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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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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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