It’s (sort of) snowing outside, which does occasionally happen here. It rarely sticks or lasts, at least down in the valley. Folks that have to traverse the passes or live in the higher elevations can be a bit more challenged by it. I know studded tires are a controversial subject, one I took on before. But it did surprise me to run into this ’73 Super Beetle with a full set of spikes, because I don’t generally associate vintage cars as being typically driven up to the mountains in the winter. And when I drove Beetles in the early seventies, I never bothered with even snow tires; its traction is legendary. Is this overkill, or are folks just more risk adverse?
– February 18, 2011