Hello!  My name is Don.
I am a confirmed Arctic Cat Vintage Addict & I am a lifetime member of V.S.R.A. (Vintage
Snowmobile Restoration Anonymous)
I first started showing symptoms of this very contagious disease in 1989 when I became the
owner of a 1975 Arctic Cat 340Z. This sled was restored over the next two years and then I
purchased a 1975 Trail Cat, restored it, and then a 1971 EXT.
By this time it became quite evident that I was severely infected with this disease, with very
little hope of being cured.
To date I have restored 26 sleds and have rebuilt many others to be used as riders.  All of
the  sleds,  both restored and not restored run and are driven 1 or 2 times each winter. The
restored sleds are shown at various shows and displays both in Canada and the U.S.A.  My King
Kat 800 and 1970 Puma Mod were on display at Thief River Falls Cats Pride Home Town Tour
in January 2001.
I am a retired City of Winnipeg employee so have a little extra time to spend restoring my
sleds.  I did some racing in the early 70's, such as the I-500 in 1970, 1971 and 1974.  I still
enjoy entering some of my vintage sleds in local vintage drag races and have been known to
participate in One Lunger 100 races with my son as well.  I still own and ride newer sleds and
particularly enjoy packing my saddle bags and taking off on longer tours.  My first Arctic Cat
sled was a 1969 Panther 372 JLO, purchased new in November 1968.  This sled replaced a
"brand X" sled purchased earlier.  Since then I have owned about 80-90 new and used Arctic
Cat sleds, not counting dozens of parts sleds.
I hope you enjoy my web site.    
This site created by GM Design on 05/03/2001 & updated February 15/2017
Visitors to this site from October 10/2001
All photographic images contained in this web site are property of Don's Vintage Cats.  
If you would like to use any of them, electronic or otherwise, please contact me for permission
February 23/2017 - Pictures added to Family Photos 2 - Click HERE
November 4/2016 - New Sled (1993 AC Jag 440Z) Trail Sleds Page
April 2/2016 - Updated pictures inside Cat Cave
February 13/2016 - One Lunger 100 (50-50) Race,  Link on
Race Sleds Page or Click HERE
June 14/2015- New picture of 1972 Puma 340SS Sachs One Lunger 100 Race Sled on Race Sleds Page
Feb 22/2015 - New Page (
7C Snow Cross Racing) 1999 Arctic Cat Sno Pro ZR 440
September 2014 - New Sled (1970 Puma 760 JLO FC Mod) See PUMA Page
PHOTO PAGE ( KING KATS ) features all three models of the 1971 ARCTIC CAT KING KAT.
All three have been restored and will be driven on occasion each  winter.
This is one of the few collections that include these three very rare race sleds of the 70'.

The following sleds have been sold:
1971 Arctic Cat Puma
1967 Arctic Cat 300 Hirth, Restored, auxillary tank
1968 Panther 500 CC Hirth Opposed, Restored
1969 Panther 297 (Restored)
1970 Panther 634, Restored
1972 EXT 400 CC Kawasaki FA Twin (Restored)
1973 Arctic Cat Alley Cat  
1973 Panther 440 Kawasaki, rebuilt engine
1975 Trail Cat (Restored)
1976 Z 250, Unrestored
1977 Z 250
1966 Model 141D (not restored)
1975 250Z
1970 760 JLO Puma FC Mod
1972 Panther 440 CC
This site is frequently up-dated
March 17/2007
1971 King Kat 800 4 cylinder - Out for its yearly ride.
Welcome to
Don's Vintage Cats
There has been some trouble with people trying to contact me.  
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1994 AC ZR 440   (Feb. 2017)