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See the New Cats at (Most) Sneak Peek Shows

(3/3/2011)

sneak peek

Want to see, touch, smell, sit on and feel the new 2012 Arctic Cat sleds yourself, rather than having to wait for smuggled images posted on this (and other) forums?

Click on the ad link on this page for the Sneak Peek shows.

 

But take note! There will be no Arctic Cat sleds at the first show in Colebrook, NH.

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Prepping for Cain's Quest

(3/2/2011)

Michael & Rob (l) getting ready for Cain's Quest

I know three brave souls who will compete in the upcoming Cain's Quest adventure race in Labrador and Newfoundland, beginning March 12.

Paul Dick, Rex Hibbert and Rob Hallstrom.

Click to see some inside-the-shop pix of their sleds.

 

 

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Final Sneak Peek Video for Arctic Cat's 2012 Snowmobiles?

(3/2/2011)

An 1100 Turbo for 2012Arctic Cat gives us yet another tidbit about their 2012 Model line: An 1100 Turbo in the new chassis.

The vented center portion of the hood is clearly different than the pix that people have been posting in the forum, which suggests...multiple engines. Plus, as the spy photos indicated, the sled appears in both long and standard track configurations.

 

Click HERE to see Carl's latest video.

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Inside the Fox Factory Midwest Center

(2/27/2011)

Getting the Fox EVOL Upgrade...sweet!

I recently spent a day at the Fox Shox Midwest Service Center in Brainerd, Minn., getting an EVOL Uprgade for my F8's Float shocks, and checking out exactly what goes on there.

Click to check it out.

 

 

 

 

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Part Deux: Arctic Cat's 2012 Teaser Video

(2/24/2011)

2012 Arctic Cat front suspension

This is a screen-capture from the newest Arctic Cat teaser video for their 2012 snowmobile line.

I see a one-piece spindle w/ball joints, and wide spacing between the A-arms, just like on the Sno Pro 500/600. But definitely a more sculpted spindle.

I couldn't see the dingle-arm but I think I see the turbo encabulator.

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Snow Depth Feb. 22, 2011

(2/22/2011)

Snow Depth 2.22.11

Yes, weather is local. And painful winter thaws can be followed by monstrous blizzards.

Click HERE for more detailed snow pack info from NOHRSC.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat's 2012 Teaser Video

(2/20/2011)

Arctic Cat teaser video

Arctic Cat released THIS "teaser" video about their 2012 model line.

(You gotta click on the link because it's not hosted on YouTube).

And is it just me, or are they taking a pot-shot at this site and the people who have captured some pix?

 

 

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Random Photos, February Edition

(2/17/2011)

Arctic Cat Babe

It's that time of the month. I've got a mess of random pix that I think are interesting, many of which have a certain "dated" quality to them.

Click to see them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rest In Peace, Edgar Hetteen

(2/13/2011)

Edgar Hetteen, founder of Arctic Cat

Edgar Hetteen, co-founder of Polaris and founder of Arctic Cat, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12. He was 90 years old.

Words can barely contain impact that Edgar made on the sport of snowmobiling.

He is gone, but he will never be forgotten.

UPDATED with funeral information.

 

 

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Feb. '11 Trip to Arctic Cat

(2/13/2011)

Arctic Cat in February

I made a quick trip to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls last week.

Click to see some pix, including a 2012 Arctic Cat!

 

 

 

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Brad Helwig's Ultra-Skinny Firecat

(2/11/2011)

Brad Helwig's custom "extra-skinny" Arctic Cat Firecat

Check out this sweet custom "extra-skinny" Arctic Cat Firecat, built by Irondogger Brad Helwig.

Special thanks to Micah Huss for sending the photos and info!

Click to see 'em.

 

 

 

 

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Letter (Never Sent) to Pat Mach

(2/10/2011)

Pat Mach

Here's a letter I wish I would have sent to Pat Mach before he died in a snowmobile accident last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowmobiling Documentary from Public Television

(2/4/2011)

Arctic Cat Model 100

Here's an excellent Public Television documentary about the origins of snowmobiling, with an emphasis on Minnesota, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo.

Click Here to watch Part 1 (roughly 27 minutes).

Click Here to watch Part 2 (26 minutes).

 

 

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Snow Depth Feb. 2, 2011

(2/2/2011)

Snow Depth 2.2.11

That's one heckuva storm that hit 2,000 miles of North America.

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

 

 

 

 

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Discovered: Classic Arctic Cat Films

(2/2/2011)

Classic Arctic Cat commercials and movies

Check out what I recently uncovered.

Anyone have a projector?

Click to see a couple more pix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spy Photo of the 2012 Arctic Cats?

(1/31/2011)

Prototype Arctic Cat?

Well, this site and others have been buzzing about the captured image here, of what appears to be a prototype sled.

Click to see it, and read a few thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recap: Project Vintage I-500

(1/28/2011)

Vintage I-500 weekend for Arctic Cat

The first-ever Vintage I-500 project is complete, culminating in the actual race last weekend.

Click to see some pix of our weekend.

(Most photos from Jim Urquhart at sledRacer.com. Thanks Jim!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drunk Caddie Riding a Snowmobile?

(1/27/2011)

Drunk Snowmobiler

I'm not sure what THIS STORY says about Tyler Bryan, or about (some) snowmobilers.

Personally, I'm picturing him leaning off the side of the cab, pretending he's railing through a long, sweeping left-hander.

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with 4-Time Champ P.J. Wanderscheid

(1/27/2011)

P.J. Wanderscheid: 4-time World Champ Arctic Cat racer

What was it like to win an unprecedented fourth Eagle River World’s Championship?

Click to read Team Arctic Champion P.J. Wanderscheid’s answer (and more).

 

 

 

 

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2011 Pride Magazine Posted Online

(1/25/2011)

Winter 2011 Edition of ePride

 

The Winter 2011 edition of Pride Magazine is now posted at ArcticCat.com.

Click HERE to read it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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