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Q&A with Mike Larson, Arctic Cat Design Engineer


6/8/2012 2:22:00 PM

Mike Larson, Snowmobile Design Engineer at Arctic Cat

The components of Arctic Cat snowmobiles are created because engineers like Mike Larson “draw” them via CAD.

Larson is a Design Engineer who helped create everything from Sno Pro race sleds to the 800 H.O. to projects that haven’t yet seen the light of day.

After a lot of arm-twisting, he finally agreed to an interview. Click to read it.

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Craigslist-of-the-Week: June 7 2012


6/7/2012 7:28:00 AM

Craigslist for 6-7-12 Arctic Cat Krazy Kat

Yep, there IS something about a snowmobile 2-stroke triple...

Click to check out this Craigslist-of-the-week "Krazy Kat" complete with a ZRT 800 engine.

There's even a short video.

 

 

 

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Dale Lindbeck Wins 2012 IWA Watercross Opener


6/4/2012 2:04:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat racer Dale Lindbeck wins 2012 IWA in Moose Lake

Dale Lindbeck continues to rack up the watercross wins under the Team Arctic banner, most recently at the 2012 IWA Watercross season opener in Moose Lake, Minn.

Click to read a short recap.

 

 

 

 

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A May Day at Speedwerx


5/30/2012 3:52:00 PM

Inside the Speedwerx snowmobile, ATV and car performance shop

I recently spent a day at Speedwerx, where the high-performance gurus were up to their eyeballs developing, calibrating and building stuff that coaxes the last bit of juice out of all kinds of vehicles.

Click to read more.

 

 

 

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Photo of the Day: Summer Snowmobiling


5/29/2012 10:04:00 AM

Summer snowmobile fun with bikinis and dragsters

With Memorial Day weekend behind us (in the U.S.), it's my opinion that summer has officially begun.

Time to break out the bikinis and dragsters!

See you at the beach...

 

 

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Almost-Vintage Arctic Cat Powder Commercial


5/29/2012 10:00:00 AM

Here's a commercial for the 2000 model year Arctic Cat Powder sleds that, in comparison to today's machines, appears almost-vintage.

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Arctic Cat Wildcats in Moab's Rally on the Rocks


5/24/2012 4:08:00 PM

Rally on the Rocks and Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV

The Annual Rally on the Rocks event took place last week in Moab, Utah.

Lots of Arctic Cat Wildcats there to experience the amazing adventure and trails.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

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Outtakes from CJ's Famous "Peace Out" Trail Cat Shoot


5/22/2012 8:17:00 AM

Peace Out with CJ Ramstad and the Arctic Cat Trail Cat

Something about this classic image of legend C.J. Ramstad has always struck me.

Recently, while at the MSPN offices formerly owned by the late author, I uncovered a handful of slides from the same roll of film that produced the published shot.

Click to see them.

 

 

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Kids & Snowmobiles: Safety Net vs. Tool Kit?


5/16/2012 10:00:00 AM

Me and my son Calvin on a snowmobile ride last winter

 

Ever since I read THIS HAUNTING STORY of 14-year-old Burton Winters' death, I've been thinking about my own childhood snowmobile adventures and when I'll let my own children ride without an adult present.

Click to read the ramblings of a parent.

 

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Arctic Cat Fiscal 2012 Full-Year Results


5/15/2012 8:08:00 AM

Strong 2012 financial results for Arctic Cat

Proving once again that when you build cool, solid product, sales will follow, Arctic Cat today released its full-fiscal 2012 financial results. Among the highlights:

-Fiscal 2012 sales increased 26% to $585.3 million

-Operating profit rose 153% to $45.9 million

-Anyone who bought stock a year or so ago and kept it, is LAUGHING all the way to the bank

Click to read the release.

 

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On the Wall at the Team Arctic Race Shop


5/11/2012 11:32:00 AM

Jim Herzig memorial on the wall at Team Arctic Cat shop

There's lots to see on the wall at the Team Arctic Race Shop.

Click to see some of it.

 

 

 

 

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Q&A with Jeremy Fyle: Team Arctic Cross-Country Ace


5/6/2012 10:01:00 AM

Team Arctic Cat's Jeremy Fyle

 

Combining raw talent and expert set-up, Team Arctic's Jeremy Fyle was a force in cross-country racing beginning in the late 1980s.

But the real story behind Fyle is his love and passion for the sport.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to Buy a 1975 Arctic Cat Factory Sno Pro?


5/2/2012 8:46:00 AM

1975 Arctic Cat Factory Oval Sled on eBay

After explaining to your wife why you spent $7k on a Triumph Sno-Cycle, you'll need an encore of the puppy eyes to convince her that spending another $11K for another snowmobile on eBay.

I suggest buying some flowers and a gift-certificate for a day-spa. And switching to online-only bank statements (with a password that only you know).

Click to read.

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This Sno-Mo-Cycle Could Be Yours


4/30/2012 8:52:00 PM

Cycle Sno Go

Thanks to the wonders of eBay, this snowmobile* could be yours**.

If it was, you would enjoy hours of great winter fun AND have a sweet Triumph Tiger Cub to roll during the summer.

Click to learn more.

 

*Okay, sno-mo-cycle

** For a minimum of $6,500

 

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1972 Arctic Cat "Yukon Count on the Cat" Snowmobile Commercial


4/30/2012 8:23:00 AM

Perhaps wishing it had been involved with a high-profile polar adventure like the Ralph Plaisted Expedition or Wild Bill Cooper's whopper, Arctic Cat produced a similar-themed TV spot for the 1972 season titled "Yukon Count on the Cat."

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Q&A with Dean Lawrenz: Master Service Technician


4/25/2012 3:53:00 PM

Arctic Cat Service Technician, Dean LawrenzDoubtful there's someone else in the snowmobile industry with more years as a Service Technician than Arctic Cat's Dean Lawrenz.

Dean was nice enough to talk about some of his experiences in the 40-plus years he's worked at Arctic Cat.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

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New Arctic Cat Wildcat Accessories


4/24/2012 7:56:00 AM

Arctic Cat Wildcat Flip-Up Windshield

Arctic Cat has developed more than 50 custom accessories for the new Wildcat UTV, making customization ultra easy.

Here are a few of them.

 

 

 

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Random Photos & Comments 4-20-12


4/20/2012 8:16:00 AM

Random Arctic Cat photo

I obtain an obscene number of photos throughout the days, weeks and months. Some I take myself, others I pilfer from the internets and many are graciously sent to me.

All have an Arctic Cat twist. So it's time once again to share them with you.

Click to see some randomness.

 

 

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Arctic Cat Snowmobiles in Japan


4/18/2012 9:06:00 AM

Arctic Cat snowmobile in Japan

If I didn't know otherwise, this shot of Arctic Cat M sleds in a powder wonderland looks like it's somewhere in the North American Rocky Mountains. Perhaps near Cooke City or Revelstoke?

Wrong.

It was taken near Sapporo, on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Click to read about it.

 

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Q&A with Tim Lessard: Conquering Cain's Quest


4/16/2012 10:18:00 AM

2012 Cain's Quest

Last month, Tim Lessard and Eric Hall tackled Cain’s Quest for the third time in their careers, finishing second overall in the 1,800-mile endurance race aboard modified 2012 Arctic Cat M800s.

Lessard was kind enough to be interviewed about their experience.

 

 

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