I use my 82 TQC as a ski car, and had it up on the
infamous Angeles Crest Hiway north of LA this sunday.
There was a big snow storm out tis way so I was look'n
for some snow to ski on. After a couple of hours and
ruining a pair of skis on the hidden rocks, I decided to
go home. Unfortunately I had set the parking brake and
the right rear caliper was tight. I flagged down the
Search And Rescue vehicle after trying to hammer it
open myself. After waiting for over an hour it
unstuck from the heat, and I set off charging home
throught the 4" of fresh snow. Great Fun! It really
does help spool up the turbo if you can spin the wheels.
After a few miles of this I saw parked and wreched cars ahead
and was waved down to stop. Turns out the plow worked more like
a Zamboni and there was killer ice, rollover's, multicar bedlam
dead ahead. After getting waiting 1/2 hour to clear it,
(you should have see the camaro try to skate on it!) I got
going agian with many petrified drivers. Needless to say I
passed a few ;-) As I was finnaly coming down from Clear
Creek, < 4000 ft, I smelled something like burning rubber.
Further down I had no less than eight emergency vehicle pass
me coming up. I didn't see anyone flaming, so I think maybe they
went over the edge! Anyhow I lived to tell the story, and again
sowed what a GREAT snow car the Q's are. Pity those poor buggers
in their minivans and compact cars, only able to watch as I lay down
four rooster tails and head up the road. Oh, yeah, the rollover was
a Toyota 4Runner. Long live SUV's. NOT!