canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
jan 07, 2014
canadian tire builds drivable ice truck

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
all images courtesy of canadian tire




oh, canada! automotive parts retailer and manufacturer canadian tire have tested the limits of their motomaster eliminator battery by freezing it to -40°c, and using it to start a pickup truck built from more than 11,000 lbs of ice. the glaciated cruiser is entirely formed from chunks of chilled water, from the windows and doors to recognizable details like the familiar tree-shaped car freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror and even the license plate. constructed in ontario on the frame of a chevrolet 2500HD, the team behind the frosted vehicle confirmed its functionality by driving it over one kilometer through the chilly, suburban streets. take a look at the videos below for a behind-the-scenes look at the ice truck’s manufacture and the world record breaking trip it took around town.



behind the scenes documentary of the canadian tire ice truck (winter 2013)
video courtesy of canadian tire



the frozen cruiser takes to the suburban streets



about to drive the canadian tire ice truck



illuminated rear brake lights at night



world record drive attempt by the canadian tire ice truck (winter 2013)
video courtesy of canadian tire


the chilled pickup truck in the shop



the team craft the exterior elements of the truck



details inside are chiseled away



interior elements like a frozen car freshener complete the cruiser



icy side view mirror



the frozen motomaster eliminator battery



the canadian tire seal on the side of the vehicle



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