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A rolling, five-ton beast made of ice

How cool is that?

04/01/2014 12:59 |  Comments: 


Former car restorer, damper designer, rotary-engine guru and also an automotive engineer, but generally doesn’t talk much about his former activities. András is our mag’s Leatherman tool: when there’s a project no-one would poke with a stick, he’s the one usually assigned to carry it through. When he’s in Hungary, he works 16 hours daily, then every once in a while he disappears from the horizon. Last time he’s been seen in Auckland… Has a huge garage, lives with a girlfriend.

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A rolling ice sculpture from Canada.

No matter how cold you’re feeling right now, you’re probably better off than our friends in Canada, where it’s cold enough to make a pickup truck ice sculpture on a working chassis.

The team of Canadian Tires have really worked up a sweat for their 5 minutes of fame. To promote the company they have made an ice sculpture on top of a working pick-up. Before piling five tons of ice on the chassis, they welded  the frame and suspension rigid to make sure it won’t collapse under the weight.

The whole show seems to have been put on solely to promote their special battery, capable of starting a pick-up in minus 40 degrees Celsius, but hey, it worked.

The monster was actually able to move, albeit at a rather slow speed. It did 1.6 km at an average speed of 20 km/h before returning to the garage where the piece of art eventually melted away.

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