Ok, yeah, so this is extremely awesome.
I’ve never heard of the Merrill Ice Drags in Wisconsin before, but I feel a sudden urge to attend.
If you were in the Northeast this past weekend like me, you were probably freezing your butt off. Better get ready folks: winter is coming. Time to dig out those snow tires and start planning for the war on massive snowfalls.
How do you get a 2015 Mustang to tear things up on a frozen lake? You're going to need some custom 20" tires with 3200 studs fitted by hand. Yes, this is crazy wonderful.
Did you miss Sweden's Speed Weekend On Ice last month? So did we, but photographer Lars Mårtensson was there and he got an absolutely incredible gallery of the ridiculous machines driving, skating, and rocket-boosting their way across this frozen lake.
I have one problem in my life (and ONLY one problem, don't talk about the Other Thing), and that is that I both don't have an ice-racing race car, nor do I live near an ice racing track, and also, it is winter. But I just heard about ice karting, and now it is all I want to do forever and ever into eternity.
You know a sport is tough when the announcer is frankly amazed everyone made it out of the competition alive. And it's 1955.
I'm often surprised that people haven't heard about BMW's AWD E30s.
You can't really drift a front-drive car on pavement. On ice, though? No problem for a rally driver.
Take one FSAE car, add some studded Hoosiers, and find a frozen lake. That's how University of Saskatchwan does its testing.
While winter storms batter the country with sleet, ice, snow, and freezing rain, we should all be staying inside and away from civilization to stay safe. That being said, when everything calms down an opportunity for racing abounds. Ice racing, that is.
Take one hugely powerful ice racing Camaro. Line it up against a classic E30 M3. Put them on a snow-covered dirt track. Who's faster?
While they were certainly nowhere near the 200 mph mark, Hoon of the day could just as well go to BMW Classic this time, who brought multiple motorcycle world champion and touring car champion Johnny Cecotto to the ninth Historic Ice Trophy accompanied by his son, the promising Venezuelan talent who you might know…
One frozen lake. One set of homemade studded tires. One small block Chevy V8. Perfect recipe, am I right?
Yes, it's Alain Prost. Le Professeur, rival of Senna, four-time Formula One World Champion. Here he is doing backwards entries, sliding his heavily-modified Dacia that has brought him two championship wins in Andros Trophy ice racing.
You think a Saab only looks right on snow? Think again!
My grandfather was quite the rally and ice-racing fanatic back in the 1950s and 1960s (running mostly Porsche 356s and Saab 93s) and now I've got a couple of his 8mm movies, shot in 1960.
Those crazy Minnesotans aren't going to let a little 20-below weather stop them from taking their Saabs and MGAs out for some racing, you betcha! My grandfather, a proud St. Paul native, was serious about rally madness and ice-racing lunacy back in the 50s and 60s, and he'd probably still be doing it today at age 91…
Okay, true, the title brings to mind Peter North lying on a slab in the morgue, but seeing as it's the middle of the summer, we thought we'd bring you a little gallery of ice racing action from February's AMEC Studs on Ice race. Just flip the canned air upside down, spray it all over the face of the monitor, and feel…