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

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
the frozen cruiser takes to the suburban streets

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
about to drive the canadian tire ice truck

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable 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
 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
the chilled pickup truck in the shop

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
the team craft the exterior elements of the truck

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
details inside are chiseled away

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
interior elements like a frozen car freshener complete the cruiser

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
icy side view mirror

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
the frozen motomaster eliminator battery

 

 

canadian tire builds drivable ice truck
the canadian tire seal on the side of the vehicle