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Mystery Solved: The 2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 Racer

(9/10/2011)

Mystery Arctic Cat Machine?

As many here guessed, the announced Arctic Cat unveiling at Hay Days was the new-for-2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 ProCross race sled.

For the first time since 2004, the Arctic Cat race sled is largely identical to the Arctic Cat sleds the rest of us ride.

Click to read about what will make this a championship-ready machine for racers, and why it's important for the rest of us.

 

 

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Can you ID this Team Arctic Racing Legend?

(9/9/2011)

Arctic Cat racing legend sporting his favorite decals

Captured by Swedish/Arctic Cat mad-man Bengan Westerlund, this image of a legendary Team Arctic champ sets up a trivia question for today:

Who is it?

The first person (other than Stephen Knox or Bengan) to answer correctly receives one of my infamous care packages.

 

 

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What Sled Will Arctic Cat Unveil at Hay Days?

(9/6/2011)

Yet-unnamed new-for-2012 Arctic Cat

I just received an invitation to a new-for-2012 Arctic Cat snowmobile unveiling at Hay Days this coming weekend.

Hmmm... I wonder what new sled Arctic Cat will pull the wraps off?

Any suggestions?

 

 

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Cheers to You This Labor Day Weekend

(9/1/2011)

First 1975 Arctic Cat rolls off the assembly line

 

Cheers to everyone observing Labor Day weekend.

After this weekend, Summer is over (in my view, at least).

 

 

 

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What Treasures Might Surface?

(8/30/2011)

Prototype Single-Ski Arctic Cat

I believe there are still many more machines tucked away in barns, shops and garages.

And I believe that time will eventually shake loose their roots, enabling them to surface.

Question is, what machines?

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Kirk Hibbert's End-of-Summer Time-Warp

(8/26/2011)

Team Tigershark's Kirk Hibbert

The last weekend of September often sees Arctic Cat people the world-over enjoying the final fleeting glimmers of summer.

Some are going to the Outlaw Grass Drags/Swap Meet in Princeton, Minn., some are just chillin' with friends while others are buying new jeans and shoes for school.

Meanwhile, Team Arctic's Kirk Hibbert is enjoying a day on the river, riding his Tigershark, hanging-out with Joey and wondering who the heck is chasing him on WetBikes.

Click for the end-of-summer time warp.

 

 

 

 

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Glad Arctic Cat Went Fish'n

(8/23/2011)

Arctic Cat had a fishing trip in 1982-83. I’m glad that Arctic Cat went fish'n for a couple years, because it ultimately led the company to where it is today.

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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Party in 10 Minutes

(8/19/2011)

If you weren't able to attend Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Party, this sweet 10-minute video gives a brief look at what went down.

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Smokin' (and Snowmobilin') Joe Frazier

(8/16/2011)

Arctic Cat and Smokin' Joe Frazier

I wonder if 1970 World Heavyweight Boxing champ Smokin' Joe Frazier is still a big fan of snowmobiling?

Click to see a few pix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winnipeg-to-St. Paul... Fun Ride?

(8/15/2011)

1978 I-500 winner Brian Nelson on his Arctic Cat

I've had a couple of conversations recently with people who are kicking around the idea of riding (just for fun) the famed Winnipeg-to-St. Paul race route.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

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Cat Girl Returns!?

(8/9/2011)

Arctic Cat Cat Girl

One of the more popular attractions at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary was the return of Cat Girl.

Click to see a few pics.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Prototype Engine Display

(8/5/2011)

prototype laydown engine

Of the many interesting displays at the Arctic Cat 50th celebration, one that kept catching my eye was the prototype engine display produced by the engineering department.

Click to see and read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat 50th Recap: People, Products & Passion

(8/1/2011)

Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary

The Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration was even better than I'd hoped for.

Click to see some pix and read one man's thoughts.

 

 

 

 

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Day 1: Arctic Cat 50th Report

(7/30/2011)

Arctic Cat 50th Party Day 1

Amazing stuff here in TRF!

Here's a quick report from Friday at the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday Pre-50th Report

(7/28/2011)

Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Pre-Party Pix

A busy day at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, today. It's staggering the stuff I saw today, and it's not all here yet!

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

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

(7/27/2011)

"50 Years of the Cat" book from Arctic CatOf 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 pictorial journey through the past 50 years of Arctic Cat that I wrote with the help of many great people. It's on sale this weekend at the 50th party, and soon at Cat dealerships.

Click for more info.

 

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Bobby Flame's Wednesday Pre-50th Report

(7/27/2011)

Arctic Cat Pre-50th Report from Bobby Flame

Our favorite freestyler checks in with a Wednesday Pre-50th Report from Thief River Falls.

Click for some pix.

 

 

 

 

 

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Prepping for the 50th: Captain...America?

(7/27/2011)

Captain America and Corporal Crunch

Who is this capped crusader, and why is he prepping historic sleds (and decades of race gear) to display at the 50th?

Captain America?

Corporal Crunch?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bobby Flame's Tuesday Pre-50th Report

(7/26/2011)

Bobby Flame is getting hotter by the minute.

Bobby Flame checks in with some photos of what's movin' and shakin' in TRF as Arctic Cat people prepare for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Click to see what his wandering eye uncovered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ride Your Prowler & ATV in TRF During the 50th

(7/26/2011)

Ride ATVs and Prowlers in TRF during the 50th

An ATV or Prowler might be best way to motor around TRF during the 50th Anniversary Celebration. It will be legal with a special permit.

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