1972 Arctic Cat Kitty Cat #3119
It doesn't take much to expand a kid's imagination. First and foremost, being an active part and guide in their young lives is paramount. Secondly, finding avenues to creatively expand their horizons goes a long way in shaping who they are and their interests. They don't always like every activity, but you never know until they try things out.
In 1971, Arctic Cat took the lead on making snowmobiles aimed at the youth market with their 'Kitty Cat' machines, which were manufactured until the year 2000.
Thousands of kids hit their first throttle aboard a Kitty Cat, which were first powered by 50cc Clinton engines. By the 1972 production run, the range was powered by a Kawasaki 60cc power plant, which continued until 1977 when they were replaced by Suzuki 60cc motor.
Our Kitty Cat. #3119, is a 1972 model, and thus sports an original Kawasaki engine that has been deemed obsolete and thus, parts are no longer made for.
We acquired the sled in the early 1980s and since then we've loaned it out to friends and family. The engine is now in pieces and in need of a replacement, and we're thinking of revamping the entire sled into a quick 'lil machine that'll claw its way around the shop for our little ones in the winter time.
Who knows what positive lasting memories it will make?