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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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Where to Place the New Batch of AI Decals?

(9/10/2010)

A big box of arcticinsider decals

A whole new batch ArcticInsider decals just arrived, via Gary at Action Graphics. They're sweet!

For some ideas on where they might show up, click the header and watch the short video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What's the Big Haydays Announcement?

(9/8/2010)

Haydays Invite

 

Looks like somthing's going to go down in the Arctic Cat booth at Haydays.

Click to read some possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Millionth Arctic Cat Snowmobile

(8/27/2010)

1 Millionth Arctic CatOn Thurs., Aug. 26 in Thief River Falls, the 1 Millionth Arctic Cat snowmobile rolled off the assembly line since Arctco returned to business in 1983.

It was a great reason to celebrate.

 

 

 

 

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Got the I-500 XC on My Mind Today

(8/25/2010)

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert winning the I-500

For some reason, I've got I-500 on the brain today.

So, here are a few pix from last year's race.

 

 

 

 

 

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Swap Season Begins... Get Ready to WOBLE

(8/20/2010)

Two beauties from HaydaysFor those of you planning to WOBLE, the swap meet season is about to commence in earnest.

Click for inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

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Engine Speculation: What Does "Some" Mean?

(8/16/2010)

Arctic Cat Engine production in St. Cloud

Chris Twomey: We will transition fully away from Suzuki in the 2014 model year and we will make some of our own engines in St. Cloud in that year.”

Stock Analyst: There will be other engines outsourced elsewhere?

Chris Twomey: (There) could be, yes.

 

 

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RZ... ZRX...Sno Pro... What New Model Name?

(8/3/2010)

New model Arctic Cat Snowmobile?

How does "ZRX" sound as a new snowmobile model name?

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

(7/29/2010)

Team Arctic's Terrain Racing Pro, Dan Ebert

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert had a stunning debut as a Pro racer last season, taking a handful of podium positions in ISOC snocross and his first  “career cornerstone”: a win at the coveted USCC I-500 cross-country.

I talked with the 22-year old from Lake Shore, Minnesota, about it. Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Tracks Failed During the I-500

(7/27/2010)

The heartbreaking sight of a contender loaded into the back of a pickup.

At the 2010 USCC I-500, a handful of top Team Arctic racers were “taken out” of the race due to track failure.

I talked with Rod Foss, Arctic Cat engineer who oversees track development, to learn what happened to these tracks.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

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2011 "EXTRA" Arcticwear/Accessories CATalog

(7/22/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat Arcticwear CATalog

Each year Arctic Cat offers a dealer-only, supplemental Arcticwear and Accessories catalog that contains loads of parts, accessories and clothing that are NOT featured fancy color CATalog.

In it you'll find all kinds of useful parts, accessories, information (like drive belt dimensions), reference charts and even close-out items.

HERE is a pdf of the 2011 B&W Snow Supplemental CATalog.

(Note: It may take a minute to load.)

 

 

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Craig's-List-of-the-Week July 8 v2.0

(7/8/2010)

Craig's 12 sleds for CoronaSomebody do this guy a favor to get the city off his back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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