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In message <199801141907.LAA20686@mail1.teleport.com> John Karasaki writes:

> I had a similar experience a couple of years ago ...

I don't know if you were around when I related my experience down in Saltdean
on the English South Coast last winter.

We only had 4" to 6" of snow all winter - all on the one day.  I got to 
Saltdean and turned into the street I wanted.  The first 100 yards were almost 
flat - the second 100 about 1 in 20, and the third _real_ steep - 1 in 10 or 
There was a police car drawn up across the bottom section, almost blocking the 
road.  I drew up, and one of the two policeman standing by the car ran over to 
me.  It was, as it always is, the young fresh-cheeked one.
"I'm sorry, Sir, we're only allowing four-wheel drives up the hill."
His colleague, considerably older, looked at me for a fraction of a second and 
then clapped his hand over his eyes and banged his chin down against his 
chest.  Then he said, without looking up: "It's OK, Sir, I'll explain."
So I obliged with a typical TORSEN dry snow takeoff.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club