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Featured Arctic Cat Snowmobile Accessories & Clothing for 2013-14

7/3/2013 10:38:00 AM

Arctic Cat Windscreen for snowmobiles

Check out some of the new Arctic Cat accessories that the company is highlighting for the 2013-14 snowmobile season.




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Tucker's Title Defense Begins with Summer of AMA Motocross

7/3/2013 10:26:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert's 2013 Summer of AMA Motocross

Wondering how Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert is going to deliver another stunning season of snocross racing?

Answer: by racing five AMA Pro Motocross nationals this summer.

His first race is this the RedBud National this weekend in Buchanan, Mich.

Click to read more.



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ProCross Prototypes: A Moment in Time (November 2008)

7/1/2013 9:01:00 AM

Arctic Cat engineers with prototype ProCross snowmobiles. Photo:

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Four Arctic Cat engineers pause for a brief moment with two prototype snowmobiles that will evolve into the ProCross chassis.

Click to read a short description.






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A Story: "Count on the Cat" 1972 Arctic Cat Radio Spot #2

6/28/2013 9:24:00 AM

CLICK HERE for the "Count on the Cat #2" story

You want drama?!? Click on the play button above and listen to this 1-min. radio spot produced by Arctic Cat for the 1972 season. It's a real kick in the...


Arctic Cat slide rail suspension ad from 1972

Click to see a larger image of the accompanying ad from 1972.

[From the Tom Ische Family Collection.]

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TGIF: The June 28, 2013 Edition

6/28/2013 9:18:00 AM

TGIF June 28 2013

Indeed... TGIF.

[Special thanks to Minnesota Rob for idea & submission.]

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Exploring the Margins: Riding the Path Less Traveled

6/26/2013 11:01:00 AM

Exploring the trail's edge on an Arctic Cat ProCross snowmobile. Photo:

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a trail ride is by exploring the margins.

And something I learned from racing was how to explore the margins.

Click to read what I mean.



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More (and Better) Video of the 88-mph-in-300-feet Wildcat

6/24/2013 10:14:00 PM

Here's a good video of the Arctic Cat Wildcat mod (built by Mark Beyer from STM Powersports) and tuned/driven by Glenn Hall.

I like the footage on the chassis dyno as much as the sand blasting... this machine screams power!

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Just the Beginning: 4-second/88-mph Wildcat in 300 ft. of Sand

6/24/2013 8:01:00 AM

Glenn Hall sand dragging his Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV

What is a 4.061-second, 87.98-mph blast in just 300 feet of sand?

For Team Arctic racer Glenn Hall and this STM-modified Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV, it's just the beginning.

Click to see video and some more pix/info.



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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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