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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.

Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

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New Products from Arctic Cat

(9/22/2010)

Arctic Cat Sno Cross Suit

Every month throughout the season, Arctic Cat sends out press releases on new products of theirs that riders are interested in.

Click the header to see what new stuff is available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New EVOL Upgrade Kit for FOX Float shocks

(9/17/2010)

FOX EVOL Upgrade Kit

I saw a lot of cool stuff at Haydays, including this sweet, $350 FOX EVOL upgrade kit that's seems aimed at Sno Pro-package Arctic Cats.

Click to learn about it.

 

 

 

 

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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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