Arctic Cat was the title sponsor for the Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) UTV event in Moab, Utah, last week. If you’ve never been to Moab, and you love off-roading, I strongly urge you to visit this paradise that caters to anything with wheels! Lifted Jeeps are the norm on the streets while UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes occupy an amazing array of dedicated trail systems.
As part of the event, the organized ROTR staff offered numerous daily guided UTV-friendly trail rides. These rides were dedicated for the beginner with rewards of incredible scenery and vistas, as well as the most challenging and demanding that tested driver and machine.
Moab is one of those places where the new Arctic Cat Wildcat will thrive and, though it’s still pretty new to the market, there many in Moab during the week, including a cadre that were decked out with custom parts.
There are also several ways to transport your Wildcat to Moab. Arctic Cat opted for their freshly painted race transporter. (Truck driver Kenny Grunhaus sneaking inside.)
This guy used a UTV deck for his truck.
If you pull your Wildcat with four-door wagon, a picture of it is bound to end up on arcticinsider.
It’s a UTV event in the desert, so of course Arctic Cat brought a snowmobile.
Tom Rowland and his wife Renae own Thomas Sno Sports in Ogilvie, Minn., and came to Moab to see what off-roading was like in their Wildcat. My prediction: Thirty years from now Tom will own a collection of rare prototype Wildcats.
The coolest part about Moab is that this area is shared by many users in equal harmony. Half powered by engines, the other half by legs and lungs. Here you can see a group of Wildcats passing a mountain biker. It’s not an oddity to motor up to a hiker or mountain biker and carry on a pleasant conversation.
Seated in the Wildcat is recently hired, VP and General Manager of the ATV Division, Tracy Crocker. Here he discusses the days ride with (L-R) Rob Lewis (Id/Nv/Ut Sales Rep), Dean Bulloch (D&P Performance/Trail Guide) and Tom Schmeling (National Sales Manager).
Here, a group of Arctic Cat customers takes a trail side break on their way to Fins N Things.
With temperatures reaching the high 90s, it would have been nice to take a cool dip in the Colorado River.
Arctic Cat held a customer appreciation BBQ in the display and raffled off some pretty sweet door prizes.
There were many personalized Wildcats at ROTR. A few were displayed at the appreciation BBQ including this one owned by Rob Lewis, while a race-prepped D&P Performance Wildcat appears in the background.
One Wildcat that grabbed quite a few looks was this one built by UTV Inc. that was on display all weekend in the UTV Offroad Magazine booth.
This K&T Performance Wildcat was outfitted with one of their turbo and clutch kits. It produces 100+hp and puts a monstrous smile on those who got a chance to ride it.