Full-size ice sculpture replicas of a 1969 Lamborghini Miura, a 1966 Ford Mustang, and a 2017 Bugatti Chiron, among other classic and luxury cars, will be scattered throughout downtown Detroit during the 2016 North American International Auto Show.
“We have sculptures of classic cars that give a nod to the Motor City’s automotive roots, and brand new concepts that embody the city’s innovation, providing a fun experience the whole family can enjoy,” says John Marcicky, director of placemaking at Quicken Loans Inc., the presenting sponsor of what is being called, CARved.
Marcicky says three of the ice sculptures will have interactive elements, allowing people to sit in the cars, including a 1957 Chevy Nomad located in Cadillac Square, a 1966 Ford Mustang located outside the Chase Building, and a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador located at 1 Campus Martius.
Other sculptures include a 1961 Chrysler 300G located in Cadillac Square, a 1969 Lamborghini Miura located outside 1 Campus Martius, a 2017 Audi R8 located outside 1 Kennedy Square, and a 2017 Bugatti Chiron located outside the Chase Building.
Marcicky says all seven of the vehicles will have lights to illuminate them at night. He says the 300G, Mustang, and Miura models were chosen as an accompaniment to the real cars which are part of The Drive Home, an 11-day cross country road trip from Tacoma, Wash. to Detroit that concludes this week.
Ice Creations in Ohio designed the ice sculpture cars. The cars will start being set up in Campus Martius Park today for detailing and finishing touches, and the displays will open to the public over the weekend. Families and visitors are encouraged to take photos of themselves alongside or inside the “cool” rides.