[quote="Donny M"]Jeff M,
There are several reasons the DOT make travelers use chains
1. It's not as cold here as in Maine. The snow tends to be wetter. (is that a word?)
2. The roads are mountainous and the elevation change can be several thousand feet in a short distance.
3. And most importantally, These idiots don't know how to drive in the snow.
May I respond to points 1 and 3? (1) We get stuff like that at times too, and it is indeed greasy. (3) What idiots? I thought we had all the idiots! There's nothing like an SUV to really build up that false sense of security, too. I drive for a living, and I think I've seen more Explorers off the road than anything else (although this year seems to be the Year of the Tahoe). Entertainment value is priceless, though, watching those poor fools standing next to the SUV in the snowbank, scratching their heads...
Now that I've downloaded all the pics (45 minutes, 4 refreshes, you broadband snob indeed), you got a GREAT haul, not to mention the nice lookin' '55! And a spare motor, no less...nice work.