Seven Days: Vermont Car Blog

Car Crashes and Crazy Videos

February 08, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow... Not!

Burlington had another parking ban last week. After slipping and sliding around in the snow for 45 minutes trying to find a place to park, I finally settled on a parking garage downtown which usually offers free parking during the bans. I've had some close calls and some good luck over the years, and I try to remember one simple rule when I have to drive in the snow; TAKE IT SLOW. In light of these winter weather driving conditions, here is a video to remind everyone what can happen if you try to be a hero. Drive safely every one!

October 30, 2008

Snow Tire Shortage

Snow_tire A recent law in Canada requires all vehicles have snow tires installed by Dec. 15th or their drivers will face a stiff penalty.

I called City Tire in Williston, VT to see how the shortage was effecting us locally. It turns out the increased demand north of the border has in fact caused a snow tire shortage here. Each day it's getting a little tougher to find tires, though so far they have managed to keep up with demand. I asked if there was any price increase caused by the shortage. City Tire has not raised their base prices, but have had to pass on recent  price increases of 10% from Bridgestone, Firestone and Toyo.

In Canada prices have as much as doubled and so Canadians are traveling down here to get reasonably priced tires, further impacting the local supply.

If you haven't gotten snows yet and you need them you better get going!

Here's a video of multiple car crashes in the snow to remind us of the fun to come this Winter. Check out the knuckleheads who get out of their moving cars! Never a good idea.

October 03, 2008

Autocross Crash

Last weekend I drove in my first Autocross. My wife Christine, always the cautious one, did some pre-event research and came across this video of a drive through the cones gone bad. Enjoy! If you're a sadist...

August 29, 2008

Demolition Derby at the Fair!

Here are some shots of the WIZN sponsored Demolition Derby and Rollover Contest at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Vermont. Smash 'em and crash 'em up!

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