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Feb. 20 Blizzard Brought to You By...


2/21/2011 11:22:00 AM

After last week's gut-wrenching thaw that left snowmobilers in a puddle of angst, Mother Nature rebounded with a 14-in. snowfall where I live in South-Central Minnesota.

This storm was brought to you by...

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Arctic Cat's 2012 Teaser Video


2/20/2011 1:03:00 PM

Arctic Cat teaser video

Arctic Cat released THIS "teaser" video about their 2012 model line.

(You gotta click on the link because it's not hosted on YouTube).

And is it just me, or are they taking a pot-shot at this site and the people who have captured some pix?

 

 

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Random Photos, February Edition


2/17/2011 9:37:00 PM

Arctic Cat Babe

It's that time of the month. I've got a mess of random pix that I think are interesting, many of which have a certain "dated" quality to them.

Click to see them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat's Tribute to Edgar


2/16/2011 2:50:00 PM

Edgar Hetteen, founder of Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat created this news release tribute to Edgar Hetteen.

Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mid-Season Momentum Continues for Team Arctic


2/15/2011 9:13:00 AM

D.J. Ekre kept Arctic Cat on top of USCC

Team Arctic enjoyed another big-win weekend in USCC and ISOC.

Click to read the official press release.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rest In Peace, Edgar Hetteen


2/13/2011 7:37:00 PM

Edgar Hetteen, founder of Arctic Cat

Edgar Hetteen, co-founder of Polaris and founder of Arctic Cat, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12. He was 90 years old.

Words can barely contain impact that Edgar made on the sport of snowmobiling.

He is gone, but he will never be forgotten.

UPDATED with funeral information.

 

 

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Feb. '11 Trip to Arctic Cat


2/13/2011 4:20:00 PM

Arctic Cat in February

I made a quick trip to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls last week.

Click to see some pix, including a 2012 Arctic Cat!

 

 

 

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Brad Helwig's Ultra-Skinny Firecat


2/11/2011 11:05:00 AM

Brad Helwig's custom "extra-skinny" Arctic Cat Firecat

Check out this sweet custom "extra-skinny" Arctic Cat Firecat, built by Irondogger Brad Helwig.

Special thanks to Micah Huss for sending the photos and info!

Click to see 'em.

 

 

 

 

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Letter (Never Sent) to Pat Mach


2/10/2011 10:43:00 AM

Pat Mach

Here's a letter I wish I would have sent to Pat Mach before he died in a snowmobile accident last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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32-Win Weekend for Team Arctic


2/7/2011 6:55:00 PM

Cody Thomsen, Arctic Cat Factory, won again. Photo by Wayne Davis

32 Wins in one weekend...nice job Team Arctic racers and crew!

Click to read the Arctic Cat press release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pat Mach Passes Away


2/5/2011 8:02:00 AM

Pat Mach

This is news as painful to write as it is for me to think about:

Pat Mach – husband, father, snowmobiler and President of the USCC cross-country race circuit – died yesterday as the result of a snowmobile accident.

I received the news this morning. What I’ve written above, is all I know at this point.

And before I can begin to fathom what this means on a widespread level, all I can do right now is pray for his wife Lisa and his son Adam.

 

 

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Snowmobiling Documentary from Public Television


2/4/2011 7:14:00 AM

Arctic Cat Model 100

Here's an excellent Public Television documentary about the origins of snowmobiling, with an emphasis on Minnesota, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo.

Click Here to watch Part 1 (roughly 27 minutes).

Click Here to watch Part 2 (26 minutes).

 

 

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Snow Depth Feb. 2, 2011


2/2/2011 10:04:00 AM

Snow Depth 2.2.11

That's one heckuva storm that hit 2,000 miles of North America.

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

 

 

 

 

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Discovered: Classic Arctic Cat Films


2/2/2011 9:34:00 AM

Classic Arctic Cat commercials and movies

Check out what I recently uncovered.

Anyone have a projector?

Click to see a couple more pix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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X Games Bronze for Cory Davis & the CBR Team


2/2/2011 7:01:00 AM

Cory Davis gets Bronze in Speed & Style

The Christian Bros. Racing team had a solid performance at X Games, with Cory Davis nailing a bronze medal in Speed & Style.

Click to read the team's press release.

(All Photos by Wayne Davis)

 

 

 

 

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Hibbert Wins Sixth X Games Gold


1/31/2011 5:42:00 PM

Hibbert at X Games by John Hanson

That's FIVE Gold Medals in a row (and six total) in 12 years of X Games racing for Tucker Hibbert!

Amazing.

What's the likelihood he'll win six more gold medals?

Click to read the Team Arctic press release.

 

 

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Spy Photo of the 2012 Arctic Cats?


1/31/2011 2:58:00 PM

Prototype Arctic Cat?

Well, this site and others have been buzzing about the captured image here, of what appears to be a prototype sled.

Click to see it, and read a few thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recap: Project Vintage I-500


1/28/2011 10:11:00 AM

Vintage I-500 weekend for Arctic Cat

The first-ever Vintage I-500 project is complete, culminating in the actual race last weekend.

Click to see some pix of our weekend.

(Most photos from Jim Urquhart at sledRacer.com. Thanks Jim!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drunk Caddie Riding a Snowmobile?


1/27/2011 3:41:00 PM

Drunk Snowmobiler

I'm not sure what THIS STORY says about Tyler Bryan, or about (some) snowmobilers.

Personally, I'm picturing him leaning off the side of the cab, pretending he's railing through a long, sweeping left-hander.

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with 4-Time Champ P.J. Wanderscheid


1/27/2011 9:27:00 AM

P.J. Wanderscheid: 4-time World Champ Arctic Cat racer

What was it like to win an unprecedented fourth Eagle River World’s Championship?

Click to read Team Arctic Champion P.J. Wanderscheid’s answer (and more).

 

 

 

 

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