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Why is Jim Dimmerman Smiling?

(9/16/2010)

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple

Why does 1984 World Champion and Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman have such a huge, sheet-eating grin on his face?

Answer: Look closely at the engine that's stuffed into his 1979 Arctic Cat el tigre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Haydays 2010: What You Might Have Missed

(9/13/2010)

A short wait in traffic

Didn't make it to Haydays 2010 (either because you didn't go or weren't willing to wait in traffic for a couple minutes...)?

Here's some of what you would have seen, had you arrived.

 

 

 

 

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Hibbert to Race Full Season

(9/10/2010)

Vintage Team Arctic Racer Tucker Hibbert

The big announcement from Arctic Cat at Haydays had to do with some strange-dressing racer named Tucker Hibbert.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where to Place the New Batch of AI Decals?

(9/10/2010)

A big box of arcticinsider decals

A whole new batch ArcticInsider decals just arrived, via Gary at Action Graphics. They're sweet!

For some ideas on where they might show up, click the header and watch the short video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What's the Big Haydays Announcement?

(9/8/2010)

Haydays Invite

 

Looks like somthing's going to go down in the Arctic Cat booth at Haydays.

Click to read some possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video of the 1 Millionth Arctic Cat

(9/7/2010)

Here's a cool, short video of the 1 Millionth Arctic Cat sled being built.

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From Sweden to Haydays

(9/6/2010)

L-to-R: Team Arctic Swedish Draggers Patrik Löfdahl, Henrik Nordenskiöld and Mats Lager

Beginning today, three passionate snowmobilers from Sweden will experience a whirlwind adventure in Minnesota in order to race an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 this coming weekend at the Haydays Grass Drags in North Branch, Minn.

Click to read their short story, in their own words.

 

 

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1 Millionth Arctic Cat Snowmobile

(8/27/2010)

1 Millionth Arctic CatOn Thurs., Aug. 26 in Thief River Falls, the 1 Millionth Arctic Cat snowmobile rolled off the assembly line since Arctco returned to business in 1983.

It was a great reason to celebrate.

 

 

 

 

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Got the I-500 XC on My Mind Today

(8/25/2010)

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert winning the I-500

For some reason, I've got I-500 on the brain today.

So, here are a few pix from last year's race.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Time

(8/24/2010)

 

It's the back-to-school time of year.

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Why the Smoke During Start-Up?

(8/21/2010)

Is this what they mean by 2-Stroke, Cold-Smoke?

Q: When I fire up my 2010 F8 in the morning, it seems VERY rich and smokes heavily. It never fouls a plug. And once it is warmed up and "cleaned out,” it runs fine.

What’s up… is this is the way it’s supposed to be?

A: Click to read

 

 

 

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Swap Season Begins... Get Ready to WOBLE

(8/20/2010)

Two beauties from HaydaysFor those of you planning to WOBLE, the swap meet season is about to commence in earnest.

Click for inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

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Engine Speculation: What Does "Some" Mean?

(8/16/2010)

Arctic Cat Engine production in St. Cloud

Chris Twomey: We will transition fully away from Suzuki in the 2014 model year and we will make some of our own engines in St. Cloud in that year.”

Stock Analyst: There will be other engines outsourced elsewhere?

Chris Twomey: (There) could be, yes.

 

 

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Arctic Cat Builds on the In-Sourcing Trend

(8/9/2010)

Arctic Cat's St. Cloud Engine Production

While it may be bucking a larger trend, Arctic Cat's decision to in-source future snowmobile engine production appears to echo the decisions of some other big companies.

Here's an interesting story about it in the Star Tribune.

 

 

 

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More New 2011 Prowler & ATVs

(8/6/2010)

2011 Arctic Cat 1000 LTD

Arctic Cat just released a new batch of 2011 Prowlers and ATVs.

Here's the skinny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RZ... ZRX...Sno Pro... What New Model Name?

(8/3/2010)

New model Arctic Cat Snowmobile?

How does "ZRX" sound as a new snowmobile model name?

 

 

 

 

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Watch the Soo 500 on SPEED Wed. Aug. 4

(8/2/2010)

Cadarette Racing Celebrates Soo 500 Win for Arctic CatLast winter, Cadarette Racing's Troy Dewald and Jeff Leuenberger piloted an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 to a historic win in the 42nd Annual Soo International 500 enduro.

Speed Channel will air the story on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

 

 

 

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Q&A with Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

(7/29/2010)

Team Arctic's Terrain Racing Pro, Dan Ebert

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert had a stunning debut as a Pro racer last season, taking a handful of podium positions in ISOC snocross and his first  “career cornerstone”: a win at the coveted USCC I-500 cross-country.

I talked with the 22-year old from Lake Shore, Minnesota, about it. Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Reports 1st Qtr 2011 Results

(7/29/2010)

Is George smiling on Arctic Cat?

Less loss than normal for 1st Qtr, which is good.

Ditto for reduced inventory (at Cat and dealers), increased ATV market share and no debt.

Click to read the financial release.

 

 

 

 

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Why Tracks Failed During the I-500

(7/27/2010)

The heartbreaking sight of a contender loaded into the back of a pickup.

At the 2010 USCC I-500, a handful of top Team Arctic racers were “taken out” of the race due to track failure.

I talked with Rod Foss, Arctic Cat engineer who oversees track development, to learn what happened to these tracks.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

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