I did not respond to Ken, after two Alpine 500s, and 6 years
in Massachuetts, plus 25 years in Missouri, I think I know my way
around mountains and snow ... but that is just a guess <G>.
I have no plans to spoil the concours car, which is one
reason we are taking the southern route. I did the Colorado thing in
a 1972 Volvo Station Wagon myself, no snow tires, but good mud/snow,
went through two blizzards, Eastbound and Westbound with no problems,
only had to put on chains when we got back to California, where the
chain police insist, even if you don't need them.
At 9:36 AM -0700 12/10/04, Steven Newell wrote:
>>Please stay out of Colorado! The last thing we need is another left
>>coaster who doesn't know how to drive in the mountains or snow.
>No, no, Bill, pack your skiis for the trip. A concourse car is only
>going to get spoiled anyway, why put it off. Stop at a tire shop
>when you pick up the TR6 and put on some studded snow tires. You'll
>drive circles around the SUVs in the mountains. Or you'll be
>spinning in circles, one of the two. I'm glad to have switched the
>snow tires to the Volvo wagon this year, but my TR4 did fine in the
>mountains. I don't have that awkward six cylinder engine weighing
>down the front. And I'm sure there are a few folks on the list who
>had a ski rack on the boot lid back a few years.
>Of course now we have shaped skiis, artificial knees, and SUVs.