If we were to fall through the ice, the Swedish instructor said, we should flash our lights so that people on the shore would be able to see us.
“Sweetheart, daaaaarling,” you drawl, lobbing yet another boring pamphlet for biplane trips in Tahiti into the bin. “Winter is almost upon us and we’ve got nothing planned! We only have over $15,000 to burn on an excursion—whatever shall we do?”
Nothing puts a big dumb grin on your face quite like getting a car sideways. If you want to learn how to get sideways in a rear- or mid-engined Porsche, and you’ve got the cash, there’s one place you should go: Porsche Camp4.
For a brief moment there, I felt like James Bond: drifting my Aston Martin with studded tires across a frozen lake. Then I remembered I wasn’t out there chasing down an evil villain or solving a serious crime that put the whole world in danger. I was following a part-time driving instructor named Paul, who was in a…
Kris Meeke doesn't care that it's dark or icy during this test for Rally Sweden. Not one bit. He still goes ridiculously quick anyway. Oh, and ridiculously sideways.
Sliding Aston Martin V12's all over the place on ice is something we all want to do with our weekends. Actually, it's something we want to do every day, and with the British launching their first ice driving program in North America, your chances just got better.
Two athletic figure skaters, clad in black and white. Two SUVs, clad in Mitsubishi and Citroën badges. Lots of impressive skating and driving, lots of graceful arcs of motion, ending in remarkable collisions.
Eastern Europe has been under a Siberian spell for a week or so, prompting the owner of a Hummer H2 to test the six inches of ice on Hungary’s Lake Balaton for some Siberian-style winter driving. What he apparently forgot was that a few days of 10-degree weather does not magically turn Lake Balaton into Lake Baikal.