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Arctic Cat "50 Years of the Cat" Book & DVD


"50 Years of the Cat" book from Arctic Cat

Of course I'm just a bit biased, but I think you're going to like the just-released "50 Years of the Cat" book. It's a 160-page pictorial journey through the past 50 years of Arctic Cat that I wrote with the help of many great people.

It's on-sale in the Curling Club building this weekend at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Party in TRF.

It's not yet at Arctic Cat dealerships, but will be in a few weeks (P/N 5224-012, $24.95 U.S. and $29.95 Canada).

It's loaded with photos, many of which were uncovered/shown here for the very first time.


50 Years of Arctic Cat DVD

In addition to the book, Arctic Cat produced an awesome commemorative DVD titles 50 Years of Arctic Cat. It's 90 minutes long, features classic footage mixed with recent interviews of many Team Arctic racers, Arctic Cat engineers and others. It too will be available for purchase at the 50th, and later through dealerships (I'll update with the price as soon as I find out).

Arctic Cat 50th Book/DVD combo

Sweet combo. I highly recommend both. Two thumbs up reviews, and included in Oprah's Book of the Month.

Comments (22):

Cindy K. says:
7/27/2011 2:04:00 PM

Cannot wait to see the finished product !!!!
Mike F says:
7/27/2011 2:21:00 PM

That does look like a "sweet combo"! I think I just figured out what to get my Dad for Christmas! Really looking foreward to checking it out!
Greg Hallstrom says:
7/27/2011 5:39:00 PM

Sounds interesting. Will have to buy one.
Hal Armstrong says:
7/28/2011 11:48:00 AM

Is anyone out there going to TRF this weekend? Would someone to pick me up the book and DVD.
Please contact me if you could do this for me.
akrider says:
7/28/2011 9:41:00 PM

NICE! I don't know much about Arctic Cat sleds so it is great that a book is now available.
Stephen Knox says:
7/31/2011 3:30:00 PM

Can't wait to see the finished product! Hope my book got lots of autographs
Jeff says:
7/31/2011 5:15:00 PM

Its a fantastic book John, two thumbs up. got mine signed by, Author, John, and all the Cat legends at the show. And my Insider decals are already proudly displayed on all my rides, Thanks again.

Josh says:
7/31/2011 8:43:00 PM

Great book John. I was hoping to meet you and get your autograph. Also very nice job on the video. I got the combo package and am very happy I did.
bryce says:
7/31/2011 10:31:00 PM

This book is truely amazing! Its a work of art, well done John you did a fantastic job of everthing.
John Zanon says:
8/1/2011 7:52:00 AM

You have to get the DVD too. "If you can watch the DVD without shedding some tears, you don't have the PASSION!"
Rick Schafer says:
8/1/2011 12:22:00 PM

Excellent book and DVD. The celebration also excellent, well done Arctic Cat. John - thanks for the decals!
Kerry Zerbes says:
8/2/2011 4:54:00 PM of the park John....fantastic job
Bob says:
8/8/2011 4:45:00 AM

Great combo. Just watched the DVD. Mr Skime shows us all what Share Our Passion is all about. If I would have been in the Directors chair, I would have needed to leave the room. He is an inspiration to anyone who loves a snowmobile, no matter what brand.
Brian says:
8/8/2011 7:41:00 PM

Where can I buy this ???????????? Ive checked dealers already locally

John Sandberg says:
8/9/2011 8:11:00 AM

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Very appreciated.

Brian: Book will be in dealerships in 2-3 weeks.
Don McLennan says:
8/11/2011 12:40:00 PM

Great book, lots of interesting info. It is a real keeper. Quite an amazing display of Cat sleds and other items produced by Cat. I sure hope each and every Cat owner that displayed a sled or item received a hearty thank you. The displays really helped make the show. Great job Arctic Cat and to all those who helped make it some thing to remember!!!
Kenny says:
8/11/2011 4:12:00 PM

Do we know a part number for the video yet? I need to get one coming! Wish I could have been there.
John says:
9/23/2011 3:25:00 PM

Is there a part number for the DVD have looked on all sites have not found one asked in Canada they don't have a part number for it a my dealership
Kevin Bergstresser says:
1/1/2012 8:35:00 PM


Thanks for the effort and insight into the Arctics first 50 years! Got it for Christmas and just got a chance to watch the dvd. What a story filled with true passion and GREAT people. The story from Brian Nelson about the I-500 was awesome, and Roger Skime talking about the "Gone Fishing" time was heart wrenching but to you hear the PRIDE in his voice as he described "Coming Home" when the assebly line fired up to build the 83 Cats. All CAT riders must have this set......

Thanks again!
Kevin Bergstresser
Robert Archer says:
4/27/2014 11:00:00 PM

I have a Arctic Enterprises Inc Snowmobile about the size of a Elan! It has a Briggs and Straton 8 or 10 hp 4 stroke with electric start! Track is pinned sections, seat is full from top of gas tank to taillight! serial# 5034018 and Vin# 5800013. Manufacture date is scratched off. Engine has no spark. What year was this machine made? Thanks Robert
john thompson says:
1/10/2017 8:29:00 PM

Will you be in Park Rapids for the USXC race Jan 21&22?
Wonder if you could sign my book Thanks
John Kingsley says:
2/16/2019 7:04:00 AM

Good morning - Can I still purchase a copy of "50 Years of Artic Cat" DVD?

Thank you, John S. Kingsley

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