I live in Texas. I only ever see large amounts of snow if I leave the state. But what I learned after doing not one, but two snow driving schools with Porsche and Mazda, is how to turn those distinct winter driving disadvantages into wild hooning superpowers—and also how not to spin out, crash and die.
Is there anything cooler than Luke Huxham’s latest movie involving a Ferrari F40 with rally lights, a ski slope and some instant noodles by the campfire? No, there is not.
Sometimes being “snowed in” means just that. Wipe out the shelves at the local grocery store a few days in advance, put on fuzzy socks and stay inside. If not, your fed-up car could burst into flames while you try to force it though snow.
New York City recently went from concrete jungle to the North Pole with skyscrapers, accumulating over 20 inches of snow in the midst of a major snowstorm. As a result, the state governor called for a cease-all on travel beginning later today.
Washington D.C. is a notoriously dumb city. It gets snow on a fairly regular basis, and yet it has absolutely no idea how to handle it. Even its supposed best drivers, the agents of the Secret Service, couldn’t drive in the light dusting the city received on Wednesday, and crashed multiple times. And now it’s supposed…
First, a tale.
For reasons that I shall not get into, I once owned a Renault Le Car. And once when I owned that Renault Le Car I found myself lined up next to a Corvette at a red light.
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In the event that you live in the northeastern United States and get your news and information exclusively from Jalopnik, then it is my duty to warn you that it's going to snow this weekend. A lot, maybe. Probably. Oh, who knows?
It's not hoonage until you blow up your car.
Empty snow-covered roundabouts: what are they for? Powerslides, of course, even in a GT-R.
If there is anyone on the road who should be driving on snow tires when it's snowy out, it's someone who actually sells tires. This Firestone truck does not. The results are hilarious.
Got a rear-drive car with bald all-season tires? Is there a blizzard sweeping through your city? It's snow drifting time!
Clearly, the Nissan GT-R is the honeybadger of supersports cars. Here's one just sixty miles below the Arctic Circle, driving out of a bank of snow without a stutter.
There is something beautifully mismatched about hearing an M-power howl coming out of a mustard yellow Volvo 242.
Don't want to be one of those asshats tiptoeing down a snowy highway at five miles an hour? Don't want to find yourself digging your car from a snowdrift?,
This poor Corvette driver's doing his best to drive his RWD sports car — almost certainly on summer tires — home in the snow. It's not working, and the comments from the Fox 4 Dallas helicopter above probably aren't helping.
Call it the Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, Snostradmus, or just SnOMG, it's snowy outside and people are abandoning their vehicles. Why? We have no idea. Here's proof from the Sno*Drift 2011 Rally showing just how easy it is for any vehicle — whether they be FWD, RWD, or AWD — to conquer the snow.
A Washington, D.C. man hit the remains of this weekend's blizzard in an unlikely chariot. The photos are strangely mesmerizing. Winter, meet the 8000-rpm, rear-wheel-drive wonder. Snow tires make the world go 'round. [Tomolesnevich.com]