Over 100 Strong
With over 30 years of searching through magazines, newspapers, and websites chasing leads on vintage ATV’s, we’re proud to have built the most diverse collection of amphibious ATV’s in the world. Our goal has always been simple: To preserve one of every make, model and color to showcase for future generations. As time continues to pass, the availability and conditions of these relics are quickly dwindling away. Whether it’s a classified ad or a local rumor, people from all walks of life have helped us secure this collection. It’s truly a blessing to have the opportunity and resources to make this happen.
Each machine is kept in our warehouse with specialized racking. This ensures protection from the elements, critters, and of course achieves a childhood dream of stacking toys from floor to ceiling. All of our employees are trained on the history of these vehicles, along with proper care and maintenance procedures.
It’s fun to rotate ATV’s in our showroom alongside brand new Mudd-Ox’s. On one particular occasion, we took dozens of Attex’s in on trade from an Iowa Shriners group. A perfect opportunity to recreate an Attex dealership.
Securing these ATV’s is simply the first step. We strongly believe that ATV’s should continue to be gently driven. For the extremely rare and fragile machines, this is gently around our yard and test facility. Not only does this ensure all components remain in working condition, but creates new memories for current generations. Sitting on the shelf is one thing, but watching a 50 year old vehicle roaring to life? That’s better.
One of our favorite ATV’s to bring to trail events is a Super Swamp Fox. This particular machine was resto-modded then traded in on a brand new Mudd-Ox in the late 2000’s. With a 4-stroke engine and T-20 transmission, it’s been one of our most reliable. Often times you can find us riding in our early prototype: An orange Mudd-Ox 6×6.
Many of us were born too late to witness the golden era of 6×6 ATV racing of the 1970’s. Fortunately, it was resurrected in 2009 and continues to this day. This was an excellent opportunity to bring the factory racing machines in our collection back to the podium. We own one of the five Starcraft racers, and the Attex factory “springer” with custom built suspension. For additional classes, we constructed period-correct racers to compete.
We are thankful to have possession of the factory Scrambler land-speed record ATV. Perhaps one of the greatest tales of the 6×6 ATV world dates back to the late 1960’s. Employees of Scrambler would stay after-hours to work on a special project with one goal in mind: Build the fastest skid-steer ATV in the world. Unfortunately, design flaws prevent it from turning and the record was never attempted.