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February 20, 2015

Frozen Jeep Cherokee Creates ‘Epic' Ice Imprint

TristaStiles-JeepCherokee-34ths-1editBy now, you’ve probably seen that frozen imprint of the Jeep® Cherokee front fascia – and had a hard time believing it’s real.  Big thanks go to Mike Driehorst from the FCA blog  for sharing the whole back story with us!

According to Mike, the person who took some of those photos also couldn’t believe it. (Be sure to click on the images to enlarge their icy glory!)

“It did not look real,” said Trista Stiles, a critical care nurse at the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, N.C. “I thought, ‘Woah! This is epic. It’s very, very cool.’”

And Trista was spot on. Find out more about Trista in this interview at

TristaStiles-JeepCherokee-driversview-sharpThe Jeep® Cherokee belongs to a colleague, Teresa Lynn Hill, an assistant nurse manager at Vidant, who had left work about 30-60 minutes before Trista saw the iced imprint around 4:30 p.m Tuesday. Trista was just getting off work when she saw the iced imprint and, even though it was about 7 degrees outside, she took some photos and stood looking at the amazing sight for about 10 minutes.

Her amazing photos hit Twitter and immediately went viral. It's among today's biggest trending topics on facebook.

“I must say that the kid in me wanted to kick it down” Trista told us, “but I left it up for others to see.

“It was crazy.”

Note: Thanks to Trista for sharing the background story on her amazing photos, and to her husband, Wes, who alerted FCA on Twitter that Trista was the photographer. Also thanks to @JPFreek, where FCA first learned of the image. And super giant thanks to Mike at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles blog for letting us reprint the story here at AskPatty.


MikeDriehorst-21Mike leads the corporate social media efforts for Chrysler Group, which means he oversees things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident. “Since joining Chrysler in late 2010, Mike says, it’s been inspiring to get a first-hand view of that same level of passion for our all of the company’s vehicles, past and present. It’s that kind of true Mopar-or-no-car spirit that reminds me every day that Chrysler doesn’t simply make cars and trucks, we make vehicles that develop community among its owners. And that’s what I try to portray in the corporate social voice.”




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