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There is snow on the grass so get the lawn mower out

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Snow racing in Finland
As bizarre as it may seem, that’s exactly what happens in Finland every year when the 12-hour Leikkuri LeMans lawn mower Grand Prix is run.

Estonian ice queens triumph
And this year, battling tough conditions, two Estonian women slid to victory. Anna and Stella from the Estonian lawn mower Team Votikmetsa Naised crossed the line in first place, taking great pleasure in beating their male compatriots.

The race was held outside the rural town of Lavia in southern Finland on the frozen Lake Karhijarvi, 124 miles north east of Helsinki and attracted competitors from Switzerland, Germany, UK, Estonia and of course Finland. Drivers had 12 hours to complete as many laps as possible around the 850 metre course.

With temperatures dropping as low as -4 degrees Celsius, conditions were challenging. Britain's Going Commando team led the race for four hours before punctures forced them into the pits.

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New invention helps cars to get a grip in the snow

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Driving in snow and ice
One of the hardest things we have to encounter as drivers is dealing with snow and ice on the road. If there is a sudden dump of snow or a hard freeze that hits us before the snow ploughs can clear the roads or the gritters can treat the ice, it leaves with a dilemma of how best to make our journeys. 

Snow chains or snow tyres are an obvious solution but because we are not certain when, or if, it will snow, we tend not to invest in them. 

However, there is now a potential new solution on its way.

New device to replace snow chains
After struggling one night to get snow chains on his tyres on a snowy mountain, Czech businessman Petr Gross decided he needed to come up with something that did the job better. So, he has developed a new device that could revolutionise driving safely in the snow and ice.

He has invented a mechanized system that fits over the wheel of a vehicle like a hubcap which can be easily fitted before settin

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