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Leave it to Top Gear, the highly entertaining British motorsports show, to come up with a race that pits a Polaris snowmobile against a high-powered off-road buggy in a race across a lake in Iceland.

Let’s be honest, the race really doesn’t make a lick of sense…but who cares. Don’t you want to know who wins? Aren’t you just a bit curious? Well you can satisfy that curiosity by watching the video below the jump.

We actually stumbled across this video thanks to an article on The Telegraph’s website. The article features a handful of bizarre races concocted by the curious minds at Top Gear – like a Jaguar XKS vs. a Land Rover in an ice slalom competition and a 1000-horsepower Bugatti Veyron battling it out against a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet.

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It’s a sight you don’t see every day – a man in a bathing suit riding a snowmobile down a residential street in June. We’ll try to explain what happened, but be sure to check out the pair of videos below the jump for a more complete picture.

It seems the town of Coon Rapids, Minn. was hammered with a torrential downpour, which flooded some streets in the area. Whereas most of us would probably make sure our house wasn’t leaking and our possessions were safe, one man saw a golden opportunity to get some rare early summer snowmobiling. He stripped down to a bathing suit (no helmet, of course), climbed aboard his sled and took off down the street for a little joyriding.

That’s the kind of thing that makes you proud to be associated with our sport.

Be sure to check out both videos of the rainy day snowmobiler below the jump.

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Igarshi Design has recently unveiled a series of concept vehicles, including a snowmobile unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

After looking at the photos, we aren’t able to tell exactly how one would steer this concept sled. Additionally, it looks like the exhaust would shoot out where the rider would normally go, which could make for a fairly uncomfortable day on the trails. Of course, it’s possible (and quite likely) that this concept was intended as an unmanned vehicle.

Click here to see the full collection of concept vehicles, including two motorcycles, a helicopter, and a wheelbarrow with a racing slick front tire and a brake.

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The snowmobile industry lost a great friend in Rocky Cutsforth, owner of ROX Speed FX.  From Cohasset Minnesota, a long time motor sport enthusiast and action rider, Rocky was fatally injured during an ATV photo shoot in South Dakota on May 20th.

Rocky was a well known and respected for his talent riding on and off the snow. As the photographer for Snowmobile.com’s Western sled tests, I was always excited to ride with Rocky.  Like a hound dog he could sniff out any jump, drop or sidehill that would look good in front of a camera. He could make even the smallest little lip look like a double. Rocky could even catch giant air on the long mountain sleds even though he was more keen on the shorter-tracked crossover sleds.  With his cool likable demeanor, he was instantly a friend to whomever he met.

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We’re not sure if it was done intentionally or not, but we found a video that gives new meaning to the term “sticking the landing.”

The video in question is a painfully long 11 minutes, but fortunately for you the moment of excitement comes at about the one minute mark. After a couple of jumps down a steep slope, our sledding hero decides to go the opposite route and ride up the slope. Instead of riding over the crest of the hill, the sled flies vertically into the air and lands track-first in the snow like a spoon in a thick bowl of oatmeal.

Snowmobile.com’s panel of expert judges give this move high marks for originality and artistic impression.

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