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John Anderson's Arctic Cat ZR "Sleeper"

(9/8/2011)

The next time a 1996 Arctic Cat ZR580 goes past you at 100mph with the skis dangling in the air, consider that it might be John Anderson's sweet custom (and a bit more than 580cc).

Click for more info on this beastly ego-destroyer.

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A Tasty Teaser on the New Arctic Cat Wildcat

(9/7/2011)

Yep, this makes me want to peg it through some whoops on a new Wildcat.

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What Sled Will Arctic Cat Unveil at Hay Days?

(9/6/2011)

Yet-unnamed new-for-2012 Arctic Cat

I just received an invitation to a new-for-2012 Arctic Cat snowmobile unveiling at Hay Days this coming weekend.

Hmmm... I wonder what new sled Arctic Cat will pull the wraps off?

Any suggestions?

 

 

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Cheers to You This Labor Day Weekend

(9/1/2011)

First 1975 Arctic Cat rolls off the assembly line

 

Cheers to everyone observing Labor Day weekend.

After this weekend, Summer is over (in my view, at least).

 

 

 

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Shock Tuning by FOX at Hay Days

(8/30/2011)

Obligatory promo shot of Tucker Hibbert just for effect.

Do you need your FOX shocks serviced (or looking to upgrade your Floats to EVOLs) and you're going to Hay Days?

Bring your shocks and they'll do the service there, while you wait.

Getting your shocks tuned by the pros (at very reasonable prices, I'm told) WAY before the riding season seems like a good idea to me.

Here's the press release from FOX:

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What Treasures Might Surface?

(8/30/2011)

Prototype Single-Ski Arctic Cat

I believe there are still many more machines tucked away in barns, shops and garages.

And I believe that time will eventually shake loose their roots, enabling them to surface.

Question is, what machines?

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Speedwerx 2012 New Product Vids

(8/29/2011)

Until YouTube cracks the juggernaut of streaming smell, we'll have to settle for video and sound of some new 2012 Speedwerx products.

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Kirk Hibbert's End-of-Summer Time-Warp

(8/26/2011)

Team Tigershark's Kirk Hibbert

The last weekend of September often sees Arctic Cat people the world-over enjoying the final fleeting glimmers of summer.

Some are going to the Outlaw Grass Drags/Swap Meet in Princeton, Minn., some are just chillin' with friends while others are buying new jeans and shoes for school.

Meanwhile, Team Arctic's Kirk Hibbert is enjoying a day on the river, riding his Tigershark, hanging-out with Joey and wondering who the heck is chasing him on WetBikes.

Click for the end-of-summer time warp.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Factory Tour

(8/24/2011)

Check out the cool video tour of the Arctic Cat production factory in TRF.

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Glad Arctic Cat Went Fish'n

(8/23/2011)

Arctic Cat had a fishing trip in 1982-83. I’m glad that Arctic Cat went fish'n for a couple years, because it ultimately led the company to where it is today.

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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Party in 10 Minutes

(8/19/2011)

If you weren't able to attend Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary Party, this sweet 10-minute video gives a brief look at what went down.

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New Arctic Cat Products for August '11

(8/19/2011)

Arctic Cat Telescoping Steering Post

Each month a tall schmoozer from Arctic Cat sends the media hacks like myself a pack of press releases about products they hope we'll feature on printed or electronic pages.

Since their ad dollars help me to keep the lights on this place, I dutifully comply. Especially when I'm involved with some of the products.

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Smokin' (and Snowmobilin') Joe Frazier

(8/16/2011)

Arctic Cat and Smokin' Joe Frazier

I wonder if 1970 World Heavyweight Boxing champ Smokin' Joe Frazier is still a big fan of snowmobiling?

Click to see a few pix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speedwerx Turbo Makeover Contest

(8/15/2011)

Speedwerx contest

Want a chance to win a complete sled make-over by Speedwerx, then be featured on SledHead 24/7 television riding your reworked rocket?

All you need is a 2012 XF or F1100 Turbo, and attend Haydays.

Oh, and you have to click HERE to enter (prior to Sept. 2) for free.

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Winnipeg-to-St. Paul... Fun Ride?

(8/15/2011)

1978 I-500 winner Brian Nelson on his Arctic Cat

I've had a couple of conversations recently with people who are kicking around the idea of riding (just for fun) the famed Winnipeg-to-St. Paul race route.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

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Cat Girl Returns!?

(8/9/2011)

Arctic Cat Cat Girl

One of the more popular attractions at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary was the return of Cat Girl.

Click to see a few pics.

 

 

 

 

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Speedwerx Turbo ECU Re-map = 240 hp on Pump Gas

(8/8/2011)

Speedwerx ECU remap for Arctic Cat Turbos

For Arctic Cat Turbo owners not satisfied with a measly 170 hp, Speedwerx has a $400 ECU re-mapping kit that will allow for 240 hp on pump gas.

Click to read some info about their offerings.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Prototype Engine Display

(8/5/2011)

prototype laydown engine

Of the many interesting displays at the Arctic Cat 50th celebration, one that kept catching my eye was the prototype engine display produced by the engineering department.

Click to see and read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat 50th Recap: People, Products & Passion

(8/1/2011)

Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary

The Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration was even better than I'd hoped for.

Click to see some pix and read one man's thoughts.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Wildcats Roll Into the 50th

(7/30/2011)

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i

 

Guess what wicked vehicles rolled into the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration today?

Yep, it was the first public viewing of the 2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i.

Click to see pix.

 

 

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