Memories From The Polaris 65th Anniversary
The Polaris 70th Anniversary has been announced and it’s happening where it all began in Roseau, Minnesota, on August 16th to 18th 2024.
Not much more has been posted about it yet, but I would guess it will be somewhere between the 50th, which as an all-out major bash, and the 65th, which was great, but a little lower key than the 50th.
In any case, if you can go, you should start making plans now. Hotels can be in short supply up there, and the will fill up fast. Keep an eye on the Polaris Experience Center FaceCrook page for updates and more info.
In the meantime, here’s some fun photos I found on FaceCrook from the 65th.
1977 and 1978 World Champion and Hall of Famer Steve Thorsen at the Polaris 65th Celebration -with his trusted sidekick and main mechanic Joey Gust.
The World Record Holding Polaris X-2, The Polaris Experience Center, Roseau, MN.
Polaris Race Team truck driver Glen Bode, Steve Thorsen and 1975 World champion and Hall of Famer, Jim Bernat.
Steven Thorsen and Greg “Ivan” Hedlund along with both of Steve’s World Championship sleds. Jerry Bunke’s 1977 340 on the right.
Bob Eastman’s Shooting Star twin engine 800cc monster, along side Jerry Bunke’s 1976 340 and his 77 340.
Burt Bassett, Bob Przekwas, Ed Monsrud, and Rodney Johnson.