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Old 03-01-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Pompey, NY
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The worst part of living in snow country and being a car enthusiast is the long agonizing wait until the salt is safely off the roads! I went out in the garage the other day just to sit in my car, an Honda S2000. I take it off the road in November, and wait until we have had a few good hard rains so all traces of salt are gone. Also, the summer performance tires on the car are positively dangerous when the temps are below 50. Oh well, not too much longer I hope. The funny thing is that downstate will be getting hit tonight with a foot of the white stuff, while we here in the Syracuse area are actually seeing the bare ground for the first time in quite a while.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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I hope you are all enjoying the good driving weather! I've been driving my GT all over the place - yeehah!
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Looks like it might hit 70 by the middle of next week!
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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The way the winter has been you probably could have taken it out a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pompey, NY
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I agonized about going for the seasons first spin today, the weather is certainly good enough. The problem is that last week we had a little bit of snow, and the salt has not fully washed away yet. I know, I'm obsessive, but in my defense the underside of my car looks new, all bolts are still shiny and paint intact. I will wait another week or so, and drive guilt free.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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I agonized about going for the seasons first spin today, the weather is certainly good enough. The problem is that last week we had a little bit of snow, and the salt has not fully washed away yet. I know, I'm obsessive, but in my defense the underside of my car looks new, all bolts are still shiny and paint intact. I will wait another week or so, and drive guilt free.
Actually, I totally understand. I have taken my car through the wash several times already - I also had all the protective coatings put on all surfaces for a considerable price - but I think it's worth it. I'm very obsessive, to the point of irritating my friends and family, LOL. I park miles away from any other cars... if anyone goes out with me they must be prepared to walk a fair distance! My car is pristine, too... only has 3000 miles on it and it's an '07 - so like I said, I get it!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Actually, I totally understand. I have taken my car through the wash several times already - I also had all the protective coatings put on all surfaces for a considerable price - but I think it's worth it. I'm very obsessive, to the point of irritating my friends and family, LOL. I park miles away from any other cars... if anyone goes out with me they must be prepared to walk a fair distance! My car is pristine, too... only has 3000 miles on it and it's an '07 - so like I said, I get it!!
So whats under the hood? You do anything to it?
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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My 1973 Ford Capri (German Mustang) is on the road now! I generally wait until we've had a good couple of weeks without snow and with rain to wash away the salt before taking the car cover off. With this month's almost record breaking lack of snow, I got a head start this year.

You do have to be wary of the late winter, early snow storm, or late night black ice, but I'd say...let her roll!

Car shows? The aforementioned steak house weekly event is great. RIT, Hylton, Geneva and a lot of the other towns have obe off events over the summer. In early June the MG Car club holds a huge show in Victor open to all cars.

If you want to drive a few hours, there is always the All Ford event in in Carlisle, PA, which for Ford lovers is Mecca.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Pompey, NY
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Took her out on Monday, boy did I miss driving that car! It's almost like the first time I drove it. It almost makes the wait worthwhile. Almost. Happy motoring!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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You just aren't liberal enough to ask a question like that. Why drive a sporty car, or drive at all for that matter? Don't you realize that there are poor people in Rochester that are suffering because Albany doesn't have enough money to help them? I think you should give me your Mustang and voluntarily double the tax you pay to help the poor. Don't you feel guilty waiting to consume the planets' meager energy resources and contribute to global warming and climate change? Send Al Gore a check for your cap and trade portion. With such a burden of responsibilty on your shoulders for the welfare of society, I hope you have a good sense of humor and go enjoy your car before they legislate it out of existence.
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