The World Ice Art Championships has returned to Fairbanks. The Ice Park opened on Valentines Day. I checked it out the other day, but the vast majority of the sites had blocks like the one pictured above. No carvers were working when I stopped by.
Fairbanks is known for its crystal clear ice, which the carvers love to use. There will be single block, double block and multi-block carving contests. Plus, there are single carver and two person carver events. I’ll stop by a few more times after the carving is done, and everything on display.
The “luge” track, set up for the kids, looked particularly fast.
An ice outhouse: as long as there is a styrofoam seat…
The Ice Park is located at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, and is open 10am to 10pm, until nature melts the carvings.
We had roughly five inches of snow fall Sunday night, and close to eight fell the week before. I could hear the call of the snowshoes on Monday, so I strapped them on and ventured out into the Back 400. We had some snow out there, and my previous paths were completely covered. Still, it was a beautiful day to be out breaking a new trail.
2018 Grand Prix of South America Rally
The Grand Prix of South America Rally took place this past autumn, starting in Buenos Aires on October 18, and ending in Cartagena on November 17. The rally covered 10,000 kms through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia.
1938 Chevrolet Coupe
This was the 70th anniversary of the event, the first taking place in 1948. The route followed the original’s as much as was possible.
Twists and turns of the South American Rally
1946 Bentley Special
1929 Chrysler 75
1925 Buick Standard Six
1941 Dodge Carryall Power Wagon – Support vehicle
The winner was the 1929 Chrysler 75 by Andrew Davies and Paul Dilley. 2nd place a 1972 Porsche 911; 3rd: 1933 Lagonda M45; 4th: the 1938 Chevrolet Coupe.
2018 Grand Prix Rally Route
The story comes to CtoC from The Land of Badger; all photos credit: Sports Car Digest
It was -20F on the morning that this picture was taken; Cellphone camera
A huge thank you to Jamie Smith and his Nugget world. Much respect.
Comic credit: Gary Larson and his Far Side