In 1939, the world was full of ambition and excitement about Antarctic exploration. America wanted a slice of the pie and planned a mission that would feature one of the wildest vehicles ever designed.
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser was, in essence, a massive RV designed to allow a crew of five people to survive the frigid land’s extreme conditions for more than a full year while it explored previously unvisited parts of the continent.
Looking at the ASC now, it’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement of the time. Designed by Chicago’s Armour Institute of Technology, the vehicle got 10-foot-tall wheels made to be nearly indestructible and absorb the shock of the terrain.
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