One of the people responsible for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration (and countless other events) talks about what to expect for next week, how it will be different from Cat Fest, and tells a good story about Roger Skime.
Click to read the interview Mr.-Many-Hats, Gary Nelson.
Two collections you'll get to see at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration are those of Ken & Becky Kranz, and of Wayne & Cindy Kuster.
Click to see some pix.
Instead of Brian Nelson standing by this rideable replica of his 1978 El Tigre Cross-Country I-500 winner, it could be YOU.
Nelson just completed this outstanding build and donated it to a special Snowmobile Hall of Fame raffle.
Click to read more.
Remember the stunning battle between Team Arctic’s P.J. Wanderscheid and Ski-Doo’s Gary Moyle at the 2011 Eagle River World’s Championship?
If it’s repeated at the upcoming World’s Championship, it will be two Arctic Cat racers battling for the win.
Yep, Moyle's back on Cat!
Plus he and P.J. will team together for a run at the Soo 500 enduro.
Click to read more.
Boss Cat I, II and III are among the three most iconic snowmobiles in Arctic Cat history. Thanks to the considerable effort (and expense) of the Warning family, all three will be together at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary.
Click to see/read more.
If you're planning on firing up a heater or two at the 50th, I suggest you do so with an appropriate flame source.
Click to see a few options.
(Thanks to Tom Rowland and Tom Ische for letting me shoot pix of their stuff.)
Arctic Cat has been busy creating a special 50th Anniversary DVD in time for the party, interviewing key people from the past 50 years.
The documentary-like DVD will include archival race footage and images, a look inside the Arctic Cat factory and great stories from people like the legend shown here.
Click to see some of the people whose stories will color the DVD, and perhaps win a sweet decal pack.
Jeff Johnson and his family have an amazing collection of Arctic Cat machines -- some of which will be on display at the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration -- and an amazing shop that they're displayed in.
Click to see a couple.
I'm not sure what I love more: The utterly cool style of the Arctic Cat minibikes, or that one of the model names was Ramrod.
They HAD to have laughed (a lot) about that one while sipping cocktails at the Legion after-hours, circa 1972.
Click to see/read more.
With a few clicks, you can help this famous snocrosser win the 2011 Best Male Action Sport ESPY Award.
Click to read how.
Wherever you live and whatever flag you salute, here's to your independence!
(And if you're like me, be safe when you drive to a neighboring state to purchase the good fireworks.)
Arctic Cat has releases information on SOME of its 2012 Prowlers and ATVs.
Unfortunately, no word yet on the stunning new Wildcat shown here.
Click to read.
Been on a fishing trip of sorts the past few months, compiling and writing the 50 Years of the Cat book. Which is why I haven't been posting as often as I'd like.
Thanks for bearing with me. I'll be back to "normal" in a week's time.
Oh, and by the way. It's been a great fishing trip. Caught a lot of nice fish, which I'll be sharing with you shortly.
Vintage snowmobile collector Jerry McGee is going to pare down the size of his amazing collection, and he’s starting with his Arctic Cats.
If you were looking to land some of the most-rare and classic race sleds in Arctic Cat history, now’s your chance.
Click to see the list of amazing sleds (and start brainstorming reasons to tell your wife/other why you must "dip" into the savings account).
I've been very late (and very lame) about putting in a plug for this season's IWA watercross races.
Already two races into the season and one of my all-time favorite Team Arctic racers -- Dale Lindbeck -- has notched the big "W."
Does W mean "wipeout" or "win?"
Arctic Cat just released more updates on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 29-30.
Make the jump to read them.
There's something about decals and patches that has always fascinated me (and amped-up my enthusiasm).
Click to see some cool examples.
CLICK HERE for a jump to a great sledRacer.com interview with Logan Christian of Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racing.
"Anyone can learn extreme snowmobiling when the right steps are taken."
Yep... really (at least according to THIS EXCELLENT STORY.)
Once again, the internets are living up to their reputation as a fine news institution.
Based on what I'm hearing from people who are going to Arctic Cat's 50th Anniversary party, there are going to be hundreds of drop-dead-gorgeous Arctic Cat machines on display, like this 1971 634 Puma Mod from the Ische family collection.
Click to see a few more beauties.