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Canadian mechanic’s car-turned-snowmobile is peak Canada

The only thing that would make this car more Canadian is if it apologized for running red lights.


William Turton

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 6, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:15 am CDT

Canadian mechanic Todd Anderson has turned a 2007 diesel Smart Car into a full-fledged snowmobile. Oh, Canada. 

Anderson, who lives in Ottawa, didn’t have any specific reason for creating the Smartmobile, he told CTV News. It was “just a thought that came to me,” he said, “and [it] seemed like the right thing to do.”

“The whole point of the exercise was to see if it could be done,” Anderson said.

The car was a local secret until Anderson’s friend posted a picture of his creation on Reddit, where it went viral. 

Anderson said that the car, which cost about $7,000 and took a month and a half to build, is “pretty wild.” Wild indeed. 

Screenshot via CTV News/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2016, 1:59 pm CST