Arriving at dealerships at the end of this month, the first feature product from August is project that’s near and dear to my heart: the new “50 Years of the Cat” book.
A pictorial journey through 50 dramatic years, this baby highlights both the human and vehicle history of Arctic Cat. The collectors-quality, 160-page hardcover book is loaded with more than 400 photos, many of which are published here for the first time ever. Chapters cover everything from racing legends and the greatest snowmobiles, to never-before-seen prototypes and innovative ideas that have shaped the sport, with emphasis on the people who built and ride Arctic Cat. MSRP is $24.95 U.S./$29.95 Canada.
Buy one for yourself and 10 for friends, then maybe I’ll get to write another book for Arctic Cat in the future!
Everyone who’s seen this 90-minute DVD will confirm it’s loaded with some classic race and company footage, great interviews from people who have lived Arctic Cat, and a particular story told by Roger Skime about the demise of Arctic Enterprises that brings tears to your eyes. Seriously, even my 10-year old son cried.
Combining the classic footage with photographs and current interviews from legendary racers, employees and industry personalities, the style of this DVD reminds me of the Ken Burns-like documentaries.
From the glorious highs of snowmobiling in the early 1970s to the grave lows of Arctic Enterprises shutting its doors followed by the stunning rebirth of the brand, “50 Years of Arctic Cat” tells the captivating story of an iconic company and the people who made it. MSRP is $24.95 U.S./$29.95 Canada.
(This is another item that, if you buy an extra for a gift, chances are we’ll get to see more of these kinds of products in the future! Plus, it really would be a great gift. Okay, enough of the strong-arm selling tactics from me.)
I have a feeling this item is going to be popular on a whole bunch of new and recent-model Cats.
Add simple and instant height adjustment to most recent Arctic Cat snowmobiles with the new Telescopic Steering Post. Using the simple hand-operated locking collar, riders can quickly adjust the handlebar height within a 4-in. range with 12 positions in 3/8-in. increments, adding instant versatility when transitioning between trails and boon-docking. Available for 2012 F800, XF800, M800 and 2009-’11 standard M Series and Crossfire models. MSRP is $229.95 U.S./$265.95 Canada.
Stand old-man winter on his head with the all-new Catgirl Glam Coat. The boldly-feminine style and color is backed up with warm, super-soft 200-gram Thinsulate Insulation wrapped in a soft, smooth nylon shell. The easily-removable hood creates two unique looks, while the longer coat style is perfect for riding and relaxing. A convenient MP3 player pocket with tangle-free neck cord system lets you listen to music with ease. Available in S – 2XL sizes. The MSRP is $189.95 U.S./$219.95 Canada.
(I also have a feeling my Cat Girl will be getting one of these for Christmas.)