Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

From the same folks who brought us the California Melee rally, here's the Snowball Rally. Prolific tipster and LeMons Assistant Perpetrator TheEastBayKid drove his '76 BMW 2002 and shot some nice photos for us.

The Sacramento-to-Tahoe Snowball is open to pre-1974 sports and touring cars (the rules specifically prohibit forklifts and steamrollers) and offers participants the joy of climbing the Sierra Nevada mountains on funky back roads during snow season. Much Jalopnik-approved machinery took part, including at least one Opel GT, the usual cast of beater seasoned Alfa Romeos, some MGs, etc.

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS



Along the way, the rallyers passed the kind of mountain junkyard we dream about. Citroëns were just part of the goodness.

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS

Tire Chains And Lucas Electrics In California's Gold Country: The 2009 Snowball RallyS