Ford Employee Continues Winter Tradition with Ford-Themed Snow Sculpture

The Ford Bronco might be a few months away from getting to customers, so for now, we'll have to marvel at Jacob DiMaria's latest snow creation.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

While temperatures in Dearborn are starting to turn more spring-like, NVH Technologist Jacob DiMaria managed to continue his tradition of creating Ford-themed snow sculptures. He recently debuted a full-size Ford Bronco in the front yard of his Dearborn home.

DiMaria recently spent about five days working on the sculpture – which is built to scale – after work. He chose to recreate the Bronco because of its recognizability the excitement around its return. In a year that has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and political discussion, DiMaria wanted to give people something else to talk about. 

Last year, DiMaria created a bust of Michigan Central Station and in 2019 he built a classic Mustang.

“I enjoy doing the Ford themed sculptures each year (when there’s enough snow available) because I work for Ford and so do a lot of other people in Dearborn,” DiMaria said. “It’s something everyone recognizes can get behind. Hopefully people can get some enjoyment out of it before the weather warms up and it melts.” 

Some onlookers are amazed, and a few don’t believe the life-size Bronco is real, but most people are just happy to see it, DiMaria said.

“I don’t get to talk to everyone that drives or walks by, but they always seem to have a smile on their face,” he said.

DiMaria added that he hopes to get a real-life Bronco in the future. As for what next year might bring to his front yard, we’ll just have to wait and see.

“We’ll have to see what’s relevant next winter,” he said. “I’m always taking suggestions, though.”