Snow is sort of like dirt right? Anyone with a dirtbike who lives somewhere it snows has wondered if there was a way to ride their bike in the snow, and now that dream is finally a reality.
Injuries and the X Games tend to go hand-in-hand. The risk of injury at the Winter X Games increased about 600 percent a couple of years ago when they added freestyle snowmobile stunts to the roster.
Here's the scene. A few snowmobilers out enjoying a weekend trip on the side of a mountain. One rider falls. Another rider drives above him and triggers an avalanche, quickly consuming the man. And then the rescue begins. Movie? No, real life — and it's one of the most heart-stopping videos I've ever seen.
If you've ever wondered what the view is careening down a snow-driven slope with total lack of control, first chasing after a snowmobile and then being chased by one, glad tidings! You'll never have to try it yourself for reference, thanks to one terribly unfortunate Frenchman with a helmet cam.
Vendors at SEMA appear to have a strong yen for tracked vehicles, which might explain this "Snowmobile" from Canadian company TCZL that looks like an a/c unit with tracks, a seat, and bike handles.
People complain about the Woodward Dream Cruise and its traffic, crowds, noise, litter and general chaos. But the worst part? Being trapped in traffic with no chance to run something awesome down, ike this snowmobile converted into a trike.
Why wouldn't you build a blown Hemi V8-powered slingshot dragster to run on the snow? Oh, right, illusions of self preservation. A problem this maniac-machine's builder, Ky Michaelson, didn't seem to have. [The Rocketman]
Just when we think English Russia has exhausted its supply of automotive awesomeness, they come up with something like this: A 1959 Sever-2 snowmobile, based on the Pobeda car. Oh yeah, and it's powered by an Al-14 radial aircraft engine! [English Russia}