Don’t make the wrong turn here and end up in Zerkel.
And don’t stop here with your cell-phone camera, hoping to capture a shot of of some test riders on prototype Arctic Cats.
Instead, go until you see this tower. This is “home” to Arctic Cat fans for this weekend.
Yep, Cat’s only this weekend.
LOTS of Cats. More than I’ve ever seen, especially when you consider the historical factor. Mind boggling the number of machines here.
Mmmmm, eye candy.
Dick Krogstad with his 1966 Panther, one of just 21 produced.
1972 Whisker minibike in a box? Yep.
An Arctic Cat dealership from 1973?
Ole Tweet (r) talking with Wayne Kuster about this rare Kitten.
Joey claims the hand in this classic shot is his. The grin on his face suggests he’s being truthful.
Remember the 1100cc Thundercat Triple? Me neither. But Cat was considering it back in 2000 when it built this prototype engine, one of several amazing engines on display.
More minibikes and a Wet Bike
Henry Briscoe, a big collector from New York, is here. No sleds on this trip, just catching up with old friends and enjoying the gift of life. Henry is awesome!
Factory tours were popular today, and will be on Friday as well.
The Arctic Cat store at the fairgrounds is full of sweet stuff just for the 50th. Get there early, because I’m buying enough goodies that they might run out.
Dave Guenther (l) and Greg Harris, looking tough by the ATV test track. Going to be lots of test-rides over the weekend.
Speaking of test rides…looks like this House Cat is taking a ride on Ken Kranz’s King Kat. Ken and Becky brought an Arcticwear clothing collection that is insane. I’ll post pix of it tomorrow.
Gotta go now, lots more pix to shoot. See y’all tomorrow and Saturday.