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Grass Cat: Cal Talks el tigre

(10/24/2010)

A few laps around the yard on the '81 Arctic Cat el tigre 5000 was enough for my son, Cal, to give some good feedback about the additional tuning that needs to be done.

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Blair Morgan Video Interview

(10/23/2010)

Blair Morgan on Team Arctic in West Yellowstone, 1998

There's a nice video interview with former Team Arctic snocross legend, Blair Morgan.

Click to watch it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Future Collectible Arctic Cats: Part One

(10/20/2010)

1993 Arctic Cat ZR440

Which sleds from the recent past will be highly collectible/prized 10-30 years from now?

Click to read Part One of the story.

 

 

 

 

 

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Darth Vader Knows How to Clean Windows

(10/18/2010)

The Dark Lord definitely knows how to clean.

A fan of this site sent this short video of Darth.

Anyone else want (or already have) an ArcticInsider decal for a similar promotional purpose (or just to have)? Sign up as a forum member and send me a PM.

And may the force be with you.

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Unleashed: 2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600

(10/16/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 Race Sled

Arctic Cat just released the info and specs on the 2011 Sno Pro 600 SX and XC models.

Besides the usual durability refinemens that happen every season, the big news for '11 is a new track for the snocross model, a reprisal of the clear fuel tanks, and some shock recalibration.

Click to read the full release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joni's Team Arctic Scandinavian Dispatch

(10/14/2010)

Team Arctic Cat's rising stars from Scandinavia

Our awesome Scandinavian correspondent, Joni Launonen, sent ArcticInsider a dispatch about some new, big additions to Team Arctic.

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What Do Vikings Cheerleaders Know, Anyway!?

(10/12/2010)

I want to thank everyone who checks out this Website. It's been a HUGELY satisfying. I just wish beautiful NFL cheerleaders knew more about it.

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Action Graphics Could Sponsor YOU!

(10/11/2010)

Uncle Gary wants you

Gary at Action Graphics recently notified me that he's looking for a few good racers to sponsor.

I know Gary, thus I know he's looking to give away the store.

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Sauve's Sled Farm

(10/10/2010)

Sauve's Arctic Cat collection

While on my recent trip to TRF, I got to check out a fraction of the sleds, parts and stuff of longtime Arctic Cat collector/seller, Gene Sauve.

Pretty amazing stuff.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat TRF Times: October Edition

(10/10/2010)

One Millionth Arctic Cat in lobbyI'm back from a few days at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls. As usual, there's always fun stuff and great people to see.

See for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why So Few Wild Custom Sleds?

(10/5/2010)

Green like an Arctic Cat

Will future Arctic Cat snowmobiles look anything like this?

Will wild, custom sleds become popular like their motorcycle counterparts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Nelson is Getting Ready for the I-500

(10/4/2010)

Arctic Cat racing legend Brian NelsonTeam Arctic racing legend Brian Nelson is back at it. Literally.

He's race-prepping three 1979 Arctic Cat el tigre Cross-Country Cats for the vintage class in upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

I spent a day in his race shop. Click to see the pix.

 

 

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Vingtage Goes Big at the 2011 I-500 XC

(10/1/2010)

Leafers at the I-500 cross-country

The vintage class for the 2011 USCC I-500 cross-country looks like it's going to be HUGE, with some very familiar (and famous) names.

Click to read the release from USCC.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cats at the Eagle River SHOF

(9/29/2010)

Arctic Cat Sno Pro and Z racers

Team Arctic snocross racer and Arctic Cat fanatic John Zanon of Norway, Mich., sent us these photos from the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Hall of Fame, where a cadre of famous names were recently inducted.

Check out the sleds on display.

 

 

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All-Arctic Cat Vintage Show at Country Cat

(9/29/2010)

Arctic Cat Show at Country Cat

In conjunction with their open house, Country Cat in Sauke Center, Minn., is hosting an all-Arctic Cat vintage show on Sat., Oct. 2, from 8 a.m - 3 p.m.

Check it out.

 

 

 

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147-MPH in the Quarter-Mile

(9/27/2010)

Team Arctic Cat speedmen

Yet another quarter-mile speed record for Billy Howard, Glenn Hall and the D&D crew:

147 mph with a 8.57-second ET!

Click to see the video.

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes the Better Question is "Why Not?"

(9/25/2010)

John Deere Something

Sometimes the better question is, "Why Not?"

Definitely the case with this project of passion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Allure of Night Rides

(9/25/2010)

Night eyes

Of all the riding I've experienced in my many, many years of snomwobiling, two of my favorites are nighttime and being lost.

Read why.

 

 

 

 

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An "Ouch" Moment from the I-500

(9/22/2010)

This brief moment, from what appears to be the 2000 I-500 cross-country, illustrates the importance of paying attention to the double-down arrows. And to ALWAYS throttle-back when you see someone pointing a camera at you.

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Team Arctic Crushes Haydays & More

(9/22/2010)

Arctic Cat racers owned Haydays

Arctic Cat had a pretty amazing Haydays grass drag performance... on the same weekend that Billy Howard set a new speed record for a stock sled.

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