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Nobody Asks Why (You Bought an Arctic Cat El Tigre)

11/17/2011 3:43:00 PM

It's true: Nobody asks why you bought an Arctic Cat, even if it's a 1981 El Tigre. Doubt it? Then check out this awesome commercial from 1981.

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Audio Interview with Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

11/17/2011 9:49:00 AM

Team Arctic's Dan Ebert

As the 2010 I-500 Champ, snocross title contender, excellent dirt track car racer and a skilled engineer, Team Arctic's Dan Ebert is one of the most versatile racers of his generation.

CLICK HERE to go to an audio interview with Ebert during which he talks about it all.




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Snowstorm-a-Comin' This Weekend?

11/15/2011 3:06:00 PM

Snowstorm on the horizon?

I'm trying not to be like our local news sources and hype up what usually are dud events, but the medium range forecasts are pointing at a nice snowstorm for parts of the Midwest and Canada.

Like 14-inches by Sunday!




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Tucker Hibbert is Hot Stuff (Pizza)

11/15/2011 2:38:00 PM

Tucker Hibbert loves Hot Stuff Pizza and Monster

Tucker Hibbert just inked a sponsorship deal with Hot Stuff Pizza, which is very cool.

My only concern: Is the deal enough to cover what he actually spends on Hot Stuff during the year?

Click to read the press release.




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Happy Birthday C.J. Ramstad! (Here's one of your great columns.)

11/13/2011 9:02:00 PM

C.J. Ramstad

Today (Nov. 14), would have been C.J. Ramstad's 66th birthday, had he not died in a tragic automobile crash with his son, J.J., in May 2007.

There's a strong likelihood that, without him, I would never have become a snowmobile journalist and this Website wouldn't exist.

So as a gift to yourself on C.J.'s birthday, please click to read a wonderful column that he penned for the Dec. 1982 issue of Snowmobile Magazine.




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Hey Stranger: Here's Why I Chose the F1100 Non-Turbo

11/13/2011 8:09:00 PM

2012 Arctic Cat F1100

Two days ago, at a gas station in the town where I live, I had a short conversation with a guy who was genuinely stumped about two things: Why did I switch from my 2011 F8 to a 2012 F1100 4-stroke; and if I was going to get a new sled, why not an F800 or F1100 Turbo?

Well, if you’re that guy and happened to read this, here’s a more thoughtful answer than what I said that day at the pumps.


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Which Handlebar Riser for a '78 El Tigre?

11/11/2011 8:18:00 AM

Which handlebar will Shane use on his Arctic Cat El Tigre?

When building his 1978 Arctic Cat El Tigre for the upcoming vintage racing season, Shane Gerwing appeared to have several options for his handlebar set-up.

But really, there was only one choice.






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A November Day at Arctic Cat

11/9/2011 6:39:00 PM

Arctic Cat in TRF


Here's a few photos of what's going on at Arctic Cat on this November day in 2011.





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How Do You Say "I Love Arctic Cat" in Swedish?

11/7/2011 11:38:00 PM

Swedish Arctic Cat fans

How do you say, "I Love Arctic Cat" in Swedish?

I don't know either. But Mikael Yngvesson, who owns one of the oldest Arctic Cat dealerships in Sweden, sent a photo of two customers that tells a universal story, and (sort-of) answers the question.

Click to see.



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Vintage Decals, Vintage (and Modern) Cross-Country Race

11/7/2011 11:04:00 PM

Vintage snowmobile decals from the Winnipeg I-500

A few weeks ago I received a batch of repro decals -- iconic versions from the orignal Winnipeg I-500 cross-country -- from Steve Dahlen of St. Hilaire, Minn. (first town south of Thief River Falls on Hwy 32).

Steve made my day for two reasons: the amazing decals; and the more concrete news that of a St. Hilaire-area cross-country race this winter for two classes of vintage sleds, plus the Sno Pro 500 racer.

Click to read more.


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2011 Arctic Cat 800 Reflash: The Fix is in for Ethanol

11/3/2011 10:38:00 AM

Arctic Cat Limp Mode registers as "OCTN" on the instrument gauge

If you were one of the owners of a 2011 Arctic Cat sled equipped with the 800 H.O. engine and burned 91 octane fuel, you might have been surprised to occasionally experience “Limp Mode.”

Turns out the problem wasn’t octane. It was ethanol. And now there's a fix.

Click to read about it.



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Open House: TA Motorsports in Francis Creek, Wis.

11/1/2011 5:50:00 PM

Arctic Cat dealer TA Motorsports

TA Motorsports in Francis Creek, Wis. (just 20 minutes south of Green Bay), is having their Fall Open House from Nov. 3-5th, including a snowmobile show on Saturday.

CLICK HERE to check out their site.

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Craig's List-of-the-Week: Nov. 1

11/1/2011 9:29:00 AM

craigslist of week Nov. 1 Arctic Cat El Tigre

ATTENTION: Whomever bought this 1981 El Tigre... the previous owner wants it back.

Actually, he just wants to use it a few times, but just for racing. Seems reasonable.






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Happy Halloween (Don't Smash these Pumpkins)

10/31/2011 2:47:00 PM

Arctic Cat Pumpkin from Jarred Zimmer

Happy Halloween!

(And thanks to Jarred Zimmer of Waterford, Penn., and Bobby Flame from Parts Unknown for sending pix of their pumpkins.)






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SHOF Auction: 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Signed by the Legends

10/31/2011 1:33:00 PM

2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro for SHOF Auction

Beginning Nov. 24, you can bid to win a one-of-a-kind 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro that's been autographed by many of the most-legendary Team Arctic racers of all-time.

The proceeds go to the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, and the winner gets a truly remarkable snowmobile.

Click to read the release.


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Q&A with Corey Friesen, Senior Graphics Stylist at Arctic Cat

10/30/2011 6:09:00 PM

Corey Friesen, Arctic CatAs Senior Graphics Stylist at Arctic Cat, Corey Friesen is the guy responsible for creating the colors and graphic details of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, ATVs and side-by-sides.

Pretty sweet job!

Click to read an interview with him.





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Winter's First Wallop!

10/30/2011 8:52:00 AM

Snow storm wallops east coast, snowmobilers rejoice

The largest ever winter storm walloped the east coast this weekend, dropping 2 feet of snow in many areas.

While I’m saddened by the human (and hassle) toll this storm has brought, I’m also grinning from ear-to-ear.

Click to see a couple pix from the Daily Mail.


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Arctic Cat Fiscal 2012 2nd QTR Results

10/27/2011 6:11:00 AM

Arctic Cat 2012 2nd qtr fiscal resultsIt was a good quarter for the company:

Net sales up 17% to $204.8 million on higher sales for all product lines;
Earnings per diluted share up 19% to $1.15 versus $0.97 in prior-year qtr.;
Raising fiscal 2012 sales and earnings guidance to a range of $1.10 to $1.15 EPS, a 57% to 64% increase over fiscal 2011, on expected full-year sales growth of 14% to 17%

Click to read the full-financial release.

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ERX Learn-2-Ride Snocross Clinic (Nov. 12)

10/26/2011 11:11:00 AM

ERX Learn-2-Ride Snocross Clinic

ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn., is hosting a Learn-2-Ride Snocross Clinic on Sat., Nov. 12.

Click for more info.





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Lakes Arctic Cat Open House (Forest Lake, Minn.)

10/26/2011 10:59:00 AM

Lakes Arctic Cat dealership

Lakes Arctic Cat in Forest Lake, Minn., has an Open House this Sat., Oct. 29.

In addition to sweet deals, Team Arctic greats Jim Dimmerman and Aaron Scheele will be signing autographs and explaining how to stuff a 900 triple into a '78 El Tigre bulkhead.


Click for more info.

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