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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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Craig's-List-of-the-Week July 8

(7/8/2010)

1978 4-cylinder Arctic Cat Jag...for SALE!

A prototype 1978 Arctic Cat Jag the company was afraid to produce... or what happens when you mix mechanical ingenuity/a great sense of humor/beer?

Either way, I love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy 4th: Black Cats and Smoke Bombs

(7/4/2010)

Bang!

Happy Independence Day! A heartfelt THANKS to everyone who made it possible.

And always remember: Light fuse and get away.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Ragged Shirt Contest Winners

(6/30/2010)

The winners: Jon Edwards (left) and Mike McArdle

Of all the legendary race wins recorded by Arctic Cat competitors, Jon Edwards (left) and Mike McArdle recently captured one of the most prestigious: the Ragged Shirt Race. And in doing so, won a huge cash prize along with the adulation of their co-workers, friends and family.

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Q&A with Brian Dick, Team Arctic Racer and Arctic Cat Engineer

(6/25/2010)

Brian Dick

During the 2009-10 USCC cross-country racing season, Team Arctic’s Brian Dick joined the elite ranks of legendary Arctic Cat racers to score multiple class wins and the overall high-point Championship title in a single season of competition.

We talked with Brian about his race season and his job at Arctic Cat. Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Summertime Warp

(6/21/2010)

Dirtbiking at the gravel pit

I wonder what's going on at Arctic Cat this summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Classic Arctic Cat Styling DNA

(6/7/2010)

Two Classic Arctic Cats

I recently came across this photo that I shot at Waconia Vintage Hullabaloo in 2006. It strikes me now like it did then...how two Arctic Cats, separated by nearly 30 years, can look so similar.

And so good.

 

 

 

 

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Ode to Rocky "Rox" Cutsforth (R.I.P.)

(5/28/2010)

Rocky on his project F10

The news is as shocking to write now as it was when I first heard about it: On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Rocky Cutsforth (42) of Cohasset, Minn., died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Nemo, South Dakota.

 

 

 

 

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