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

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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.

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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.

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

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DISCUSSION

Is it so wrong to enjoy these cars and participants over the cars and participants of that damn Gumball rallye? These cars are genuine, those are movie props. These participants are real enthusiasts, the ones in the gumball rallye are cartoon characters. These people are down to earth, the others are full of themselves.