If the past is the best predictor of the future, then Arctic Cat will use this weekend’s SnoBaron’s Hay Days to unveil something.
Beginning with the original 1993 ZR (photo above) and continuing with many, many snowmobiles, Arctic Cat has chosen this massive gathering of sledders to be the first to see, sit and salivate over a just-in-time-for-winter new model.
In addition to the ’93 ZRs, I distinctly remember the Blair Morgan Edition ZR 600 (above), the original Tucker Hibbert Edition F800 and last year’s M6000 Sno Pro.
And of course multiple race sleds over the years.
Usually it’s a new snowmobile, however, they’ve also unveiled events (Hometown Tour as well as the Snow Blast in West Yellowstone) and a sacred wedding (between Waiting for Winter guy and Mother Nature, above).
So my question to all of you is, what do expect Arctic Cat will unveil this Saturday at Hay Days?
What do you want Arctic Cat to unveil?
Like many of you, I’ll be at their booth at 1pm on Saturday to see what Cat is let out of the bag.
And I’ll stay for the poster giveaway/Team Arctic autograph session afterwards.
I hope to see you there!
(More pix below for your viewing pleasure.)
Several Team Arctic racers joined Jerry Bernardo to announce to the 2004 Sno Pro 600 racer at Hay Days in 2003.
Easily the weirdest unveil occurred in 2004, when then Arctic Cat’s marketing VP (at the time) had a live buffalo in the booth to announce the 2005 Snow Blast event in West Yellowstone.
One-time CatGirl Meisha Johnson (right) joined Arctic Cat’s Joey Hallstrom onstage in 2008 to talk about the Sno Pro 600 racer, HCR mountain sled and the World’s Fastest Snowmobile (F1100 Turbo).
Arctic Cat unveiled the 2012 ProCross 600 racer at Hay Days in 2011. Sweet pre-drone-skycam shot, huh!?
Arctic Cat unveiled Tucker Hibbert (and the Tucker Hibbert Edition F800 snowmobile) at Hay Days in 2012.
Last year Arctic Cat unveiled the M6000 Sno Pro at Hay Days.
What will happen this year is anybody’s guess.