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Photo of the Day: Summer Snowmobiling

(5/29/2012)

Summer snowmobile fun with bikinis and dragsters

With Memorial Day weekend behind us (in the U.S.), it's my opinion that summer has officially begun.

Time to break out the bikinis and dragsters!

See you at the beach...

 

 

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Outtakes from CJ's Famous "Peace Out" Trail Cat Shoot

(5/22/2012)

Peace Out with CJ Ramstad and the Arctic Cat Trail Cat

Something about this classic image of legend C.J. Ramstad has always struck me.

Recently, while at the MSPN offices formerly owned by the late author, I uncovered a handful of slides from the same roll of film that produced the published shot.

Click to see them.

 

 

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Kids & Snowmobiles: Safety Net vs. Tool Kit?

(5/16/2012)

Me and my son Calvin on a snowmobile ride last winter

 

Ever since I read THIS HAUNTING STORY of 14-year-old Burton Winters' death, I've been thinking about my own childhood snowmobile adventures and when I'll let my own children ride without an adult present.

Click to read the ramblings of a parent.

 

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On the Wall at the Team Arctic Race Shop

(5/11/2012)

Jim Herzig memorial on the wall at Team Arctic Cat shop

There's lots to see on the wall at the Team Arctic Race Shop.

Click to see some of it.

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with Jeremy Fyle: Team Arctic Cross-Country Ace

(5/6/2012)

Team Arctic Cat's Jeremy Fyle

 

Combining raw talent and expert set-up, Team Arctic's Jeremy Fyle was a force in cross-country racing beginning in the late 1980s.

But the real story behind Fyle is his love and passion for the sport.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to Buy a 1975 Arctic Cat Factory Sno Pro?

(5/2/2012)

1975 Arctic Cat Factory Oval Sled on eBay

After explaining to your wife why you spent $7k on a Triumph Sno-Cycle, you'll need an encore of the puppy eyes to convince her that spending another $11K for another snowmobile on eBay.

I suggest buying some flowers and a gift-certificate for a day-spa. And switching to online-only bank statements (with a password that only you know).

Click to read.

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This Sno-Mo-Cycle Could Be Yours

(4/30/2012)

Cycle Sno Go

Thanks to the wonders of eBay, this snowmobile* could be yours**.

If it was, you would enjoy hours of great winter fun AND have a sweet Triumph Tiger Cub to roll during the summer.

Click to learn more.

 

*Okay, sno-mo-cycle

** For a minimum of $6,500

 

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Q&A with Dean Lawrenz: Master Service Technician

(4/25/2012)

Arctic Cat Service Technician, Dean LawrenzDoubtful there's someone else in the snowmobile industry with more years as a Service Technician than Arctic Cat's Dean Lawrenz.

Dean was nice enough to talk about some of his experiences in the 40-plus years he's worked at Arctic Cat.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

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Random Photos & Comments 4-20-12

(4/20/2012)

Random Arctic Cat photo

I obtain an obscene number of photos throughout the days, weeks and months. Some I take myself, others I pilfer from the internets and many are graciously sent to me.

All have an Arctic Cat twist. So it's time once again to share them with you.

Click to see some randomness.

 

 

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Arctic Cat Snowmobiles in Japan

(4/18/2012)

Arctic Cat snowmobile in Japan

If I didn't know otherwise, this shot of Arctic Cat M sleds in a powder wonderland looks like it's somewhere in the North American Rocky Mountains. Perhaps near Cooke City or Revelstoke?

Wrong.

It was taken near Sapporo, on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Click to read about it.

 

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Q&A with Tim Lessard: Conquering Cain's Quest

(4/16/2012)

2012 Cain's Quest

Last month, Tim Lessard and Eric Hall tackled Cain’s Quest for the third time in their careers, finishing second overall in the 1,800-mile endurance race aboard modified 2012 Arctic Cat M800s.

Lessard was kind enough to be interviewed about their experience.

 

 

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2013 Arctic Cat M Sled Updates

(4/11/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat M snowmobile update

In addition to changes mentioned in the previous two posts, Arctic Cat has updated its 2013 M sleds with several noteworthy improvements.

Click to read about them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Updates: E-start, Tunnel and More

(4/9/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Electric Start for 800 snowmobiles

Here are some additional updates to the 2013 line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, focusing on 800-model electric start; wheel placement in F-model rear suspensions; the new "flat top" tunnel on ProCross machines; and gearing changes to XF models.

Click to read.

 

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The Future of Snowmobile Engine Design?

(4/1/2012)

3-stroke diesel snowmobile engine?

Could this image represent the future of snowmobile engine design?

In the grand tradition of April Fools posts, read and decide for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Quest for the Arctic Cat Hockey Cup

(3/21/2012)

Arctic Cat Cup Hockey Night

 

"We play to prove that you're never too old or not good enough to play for something special."

It was the Arctic Cat Hockey Cup extravaganza last week.

Click to read the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Few March Days at Arctic Cat

(3/19/2012)

Arctic Cat snowmobile engineers

I spent the better part of last week at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls.

Check out some of what's going on there.

 

 

 

 

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Comparing an Arctic Cat F to and XF

(3/16/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat F vs. XF Snowmobile Comparison

“Should I get an F or and XF?”

It’s a common question, one I debated myself.

So a few weeks ago I spent several days riding Fs and XFs with this very question in mind.

Click to read what I learned.

 

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2013 Arctic Cat Sneak Peek Tour

(3/9/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat F800 Sno Pro RR snowmobile

 

Where to see, touch, taste and smell the 2013 line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles?

Click to find out

 

 

 

 

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Winter Exists!: Three Days & 400 Miles of Snowmobiling

(3/6/2012)

Riding the Arctic Cat snowmobiles on the C.J. Ramstad North Shore Trail

Real winter finally arrived in full-glory across a large swath of Minnesota (and the Midwest) last week. I knew I had to get out and ride before it melted.

Three days later, I’ve nearly forgotten just how lame most of the last three months have been.

 

 

 

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The 2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Engine Family

(3/2/2012)

Arctic Cat 2013 1100 Turbo snowmobile engine

 

I was looking at the six engines that, together, power all of the 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Which sparked my curiosity...

Click to see what I mean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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