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"Count on the Cat" 1972 Arctic Cat Radio Spot #1

6/20/2013 7:42:00 AM

1972 Arctic Cat snowmobile ad


Click Here to listen to Count On The Cat #1

Remember when radio and television ruled the airwaves? Me either. But they did.

And WHEN they did, Arctic Cat produced radio spots like this one from the 1972 season. (Just click the PLAY arrow above.)

*Special thanks to Cat collector Tom Ische for sending me this and other spots that I will post on a weekly basis.

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Q&A with Stephen Knox: The Man Behind

6/18/2013 8:52:00 AM

Stephen Knox of

If you're an Arctic Cat fan, you've likely lost yourself for hours at If you haven't yet seen this amazing site, I suggest that you set aside 8-10 uninterrupted hours to get a taste of what's there.

Stephen Knox is the person we can thank for creating this cyber museum for Arctic Cat history.

Here’s an interview with him.


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Mid-Summer Love for Your FOX Shocks

6/14/2013 3:43:00 PM

Inside the FOX Midwest Service Center. Photo by

If the FOX shocks on your snowmobile, UTV or ATV are in need of a little maintenance love or an upgrade, now is a great time to have them serviced.

Click to read about how easy it is.





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Happy 70th Birthday Roger Skime!

6/11/2013 1:05:00 PM

Roger Skime at the 2010 I-500. Photo by

Seventy years ago today, Roger Skime entered the human race. And not once in the years since has he allowed the throttle to leave the handlebar.

Click to see a few pix, and to wish him a Happy Birthday.




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Enter Hammer & LumberHead: The Canadian Perspective

6/10/2013 1:24:00 PM

Hammer and LumberHead breathing clean Canadian air

For the past few years I've enjoyed entertaining email exchanges with a couple Canadians who go by The Hammer and LumberHead.

Then the thought occurred to me that others might enjoy their north-of-the-border perspective on snowmobiles, ATVs and life.

So here's their introduction, with updates to come whenever they feel like it.


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More Speedwerx Upgrades for the Arctic Cat Wildcat & Wildcat X

6/7/2013 3:28:00 PM

Arctic Cat ECU for Wildcat

Speedwerx has more new performance upgrades for the Arctic Cat Wildcat/X models, including an ECU reflash and a clutch housing blower kit.

Click for pix and more info.





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The Original Boss Cat I was a... Ditch Banger?

6/7/2013 2:46:00 PM

Arctic Cat Boss Cat I in TRF

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term "ditch banger," this image of the original Arctic Cat Boss Cat I being tested in the ditch near Thief River Falls is seriously cool.

What do you suppose Aunt Ethel was thinking when, on her drive out of TRF, she sees this turbine rocketship blast on by?

Thanks to Tom Ische for the photo!


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Lindbeck (Almost) Undefeated at 2013 Watercross Opener

6/6/2013 8:55:00 AM

Team Arctic watercrosser Dale Lindbeck wins to start the '13 season.

Team Arctic's Dale Lindbeck started the 2013 snowmobile watercross racing season like the defending champion that he is... winning both finals.

Click to read Dale's short description of the weekend.




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Team Arctic's Micah Huss Blitzes 150 Miles of Alaskan XC

6/4/2013 6:41:00 AM

Eight and one-half minutes of Alaskan cross-country snowmobile racing from this past season, with Team Arctic's Micah Huss at the controls and flying nicely in the Skwentna 150.

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May 2013 Trip Report: What I Saw at Arctic Cat This Week

5/31/2013 8:32:00 AM

Arctic Cat pilot build room. Photo by

A couple of days spent at Arctic Cat this week confirmed there's great things ahead for the people and machines that move us along the trail of life.

Click to see some of those great people (and machines).



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Ken Buys a Puma: A Classic Tale of a Snowmobile Swap Meet

5/30/2013 9:19:00 AM

How Ken Kranz bought a vintage Arctic Cat Puma snowmobile

This is an age-old tale of lust, marriage, honesty and redemption.

And of course it involves a snowmobile.

Click for the short read.

Thanks to Charles Plueddeman for the pix and story.




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The Other Return-of-the-el Tigre 6000

5/27/2013 1:31:00 PM

1985 Arctic Cat el Tigre 6000 owned by Tom Rowland, photo by ArcticInsider.comThe 2014 Arctic Cat el Tigre 6000 is noteworthy for many reasons, including the new technology coupled with the return of its hallowed name to the lineup.

Interestingly, it's not the first time that "el Tigre 6000" came back to the litter sporting new technology.

Click to read.

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Q&A with Glenn Hall, Team Arctic Drag Racer

5/24/2013 12:32:00 PM

Team Arctic drag racer Glenn Hall, photo by

For the past decade Team Arctic drag racer Glenn Hall has been on top of the sport where wins are measured by hundreths of a second, yet the time to get there takes hundreds of hours.

And then it can all be over... instantly.

Click to read an interview with Hall, who almost lost it all last year at the Hay Days grass drags.




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Top-7 Reasons to Attend the Classic Sled Roundup

5/23/2013 9:34:00 AM

SHOF Classic Sled Roundup

Looking to get your fix of snowmobiles, racing, swapping and history this Labor  Christmas President’s MEMORIAL Day weekend?

Here are the top-7 reasons to attend the Classic Sled Roundup in St. Germain, Wis., this Sunday, May 26.






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The Art of Seeing Hidden Treasure

5/21/2013 8:09:00 AM

Arctic Cat el tigre Z440, photo by

Whether it’s a jaunt to the grocery store for milk or a five-hour cruise to some faraway destination, each and every drive is a visual treasure hunt.

Read on… I think you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.




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Snowmobile Status Symbols

5/16/2013 12:58:00 PM

FOX SHOX for snowmobiles: A status symbol

Over the years, a number of snowmobile components have held sort of a status or coolness factor, at least for me.

FOX SHOX have been on the list.

Click to read about some others.



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Arctic Cat Inc. Reports Fiscal 2013 Results

5/15/2013 6:58:00 AM

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, MN, photo by

Today Arctic Cat reported its fiscal 2013 results. Bottom line: steady improvement in its finances and earnings.

Specifically, a 15% increase in sales; operating profit of $60.7 Million; ending fiscal '13 with $112.8 Million in cash/short-term investments.

Click to read the full release.



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FOX SHOX Museum: Four Decades of Suspension Goodness

5/14/2013 8:23:00 AM

FOX SHOX Museum and 40-year history

Last month, FOX SHOX threw-down with a grand opening of a brand-new museum commemorating their first 40 years of shock history.

Held at the company's HQ in Scotts Valley, Calif., the event was a chance to look back over the fascinating history of a motorsports icon.

Click to see some pix.



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Glen Hall is Back (and Hitting 149-mph to Prove it)!

5/9/2013 1:48:00 PM

Team Arctic drag/speed run legend Glen Hall is back, doing what he does best following a pretty horrendous crash at last year's Haydays Grass Drags.

Here in Martin, Mich., during Hall's first time on the track on May 4, 2013, he nails a 6.745-second/149-mph run on his mod Arctic Cat Turbo in 1000-feet.

Yep, Glen's back!

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Available!: Speedwerx Supercharger Kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat

5/8/2013 4:08:00 PM

Speedwerx Supercharger kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i HO

Speedwerx, the purveyors of extra horsepower for all things Arctic Cat, just announced the availability of their Supercharger kit for the Wildcat 1000i H.O. ROV side-by-side.

Crucial numbers: 130-140 hp... 90-plus mph... and $6,500 U.S.

Click for more pix and info.




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