One young man's first love was for antique snowmobiles and old machines geared toward the farmer.
Doug Holicky on a 1977 Massey Ferguson 440 Storm snowmobile, flanked by others he showed at the Le Sueur County, Minn., Pioneer Power Show.
The 1977 Massey Ferguson Storm draws a crowd of spectators after Doug pulls it out of the line of his MF snowmobiles.
The 1976 MF Whirlwind is equivalent to the 1976 Scorpion Whip, except with different headlights.
Handling the snowmobiles at static shows is one of the most difficult parts of collecting them, Doug says.
A top view of the 1976 Massey Ferguson Whirlwind snowmobile.
The 1976 Massey Ferguson Model 440 Cyclone is equivalent to the Scorpion-Brute of the same year. Made for MF by Brute Industries, it is Doug’s rarest machine.
The early MF Ski Whiz shown here is similar to Doug’s first snowmobile. He’s found most of his MF snowmobiles within 50 miles of his home. “We were fortunate to have several Massey Ferguson dealers in our area,” he says.
Bringing this 1977 Chinook 300 up to speed was Doug’s greatest challenge, as it was little more than “an aluminum tunnel with skis” when he began work on it.
Doug also collects Massey Ferguson memorabilia, like this sign. Photo by Nikki Rajala.
View of an early MF Ski Whiz snowmobile’s controls.
An authentic Ski Whiz jacket, another piece of Doug’s memorabilia collection.