expire and may not be transferred to a new owner if the snowmobile is sold. Registration fees support snowmobile trail grooming and other purposes.
"The Michigan Snowmobile Association and its members are thrilled that this option is now available to enthusiasts with historic snowmobiles," said Bill Manson, the association's executive director. "The shows and racing events for antique and vintage sleds have taken snowmobilers back to their roots in the sport."
For more information about registering snowmobiles, or office locations and services, visit the Secretary of State website (www.Michigan.gov/sos) or sign up for the official Secretary of State Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/Michsos) or for Facebook updates (www.facebook.com/Michigansos).
Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer-service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).
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An example of Michigan's new historic snowmobile registration decal.