Snowmobile Museum

Escape The Heat At A Central IL Snowmobile Museum

A model T conversion created one of the first snow mobiles

A model T conversion created one of the first snow mobiles

This week in our look at stories from around the state, let’s take a break from the heat. Russel "Huck" Willis has been riding snowmobiles for 40 years...and he’s been collecting them for nearly that long. Illinois Public Radio’s Charlie Schlenker visited Willis’ antique snowmobile museum in the Tazewell County. Willis says the pursuit of old machines accelerated when he became aware of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America

Russel "Huck" Willis will be hosting the annual summer meeting of the Snowmobile Club of America at his museum in Hopedale, Illinois. (photos courtesy of Charlie Schlenker/WGLT)

Russel "Huck" Willis will be hosting the annual summer meeting of the Snowmobile Club of America at his museum in Hopedale, Illinois. (photos courtesy of Charlie Schlenker/WGLT)