1963 Arctic Cat Model 101: The Arctic Cat Model 100 was the first front-engine Arctic Cat and the first "sport model" built by the company. The model 100's were instrumental in the rapid rate of growth in Arctic Cats in the early 60's. The model 101 included reverse.
The initial Eagle River, WI snowmobile derby held on Dollar Lake was created by Sparky Meyer, one of Arctic Cat's original distributors, and by John Alward, a local Eagle River resort owner. They met while Sparky was selling a load of Model 100's. Of course, this annual derby went on to become the World Championship Snowmobile Derby, held annually in Eagle River. Roger Skime won the 9 horsepower class on a 9hp Model 100 in the inaugural event. The model line-up for the 62-63 season included two industrial models plus the 100 sport model and the 170 rear-engine sport model.
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