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The Phantom for the Eagle River 50th

(10/24/2012)

Jim Dimmerman's Phantom Sno Pro race sled will be restored for the 50th

The Phantom Returns!

Jim Dimmerman is restoring the 1984 Eagle River World's Championship-winning Phantom racer for celebrations commemorating the event's upcoming 50th Anniversary.

Here a few pix of the progress.

 

 

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Q&A with Gary Flynn: Man of Many (Arcticwear) Hats

(10/22/2012)

Gary Flynn of Arctic Cat

 

Beginning in 1970, Gary Flynn embarked upon a career with Arctic Cat that has been as varied as it is remarkable.

A few days before retiring last month, Flynn sat down and told me some great stories about his many years at Arctic Cat.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

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Improved: 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 Race Sled

(10/22/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 Race Sled photo by ArcticInsider.com

New chassis and suspension geometry... updated drivetrain components...improved braking...

Yes indeed Arctic Cat was serious about improving the new 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 race sled.

Click to read about all the improvements to the new race sled.

 

 

 

 

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Proof of the Arctic Cat Handling & Suspension Advantage

(10/17/2012)

Need proof that Arctic Cat snowmobiles have always had an unfair advantage in handling, cornering, suspension and comfort? Then watch this TV commercial from the 1999-2000 season.

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Carrie Goodwin: Cross-Country Greatness Distilled Into 9 Minutes

(10/15/2012)

Check out this awesome video of Team Arctic's Carrie Goodwin at the 2012 Kotzebue (Alaska) cross-country race.

From high-speed lake and trail to a fuel stop (with a near-miss), great passing and an airplane escort, this video captures much of what is great about cross-country via the helmet cam of the overall-winning woman.

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Two Days Inside Arctic Cat: The October 2012 Edition

(10/11/2012)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, MN

 

As always there is a whole lotta shakin' going on at Arctic Cat.

Click to check out some of the stuff and people I stumbled upon while spending two days there earlier this week.

 

 

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Q&A with Dan Ebert: From Factory Racer to Crew Chief

(10/8/2012)

Team Arctic Cat's Dan & Russ Ebert

 

Team Arctic Factory snocrosser Dan Ebert (left) emerged from a what's-next-in-life crossroads by deciding to take over the role of crew chief formerly held by his dad Russ (right).

Click to read the interview with Dan.

 

 

 

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Joey Hallstrom's Oct. 5, 2013 Ride Report

(10/6/2012)

2012-13 Arctic Cat October Shakedown Ride

"It feels so good to get on a sled again."

-Joey Hallstrom, Arctic Cat Product Manager

Click to read Joey's report from a 60-mile ride with Arctic Cat's Roger Skime and Don Fugelseth.

 

 

 

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The Day After: Roger Skime Makes Tracks in October Snow

(10/5/2012)

Arctic Cat's Roger Skime makes his first tracks of the season

One day after an October storm dumped snow on Thief River Falls, Arctic Cat legend Roger Skime did EXACTLY what he's done after every first-snow since 1962: Make tracks!

Click to see two pix.

 

 

 

 

 

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Holy Crapeth! A Great Arctic Cat TV Commercial from 2007

(10/5/2012)

I love this TV commercial from the 2007 for two reasons.

One, it delivered the outstanding line, "Holy Crapeth!"

And two, there's a little-known fact that test rider Aaron Scheele nearly demolished the film set because of my stupid suggestion. If you're interested to learn more, click to read the details.

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October Blizzard at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls!

(10/4/2012)

October snow at Arctic Cat in TRF

An October Hometown Blizzard in Thief River Falls!

Five inches of snow already on the ground and upwards of another five still to come.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

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An Arctic Cat Picture That Makes You Say "Hmmm..."

(10/4/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 ProCross Race Chassis

Sometimes I see photos that make me say, "Hmmm...."

This is one of them.

Click for (a little) more info.

 

 

 

 

 

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Logan Christian Talks About Testing the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro Racer

(10/2/2012)

Arctic Cat/Christian Bros. Racing pro Logan Christian

Each spring a handful of Arctic Cat engineers and Team Arctic racers test and evaluate parts and ideas being considered for the next-generation Sno Pro race sled.

Logan Christian is one of those racers.

Here’s what the Christian Bros. Racing pilot had to say about the experience, along with a little teaser about we will see on the 2013 Sno Pro.

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Babying my Baby (er, I mean my Snowmobile)

(9/28/2012)

Dirt riding with my snowmobile

For as long as I’ve been snowmobiling, I’ve babied my snowmobiles.

Unlike the guy who blasts across a road, his track spinning a thousand rpm with sparks shooting out the back.

Click to read.

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Truth! An Arctic Cat TV Commercial About Snowmobilers

(9/26/2012)

For the majority of my adult life, I've spent more money on my snowmobile(s) than I have my automobile(s). Which is why this awesome commercial hits home with me.

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Jeff Jaquish & His 10.30-sec./120-mph Arctic Cat F800 Winner

(9/25/2012)

Team Arctic Cat asphalt racer Jeff Jaquish and crewThis past weekend Team Arctic's Jeff Jaquish piloted his 2013 Arctic Cat F800 ProCross to an asphalt win in Martin, Mich.

Click to read what he has to say about the win and his Arctic Cat F800 race sled.

 

 

 

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Lindbeck Racing Finishes the 2012 Watercross Season on Top

(9/24/2012)

Team Arctic Cat racer Dale Lindbeck wins 2012 IWA Championship

ArcticInsider's favorite watercrosser finished the 2012 IWA season with a win and championship title!

Click to read the short recap from Dale Lindbeck himself.

 

 

 

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Random Photos & Commentary 9-21-12

(9/21/2012)

SnoBear snowmobile

It's Friday, Sept. 21 of 2012.

How about some Arctic Cat randomness to enjoy the day?

Click to see.

 

 

 

 

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The Arctic Cat Display Building of 1971-1973

(9/20/2012)

Arctic Cat Display Building from 1971

Once upon a time Arctic Cat had a display building in Thief River Falls, full of snowmobiles, mini bikes, boats and other cool products.

Here is documentation of that time, along with my hope that such a time might one day return.

Click to read.

 

 

 

 

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Enter to Win: Speedwerx & SledHead 24/7 Sled X Contest

(9/19/2012)

Speedwerx and SledHead 24/7 have partnered in the latest rendition of Sled X, a sweet contest in which one lucky winner will get their Arctic Cat snowmobile tricked-out by Speedwerx.

Hurry, the deadline is Oct. 1.

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