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Old 02-06-2010, 03:46 AM
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At 17 I was sure I knew all there was to know about driving and cars (among other things).. First big snow, out I go in my 60 Impala with new snow tires (we all had them back then). Came upon a hill on a busy street I knew well, cars all over it trying to get up, people outside pushing them etc... Dummies... I get halfway up before I start sliding, so I rolled backwards down and got me a good running start, and flew up the hill zigzagging by the dummies all proud and smiles.
When I got to the crest Sheeeet, there were even more cars on that side coming UP the hill, and I could not stop! My azz was gripping the seatcovers pretty good on the way down!
I'm fairly certain it was my mothers prayers that saved me from hitting anything or killing anyone.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:45 AM
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I think it's good to take you kids out on large parking lots that are free of curbs, islands, light poles etc and let them know what it feel like when the vehicle breaks traction and slides around.
Do some donuts.
Get up enough speed apply the breaks hard enough to slide. Yes, now with ABS, you car will do it's best to avoid sliding but the young driver may be able to feel it working.
Then maybe if, when it happens on the road they may be less likely to panic as much.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:53 AM
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My first car was a tweaked 67 bug, we used to tear up the snow with that car. I remeber up here in 96 we had 2 feet of snow, i passed a stuck plow with that little thing. We have a large parkinglot for the pool club, 400 feet by 1200 feet, you could sit back there for hours doing donuts and drifting.
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3 years ago driving to school in my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. I followed my neighbor out of our development. He had a lifted Silverado 2500 at the time. I watched him as he came to a stop at the corner, gassed it up, and did a badass fishtail. There was some construction work going on across the street from this and neither of our trucks were quiet (he had a full header back system on the 8.1L and I had a dumped Cherry Bomb single chamber racing muffler) so needless to say, he drew quite a bit of attention. After his fishtail, the workers all stared at me in my truck and not wanting to let them down, I went for it. As the Ram started to get sideways (right turn so ass end to the left), I said to my self "I can give it a little more...and more...and more." By that time, I was then thinking to myself "oh s***!!!!" I was almost completely sideways... and everyone was looking at me. I let off the throttle and brought it back around... except then the ass end decided to start sliding out to the right side... and the stop sign was coming up fast. I slammed it into 4wd High and the truck snapped right back into place.
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I don't remember the first time I drove in snow, to long ago but what I do remember is driving home from work in Woburn to Braintree on Rt. 128 in the Great Blizzard of 78. Was 24 and what saved my butt was my car, a 70 Nova SS with posi rearend, new H-78 studded snow tires and a full tank of gas, that car just went through snow, it was unstoppable. When I left work at 3:30 it had just started to snow with a dusting on the ground. Got on 128 and by the time I hit Waltham about 4;30 traffic came to a stop, from there to Walpole it was all stop & go and then it came to a complete stop and it was weaving in and out of all the stuck cars & trucks till I hit a big jam up at the Rt. 24 interchange, once I worked through that, about 9:00 the road was plowed and clear. I remember looking in my rear veiw mirror and nothing was moving behind me and thinking I just may be the last person to make it through 128! The first 2 Braintree exits were not plowed and I remeber thinking if the last one isn't plowed I was going to have to abandon my car and walk home but fortunately it was, along with Rt 37 so I pulled into my driveway at 9:30, 6 hours for a normally 1:15 drive. Feel like I've used up my lifetime quota of driving in snow storms, now I leave work early if I know it's going to snow.
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