Mine goes into hybernation up here in northern illinois on Nov.
1st...just before the first snow flies. I keep it in a heated garage at
35 f. with the cover on. , and, do an oil change and lube just before
retiring it. I also put the insurance on comprehensive only till March
What do u do ?
In the old days when I had my 71 454, I drove it year round. It was a
little dicey in snow, but we did not have much in Texas... just an ice storm
every now and then. When I moved to Washington D.C. I rode the bus in bad
weather -- but ran the car year round again.
It gets garaged on the evening of the last
day of autumn.
I get it out of the garage the following
morning (first day of winter).
If it's below 55 deg. I drive to work without
the roof panel.
When I get to work, I call a buddy in our
Rochester office and gripe about the cold
winter just means i can put the glass top back on, but it's only used when
it's parked not at home. we never stop using them, and the paint doesn't
fade either. i have a 94 and 96, and they look pretty new.
cave creek, az
I'm in Indianapolis and I drive a 1996 and a 2003, 2 days and 3 days a
week respectively, to work year round. The '96 does a little better
in snow. On the two or three days each season when the street in
front of the house isn't plowed in time and the snow is deep enough to
high-center the vettes, I either take a day off or borrow my wife's
Jeep. She prefers the former but I don't know if that's because she
likes my company or if she's just worried about her Grand Cherokee.
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 23:43:58 -0400, "Tom in Missouri"
though about spending much time in Florida...maybe this winter
Those thought may again return...who knows...
HOWEVER I put my cars away for the winter on Thanksgiving
day...(Turkey Day around this house and I am not a big fan of
Turkey..prefer a good hamburger with a slice of onion over turkey any
day... ) and I Open the garage doors on April Fools day every April
....Wife tells me I'm a Turkey & a Fool so those dates work for me..
IF I had a way to get the cars out in the winter I most likely would
but since I have to drive across the back lawn, then thru a gate and
over my front lawn just to get to the road once stored the cars stay
That leaves hot and fire, sounds like dave's worst nightmare.
We broke a record here yesterday of 91 degrees from 1891, global
warming must have started long ago. Al's is helping by blocking out
the sun when ever he gets up from the table.
You forgot earthquake.
Rain is only occasionally, and in the winter (beats snow and ice).
And we don't have the tornado, hurricane, and blizzard seasons, which kill more
almost every year than our "seasons".
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