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(12/20/2010)

Rider: Brian Nelson

Machine: 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Location: North of Brooten, Minn.

Conditions: Lots of snow, good chop/rough for testing the sleds and our backs.

Miles: 103

Fun-Factor: 10

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Cool Cat-Family Story on Vintagesleds.com

(12/16/2010)

From vintagesleds.com

CLICK HERE to read a cool story posted on Vintagesleds.com about the ties that bind us together, and to our brand.

 

 

 

 

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Random Photos, December Edition

(12/15/2010)

Arctic Cat's Nathan Blomker and Jack Nelson

Here are some random photos from my archives. In no particular order, of no particular signifigance, but posted for your (and my) viewing pleasure.

Click to see them.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat's Season's Greetings

(12/14/2010)

Arctic Cat's greetings for the season

Arctic Cat has created a video greeting for the Holiday season.

Click HERE to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow Depth Dec. 14, 2010

(12/14/2010)

Snow depth 12.14.10

Here's the North American snow depth map for Dec. 14, 2010. Looking good.

Click for a larger image, and for for the NOHRSC link.

 

 

 

 

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ERX Grassroots Snocross Begins

(12/14/2010)

Two racing for the price of one!

Fun. Cheap. Entertaining. New and vintage. Lots of track time. Family atmosphere.

Just some of the words to describe the ERX Grassroots Snocross Series, which begins this Thursday in Elk River, Minn.

Click to read more.

 

 

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Team Arctic Wins Eight of 12 at Fargo Snocross

(12/14/2010)

Factory Arctic Cat Semi Pro, Cody Thomsen, won one Semi Pro class at Fargo

Team Arctic put on a clinic at the ISOC National snocross in Fargo, ND, winning eight of 12 classes.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Nelson Rides his '79 Cross-Country

(12/11/2010)

Brian Nelson and I put 55 miles on two of his three '79 Arctic Cat el tigre Cross-Country sleds, pounding the ditches near his shop in Spicer, Minn.

Two things: Brian still FLIES, and so does the '79 CC tiger. I wish I had video of 15-minute portion of this ride, during which we were seriously raging at race-pace. Alas... the best moments ALWAYS happen when the camera can't be rolling.

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Rally-Reids "Baja" Racing in the Ukraine

(12/9/2010)

Check out this cool video of the last stage of the 2010 Rally-Reids Baja race in the Ukraine.

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Aaron Scheele's I-500 el tigre

(12/9/2010)

Aaron and his "emerging" Arctic Cat el tigre racer

Another Team Arctic racing legend has been busy building a vintage el tigre for the upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

Click to see the beginnings of Aaron Scheele's sled, and what's going on inside his shop.

 

 

 

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A Quick December Trip to Arctic Cat

(12/7/2010)

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls

I was at Arctic Cat a few days ago, doing some research and gathering info for some stories I'm working on.

Here's a few pix that I can share with you.

 

 

 

 

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Which 800 is King, Which is Jester?

(12/6/2010)

The Arctic Cat 800 H.O. engine

DynoTech Research tested the three 2010 800-class engines at their independent facility.

Click to see who's king, and who's Jester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Dimmerman's "Thunderstruck"

(12/4/2010)

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple Thunderstruck

The ol’ black magic has been stirred once again inside of Jim Dimmerman.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Copy-Cat Rear Suspension from Ski-Doo

(11/30/2010)

Ski-Doo's VERY familiar looking rear suspension

The front arm of this rear suspension is a nice copy of the Arctic Cat Slide Action design.

What makes this even more interesting, is that this suspension is from the new 2011 Ski-Doo race sled.

Click to read a little bit more.

 

 

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Snow Goer "Builds" their Sno Pro 500 at Arctic Cat

(11/30/2010)

Check out this video of Snow Goer magazine editor Andy Swanson, who spent a day assembling a 2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 at the factory in Thief River Falls.

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Duluth Snocross Photo Essay

(11/30/2010)

Johan Lidman raced the Sportech/Arctic Cat to 4th in Open

Click to check out some Team Arctic pix from the ISOC Duluth Spirit National.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pro Open Starts at Duluth Snocross

(11/29/2010)

There is NOTHING like the sight and sound of Pro Open sleds ripping up the starting line at the snocross season opener in Duluth, Minn.

Here are a few short segments of practice, and the real thing, including one of Dan Ebert, a couple of Johan Lidman, a couple heat races and the Pro Open final.

Enjoy.

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Short Recap of Sunday's Duluth Snocross

(11/28/2010)

Tucker Hibbert went two-for-two on the weekendHow's this for a short recap of Sunday's race action at the Duluth Spirit National:

Tucker Hibbert won Pro Open

Cody Thomsen just missed his second win of the weekend.

And Johan Lidman showed he's the real deal.

Click to see a few pix.

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Saturday Snocross at Duluth

(11/28/2010)

Tucker Hibbert and Roger Skime had a lot to smile about

Team Arctic was on top of things at Duluth on Saturday.

Click to read a very short recap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tested!: The New Hibbert-Brand Merchandise

(11/26/2010)

Tucker Hibbert Gear

After a few weeks testing the new Hibbert-brand merchandise, the Sandberg family has a few choice words for anyone considering this stuff.

Click to read.

 

 

 

 

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