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Racer of the Year: Joey Hallstrom???

(9/21/2011)

Arctic Cat's Joey Hallstrom is Racer of the Year

 

On the heels of the 2012 F1100 Turbo Sno Pro winning Snowmobile of the Year honors, another Arctic Cat icon earned a prestigious award:

Joey Hallstrom was named Racer of the Year.

Huh?

Click to see some congratulatory pix, and for news on how you can dethrone him for next year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sled of the Year: Arctic Cat F1100 Turbo

(9/20/2011)

2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Turbo Sno Pro is the Sled of the Year

The November issue of Snow Goer magazine is out, in which the editors named the 2012 F1100 Turbo Sno Pro the "Snowmobile of the Year."

My question for you is: Does an award from the snowmobile media influence you, in any way?

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 15 Trip to Arctic Cat

(9/16/2011)

Arctic Cat TRF Trip in Sept.

I was at Arctic Cat in TRF yesterday. A quick one-day trip to do some work, get a photo of Kathy Johnson and see some friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is What 600 HP Looks Like

(9/14/2011)

D&D Hypersports Turbo Arctic Cat

Hypersports/D&D built a 600-plus horsepower drag racer based on the 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Turbo.

Here are a few pix and video.

UPDATED with another sweet new video.

 

 

 

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34 Things I Learned at Hay Days 2011

(9/13/2011)

2011 Hay Days

I know it's cool to brag about how long you've been going to certain popular events (FYI: I've been going to Hay Days since 1953).

I'm not very cool, but here are 34 things I learned at the 2011 edition of this remarkable event.

 

 

 

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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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