Name: 1991 Arctic Cat Prowler Special
Color: Deep Cat black, with purple and green accents… what else would you expect?
Length: 108.5” (275.6cm)
Width: 41.5” (105.4cm)
Height: 47.5” (120.7cm)
Weight (dry): 435lbs (197.3kg)
Birth Date: Spring of 1990
Birthplace: Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Ambitions: To live up to expectations set by my 1990 EXT Special predecessor.
Turn-Ons: William (Captain Kirk) Shatner, The clatter of steel skis caressing road shoulder rocks at 80mph plus.
Turn-Offs: Fixed Windshields, Tree Stumps, and Jack Struthers
Favorite Songs/Musicians: Hold On by Wilson Phillips, Gonna Make You Sweat by C+C Music Factory
Nick Names: Skitter, Pod Cat, Arctic Fazer, Wait Till Next Year
Dark Secrets: After winning the legendary I-500 cross-country race in 1990 with Kirk Hibbert piloting a 1990 EXT Special, a rule change forced Cat to abandon the successful EXT in favor of a hopped up Prowler, appropriately named the Prowler Special. While somewhat successful in consumer trim, the 1991 (shown here) and 1992 Prowler Specials came up short on the racetrack; most notably during the 1992 I-500 where once again, Kirk was battling his long-time foe, Jack Struthers. With the finish line approaching on day three, the Prowler Special suffered a broken spindle, putting an end to Cat’s hopes. It was after that moment of defeat that Arctic Cat brass decided to pursue a new competition minded snowmobile, and the legendary ZR chassis was born.
I remember riding this sled when younger. It went under the snow instead of riding on top.