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AI Tours Country Cat - Hosted by PJ Wanderscheid

(11/26/2020)

We took a tour of Country Cat so you could too...CLICK to see more.

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Parts Finding for my 2015 Tucker Hibbert Race Replica

(11/9/2020)

Ive been looking for Tucker Hibbert Race Replica parts for my 2015 and ran across this gem...CLICK to read more.

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AI Project Build: 2015 ZR6000 Tucker Hibbert Race Replica

(10/29/2020)

I purchased a Tucker Hibbert Race Replica and its going to need a Monster Rehab...CLICK to read more.

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Is the Market Ready for a 2-stroke Triple?

(10/20/2020)

Its fun to dream. CLICK for thoughts on a triple-cylinder two-stroke returning to market.

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Has Bosscat IV Been Found?

(10/15/2020)

CLICK to see an ArcticInsider//Thomas Sno Sports Barnfind V8 Snowmobile Dragster...

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Building ArcticInsider's Version of the GrassCat

(10/14/2020)

CLICK to see how ArcticInsider transformed this vintage Arctic Cat GrassCat...

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AI Ride - AC Factory in St. Cloud to Country Cat Demo Days

(2/22/2020)

Customers lined up to demo ride the new 2021 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles at Country Cat

ArcticInsider visited Country Cat for their dealer demo days via snowmobile. The roundtrip adventure ride started at the Arctic Cat engine facility in St. Cloud, MN, with destination Sauk Centre, MN where Country Cat is headquartered. CLICK to Read More...

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Go-Karts, Laughter and Friends: April 27 Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser

(3/24/2019)

3rd Annual Hunter Houle Foundation Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27.

And join me and a few hundred AWESOME people  in Elk River, Minn., for the 3rd Annual Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser.

There will be indoor go-kart racing for every age and ability; a fantastic banquet at ERX motorpark, and all KINDS of incredible silent and live auction items.

Most importantly, there will be great joy, laughter, maybe a couple tears, hugs, introductions, old friends, new friends and pure fun.

All in the name of a wonderful young man whose life was cut short during an accident on his snowmobile in January of 2017.

Last year this event raised more than $50,000! Which made it possible for the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation to donate big money to a children's hospital, the snocross mobile medic team, a homeless shelter for youth, a food program for kids, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and more.

Click for more info.

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Gone Exploring: A Brief Story About Me

(3/4/2019)

Sandberg's situation illustrated by a cartoon

I've owed everyone who reads this site an explanation. About me and this place.

Do me a kindness and click to read about some changes and some new exploring.

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2020: Waddya Want From Arctic Cat?

(2/22/2019)

They laughed...Arctic Cat.

Soon Arctic Cat will unveil its 2020 model line of snowmobiles. Inevitably, like all model introductions, it will please some and disappoint others.

Two questions:

1. What do you want Arctic Cat to introduce for next year (or the following years)?

2. Why this?

There are no wrong answers here.

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Snow Report for Feb. 9, 2019

(2/9/2019)

Snow Report 2-9-19. Go snowmobiling if you can!

It's a month later than I'd hoped, but Mother Nature is REALLY delivering the white stuff (and sustainable temps) for most of North America.

I'll be out playing in it this weekend. Hope the same for you.

Righ Here if you're looking for more detailed information at NOAA.

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Alicia's World: I Love It (Snowmobiling)

(1/31/2019)

Arctic Cat's Alicia Martin

Like many of us, Alicia Martin loves snowmobling to her very core.

She's also an Arctic Cat engineer and Team Arctic racer.

And she's willing to share with us her experiences as a passionate snowmobiler, engineer and racer, beginning with with this really cool introduction.

Click to read about how her love of snowmobiling brought her to Thief River Falls and Arctic Cat.

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Snow Report for January 29, 2019

(1/29/2019)

Snow Report for 1-29-19

For the love of Mother Nature, get out there and go polar plunging, skating, skiing and, of course, snowmobiling.

Oh but where is there snow for the snow things we want to do?

Righ Here if you're looking for more detailed information at NOAA.

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King Kats Gather at Wakonia

(1/24/2019)

Arctic Cats gather at Waconia Vintage Ride In

Arctic Cat King Kats. Ische Family Collection

Amidst the sights, sounds and smells of what will likely be a historic Waconia Vintage Ride-In this weekend, a group of Arctic Cat King Kat owners/fans will gather to share some stories and probably a picture or two.

As of last count there were 23 confirmed owners who planned to gather. Some will be started and running while others will be on display and not running. Add it up and that's a lot of cylinders.

The gathering will take place on Saturday (I'll update this when I get the exact time/location).

There are roughly 26,000 reasons to attend Waconia on any given year. Since this is the LAST year the event will be held in its current location, you might want to fully commit to coming.

(Photo shown is of a gathering of El Tigre owners at Waconia in 2015.)

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Super Man! Blair Morgan Video

(1/19/2019)

Hard to put into words how happy I am to watch this video of my friend Blair Morgan.

Super. Man.

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The Cat Came Back (to UTVs and ATVs)

(1/17/2019)

Arctic Cat off road.

Today Textron announced news that most Cat fans (and dealers) are happy to hear: the Arctic Cat name is returning to side-by-sides and ATVs.

No more clunky "Textron Off Road," at least in terms of wheelers.

The company is saying that the name change is a response to what enthusiasts have asked for.

I'll call this good news.

What about you?

 

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ArcticInsider Exclusive: New Year's Resolutions

(1/4/2019)

The ArcticInsider program for new snowmobile vitality.

It's a New Year, with new beginnings and new resolutions.

For ArcticInsiders and others who live life at full-tilt ridiculousness, there's never been a better time to approach snowmobiling with a new sense of purpose.

And to achieve true Next Level purposeness, I STRONGLY suggest a solid pre-ride routine of stretching, yoga and calisthenics.

Just 45-60 minutes will help get your mind and body into a new kind of fitness.

It’s the new thing for 2019.

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Note from Erik in Sweden: May the Snow Be With You

(1/1/2019)

May the snow be with you, from Erik J. in Sweden.

Here's a nice note I received from my friend Erik J. from Sweden, about a nice start to his new Arctic Cats and the winter of 2019. Enjoy.

 

We are hanging in our winter house for winter holiday and have started to break in the new 2019 mountain cat.

Days are short, with daylight for 3 hours and we are a bit low on snow. Ice skratchers down. River ice and forest roads keep us rolling.


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Snow Report for First Day of 2019

(1/1/2019)

Snow Report 1-1-19. Go snowmobiling if you can!

Welcome to 2019! Here's a first-day-of-2019 snow report for a big chunk of North America.

Hoping it's good where you live.

Click HERE for full NOAA analysis and info.

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to Me

(12/23/2018)

Snowmobile tracks in snow. ArcticInsider.com

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

...snowmobile tracks in the snow.

 

(Read this past Christmas story about such tracks.)

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