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Ride Your Prowler & ATV in TRF During the 50th

7/26/2011 8:38:00 AM

Ride ATVs and Prowlers in TRF during the 50th

An ATV or Prowler might be best way to motor around TRF during the 50th Anniversary Celebration. It will be legal with a special permit.

Click to read.





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First Look: Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O.

7/25/2011 10:47:00 PM

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O.

Eighteen inches of rear suspension travel...17 inches up front... 13 inches of ground clearance... the 1000 V-Twin...and a stance that screams, "Flog me through some badass Baja whoops."

Yep, the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O. has officially arrived.

Click to read the details of this all-new side-by-side beast.


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Three Strikes and...

7/22/2011 1:55:00 PM

Drunken Jackass

What happens when a screamin' drunk guy zooms through a residential neighborhood at 60 mph on a snowmobile, in the summer, at 10 pm?

THIS is EXACTLY what happens.






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Q&A with Arctic Cat's Gary Nelson

7/22/2011 11:57:00 AM

Gary Nelson, Promotions Specialist at Arctic Cat

One of the people responsible for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration (and countless other events) talks about what to expect for next week, how it will be different from Cat Fest, and tells a good story about Roger Skime.

Click to read the interview Mr.-Many-Hats, Gary Nelson.





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Kranz & Kuster Collections: More Stuff You'll See at the 50th

7/20/2011 4:18:00 PM

Becky Kranz and some of her Arcticwear Clothing collection

Two collections you'll get to see at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration are those of Ken & Becky Kranz, and of Wayne & Cindy Kuster.

Click to see some pix.






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Nelson I-500 El Tigre Replica Raffle

7/19/2011 12:39:00 PM

Brian Nelson with a raffle replica of his 1978 I-500-winning Arctic Cat El Tigre Cross-Country

Instead of Brian Nelson standing by this rideable replica of his 1978 El Tigre Cross-Country I-500 winner, it could be YOU.

Nelson just completed this outstanding build and donated it to a special Snowmobile Hall of Fame raffle.

Click to read more.




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2x Teammates: P.J. Wanderscheid & Gary Moyle

7/15/2011 10:12:00 AM

P.J. Wanderscheid will pair with Gary Moyle on Arctic Cat for 2012

Remember the stunning battle between Team Arctic’s P.J. Wanderscheid and Ski-Doo’s Gary Moyle at the 2011 Eagle River World’s Championship?

If it’s repeated at the upcoming World’s Championship, it will be two Arctic Cat racers battling for the win.

Yep, Moyle's back on Cat!

Plus he and P.J. will team together for a run at the Soo 500 enduro.

Click to read more.

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Boss Cats to the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration

7/13/2011 2:01:00 PM

Arctic Cat Boss Cat I, II & III

Boss Cat I, II and III are among the three most iconic snowmobiles in Arctic Cat history. Thanks to the considerable effort (and expense) of the Warning family, all three will be together at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary.

Click to see/read more.

(Thanks to and for the photos).



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Smoke 'em if You've Got 'em

7/12/2011 12:37:00 PM

If you smoke, use Arctic Cat lighters to spark-up

If you're planning on firing up a heater or two at the 50th, I suggest you do so with an appropriate flame source.

Click to see a few options.


(Thanks to Tom Rowland and Tom Ische for letting me shoot pix of their stuff.)


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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary DVD

7/12/2011 10:05:00 AM

Shooting the Arctic Cat 50th DVD

Arctic Cat has been busy creating a special 50th Anniversary DVD in time for the party, interviewing key people from the past 50 years.

The documentary-like DVD will include archival race footage and images, a look inside the Arctic Cat factory and great stories from people like the legend shown here.

Click to see some of the people whose stories will color the DVD, and perhaps win a sweet decal pack.


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Jeff Johnson Family Collection

7/8/2011 11:19:00 AM

Johnson family and their Arctic Cat collection

Jeff Johnson and his family have an amazing collection of Arctic Cat machines -- some of which will be on display at the Arctic Cat 50th Celebration -- and an amazing shop that they're displayed in.

Click to see a couple.





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Oh Yeah Baby! Arctic Cat Minibikes

7/8/2011 10:04:00 AM

Arctic Cat Ramrod minibike

I'm not sure what I love more: The utterly cool style of the Arctic Cat minibikes, or that one of the model names was Ramrod.


They HAD to have laughed (a lot) about that one while sipping cocktails at the Legion after-hours, circa 1972.

Click to see/read more.








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Vote Tucker to Win an ESPY

7/6/2011 8:31:00 AM

Tucker Hibbert preparing to win a 2011 ESPY

With a few clicks, you can help this famous snocrosser win the 2011 Best Male Action Sport ESPY Award.

Click to read how.






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Happy Independence Day

7/4/2011 7:51:00 AM

Arctic Cat-brand sparklers?

Wherever you live and whatever flag you salute, here's to your independence!

(And if you're like me, be safe when you drive to a neighboring state to purchase the good fireworks.)








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(Some) of the New 2012 Prowlers & ATVs

6/30/2011 2:49:00 PM

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat?


Arctic Cat has releases information on SOME of its 2012 Prowlers and ATVs.

Unfortunately, no word yet on the stunning new Wildcat shown here.

Click to read.





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I'll Soon be Back from Fish'n

6/29/2011 2:08:00 PM

I'll soon return from this Arctic Cat fishing trip

Been on a fishing trip of sorts the past few months, compiling and writing the 50 Years of the Cat book. Which is why I haven't been posting as often as I'd like.

Thanks for bearing with me. I'll be back to "normal" in a week's time.

Oh, and by the way. It's been a great fishing trip. Caught a lot of nice fish, which I'll be sharing with you shortly.


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Rare Arctic Cat Sno Pros For Sale

6/28/2011 9:05:00 AM

1981 Arctic Cat Twin Track prototype

Vintage snowmobile collector Jerry McGee is going to pare down the size of his amazing collection, and he’s starting with his Arctic Cats.

If you were looking to land some of the most-rare and classic race sleds in Arctic Cat history, now’s your chance.

Click to see the list of amazing sleds (and start brainstorming reasons to tell your wife/other why you must "dip" into the savings account).


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Watercross Season

6/22/2011 8:16:00 AM

Team Arctic's Dale "Sam Spade" Lindbeck

I've been very late (and very lame) about putting in a plug for this season's IWA watercross races.

Already two races into the season and one of my all-time favorite Team Arctic racers -- Dale Lindbeck -- has notched the big "W."

Does W mean "wipeout" or "win?"




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Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Update

6/20/2011 2:46:00 PM

Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration

Arctic Cat just released more updates on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 29-30.

Make the jump to read them.






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Patches & Decals

6/18/2011 11:06:00 AM

Yes, I am an Arctic Cat booster. Are you?There's something about decals and patches that has always fascinated me (and amped-up my enthusiasm).

Click to see some cool examples.






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