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Snowmobile Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary of Eagle River Exhibit

9/7/2012 9:33:00 AM

SHOF 50 Years of Eagle River Exhibition

2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Eagle River World's Championship Snowmobile Derby.

There will be several celebration and exhibits that commemmorate the occasion, including one at the Snowmobile Hall of Fame.

Click to see one of the Arctic Cat race sleds on display, plus a list of other noteworthy machines.







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Arctic Cat Announces Sponsorship of USXC Racing Circuit

9/5/2012 11:35:00 AM

Arctic Cat to sponsor USXC cross-country circuit

By announcing their sponsorship of the newly-formed USXC circuit, Arctic Cat has served notice it will continue to focus on supporting cross-country snowmobile racing.

Click to read the press release.




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Arctic Cat Continues Partnership with Amber Holt & Backcountry Basics

9/5/2012 11:17:00 AM

Amber Holt, Backcountry Basics and Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat is once again partnering with Amber Holt and Backcountry Basics, who offer instructional clinics for riders interested in backcountry snowmobiling.

Click to read the press release.






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Q&A with Pam Cwikla: The Long Perspective on Arctic Cat

9/4/2012 9:09:00 AM

Arctic Cat's Pam Cwikla

If Arctic Cat is a family, then Pam Cwikla could be considered its mother figure. Her career at Arctic Cat began in 1967 and she's held many interesting jobs.

Pam is awesome for many reasons, including all the great insight, memories and pictures she shares in this interview.

Click to read it.


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You've Waited Long Enough (to Trade the Ski-Doo for a Cat) Commercial

8/31/2012 10:04:00 AM

It's Labor Day weekend. You've waited long enough to trade in your Ski-Doo for an Arctic Cat snowmobile.

Hurry, offer ends soon...

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Any Guesses on the Tucker Hibbert & Arctic Cat Announcement?

8/29/2012 5:14:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert and Arctic Cat Announcement at Hay Days 2013

Posted on Arctic Cat's Facebook page and website, this image and countdown suggests some sort of announcement at the Sno Baron's Hay Days event on Sept. 8.

Any guesses as to what it is?

Click for my first guess.





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Craigslist-of-the-Week: Aug. 28 2012

8/28/2012 2:53:00 PM

Craigslist for 8-28-12 Arctic Cat 800 with a sweet riser system


Even Bobby Flame knows that 6-plus-3-plus-6 DOESN'T total the full 20-inches of handlebar riser required for proper ditch banging.

Nevertheless, the owner is willing to trade for ANYTHING!

Click for more info.

(And thanks to Michael Baker for sending this gem to me.)


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Shop Tour: Inside Colt Dellandrea’s Race Shop

8/28/2012 8:46:00 AM

Inside Colt Dellandrea's Team Arctic Cat race shop

Garage… man-cave… race shop…male crisis-center… No matter what you call the space where people work on their toys, it’s as much a part of these sports as the places we ride.

Click to see the race shop of Team Arctic oval racer Colt Dellandrea from Kincardine, Ontario.




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Snocross Returns to the ESPN X Games in 2013

8/24/2012 8:06:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert is gold at the ESPN X GamesGreat news for racing fans: Tucker Hibbert and all other Team Arctic snocross racers are once again eyeing gold at the ESPN Winter X Games.

Translated: Snocross racing is returning to the popular event after a one-year hiatus.




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New Snowmobile PG&A from Arctic Cat: August 2013

8/23/2012 4:09:00 PM

Arctic Cat Electric Start Kit for 2012 and 2013 ProCross and ProClimb

Want to add Electric Start to your 2012 or 2013 Arctic Cat ProCross/ProClimb?

The Kit is available.

Check it out, along with a few other new products from Arctic Cat.




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Team Arctic's Logan Christian Signing Autographs at Minn. State Fair

8/23/2012 3:47:00 PM

Team Arctic Cat racer Logan Christian

Team Arctic snocross and cross-country pilot Logan Christian is set to sign autographs at the Minnesota State Eatery.

Er, I mean Minnesota State Fair.

Super-cool that Logan is supporting his state snowmobile association!

Click to read more.







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Arctic Cat Black Magic Sale: Buy a Sled, Get a Watch

8/20/2012 4:22:00 PM

Buy a new Arctic Cat snowmobile now during the Black Magic sales event and you'll get a sweet Zenith watch worth upwards of $350!

The only trick?: You have to travel back in time to claim it.

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Tell Us a Story: Brian Espeseth and the 1984 Snow Goer Shootout

8/16/2012 11:33:00 AM

1984 Arctic Cat el Tigre in Snow Goer Magazine

I'm adding a new, semi-regular department to ArcticInsider called "Tell Us a Story."

And I'm kicking it off with the guy (and story) who inspired it: Brian Espeseth, sharing a hilarious story about some "leveling of the playing field" at the 1984 Snow Goer magazine Shootout.

Click to read the story.

And thanks, Espo!

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New Gear from DRIFT Racing for 2013

8/16/2012 7:10:00 AM

2013 DRIFT Racing Suit

A Racing Suit that's identical to what P.J. Wanderscheid, Logan Christian, Garth Kaufman, Ryan Simons and D.J. Ekere wear...

A Sloper Jacket that Bobby Flame would be proud of...

...Check out some of the new DRIFT Racing gear for 2013.








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Aim For the Mascot: Tucker Hibbert to Throw First Pitch at MLB Twins Game

8/15/2012 2:42:00 PM

Monster-Arctic Cat snocrosser Tucker Hibbert is a baseball animal

Tucker Hibbert will throw the first pitch at an upcoming Minnesota Twins MLB game.

If you agree with me that him beaning the mascot with the ball would be the absolute funniest possible outcome (as well as a sure-fire way to make every television and internet highlight reel), please chime in.

Oh, and click to read details of the day.




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FOX Shock Service = Sweet Hat

8/14/2012 8:09:00 AM

FOX hat looks cool, and your sled will work better too

From now through September, when you get your FOX snowmobile shocks serviced or upgrated by the FOX factory service centers, you'll score this sweet hat.

Click for info.





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More Updates on 2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

8/14/2012 7:20:00 AM

2013 Arctic Cat XF High Country snowmobile steering update

Additional updates have been incorporated into 2013 model year Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Click to read about them.






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What's New: The 2013 Arctic Cat ATV and Side-by-Side Line

8/9/2012 2:42:00 PM

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat Limited

Arctic Cat released information on its 2013 line of ATVs and side-by-sides.

There's a Wildcat Limited, new 400, 450 and 500 models; and swaybars on several existing models.

Click to read more.





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Arctic Cat Firecat Commercial from 2006 Featuring Two Moose

8/8/2012 8:17:00 AM

Two Firecats, a pitstop and a couple moose. What's not to love about this Arctic Cat commercial for the 2006 season!?

Trivia Question: Name the famous Team Arctic racer that rode inside the moose to create the jump shot?

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Tom Wantland is Tweaking a Thundercat to 147 mph

8/6/2012 8:01:00 AM

Tom Wantland's Arctic Cat Thundercat project

To achieve his goal of setting an NSSR World Speed record this coming season, Tom Wantland went to a wind tunnel with his Arctic Cat Thundercat Pro Stock racer to find an extra 3 mph.

Will it be enough?

Click to read.



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