Illinois Man Drives to Michigan With Snowmobile on Top of His Car
I'm happy the internet exists so people like Tommy Mecher get their time to shine. What did he do that was so internet worthy? Well, Tommy drove from Illinois to Michigan with his snowmobile strapped to the top of his car. Yep, you read that right.
The Chicago electrician needed to take his snowmobile from Lemont, Illinois to Bessemer, Michigan and he didn't see it necessary to use a trailer. So he just strapped the snowmobile to the top of his 2005 Chevy Malibu. Clearly something like this is going to get attention, and it did just that in a Facebook group for Wisconsin snowmobilers -
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel details -
It took about an hour to load it on the roof of his 2005 Chevy Malibu, using an old blue Ford tractor with a bucket. He modified the end of the snowmobile to keep the machine's track from caving in the roof or breaking the rear window. Mecher made a support rack of boards to shift the snowmobile's weight to the sides of the roof, away from the middle. He secured his sled with several straps that he looped through the open rear doors before tightening them and closing the doors.
He even said he had a friend get on the snowmobile to try and rock it off, but it wasn't going anywhere. He made it safely to his final destination. Milwaukee JS details -
He spent all day Saturday and Sunday and part of Monday snowmobiling before traveling back to Chicago to return to work. Mecher didn't get any strange looks on his return trip — he left his snowmobile in Michigan.
If nothing else we've learned that you can do anything you set your mind to, like drive 430 miles with a snowmobile strapped to your car.