Earlier this evening, someone was riding a snowmobile at VERY unsafe speed down the side street in front of my house, on today's new snow. Had to be 50-60mph.

I can't, and don't want to imagine the mess at one of the uncontrolled intersections if a car or truck can't stop in this weather.

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After the disgust subsided, I wondered why people bundle themselves up to ride on a machine like that. I like motorcycles, and I wear gear when I ride them, but that is tedious enough, let alone having to fight wind-blown cold.

Then I wondered why I've never seen much for cars re-fitted as snow mobiles.

That got me thinking... What would a Snow-Automobile look like? There are things like SUVs and Subarus that wear 4 Mattracks, and I am a BIG fan of AWD... but part of the snowmobile thing is not having all surface contact involved in propulsion, the front end are steerable skis.

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That got me thinking... Good RWD car for Mattracks, and front skis. The natural choice... is Rally Fighter.

Imagine that, with the rear bumper bobbed a bit, up to the tail lights, and tracks fitted to the rear axle, with an electronic locking differential, and big brakes.

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Then, imagine the front end, either with skis under the front tires, or completely replacing the front suspension uprights, with filler panels over the wheel wells.

It's either that... or a Subaru-powered Baja Beetle or something rear-engined, to keep the front end light and the skis on top of the snow.

But something with an enclosed cabin for at least two and some cargo stowage, as a shelter from the biting wind, with engine-derived cabin heating, but still with tracks and skis for weight distribution on the surface of the snow.