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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.

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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.

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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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Craig's List-of-the-Week: May 23

(5/23/2011)

murdercat

Another Craig's-List-of-the-Week sent in by Brent R.

Sadly no photos on this posting, but some good entertainment for anyone looking at a '91 Wildcat.

Click HERE for the ad.

 

 

 

 

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Insight into Roger's Respect

(5/18/2011)

Roger Skime, VP of Engineering at Arctic Cat

I could write a book about Roger Skime, detailing his gigantic impact on the sport of snowmobiling and his even greater role at Arctic Cat.

But what I'm more impressed with than his inventiveness is the absolute dignity and respect that he brings to the sport.

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Amazing Ride Shots from RHS

(5/15/2011)

2007 Arctic Cat pix by Richard Hamilton Smith

I've been going through a lot of photography lately. When I came upon these 2007 Arctic Cat images by Richard Hamilton Smith, I was reminded why he's one of the best photographers in the business.

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Q&A with Tucker: Bring Out the Gimp-Wrist

(5/11/2011)

Tucker's hand in the...ice jar

No, Tucker didn't caught with his hand in the cookie jar. But get this: He raced the second half of the 2011 season with a wrecked left wrist!

I talked with the Monster/Team Arctic racer, just a couple days after his surgery.

Click for the interview.

 

 

 

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'71 King Kat on Display at Arctic Cat

(5/9/2011)

Tom Ische delivering his '71 King Kat for display

When was the last time a 1971 800 King Kat was inside of Arctic Cat? Probably the fall of 1970.

Arctic Cat collectors Tom, Nancy and Brianna Ische delivered their original '71 King last Friday, for display in the lobby until the 50th Anniversary. Like all machines in the Ische Collection, this Cat is a stunner!

 

 

 

 

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1100 4-Stroke Discussion

(5/5/2011)

1100 4-stroke engine

With the big buzz revolving around Arctic Cats 1100 4-stroke engines for 2012, I recently talked with Cord Christensen, Four Stroke Engine Group Leader at Arctic Cat, about the engine and some of the elements associated with it.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Your Sled Ready for Summer

(5/2/2011)

Summer Sledding Anyone?

Unwilling to accept that Summer is knocking on the door?

Same with me.

Maybe we can take a cue from Arctic Cat Engineering and convert our sleds for summertime fun?

 

 

 

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