Taylor Drift and Clark W. Blizzwald Take Top Honors In Minnesota Snowplow-Naming Contest

Travelers in northwestern Minnesota can shake off their trepidation about hitting the winter roads, knowing that Taylor Drift is clearing a path ahead of them. The snowplow named for Taylor Swift was the runaway winner for Minnesota’s fourth annual “Name a Snowplow” contest, with 8 new names announced Tuesday. Taylor Drift received 12,027 votes, nearly twice as many as the second-place finisher, Clark W. Blizzwald, honoring the star character in the film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. In order of votes received, the other winners out of 49 finalists were Dolly Plowton, Beyondsleigh, You’re Killin’ Me Squalls, Fast and Flurrious, and Barbie’s Dream Plow. The often-icy state began naming its roughly 800 plows in 2020. More than 36 names already grace trucks scraping snow off Minnesota highways. Previous winners over the years include Plowy McPlowFace, Darth Blader, Blizzard of Oz, Scoop Dogg and Han Snolo.