Journal: Get to the Slopes in Style

Get to the Slopes in Style

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
December 17, 2013
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In certain parts of the world, ski season is underway. There isn’t much great skiing where we are in Los Angeles, but a few of us here in the office love the sport and have done a lot of skiing in the past: around the United States in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Vermont, California, and internationally in British Columbia, Switzerland, Italy, France, and even New Zealand. Apparently skiing is not only popular with those in the Petrolicious office but also as a subject in many vintage car advertisements.

These days, driving a vintage car to a ski resort might make for a great photo opportunity, but it doesn’t seem like the most practical idea. If you were to go skiing or snowboarding with a vintage car, would it be any of the cars pictured below?

Image Sources: flickr.com, etsy.com, ebay.com, hemmings.com, illicitsnowboarding.com, plan59.com, vintageski.tumblr.com, plan59.com, ebay.com, alpinestyle56.com, ebay.com

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Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant

Well, as an MGA owner, I can’t imagine what it would be like to drive it in the snow. It’s light, has skinny tires so it may do all right, but as far as carrying any ski gear and skis…..that’s laughable, which is probably why the girl in photo appears to be PO’d with the skis resting on the side of the car and the guy is thinking, I should have brought my Jeep.:)

SAM ZAM
SAM ZAM

Never had any of those cars, but did have a pair a dynamic VR17s,,,, they were fast.

Jeremy Mayne
Jeremy Mayne

The Subaru would probably be the best of the bunch. At least it has a winch so you could pull yourself out of snowdrift. I don’t know about the volvo 240; my 245 turbo isn’t great in the snow because it’s so light at the back. My old 84 gti was a pretty good skiing car. But what I want to take skiing the most is a Lotus Esprit turbo with bbs wheels!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

And for a slightly more modern take on the cars and skiing advert here is the famous Audi Quattro Ski slope ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faiFfBxhT8s