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1974 Arctic Cat El Tigre 340

1974 Arctic Cat El Tigre 340

1974 Arctic Cat El Tigre 340 - 1974 was the second year for the production of the El Tigre. A rules change in all of the major race associations ended the reign of terror for the highly successful EXT's. The quantity that season was increased to the point where only consumer model based snowmobiles could compete in the stock classes. The El Tigres became the sleds to beat but nobody even came close in the first Winnipeg race to be run under stock rules. Marv Ode piloted a showroom stock El Tigre 295 to a first place finish in the 1974 Winnipeg 500 and six of the top 10 finishers were riding the 295 El Tigres. Arctic Cat offered two "trail tuned" models, the 340 and 440 and two "track tuned" models, the 295 and 400. El Tigre production for 1974: 295 Model -3000 400 Model 3000 Owner: Terry Bashoor 340 Model 4202 440 Model 4000 Massillon, OH

On Sept 20, 2019, The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum was awarded a grant of $12,500 for Operational Support from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA – ART WORKS). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. The grant requires a 1:1 match and helped the museum leverage the $12,500 of support from its annual income and the many donations from supporters. In particular the museum has received grants from the Graymont Community Economic Development Fund and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It has also received significant donations from the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, The Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc., many snowmobile clubs, several recreational and snowmobile shows, the museum’s internal $1,000.00 Challenge, and many museum members. The grant funds will be applied to museum operating costs. Applicable costs include internal operations, marketing, travel to shows within the State of Michigan and cost of employees. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant applicant to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at
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