Scottish weather: Aberdeenshire family sculpt racing car out of snow

A family of self-confessed petrol heads created this amazing racing car - out of snow.

Brody Penny, 11, was tasked by his schoolteacher to make something interesting out of snow, and the youngster immediately told his parents he wanted to make a car.

With the help of mum Claire, 34, and dad Dave, 37, they built the life-like F1 racing car in four and a half hours - complete with black wheels, a seat and spoiler.

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The 12ft long masterpiece has captured the attention of passers-by who have stopped to take pictures of the impressive structure, much to the delight of Brody.

Proud mum Claire, from Old Rayne, Aberdeenshire, said: "Brody's teacher set the class a challenge to make something creative out of snow.

"We're a family of petrol heads, so right away Brody said he wanted to make a car, with a bit he would be able to sit in.

"I was thinking that's a fair challenge, but we thought making an F1 car would be the easiest to do."

Mum-of-three Claire said powdery snow hindered the building process on Monday but they quickly decided to use two plastic boxes to compact the snow inside.

Brody Penny in the racing car made from snow.

They made wheels, which they spray painted black, and created a sporty spoiler from polystyrene and sticks.

Brody, sister Ayla eight, and brother Caleb, three, have enjoyed a spin in the snow mobile, which Claire said they loved building with dad Dave, an accountant.

She added: "The snow was really powdery so we had to use plastic boxes to compact it inside of to make bricks almost.

"We made the wheels out of snow too and then spray painted them black to make them stand out.

With the help of mum Claire, 34, and dad Dave, 37, they built the life-like F1 racing car in four and a half hours – complete with black wheels, a seat and spoiler.

"The spoiler was made out a bit polystyrene and two sticks, and Brody made a dashboard section inside too.

"Building it was a nice distraction for the kids and it kept them happy and entertained, it was a real team effort.

"We started it about 1pm but didn't finish until 5.30pm, there was a lot of problem solving, but it was great fun and Brody is so pleased with it.

"People are walking by and kids sledging past and stopping to look at it, and the deliveryman was taking pictures of it this morning, so Brody is beaming about it.”

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