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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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1-2-3 for Team Arctic Wildcat Sports in WORCS

(5/26/2015)

Team Arctic Offroad L-to-R: Stacey Pike, Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford

With just a few days to prep their stock Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport Limiteds, Team Arctic/D&P Performance racers Karl Munford (R), Stacey Pike (L) and Dean Bulluch captured 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective classes at the the WORCS off-road race in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

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Ryan Simons Speedwerx-Built X Games Gold-Winning Hillcrosser

(5/21/2015)

Steve (L) and Jeremy Houle of Speedwerx with the winning sled they built. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

What exactly WAS the rip-snorting Arctic Cat that Ryan Simons crushed the field with to win the 2015 X Games Hillcross gold medal?

It's this Speedwerx-built, fully-custom hillcrosser with a 150-in. track and a supercharged 800 engine.

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This Memorial Weekend: 2015 SHOF Round-Up

(5/19/2015)

SHOF Classic Sled Round-Up

Looking to get a vintage fix?

This coming Memorial weekend offers one of the great events for snowmobile enthusiasts: the Classic Sled Round-Up at the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wis., and sponsored by Arctic Cat.

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Arctic Cat Joins Bass Pro Shops for Tony Stewart's All-Star Car

(5/15/2015)

The Tony Stewart Arctic Cat/Bass Pro NASCAR Chevrolet

Tomorrow marks the 31st annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, held at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Three-time NASCAR Spring Cut champion (and 2009 All-Star Race winner) Tony Stewart will be there, mixing it up on the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat-sponsored Chevrolet.

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TGIF: The May 15, 2015 Edition

(5/15/2015)

TGIF and the ATV gang is riding high.

I'm thankful we've stripped down these group ATV rides to their bare essentials.

I'm thankful that beer and water crossings are two of them.

I'm thankful these are professional riders under controlled situations, and that nobody would attempt these stunts.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, May 15, 2015.

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Arctic Cat Reports Fiscal 2015 Full-Year Results

(5/13/2015)

Arctic Cat Engine manufacturing facility in St. Cloud, MN. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat reported its 2015 full-year fiscal results. The results highlight the company's ATV dealer inventory reduction program, as well as an increase in year-over-year snowmobile sales. Two statements from the report especially caught my eye:

"We will seek additional OEM partnerships..."

and

"An improved dealer inventory position will allow us to launch more new products..."

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Arctic Cat Invests $27 Million to Improve its Domestic Manufacturing Operations

(5/13/2015)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Minn. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat will invest nearly $27 million to improve its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn., operations.

The investment will add a new state-of-the-art production line in TRF and expand the engine manufacturing operations in St. Cloud. Together, these improvements will result in the creation of approximately 50 jobs.

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