Cops ‘ticket’ Ford Mustang sculpture made after massive snowfall in Nebraska

March 12, 2019 in News by Slad

 

Source: Detroit Free Press | 

Everybody loves hot cars, but here’s a hot story about a cold car.

A family in Chadron, Nebraska, in the state’s western panhandle, decided to have some fun after a weekend snowfall of nearly a foot.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, “Jason Blundell, a 43-year-old concrete plant manager, and his two teenage kids shoveled neighboring driveways into a massive mound and created a work of art. They spent five hours sculpting a clone of the 1967 Ford Mustang GTA that they store in their garage, then they posted a photo to Facebook.”

Then Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, who is a longtime friend of the family, came by and gave what has become known as #SnowPony on Twitter a fake tow ticket.

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Sgt. Downing came across an awesome find yesterday in Chadron.

Now this is artwork!

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It has gotten widespread attention and kudos for the patrol for having a sense of humor.

The family said that a passerby stopped while the work was being done asking whether they were burying a real car.

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Whoa! goes international.

Well done, Chadron and Sgt Downing!

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Just heard about this in a pub….. in England. #Legend

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Jason Blundell told the Free Press he’s “a big Ford fan with (restoration) projects all over,” including a ’69 Mustang and 1955 Ford Customline that are being restored.

His daughter drives a 2000 Mustang convertible.

The family, which is experienced in snow sculpture, even measured the ’67 Mustang in their garage to be sure the proportions were right.

Jason Blundell said “whenever we get a big snow and a nice enough day come together,” the family has done snow sculptures, including a “giant Easter bunny and a 6-foot tall jack-o-lantern. It only lasted about three days, but we had a light inside.”

Why so many real Fords, though?

“My first car was a Chevy,” a 1977 Camaro, Blundell said by phone Tuesday. “I had a friend who had a Ford that I knew would blow the doors off mine.”

Car love can be enough sometimes to melt your heart, right?

Contact Randy Essex: REssex@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @randyessex. Read more on autos and sign up for our autos newsletter.