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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.

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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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Sauve's Sled Farm

(10/10/2010)

Sauve's Arctic Cat collection

While on my recent trip to TRF, I got to check out a fraction of the sleds, parts and stuff of longtime Arctic Cat collector/seller, Gene Sauve.

Pretty amazing stuff.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat TRF Times: October Edition

(10/10/2010)

One Millionth Arctic Cat in lobbyI'm back from a few days at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls. As usual, there's always fun stuff and great people to see.

See for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why So Few Wild Custom Sleds?

(10/5/2010)

Green like an Arctic Cat

Will future Arctic Cat snowmobiles look anything like this?

Will wild, custom sleds become popular like their motorcycle counterparts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Nelson is Getting Ready for the I-500

(10/4/2010)

Arctic Cat racing legend Brian NelsonTeam Arctic racing legend Brian Nelson is back at it. Literally.

He's race-prepping three 1979 Arctic Cat el tigre Cross-Country Cats for the vintage class in upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

I spent a day in his race shop. Click to see the pix.

 

 

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Arctic Cats at the Eagle River SHOF

(9/29/2010)

Arctic Cat Sno Pro and Z racers

Team Arctic snocross racer and Arctic Cat fanatic John Zanon of Norway, Mich., sent us these photos from the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Hall of Fame, where a cadre of famous names were recently inducted.

Check out the sleds on display.

 

 

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Sometimes the Better Question is "Why Not?"

(9/25/2010)

John Deere Something

Sometimes the better question is, "Why Not?"

Definitely the case with this project of passion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Allure of Night Rides

(9/25/2010)

Night eyes

Of all the riding I've experienced in my many, many years of snomwobiling, two of my favorites are nighttime and being lost.

Read why.

 

 

 

 

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Why is Jim Dimmerman Smiling?

(9/16/2010)

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple

Why does 1984 World Champion and Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman have such a huge, sheet-eating grin on his face?

Answer: Look closely at the engine that's stuffed into his 1979 Arctic Cat el tigre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Haydays 2010: What You Might Have Missed

(9/13/2010)

A short wait in traffic

Didn't make it to Haydays 2010 (either because you didn't go or weren't willing to wait in traffic for a couple minutes...)?

Here's some of what you would have seen, had you arrived.

 

 

 

 

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Royal Sports

Blown Concepts Custom Vinyl Graphics

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US X-Country Snowmobile Racing

American Snowmobiler Magazine

Route 12 Arctic Cat

Waconia Power Sports

Thomas SnoSports

SLEDHEAD 24/7
 International Series of Champions

Road Track and Trail

SnoX365

TA Motorsports
Country Cat
SUPERTRAX International

D & D power Sports
Carver Performance Snowtech Magazine
Action Graphics