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Three Strikes and...

(7/22/2011)

Drunken Jackass

What happens when a screamin' drunk guy zooms through a residential neighborhood at 60 mph on a snowmobile, in the summer, at 10 pm?

THIS is EXACTLY what happens.

 

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with Arctic Cat's Gary Nelson

(7/22/2011)

Gary Nelson, Promotions Specialist at Arctic Cat

One of the people responsible for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration (and countless other events) talks about what to expect for next week, how it will be different from Cat Fest, and tells a good story about Roger Skime.

Click to read the interview Mr.-Many-Hats, Gary Nelson.

 

 

 

 

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Kranz & Kuster Collections: More Stuff You'll See at the 50th

(7/20/2011)

Becky Kranz and some of her Arcticwear Clothing collection

Two collections you'll get to see at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration are those of Ken & Becky Kranz, and of Wayne & Cindy Kuster.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson I-500 El Tigre Replica Raffle

(7/19/2011)

Brian Nelson with a raffle replica of his 1978 I-500-winning Arctic Cat El Tigre Cross-Country

Instead of Brian Nelson standing by this rideable replica of his 1978 El Tigre Cross-Country I-500 winner, it could be YOU.

Nelson just completed this outstanding build and donated it to a special Snowmobile Hall of Fame raffle.

Click to read more.

 

 

 

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Boss Cats to the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration

(7/13/2011)

Arctic Cat Boss Cat I, II & III

Boss Cat I, II and III are among the three most iconic snowmobiles in Arctic Cat history. Thanks to the considerable effort (and expense) of the Warning family, all three will be together at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary.

Click to see/read more.

(Thanks to Vintagesleds.com and BossCatLegacy.com for the photos).

 

 

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Smoke 'em if You've Got 'em

(7/12/2011)

If you smoke, use Arctic Cat lighters to spark-up

If you're planning on firing up a heater or two at the 50th, I suggest you do so with an appropriate flame source.

Click to see a few options.

 

(Thanks to Tom Rowland and Tom Ische for letting me shoot pix of their stuff.)

 

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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary DVD

(7/12/2011)

Shooting the Arctic Cat 50th DVD

Arctic Cat has been busy creating a special 50th Anniversary DVD in time for the party, interviewing key people from the past 50 years.

The documentary-like DVD will include archival race footage and images, a look inside the Arctic Cat factory and great stories from people like the legend shown here.

Click to see some of the people whose stories will color the DVD, and perhaps win a sweet decal pack.

 

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Jeff Johnson Family Collection

(7/8/2011)

Johnson family and their Arctic Cat collection

Jeff Johnson and his family have an amazing collection of Arctic Cat machines -- some of which will be on display at the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration -- and an amazing shop that they're displayed in.

Click to see a couple.

 

 

 

 

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Oh Yeah Baby! Arctic Cat Minibikes

(7/8/2011)

Arctic Cat Ramrod minibike

I'm not sure what I love more: The utterly cool style of the Arctic Cat minibikes, or that one of the model names was Ramrod.

Ramrod!?!

They HAD to have laughed (a lot) about that one while sipping cocktails at the Legion after-hours, circa 1972.

Click to see/read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vote Tucker to Win an ESPY

(7/6/2011)

Tucker Hibbert preparing to win a 2011 ESPY

With a few clicks, you can help this famous snocrosser win the 2011 Best Male Action Sport ESPY Award.

Click to read how.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Independence Day

(7/4/2011)

Arctic Cat-brand sparklers?

Wherever you live and whatever flag you salute, here's to your independence!

(And if you're like me, be safe when you drive to a neighboring state to purchase the good fireworks.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'll Soon be Back from Fish'n

(6/29/2011)

I'll soon return from this Arctic Cat fishing trip

Been on a fishing trip of sorts the past few months, compiling and writing the 50 Years of the Cat book. Which is why I haven't been posting as often as I'd like.

Thanks for bearing with me. I'll be back to "normal" in a week's time.

Oh, and by the way. It's been a great fishing trip. Caught a lot of nice fish, which I'll be sharing with you shortly.

 

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Rare Arctic Cat Sno Pros For Sale

(6/28/2011)

1981 Arctic Cat Twin Track prototype

Vintage snowmobile collector Jerry McGee is going to pare down the size of his amazing collection, and he’s starting with his Arctic Cats.

If you were looking to land some of the most-rare and classic race sleds in Arctic Cat history, now’s your chance.

Click to see the list of amazing sleds (and start brainstorming reasons to tell your wife/other why you must "dip" into the savings account).

 

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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Update

(6/20/2011)

Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration

Arctic Cat just released more updates on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 29-30.

Make the jump to read them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Patches & Decals

(6/18/2011)

Yes, I am an Arctic Cat booster. Are you?There's something about decals and patches that has always fascinated me (and amped-up my enthusiasm).

Click to see some cool examples.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone Can Learn Extreme Snowmobiling

(6/9/2011)

Extreme Snowmobiling is too EASY

"Anyone can learn extreme snowmobiling when the right steps are taken."

Yep... really (at least according to THIS EXCELLENT STORY.)

Once again, the internets are living up to their reputation as a fine news institution.

 

 

 

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Some Sleds You'll Likely See at the 50th

(6/9/2011)

1971 Arctic Cat 634 Puma Mod

Based on what I'm hearing from people who are going to Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary party, there are going to be hundreds of drop-dead-gorgeous Arctic Cat machines on display, like this 1971 634 Puma Mod from the Ische family collection.

Click to see a few more beauties.

 

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Random Photos 6-3-11

(6/3/2011)

1979 Arctic Cat El Tigre

Some typical randomness to today's selections.

Click and bear with me...

 

 

 

 

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Blair Morgan's First Season

(5/31/2011)

Blair Superman Morgan at Duluth 1997

I have GREAT memories of when Blair Morgan burst onto the snocross scene.

In a sport littered with goofball nicknames, the monicker "Superman" was an accurate standout that truly fit the man.

 

 

 

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Remember When: Chris Vincent on Team Arctic

(5/25/2011)

Chris Vincent on an Arctic Cat

Going through photos for this book project I'm working on has opened the flood gates to memories of earlier times.

Like back in the mid-1990s when Chris Vincent was racing for Team Arctic.

Click for more.

 

 

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