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Listen to the Legend: Jim Dimmerman and Frans Rosenquist Podcast

(7/8/2015)

Jim Dimmerman is a former Team Arctic Sno Pro legend and 1984 World Champion who also happens to have an uncanny memory AND knack for telling great stories.

In this podcast with fellow Sno Pro-era veteran Frans Rosenquist (and hosted by journalists Gord Avann & Hal Armstrong), Dimmerman discusses his career, the Factory Sno Pro era, a special dyno session at Polaris, and much more.

Definitely worth listening to.

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TGIF: The-Almost-July-4th, 2015 Edition

(7/3/2015)

TGIF: Snowmobile fireworks

I'm thankful that we can celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day in the same week.

I'm truly thankful for the freedom we enjoy.

I'm thankful for "Ooos" and "Ahhhs."

And I'm thankful it's Friday, July 3, 2015.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Ultra-Light MX Snocross Helmet

(7/1/2015)

New for 2016: Arctic Cat MX Sno Cross Helmet from JUST 1

All hype aside, Arctic Cat's new carbon fiber MX Snocross helmet sets a new standard in lightweight comfort and safety.

And it looks dang cool.

Click for a heady product description.

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Product Spotlight: Rack Extensions for Arctic Cat XR ATVs

(7/1/2015)

Arctic Cat XR ATV Rack Extension posted by ArcticInsider.com

How to maximize the gear-carrying capability of an Arctic Cat XR ATV?

Consider a new 3-in. or 6-in. Rack Extension.

Click for raise your awareness.

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Three's a Charm? Vote Tucker Hibbert for the 2015 ESPY Award

(6/30/2015)

Vote for Tucker Hibbert to win a 2015 ESPY.

For the third time in his illustrious career, Tucker Hibbert has been nominated for an ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

Seriously, snocross's all-time winningest racer deserves the nod. The good news is, YOU can help make it happen by simply voting for him.

The bad news is, I've promised Tucker that I will shave my head if he wins.

Click for more info.

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The Hunt for 1982 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

(6/29/2015)

Adam Leubner's 1982 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

The 1982 Arctic Cats "that never were" hold a very special place among certain collectors for their almost mythical status.

Adam Leubner is one such collector.

Consumed by a passion to find and bring to light these almost mythical machines, Leubner tells his tale of uncovering four such machines.

Click to read his story.

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TGIF: The June 26, 2015 Edition

(6/26/2015)

TGIF: Military Arctic Cat Wildcat

I'm thankful for the eclectic mix of riders I see during some leisurely ATV outings.

I'm thankful for the restraint these guys showed when I inquired about their custom Arctic Cat Wildcat.

I'm thankful for the precautions they take to ensure everyone's safety when riding the trails.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, June 26, 2015.

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Pat Mach Family Auction of Arctic Cat Machines (and More)

(6/25/2015)

Pat Mach Arctic Cat auction July 2015

For fans of Arctic Cat snowmobiles interested in scoring any number of sweet (and historically significant) machines, a trip to Minto, ND, on July 11 will afford the chance to get a deal.

The snowmobiles, ATVs, trailers and pickups are up for bid by the Pat Mach family who, four years after Pat’s untimely death, are now parsing the collection.

Click for the details.

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Product Spotlight: AMS Narrow-Stance A-Arm Kit for M Series

(6/25/2015)

Arctic Cat AMS A-Arm and spindle kit for ProClimb snowmobiles.

When Arctic Cat reengineered the 2016 M Series sleds with the new narrower-stance AMS front with revised spindles and geometry, the natural question was, "Will this be available as a kit for previous ProClimb machines?"

Answer: Yes.

Click to read the details.

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Product Spotlight: 4-Pod LED Rock Lights

(6/24/2015)

Arctic Cat 4-pod LED light kit. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

The 4-Pod LED Rock Light Kit is a cool product from Arctic Cat that will add some custom style to most ATVs and ROVs. 

Click for the details.

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9-Time UFC Champion Matt Hughes Goes UNCAGED at Arctic Cat

(6/22/2015)

Sporting Clays with Matt Hughes and Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

9-Time UFC Champion Matt Hughes visited Arctic Cat last week to film an episode of UNCAGED, his show on the Sportsman Channel.

The trip included driving a Wildcat X on the company test track; work training in the assembly of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, ATVs and ROVs; and top-notch shooting of sporting clays.

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Two Days Great at Arctic Cat: The June 2015 Report

(6/18/2015)

This week at Arctic Cat.

There was a WHOLE BUNCH of cool stuff happening at Arctic Cat during my two-day visit to TRF this week.

Click to see what was going on in the hometown of green.

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Kirk & Tucker Hibbert: Which Race-Winning Arctic Cat ZR is Better?

(6/15/2015)

Tucker & Kirk Hibbert sitting on their Arctic Cat race sleds. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

What would happen if Kirk and Tucker Hibbert raced each other using Kirk's 1993 I-500 winning ZR 440 and Tucker's 2014 ISOC Pro Open ZR6000R SX race sled?

Who would win? And what if they switched sleds?

I don't know, but it was interesting hearing them tease each other about the possibility.

Click to read a little more.

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TGIF: The June 12, 2015 Edition

(6/12/2015)

TGIF: The ATV Mud Nationals Edition

I'm thankful for the voluntary efforts to improve off-road safety for all user groups.

I'm thankful we can teach these efforts to our children.

I'm thankful that when this country outlaws crazy behavior, only the crazies will be outlaws.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, June 12, 2015.

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Nancy Ische's 1970 Arctic Cat Puma 793

(6/11/2015)

Nancy Ische's 1970 Arctic Cat 793 Puma. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

This stunning, restored 1970 Arctic Cat 793 Puma is collector Nancy Ische's pride and joy. And for good reason.

It's one of VERY few such 1970 Puma 793 models (three is the "official" production number for this model).

Click to read a little more about Arctic Cat's musclesled for 1970.

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Tested: Arctic Cat Hydration Pack

(6/9/2015)

Tested: Arctic Cat Hydration Pack

After two seasons using the Arctic Cat Hydration Pack during select rides, I'm here to tell you it's good to drink (water) and ride.

Click for more details.

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TGIF: The June 5, 2015 Edition

(6/5/2015)

Vintage Gilson minibike press photo is definately TGIF.

I'm thankful that when the snowmobile season is over or when I need a break from riding ATVs, I can hop on my trusty Gilson and head out into the jungle for a little rip.

I'm thankful for those wistful moments of self-reflection that occur at the end of a particularly challenging ride.

I'm thankful my pants match my helmet.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, June 5, 2015.

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Pat's Helmet: Achieving "Legend" Status the Hard Way

(6/4/2015)

Pat's sweet custom snowmobile helmet, on its way to LEGEND status.

“F@#$!” exclaimed Pat, just moments after we’d pulled into the vehicle parking.

“I forgot my $@#!*& helmet at home!”...

So begins the legend of Pat's sweet helmet.

Click to read the rest of the story.

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Testing a Prototype 2016 ZR6000R XC

(6/1/2015)

Dateline: Feb. 24, 2015

Location: Near Island Park, Idaho

Rider: Arctic Cat engineer/racer Brian Dick

Machine: Prototype 2016 Arctic Cat ZR6000R XC race sled

Purpose: Evaluate suspension performance in hard packed, sharp edged bump conditions for possible calibration change for 2016.

Conclusion: "This is an improvement. But we need to progress to the point where we could ride this same section, at this same speed, with just the throttle hand on the handlebar and in complete control."

Action: Continue development.

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TGIF: The May 29, 2015 Edition

(5/29/2015)

TGIF: The snowmobile-is-a-horse (and I am an ass).

I'm thankful that the days of riding bareback are long behind me.

I'm thankful for a little extra horsepower when I'm out riding fences.

I'm thankful for that special bond between a cowboy and his Ski-Daddler.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, May 29, 2015.

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