Looks like a contraption from a 1930s Popular Mechanics cover, and for all I know, it is. Check the engine on this contraption. Most ice vehicles, or skimmers, or ice mobiles, or I have no idea what, are made with sails and operate on wind power. These hopped up speedster guys made a real ice machine. Ice Racing prototype. Summer sport in Michigan! (Actually, it's been 90 here for a few days and the lake finally warmed up.
Snapshots of an Ice Vehicle No Date (1930s?) Collection Jim Linderman