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Random Photos, January Edition

(1/18/2011)

Arctic Cat's new engine suppliers?

This month's random photo selection is brought to you by our proud sponsors on the top and right side of this page. Do us a favor and click on them. It'll keep this highly-tuned engine running 8100 rpm strong!

And click to see more pix!

 

 

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Craig's List-of-the-Week: Jan. 17

(1/16/2011)

Craig's List of Week Jan. 17

Noticing a lack of my semi-regular "Craig's-List-of-the-Week" postings, Brent Rasmussen sent me this doozie.

(Thanks Brent!)

Click to read about the most amazing Arctic Cat Lynx. Fast.

And sporting a sweet muffler.

No brakes though.

Needs some minor things before it can race.

 

 

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Project Nelson/CC Cats: Almost Ready for the I-500

(1/13/2011)

I spent another day with Brian Nelson working on the three 1979 Arctic Cat Cross-Country el tigres, and doing a bit of riding.

Click to see more pix.

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Snow Depth Jan. 11, 2011

(1/11/2011)

Snow depth 1.11.11

How about this for cool: On 1-11-11 there snow in 49 of 50 United States, and on all Canadian provinces. Sweet!

Click for a larger image, and for the NOHRSC link.

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Jan. 4, 2011

(1/4/2011)

snow depth 1.04.11

It's amazing how dramatically a full day's rain can affect what had been a phenomenal snow pack over parts of the country. Dang.

Good news is, there’s still rideable snow in many areas, and incredible snow in others. Keep the faith.

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Project Nelson/CC Cats: "Everything is Better when Hubert is Around"

(12/28/2010)

Brian Nelson (l) and Hubert Fixsen

This past weekend, Brian Nelson (left) was joined by his longtime friend and legendary mechanic/engineer, Hubert Fixsen (right). The cumulative knowledge of these two icons is staggering.

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Snow Depth Dec. 28, 2010

(12/28/2010)

Snow depth 12-28-10

Even more snow for much of North America since last week...good!

Here's the Snow Depth report for Tuesday, Dec. 28.

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Interview with Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

(12/27/2010)

Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

Donn Eide is a 40-plus-year veteran of Arctic Cat, and is currently the Engine Design Manager. Though he won't exactly say it, he's the head-honcho of Arctic Cat's snowmobile engine department.

He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions. Click to read them.

 

 

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Merry Christmas to All

(12/24/2010)

Merry Christmas from the Sandberg family, to the Arctic Cat family of riders

Merry Christmas to everyone here, from me and my family.

Thanks for being a part of our "bigger" family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Dec. 21, 2010

(12/21/2010)

Snow depth 12.21.10

I hope I don't jinx Mother Nature, but this is shaping up to be the best winter that I can remember for much of North America.

Here's the Snow Depth report for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Update: Project Brian Nelson Cross-Country Cats

(12/20/2010)

One gleaming 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Much progress has been made in Brian Nelson's three-sled vintage I-500 project.

Click to see a few pix and a short video.

 

 

 

 

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Cool Cat-Family Story on Vintagesleds.com

(12/16/2010)

From vintagesleds.com

CLICK HERE to read a cool story posted on Vintagesleds.com about the ties that bind us together, and to our brand.

 

 

 

 

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Random Photos, December Edition

(12/15/2010)

Arctic Cat's Nathan Blomker and Jack Nelson

Here are some random photos from my archives. In no particular order, of no particular signifigance, but posted for your (and my) viewing pleasure.

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Arctic Cat's Season's Greetings

(12/14/2010)

Arctic Cat's greetings for the season

Arctic Cat has created a video greeting for the Holiday season.

Click HERE to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Dec. 14, 2010

(12/14/2010)

Snow depth 12.14.10

Here's the North American snow depth map for Dec. 14, 2010. Looking good.

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Aaron Scheele's I-500 el tigre

(12/9/2010)

Aaron and his "emerging" Arctic Cat el tigre racer

Another Team Arctic racing legend has been busy building a vintage el tigre for the upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

Click to see the beginnings of Aaron Scheele's sled, and what's going on inside his shop.

 

 

 

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A Quick December Trip to Arctic Cat

(12/7/2010)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls

I was at Arctic Cat a few days ago, doing some research and gathering info for some stories I'm working on.

Here's a few pix that I can share with you.

 

 

 

 

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Jim Dimmerman's "Thunderstruck"

(12/4/2010)

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple Thunderstruck

The ol’ black magic has been stirred once again inside of Jim Dimmerman.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Copy-Cat Rear Suspension from Ski-Doo

(11/30/2010)

Ski-Doo's VERY familiar looking rear suspension

The front arm of this rear suspension is a nice copy of the Arctic Cat Slide Action design.

What makes this even more interesting, is that this suspension is from the new 2011 Ski-Doo race sled.

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Tested!: The New Hibbert-Brand Merchandise

(11/26/2010)

Tucker Hibbert Gear

After a few weeks testing the new Hibbert-brand merchandise, the Sandberg family has a few choice words for anyone considering this stuff.

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