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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.

Click to see them.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

 

 

 

 

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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.

Click to read a little bit more.

 

 

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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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Random Photos, November Edition

(11/26/2010)

Prototype Arctic Cat 120 M Series?

During the course of a year, A lot of photos get delivered to my palatial office via old pack mules, but I don't always have a full story to accompany them. So, I'm officially instituting a RANDOM PHOTOS OF THE MONTH series, beginning now.

Click to enjoy.

 

 

 

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Part II: Brian Nelson is Getting Ready for the I-500

(11/19/2010)

Brian smiling at the ugly grind job I did on the cylinder for Joey's sled

So what's been happening with Brian Nelson's three-sled Vintage I-500 project since I posted THIS FIRST STORY?

A lot. With a bunch more work needed.

Click to see the progress.

 

 

 

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First Snow & Ride of 2010-11

(11/15/2010)

Blowing and snowing

Magic hit the midsection of Minnesota over the weekend. Eight to 12 inches of snow, accumulating at a rate of one-inch-per-hour during the day.

Winter had arrived.

 

 

 

 

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Do You Ride Like This?

(11/10/2010)

Arctic Cat Factory Pilot

 

Do you ride like this?

Really?

Click to read a few questions I have.

 

 

 

 

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"Here, Hold My Beer" Moment #873

(11/8/2010)

This crashed Arctic Cat F1000 is for your viewing pleasure

If anyone happened to capture THIS MOMENT on video, please post it. I want a good laugh at his expense.

(This photo is for illustrative purposes only, and was not the snowmobile used by Darwin Award candidate Perry Nelson.)

 

 

 

 

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Tested: Arctic Cat Gloves and Mountain Tek Vest

(11/1/2010)

Moto-testing Arctic Cat vest and gloves

I’ve gotten a chance to use a couple new Arctic Cat products during the past month and thought I’d share a couple observations in case you’re interested in this stuff.

Click to read about them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Historic Team Arctic Trailer to SHOF

(10/31/2010)

The ol' Team Arctic Cat race trailer

Check out this really cool story in the forum from Tom Rowland, who was very involved with the purchase and transport of the old Team Arctic Race Trailer to the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wis.

 

 

 

 

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Future Collectible Arctic Cats: Part Two

(10/27/2010)

2003 Arctic Cat F7 Firecat

Here's Part II of the two-part story on recent-era Arctic Cat sleds that I believe will be collectible at some point in the future.

Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

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Interview with Team Arctic's Mike Kloety

(10/26/2010)

Arctic Cat Race Manager, Mike Kloety, going through race resumes

Great interview with Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager, HERE at sledRacer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Craig's List-of-the-Week: Oct. 25

(10/25/2010)

Arctic Cat craigslist-of-the-week Oct. 25

Because this sled is basically like Tucker Hibbert's, it WILL destroy your arms.

Click for the full viewing and warning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Future Collectible Arctic Cats: Part One

(10/20/2010)

1993 Arctic Cat ZR440

Which sleds from the recent past will be highly collectible/prized 10-30 years from now?

Click to read Part One of the story.

 

 

 

 

 

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