1990. I’m a senior in college and have an 86 Fiero 2M4 which I find cheap because it doesn’t have A/C. I’m from Virginia, but did college up north and drove in the snow for 4 years. (and my dad learned to drive in Erie, PA).
A friend rides to campus. He discovers the VA cards and discovers it’s rear-wheel drive and worries. He asked questions like “Do they snow in Virginia?” I decided not to answer and just drove.
In 10 minutes, the drive is unstable. The road was slippery, but the 2M4 couldn’t spin bald tires covered in bacon grease on a hockey field. So the drive is unstable. As soon as the passenger relaxed, I did this stunt for him.
*Approximately 20 mph on covered roads (4-6″ ramps)
* I felt the front end of the car become light and protrude from a slide.
* I started to slow down, but I decided to have fun instead.
* I shot it and the tank went up to about 30 mph and I was actually packing a wedge under the front end of the car.
* The passenger noticed we were speeding while stopping at an intersection, he thought we should turn left at. He started voicing concerns
* When his concern turned to panic, I turned the steering wheel sharply to the left.
* The front tire is not on the road surface, so the wheel just rotates like a top.
* I shouted “I don’t have a steering wheel, what should I do?”
* When passengers start shouting “Slow down!” I nailed the brake.
* Snow wedges shoot out from under the car, the front tire tree and the car turns almost exactly 90 degrees.
* I’m still about 100 feet from the turn but am 90 degrees out of my path.
* I used throttle to just turn. The more the passengers screamed, the more I deliberately pulled the car to the side of the road on my side.
And that’s how I stopped letting the stalkers chase me to school.
This sounds like a great way to set up big trips, and a great way to get all your friends suddenly busy whenever you want to hang out. Which is more valuable than the other, it all depends on you.