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Project Nelson/CC Cats: "Everything is Better when Hubert is Around"


12/28/2010 12:24:00 PM

Brian Nelson (l) and Hubert Fixsen

This past weekend, Brian Nelson (left) was joined by his longtime friend and legendary mechanic/engineer, Hubert Fixsen (right). The cumulative knowledge of these two icons is staggering.

Click to see pix and video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with Arctic Cat's Donn Eide


12/27/2010 10:42:00 AM

Arctic Cat's Donn Eide

Donn Eide is a 40-plus-year veteran of Arctic Cat, and is currently the Engine Design Manager. Though he won't exactly say it, he's the head-honcho of Arctic Cat's snowmobile engine department.

He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions. Click to read them.

 

 

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Merry Christmas to All


12/24/2010 12:59:00 PM

Merry Christmas from the Sandberg family, to the Arctic Cat family of riders

Merry Christmas to everyone here, from me and my family.

Thanks for being a part of our "bigger" family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shane's Story about Racing at ERX on a ZR


12/22/2010 8:23:00 AM

Shane gets some NOS Energy on the podium

Here's a super-cool story written by racer/ArcticInsider/Freestyler/Ditchbanger/Tailstander Shane Gerwing, about his experience prepping and racing a ZR440 at the ERX Grassroots race this past week.

Click to read it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Update: Project Brian Nelson Cross-Country Cats


12/20/2010 9:15:00 AM

One gleaming 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Much progress has been made in Brian Nelson's three-sled vintage I-500 project.

Click to see a few pix and a short video.

 

 

 

 

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More Brian Nelson Ditch-Banging his '79 el tigre


12/20/2010 8:55:00 AM

Rider: Brian Nelson

Machine: 1979 el tigre Cross-Country

Location: North of Brooten, Minn.

Conditions: Lots of snow, good chop/rough for testing the sleds and our backs.

Miles: 103

Fun-Factor: 10

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Cool Cat-Family Story on Vintagesleds.com


12/16/2010 10:32:00 PM

From vintagesleds.com

CLICK HERE to read a cool story posted on Vintagesleds.com about the ties that bind us together, and to our brand.

 

 

 

 

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Random Photos, December Edition


12/15/2010 11:28:00 AM

Arctic Cat's Nathan Blomker and Jack Nelson

Here are some random photos from my archives. In no particular order, of no particular signifigance, but posted for your (and my) viewing pleasure.

Click to see them.

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat's Season's Greetings


12/14/2010 4:16:00 PM

Arctic Cat's greetings for the season

Arctic Cat has created a video greeting for the Holiday season.

Click HERE to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ERX Grassroots Snocross Begins


12/14/2010 8:40:00 AM

Two racing for the price of one!

Fun. Cheap. Entertaining. New and vintage. Lots of track time. Family atmosphere.

Just some of the words to describe the ERX Grassroots Snocross Series, which begins this Thursday in Elk River, Minn.

Click to read more.

 

 

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Team Arctic Wins Eight of 12 at Fargo Snocross


12/14/2010 12:17:00 AM

Factory Arctic Cat Semi Pro, Cody Thomsen, won one Semi Pro class at Fargo

Team Arctic put on a clinic at the ISOC National snocross in Fargo, ND, winning eight of 12 classes.

Click to read the press release.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Nelson Rides his '79 Cross-Country


12/11/2010 11:37:00 AM

Brian Nelson and I put 55 miles on two of his three '79 Arctic Cat el tigre Cross-Country sleds, pounding the ditches near his shop in Spicer, Minn.

Two things: Brian still FLIES, and so does the '79 CC tiger. I wish I had video of 15-minute portion of this ride, during which we were seriously raging at race-pace. Alas... the best moments ALWAYS happen when the camera can't be rolling.

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Rally-Reids "Baja" Racing in the Ukraine


12/9/2010 11:55:00 AM

Check out this cool video of the last stage of the 2010 Rally-Reids Baja race in the Ukraine.

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Aaron Scheele's I-500 el tigre


12/9/2010 10:00:00 AM

Aaron and his "emerging" Arctic Cat el tigre racer

Another Team Arctic racing legend has been busy building a vintage el tigre for the upcoming USCC I-500 cross-country.

Click to see the beginnings of Aaron Scheele's sled, and what's going on inside his shop.

 

 

 

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A Quick December Trip to Arctic Cat


12/7/2010 3:32:00 PM

Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls

I was at Arctic Cat a few days ago, doing some research and gathering info for some stories I'm working on.

Here's a few pix that I can share with you.

 

 

 

 

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Which 800 is King, Which is Jester?


12/6/2010 8:28:00 AM

The Arctic Cat 800 H.O. engine

DynoTech Research tested the three 2010 800-class engines at their independent facility.

Click to see who's king, and who's Jester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Dimmerman's "Thunderstruck"


12/4/2010 11:19:00 PM

Team Arctic legend Jim Dimmerman and his el tigre triple Thunderstruck

The ol’ black magic has been stirred once again inside of Jim Dimmerman.

Click to read about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Copy-Cat Rear Suspension from Ski-Doo


11/30/2010 2:25:00 PM

Ski-Doo's VERY familiar looking rear suspension

The front arm of this rear suspension is a nice copy of the Arctic Cat Slide Action design.

What makes this even more interesting, is that this suspension is from the new 2011 Ski-Doo race sled.

Click to read a little bit more.

 

 

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Snow Goer "Builds" their Sno Pro 500 at Arctic Cat


11/30/2010 8:46:00 AM

Check out this video of Snow Goer magazine editor Andy Swanson, who spent a day assembling a 2011 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 at the factory in Thief River Falls.

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Duluth Snocross Photo Essay


11/30/2010 12:53:00 AM

Johan Lidman raced the Sportech/Arctic Cat to 4th in Open

Click to check out some Team Arctic pix from the ISOC Duluth Spirit National.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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