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(A Brief) July Trip to Arctic Cat


8/3/2012 9:07:00 AM

Arctic Insider is welcomed by TRF

Last week I spent a brief amount of time at Arctic Cat following the succesful Class 5 Rally.

Here's a very short post on what I saw.

 

 

 

 

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Class 5 Rally (to TRF): 400 Miles of Awesomeness


7/31/2012 9:54:00 AM

Arctic Cat Wildcat Class 5 Rally to TRF

 

The Class 5 Rally from St. Cloud, Minn., to Thief River Falls is complete!

While there were no checkered flags, crashes or even competitors, there were plenty of pit stops and course infractions.

Click to read about the adventure.

 

 

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Friday Roundup: The July 27 2012 Edition


7/27/2012 7:30:00 AM

Wild Bill Cooper

As always, there's stuff happening in the world of Arctic Cat, snowmobiles and ATVs.

Click to read the Friday Roundup.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Fiscal 2013 1st QTR Results


7/26/2012 8:21:00 AM

Arctic Cat Fiscal 2013 1st QTR

Arctic Cat reported yet another strong fiscal quarter. Among the highlights:

* Net sales grew 49 percent to $111.3 million

* Operating profit of $3.1 million versus a loss of $3.6 million

* Raising full-year outlook for fiscal 2013

* No long-term debt.

Click to read the report.

 

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Class 5 Rally: The Preview


7/22/2012 9:29:00 PM

Arctic Cat Wildcat for the Class 5 Rally to TRF

For the next couple days I'm going to ride in this Arctic Cat Wildcat on a 400 mile trip to Thief River Falls.

Wish me luck.

Click to read.

 

 

 

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True Story? 1999 Arctic Cat Tigershark Commercial


7/22/2012 9:46:00 AM

An Arctic Cat Tigershark TV commercial from 1999.

Based on a true story? I hope so.

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How Tough Are Arctic Cat ATVs? Watch the Commercial


7/22/2012 9:42:00 AM

An Arctic Cat ATV commercial from 2006 that (sort of) spoofs Arctic Cat ATV commercials. Yep, tough!

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New Snowmobile PG&A from Arctic Cat July 2012


7/17/2012 8:30:00 AM

2013 Arctic Cat Retro Shop Shirt

Now is the time of the year when the snowmobile industry starts revving up for the approaching season by promoting their newest products.

Here are the latest clothing and accessories from Arctic Cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CPC Revisited: Episode 5 – The Epilogue


7/15/2012 5:03:00 PM

CPC Revisited: Arctic Cat History image by ArcticInsider.com

For a four year period beginning in 1982, Certified Parts Corporation of Janesville, Wis., and its owner, Jim Grafft, were an integral, brand-saving chapter in the Arctic Cat story.

Click to read the fifth and final episode of the CPC Revisited series - The Epilogue. 

 

 

 

 

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CPC Revisited: Episode 4 – Tales from the Crypt


7/13/2012 9:29:00 AM

CPC Revisited: Arctic Cat History image by ArcticInsider.com

For a four year period beginning in 1982, Certified Parts Corporation of Janesville, Wis., and its owner, Jim Grafft, were an integral, brand-saving chapter in the Arctic Cat story.

What remains of anything-Arctic Cat at CPC today? I was lucky to find out.

Click to read Episode 4 – Tales from the Crypt.

 

 

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CPC Revisited: Episode 3 – A Barn Full of Sleds


7/10/2012 7:36:00 AM

CPC Revisited: Arctic Cat History image by ArcticInsider.com

For a four year period beginning in 1982, Certified Parts Corporation of Janesville, Wis., and its owner, Jim Grafft, were an integral, brand-saving chapter in the Arctic Cat story.

What remains of anything-Arctic Cat at CPC today? I was lucky to find out.

Click to read Episode 3 – A Barn Full of Sleds.

 

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CPC Revisited: Episode 2 – Meeting Jim; the First Warehouse


7/3/2012 5:20:00 PM

CPC Revisited: Arctic Cat History image by ArcticInsider.com

For a four year period beginning in 1982, Certified Parts Corporation of Janesville, Wis., and its owner, Jim Grafft, were an integral, brand-saving chapter in the Arctic Cat story.

What remains of anything-Arctic Cat at CPC today?

Last week I was lucky enough to find out.

Click to read Episode 2 – Meeting Jim; the First Warehouse.

 

 

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CPC Revisited: Episode 1 – The Overview


7/1/2012 7:53:00 PM

CPC Revisited: Arctic Cat History image by ArcticInsider.com

For a four year period beginning in 1982, Certified Parts Corporation of Janesville, Wis., and its owner, Jim Grafft, were an integral, brand-saving chapter in the Arctic Cat story.

What remains of anything-Arctic Cat at CPC today?

Last week I was lucky enough to find out.

Click to read Episode I.

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Stephanie Getz's Arctic Cat Soap Box Derby Car


6/25/2012 5:14:00 PM

Stephanie Getz "Arctic Cat" Soap Box Derby Car

After enjoying an awesome experience at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration last summer, Andy Getz and his daughter Stephanie from North Canton, Ohio, decided to create an Arctic Cat soap box derby car.

Mission accomplished!

Click to see some more pix.

 

 

 

 

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A Mighty Good Arctic Cat Snowmobile Commercial from 1977


6/25/2012 8:12:00 AM

Yep, here's a mighty good Arctic Cat snowmobile commercial from the 1977.

"Cool!"

"Wow!"

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Christian Bros. Racing Champions in the Arctic Cat Lobby


6/20/2012 11:39:00 AM

Christian Bros. Racing display at Arctic Cat

Walk into the Arctic Cat lobby in Thief River Falls right now and you'll see a cool display commemorating the championship-winning success of Christian Bros. Racing teammates Ryan Simons and D.J. Ekre.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

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Random Photos (and Trivia Questions) for June 2012


6/14/2012 2:28:00 PM

Prototype Arctic Cat Sno Pro race sled

Welcome to another edition of Random Photos. This month's batch includes some time-warpers, great submissions and even a Trivia Contest.

There's something for everyone in today's post.

Click to enjoy.

 

 

 

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For Sale: Tucker Hibbert’s 2010-11 Arctic Cat Race Sled


6/13/2012 12:06:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert's 2010 & 2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro race sled for sale

It isn’t too often that you get a chance to buy a mod sled from one of the top pros in the history of the sport, but this is one of those times.

Click to read about this 2010 (and 2011) Arctic Cat Sno Pro that Tucker Hibbert is selling.

UPDATE: The Sled is Sold.

 

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New USXC Snowmobile Cross-Country Circuit Launced by Brian Nelson


6/11/2012 7:43:00 AM

Brian Nelson launches USXC Snowmobile Racing Circuit

Snowmobile racing legend Brian Nelson is launching a new snowmobile cross-country racing circuit, the USXC.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USCC Ceases Operations


6/11/2012 7:16:00 AM

USCC Cross Country

The checkered flag has waved on the USCC, the cross-country snowmobile circuit established by Pat Mach in 2002.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

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