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USXC Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing DVD

(7/11/2013)

I haven’t yet watched the new DVD detailing the highlights of the 2013 USXC cross-country snowmobile race season, but if the footage in this 90-second trailer is any indication, it will be worth the $20 price tag.

The 45-min. DVD combines great race footage (like the snippet of Team Arctic’s Ryan Simons launching at the I-500 shown on the trailer); racer interviews (including Simons and Team Arctic great Jolene Bute); a tour inside a top race trailer; and many other elements of the USXC racing experience.

Click for more info about the DVD.

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Another Classic Arctic Cat Now Resides at the ZedShed

(7/9/2013)

Rich Pederson's 1980 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 340 race sled.

Rich Pederson of the ZedShed has another stunning Arctic Cat race sled that’s ready for display among his outstanding collection.

It’s a 1980 Arctic Cat 340 Sno Pro.

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Craigslist-of-the-Day (7-8-13): Arctic Cat Dirtmobile

(7/8/2013)

Arctic Cat craigslist-of-the-week 7-8-13

Wondering how to get your Arctic Cat snowmobile fix during the offseason?

If you desire something that runs like a crazed mongoose, here's an option that might be worth considering.

Click for more info.

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TGIF: The July 5, 2013 Edition

(7/4/2013)

TGIF from ArcticInsider.com. July 5, 2013

Yep... TGIF!

[Special thanks to Minnesota Rob.]

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Wishing You a Happy Independence Day!

(7/4/2013)

Arctic Cat ProCross/ProClimb chassis with independent front suspension

 

Happy Independence Day everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured Arctic Cat Snowmobile Accessories & Clothing for 2013-14

(7/3/2013)

Arctic Cat Windscreen for snowmobiles

Check out some of the new Arctic Cat accessories that the company is highlighting for the 2013-14 snowmobile season.

 

 

 

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Tucker's Title Defense Begins with Summer of AMA Motocross

(7/3/2013)

Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Summer of AMA Motocross

Wondering how Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert is going to deliver another stunning season of snocross racing?

Answer: by racing five AMA Pro Motocross nationals this summer.

His first race is this the RedBud National this weekend in Buchanan, Mich.

Click to read more.

 

 

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ProCross Prototypes: A Moment in Time (November 2008)

(7/1/2013)

Arctic Cat engineers with prototype ProCross snowmobiles. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Four Arctic Cat engineers pause for a brief moment with two prototype snowmobiles that will evolve into the ProCross chassis.

Click to read a short description.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Story: "Count on the Cat" 1972 Arctic Cat Radio Spot #2

(6/28/2013)

CLICK HERE for the "Count on the Cat #2" story

You want drama?!? Click on the play button above and listen to this 1-min. radio spot produced by Arctic Cat for the 1972 season. It's a real kick in the...

 

Arctic Cat slide rail suspension ad from 1972

Click to see a larger image of the accompanying ad from 1972.

[From the Tom Ische Family Collection.]

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TGIF: The June 28, 2013 Edition

(6/28/2013)

TGIF June 28 2013

Indeed... TGIF.

[Special thanks to Minnesota Rob for idea & submission.]

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Exploring the Margins: Riding the Path Less Traveled

(6/26/2013)

Exploring the trail's edge on an Arctic Cat ProCross snowmobile. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a trail ride is by exploring the margins.

And something I learned from racing was how to explore the margins.

Click to read what I mean.

 

 

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More (and Better) Video of the 88-mph-in-300-feet Wildcat

(6/24/2013)

Here's a good video of the Arctic Cat Wildcat mod (built by Mark Beyer from STM Powersports) and tuned/driven by Glenn Hall.

I like the footage on the chassis dyno as much as the sand blasting... this machine screams power!

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Just the Beginning: 4-second/88-mph Wildcat in 300 ft. of Sand

(6/24/2013)

Glenn Hall sand dragging his Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV

What is a 4.061-second, 87.98-mph blast in just 300 feet of sand?

For Team Arctic racer Glenn Hall and this STM-modified Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV, it's just the beginning.

Click to see video and some more pix/info.

 

 

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"Count on the Cat" 1972 Arctic Cat Radio Spot #1

(6/20/2013)

1972 Arctic Cat snowmobile ad

 

Click Here to listen to Count On The Cat #1

Remember when radio and television ruled the airwaves? Me either. But they did.

And WHEN they did, Arctic Cat produced radio spots like this one from the 1972 season. (Just click the PLAY arrow above.)

*Special thanks to Cat collector Tom Ische for sending me this and other spots that I will post on a weekly basis.

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Q&A with Stephen Knox: The Man Behind BossCatLegacy.com

(6/18/2013)

Stephen Knox of bosscatlegacy.com

If you're an Arctic Cat fan, you've likely lost yourself for hours at BossCatLegacy.com. If you haven't yet seen this amazing site, I suggest that you set aside 8-10 uninterrupted hours to get a taste of what's there.

Stephen Knox is the person we can thank for creating this cyber museum for Arctic Cat history.

Here’s an interview with him.

 


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Mid-Summer Love for Your FOX Shocks

(6/14/2013)

Inside the FOX Midwest Service Center. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

If the FOX shocks on your snowmobile, UTV or ATV are in need of a little maintenance love or an upgrade, now is a great time to have them serviced.

Click to read about how easy it is.

 

 

 

 

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Happy 70th Birthday Roger Skime!

(6/11/2013)

Roger Skime at the 2010 I-500. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Seventy years ago today, Roger Skime entered the human race. And not once in the years since has he allowed the throttle to leave the handlebar.

Click to see a few pix, and to wish him a Happy Birthday.

 

 

 

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Enter Hammer & LumberHead: The Canadian Perspective

(6/10/2013)

Hammer and LumberHead breathing clean Canadian air

For the past few years I've enjoyed entertaining email exchanges with a couple Canadians who go by The Hammer and LumberHead.

Then the thought occurred to me that others might enjoy their north-of-the-border perspective on snowmobiles, ATVs and life.

So here's their introduction, with updates to come whenever they feel like it.

Enjoy.

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More Speedwerx Upgrades for the Arctic Cat Wildcat & Wildcat X

(6/7/2013)

Arctic Cat ECU for Wildcat

Speedwerx has more new performance upgrades for the Arctic Cat Wildcat/X models, including an ECU reflash and a clutch housing blower kit.

Click for pix and more info.

 

 

 

 

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The Original Boss Cat I was a... Ditch Banger?

(6/7/2013)

Arctic Cat Boss Cat I in TRF

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term "ditch banger," this image of the original Arctic Cat Boss Cat I being tested in the ditch near Thief River Falls is seriously cool.

What do you suppose Aunt Ethel was thinking when, on her drive out of TRF, she sees this turbine rocketship blast on by?

Thanks to Tom Ische for the photo!

 

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