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Canadian Tire creates truck from 11,000 pounds of ice

Dec. 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

HENSALL, Ontario, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Canadian Tire said it has submitted a working ice truck created in Ontario by a team of ice sculptors to Guinness World Records.

The company said it hired Iceculture, a world-renowned team of ice sculptors responsible for creations including an ice Disney castle in New York's Times Square, to use nearly 11,000 pounds of ice to create the body of a truck that was set atop the skeletal frame of a GM pickup trick, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday.

The truck, which Canadian Tire said was conceived to show off the abilities of the company's battery under extreme temperatures, took a 1-mile drive in Hensall Dec. 12 at an average speed of about 12.4 mph.

The company said video of the truck, which includes intricate ice details including a license plate, will be edited into a commercial to be shown in 2014.

Canadian Tire said it has submitted the truck to Guinness World Records for recognition as first self-propelled ice truck to take a drive.

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