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Fathers, Sons and Kitty Cats

(5/27/2010)

1973 Arctic Cat Kitty Cat advertisement

I've been doing research for a project I'm working on, during which I came across this advertisement for a 1973 Arctic Cat Kitty Cat ad. And I can't stop thinking about it.

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Craigs-List-of-the-Week for 5-24-10

(5/24/2010)

craigslist of the week

Doesn't ride like a wet fig... the Ski-Doo guys get real nervous when they hear it... smooth as a babies ass... and it'll hit 120 mph before you can even look down at the gauge.

Goodness, I love craigslist! Click to see today's gem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bring 'em Back: Drawings of Snowmobiles

(5/20/2010)

1975 Z Drawing

Now that everything old is new again, I'd like to see a return to cool drawings like this one of a Z racer (piloted by Charlie Loften, I believe).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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658 Miles in a Day (7,250 Miles in 10 Weeks)

(5/9/2010)

The story of Ross Spoonland's 658-mile day

Ross Spoonland of Pine River, North Dakota, purchased a 2010 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo EXT in late November. His first ride on it was during the last week of December. His last ride... the first week of March 2010.

In-between, Ross notched 7,250 miles, including one 658-mile day on Feb 26 (read THIS STORY about it from the Grand Forks Herald).

Logging more miles in 10 weeks than many "hardcore" riders log in 5 years is pretty impressive, so I asked him a few questions.

Click to read his answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with Glen Martin, Emissions Manager at Arctic Cat

(4/23/2010)

Glen Martin (middle) with fellow Cat emissions engineers Mike Schley (left, wearing the hat) and Del NelsonThis week’s interview is with Glen Martin, Emissions Manager at Arctic Cat. Martin has held this position for almost two years, prior to which he worked on engine emissions for companies like Indmar, Big Dog motorcycles and MerCruiser.

We asked Glen a few emissions-related questions, and he was kind enough to answer.

 

 

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Q&A with Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager

(4/14/2010)

Team Arctic Race Manager Mike Kloety

For the past two years, Mike Kloety has held the title of Team Arctic Race Manager... one very-high profile job with a strong, winning tradition.

We asked him some questions, he gave us the answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsflash: Limited Edition Sno Pro 800 H.O. for 2011

(4/1/2010)

Limited Edition Sno Pro 800 for 2011In a stunning turnaround to statements it’s made for more than 18 months, Arctic Cat announced today that it will offer a Limited Edition Sno Pro 800 H.O. for 2011.

APRIL FOOLS!

Click to read the news.

 

 

 

 

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Steve & Paul Action Figures in Sweden

(3/26/2010)

Steve Houle and Paul Engelstad action figuresWhile Tucker Hibbert's attempt to become a World Champion snocrosser is interesting, it's not nearly as important as the adventures of two of his crew members, Steve Houle and Paul Engelstad. Or as funny.

Click HERE to read about Steve and Paul's Swedish adventure.

 

 

 

 

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2011 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Shows

(3/19/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat F8 Sno Pro

 

See, touch and smell the new 2011 Arctic Cat snowmobiles at a snow show near you. Click the link to see the dates and locations.

 

 

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Top Arctic Cat Dealers for 2009-10

(3/19/2010)

Country Cat in Sauk Centre, Minn.Arctic Cat recently held their 2011 snowmobile dealer show, the annual event where they meet with dealers, show next year’s product, work on sales orders and recognize the dealerships that “outperformed” during the past season.

Click to see the list.

 

 

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2011 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Info

(2/28/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat F SeriesArctic Cat released the info on their 2011 snowmobiles and there is no all-new chassis as some had hoped for. There are some Limited Edition models, a new F8 EXT model, some tweaks to other models, and of course BNG.

Here’s what’s new.

 

 

 

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Jim Dimmerman's Hall of Fame Speech

(2/26/2010)

Jim Dimmerman at the SHOFThis past weekend, Jim Dimmerman was inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame inb St. Germain, Wis.

The former Team Arctic Factory Sno Pro oval racer and the 1984 World Champion gave a speech that detailed his career, his dreams and his glory, leaving everyone in the room in a teary-eyed, standing ovation.

It was truly special to witness.

Below is Jim's speech.

 

 

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Speculation on Arctic Cat's 2011 Model Line

(2/25/2010)

Is this a 2011 Arctic Cat?What surprises are in store for us when Arctic Cat unveils their 2011 model line in a few days? Here's my speculation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tucker Interview at SledRacer

(2/21/2010)

Tucker Hibbert sees gold.

Why does Tucker Hibbert race only a half-season? How does he feel about equaling Blair Morgan's record of five X Games gold medals? And what are Tucker's plans for the coming season? Find out the answers and more in this great interview at SledRacer.com.

 

 

 

 

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Test-Riding Speedwerx's 290-hp Z1 Turbo Kit

(2/19/2010)

There's no good way to illustrate 290 hp

Speedwerx has a way of coaxing 290 hp out of an Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo.

I rode the beast.

When you’re trying to describe 290 hp on a snowmobile, words and pictures are inadequate. Actually, pretty much everything is inadequate compared to 290 hp.

Make the jump to read about it.

 

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Spy Photo of a New Arctic Cat?

(2/5/2010)

What Arctic Cat might this be?While on my recent trip to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, I snapped a shot of this test rider leaving the factory and riding a covered/disguised sled. The fact that the hood can’t be seen, in concert with the bright green spindles/A-arms and seat pattern, suggest it’s a 2011 model

I know it’s a few weeks before Arctic Cat releases information on its 2011. Anyone care to venture a guess about this sled?

 

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TRF Engineering Test Ride Report

(2/5/2010)

Arctic Cat Engineering test ride

Every few weeks throughout the winter, a handful of Arctic Cat engineers spend the day riding and evaluating snowmobiles.

Make the jump to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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This is Why D.J. Ekre is a Top XC Racer

(2/2/2010)

Shown here at the recent USCC Red Lake 200 cross-country race is Team Arctic's D.J. Ekre, literally piloting an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 in the Expert 85 class (which he won). The short clip clearly illustrates why Ekre is one of the fastest cross-country racers in the world.

D.J. is the second of the two racers to come through.

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See the Ultimate Monster Barn-Find at Waconia

(1/28/2010)

The first Monster Arctic Cat?

Recently discovered in a Northwestern Wisconsin barn...the very first Monster Arctic Cat mod racer that dates back to 1973.

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Dan Ebert Interview on SnowGoer.com

(1/26/2010)

Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert

 

Check out a nice video interview with 2010 USCC I-500 Champion Dan Ebert, HERE at SnowGoer.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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