Family Build Life-Size Ford Mustang Out Of Snow

While the UK has been battered by storms Freya and Gareth, scenes in the US have been similarly nippy.

But while most of us are huddled up on the sofa, grumbling about the weird combo of hail, wind, snow and blazing sunshine and its likely connection to global warming, not everyone is feeling quite as passive about the weather.

Over in Nebraska, there was so much snow that one crafty family even managed to use it to build an entire car - putting the malleable white stuff to to work while creating a life-size Ford Mustang.

And it gets better: the fake but realistic vehicle was even given a parking ticket. Don't worry, though, it turns out that was all part of the joke as well. Snow bants!

The sculpture was spotted on the street by Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Mick Downing.

It was a life-size Ford Mustang. Credit: SWNS
It was a life-size Ford Mustang. Credit: SWNS

"I am friends with the people who made the car and I saw they had posted a photo of it on social media," said Sergeant Downing, 48.

"I thought I'd pull a prank on them by putting an 'intent to tow notice' on it, asking the driver to remove the vehicle in 24 hours or it would get towed.

"Not that I was going to tow a huge chunk of ice - that thing must weigh a ton! It's a life-sized replica of a Ford Mustang; it was packed solid!"

He added: "It's quite a work of art, we all thought it was really neat."

Jason Blundell, a 43-year-old concrete plant manager, spent about five hours building the snowy car with his two teenage children, Shelby, 17, and Spencer, 15.

"They had a great time doing it," said Jason's wife Jess, 41, who works at a car dealership in Chadron, Nebraska.

"They used a Bobcat to assist with piling snow from around the area and they used shovels and concrete tools to mould and shape it."

The car was built by a family in Nebraska. Credit: SWNS
The car was built by a family in Nebraska. Credit: SWNS

Last month, even the famously tropical archipelagic state of Hawaii was struck by snow storms, much to the world's surprise.

The Arctic air from Alaska had travelled south and found itself settling on the Polipoli Spring state recreation area - a phenomenon that was thought to be a first for any of Hawaii's state parks.

Sam Lemmo, from Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources, told the Guardian: "We rarely, if ever, have seen the combination of record high onshore waves, coupled with gale force winds."

What's going on, eh?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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