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Sauve's Sled Farm


Sauve's Arctic Cat collection

While on my recent trip to TRF, I got to check out a fraction of the sleds, parts and stuff of longtime Arctic Cat collector/seller, Gene Sauve.

Pretty amazing stuff.

Gene was working at Arctic Cat at the time that I, Kale and John Anderson were there, so we were only able to see the sleds and stuff that were outside. Gene has four storage buildings, one garage and three semi-trailers full of other, better-condition items, that we didn't get to see this time around.


Big Mounth Arctic Cat

A faded Big Mouth put out to pasture, or a potential future swap meet item? Both?


Arctic Cat hoods

Sauve's place is about 15 miles south of Thief River Falls. He has TONS of stuff, having bought and sold Arctic Cat stuff for a couple decades.


Arctic Cat Z

I think I counted four 1975 el tigre Zs...


Sauve's Arctic Cat collection

...and several Z chassis too.


1976 Arctic Cat el tigre

A '76 el tigre with a nice bottem-end-paperweight to prevent the seat from flying off... Joe's '91 Wildcat 700 EFI... lots of stories waiting to be told.


Arctic Cat Trail Cat

A couple Arctic Cat Trail Cats... a '80 Polaris TX and some weeds in-between to prevent any brand fighting.


Sauve's Arctic Cat collection

An Arctic Cat Prowler plowed up these el tigre and Panther hoods, while John Anderson ponders the universe.


Arctic Cat el tigre

This el tigre gets the added protection of a semi-trailer, which itself is full of Arctic Cat stuff.


1981 Arctic Cat el tigre

This '81 Arctic Cat el tigre caught my eye, having recently purchased a 5000 model myself.


Arctic Cat minibike

Kale was imagining himself a bad-ass biker, roaming the back-roads aboard this Arctic Cat mini bike, and bolsterd by an escort of two yellow Boss Hoss trikes.


1985 Arctic Cat el tigre

I always liked the 1985 AFS el tigre, especially when parked next to a Harley-Davidson.


Yamaha SRX

While most of Sauve's collection is Arctic Cat, he does have a lot of other stuff, including this rare 1981 Yamaha SRX. I always liked this and the later Vmax models.


John with an Eagle River racer

John Anderson claims this Arctic Cat Panther that he's standing on top of, raced at the Eagle River World Championship Derby in 1969.


1977 Arctic Cat Z hood

I think this 1977 Arctic Cat Z hood would look better with cylinders sticking out of it, rather than weeds.



Jesse Venture butt freshner

There were some other interesting finds at Sauve's place, including this Jesse Venture air freshener that looked funny, but that didn't do anything to reduce Kale's funky aroma.

Comments (12):

250 Tigger says:
10/10/2010 9:27:00 PM

I bought a sled from Gene a couple years ago and when i drove in his yard to pick it up, i had to believe i was in heaven . I always look up Gene when i go to swaps to see what he has, plus he is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and deal with.
John Sandberg says:
10/10/2010 10:03:00 PM

Tigger: You're absolutely right about Gene. Super friendly, super knowledgeable and LOVES snowmobiles.
jonnysox says:
10/11/2010 1:51:00 PM

Some cool stuff there! Love the 77 Z hood in the weeds!
Johnson Racing 236 says:
10/12/2010 9:15:00 PM

That 77 Z hood looks like a 1977 sno pro hood to me.
Tom Rowland says:
10/13/2010 6:01:00 AM

That place definately is a field of dreams! Forget Disneyland, Cancun or Panama City...I wanna take my next vacation at Sauve's place.
kdub says:
10/14/2010 4:41:00 PM

Thats what people say about your place Tom..."Forget Disneyland, I want to go to Rowland!" :)
Tom Rowland says:
10/16/2010 6:02:00 AM

Well...maybe...but, I am used to looking at/tripping over all the stuff laying around my place...I like looking at/tripping over some different stuff as often as possible.
kohlmen says:
1/23/2012 2:09:00 PM

Anyone know how to get ahold of Gene?
Valkiria says:
11/8/2013 10:06:00 AM

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Kara says:
11/14/2013 3:13:00 AM

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Kaunglay says:
11/17/2013 7:38:00 PM

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Jim pietrzak says:
9/11/2020 10:31:00 PM

I'm just checking to see if you have any of the vintage stuff still around. I'm interested in a 75 eltigre z

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