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General => General Chat => Topic started by: thecolonel on 03 December, 2010, 11:46:09 AM



Title: Lancias in the snow
Post by: thecolonel on 03 December, 2010, 11:46:09 AM
Time for a new thread -  pictures of Lancias in a winter setting, I'll start then


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: sparehead3 on 03 December, 2010, 12:51:50 PM
If there was any snow here , I'd post them. But there is no snow where I live - just -6c


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: williamcorke on 03 December, 2010, 12:53:25 PM
Car is under cover, but wind blew the snow over it....


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: lancialulu on 03 December, 2010, 03:27:48 PM
The ultimate cold shower!

Tim


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: m tulloch on 03 December, 2010, 03:55:36 PM

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: fay66 on 04 December, 2010, 12:23:19 AM
My lovely Italian lady is tucked up in her airchamber in her unheated garage, and says it's too cold to come out and play.
But she's hoping it will be a bit nicer for New Years Day at Brooklands :D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Thotos on 04 December, 2010, 04:55:12 PM
Trevi in night-time snow  ;)


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on 04 December, 2010, 08:49:40 PM
Beta Coupe/snow plough

Brian keep Fay wrapped up nice and warm, this could be the reason I now need new sills/wheel arches


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Mike8v on 04 December, 2010, 09:25:13 PM
Im afraid wierdly we havent had that much snow, also the Integrale is tucked away in the garage (because it don't work :() and the only time it saw the snow was when I opened the door ;).

Hopefully in the new year I will see about getting it running sweet again so I can ENJOY it once more  ;D


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: ColinMarr on 04 December, 2010, 10:30:18 PM
I know they have been seen before, but this is a good pretext for another showing two photos by John Maltby from about 1964 of Aprilias in the snow.

Colin


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: thecolonel on 05 December, 2010, 01:01:47 AM
very nice,
seem to remember '63 was the year of being snowbound certainly in Hampshire


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: fay66 on 05 December, 2010, 01:26:46 AM
Beta Coupe/snow plough

Brian keep Fay wrapped up nice and warm, this could be the reason I now need new sills/wheel arches


Ouch :o

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: johnturner on 05 December, 2010, 10:19:35 PM
My old saloon in Liverpool in 1965, then the daily car to work, quite snug with a Calor paraffin stove in the back.
John


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: the.cern on 05 December, 2010, 10:39:04 PM
I shudder to think of a Calor paraffin stove in the back of a car, I do hope it was securely tied down !!!!!!!!!!

We had to do things like that in the bad old days before heaters were standard.

                   Andy


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Neil on 06 December, 2010, 10:57:52 AM
Another old photo sunset in the frost/snow, not from the current wintery stuff, as my Fulvia is still resting in the garage. :-[


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: j886atv on 06 December, 2010, 12:11:29 PM
The only way to get to the station last week  :D


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Neil on 06 December, 2010, 02:47:29 PM
And safely home I hope!   ;D


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: HF_Dave on 06 December, 2010, 10:10:49 PM
Ah yes!! the only way to travel in the snow, My Grale is fantastic in the snow the only thing you have to rember is that everyone else is struggling so you have to be patient and wait in line in the traffic. I an sitting there saying to myself why is everyone struggling for grip and holding me up ! I know very immature of me.And the down side, the Grale is now outside covered in a layer of ice and I'm sure the salt is working it's way through the floor pan  :'(


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: stuwilson128 on 07 December, 2010, 10:20:28 PM
As I was on earlies when the snow first hit, I was unable to take any photos of my cars in the snow.  As it snowed again last night, I managed to take a couple of photos today.  Attached are the Lybra and Y10.


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: andymc on 10 December, 2010, 07:38:13 PM
Slightly off topic but....

Mrs Mc's car is going into the garage to have a bump fixed following a snow induced collision with our next door neighbour!

Question is do I spend 120 and hire a car for the week or get my normally pampered integrale out and use it.

Not doing any great distance but it will be on horrible salty roads. Can't decide whether I am being a bit neurotic!

 In all other respects I think it would benefit from a decent run out......


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 17 December, 2010, 01:29:57 PM
Not so much the snow but the extremely cold weather interfered mightily with my Lancia motoring this morning.
I went out at 0750 knowing that some warming up would be required, although the screen was clear. The door handle appeared to be frozen solid but a good pull got it open with a worrying sound something like breaking glass. Yes, the door was open but there was no way it was going to shut, not even on the latch. I then compounded matters by trying to open the passinger door from the inside. Luckily this stayed on the latch but wouldn't fully shut again!
The kids all piled in through the drivers door and I ended up driving into Shipley holding it shut with the handle (which like on many Betas is loose!). I was able to shut the door half way there when some heat must have blow into the door somehow and melted whatever was 'locking' it open. I was only able to fully shut the passinger door after it had stood in the sun for an hour.
Note to self - for God's sake clear out the garage!!!


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Angle Grinder on 17 December, 2010, 03:33:53 PM
Before the 'Grale owners get too smug, I think they should take a cautionary note of warning from this poor chaps misfortunes. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1992-Lancia-Delta-Evolution-Manual-DAMAGED-/260708548960?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cb370c160 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1992-Lancia-Delta-Evolution-Manual-DAMAGED-/260708548960?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cb370c160)

A real shame as it looks like it was an absolutely mint 'Grale too. Almost too painful to look at.

On the subject of Lancias in Snow, we haven't had much in Ayr thankfully, but I took this picture last year. For a big 2.8 Automatic, she copes admirably well in the snow. Must be all the weight over the front wheels and the hot oil dripping from the cam cover!  ::)



Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: SteveGales on 17 December, 2010, 04:00:50 PM
Andy

Don't do it !!!! Remember what happened last year :'(

Mine's staying where it is ,4wd or not !

Regards

Steve


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Neil on 17 December, 2010, 05:07:01 PM
VX after a snow shower this afternoon, more forecast tomorrow.


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: andymc on 17 December, 2010, 08:33:38 PM
Andy

Don't do it !!!! Remember what happened last year :'(

Mine's staying where it is ,4wd or not !

Regards

Steve

You are right Steve, don't want to go through that again!

A colleague has gone to Austria for Christmas so I have borrowed his 4x4 company car and Sam has got mine. So we are both mobile again and the integrale is in the garage.



Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: lee69 on 17 December, 2010, 10:19:50 PM
From a couple of winter's back:


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on 17 December, 2010, 10:56:05 PM
Not a Lancia, but took my Peugeot to Brands today for a trackday ???
this was the pit lane when they decided to close the track.
 


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: fay66 on 18 December, 2010, 12:30:23 AM

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      Re: Lancias in the snow
Reply #21 on: 17 December, 2010, 03:33:53 PM Quote 

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Before the 'Grale owners get too smug, I think they should take a cautionary note of warning from this poor chaps misfortunes. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1992-Lancia-Delta-Evolution-Manual-DAMAGED-/260708548960?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cb370c160
 

Poor bloke might have been quite innocent as it looks like he's been the jam in the sandwich. :o

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Griff on 18 December, 2010, 03:37:59 PM
Not a Lancia, but took my Peugeot to Brands today for a trackday ???
this was the pit lane when they decided to close the track.
 

I love that loads of people are still queueing to head out, or at least it looks that way!


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 19 December, 2010, 04:16:11 PM
Here's one from quite a few years ago.


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: SteveGales on 19 December, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
Glad you got alternative transport sorted Andy ! I'm dying to give my car a decent run too but it will be a little while yet after this weekend. I always start worrying about 'obsolete' body panels when there is snow around!
 
I tax my car all year round and don't mind taking it out if there is salt around as long as I've got chance to pressure wash the underside
when I get home, the thing is the hose pipe has been frozen for weeks! Although it's not the same the car gets started every week and run up to temperature.

I've got to pluck up courage to change the thermostat on the Delta (it runs cool) but the garage is so b....y cold it will have to wait!!

Steve


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: sparehead3 on 20 December, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
Mine is in the same situation, it's -8 out there at the moment and I don't fancy it ....


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: HF_Dave on 22 December, 2010, 03:25:27 PM
Here's my Thema and Ypslon.... burrrrrrrrrried.



Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: the.cern on 23 December, 2010, 08:32:47 AM
I'm a little puzzled by the footprint on the left hand wing of the Thema, has Santa been already and  used it for a hop-up to the roof ????


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: HF_Dave on 23 December, 2010, 09:58:01 AM
Yeah ! that's definaitaly santa's foot print, he was checking the chrildren to see if they were behaving themselve's. but the Ypsilon has the perfect snow cap. ;D


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: GreenB20 on 23 December, 2010, 10:54:56 AM
Lambda in the snow.......painted for me by Richard Wade in 2002, a scene that could be replicated outside my house today!


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: JohnMillham on 23 December, 2010, 02:32:09 PM
Lambda in the snow.......painted for me by Richard Wade in 2002, a scene that could be replicated outside my house today!
But only if Mike Guest's Lambda was used.


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: GreenB20 on 24 December, 2010, 10:14:52 AM
Ahhhh John, it's a long chassis 8th so Mike's car will need a stretch!


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: johnturner on 24 December, 2010, 11:02:02 AM
Another Lambda.  This is a picture of a prototype on Mont Cenis in 1922, taken supposedly by Vincenzo.  Not much weather protection and that V8 Trikappa tender car would have been fun in those conditions without front wheel brakes

John


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: JohnMillham on 24 December, 2010, 02:11:54 PM
Ahhhh John, it's a long chassis 8th so Mike's car will need a stretch!
Oops, you're correct. I noticed the strips on the rear wing and Mike's is the only car I know like that, although he has a few more. Regards, John 


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Thotos on 10 February, 2012, 04:18:28 PM
Sunday 5th February 2012 about 7:00am  ;)

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy292/Thotos/Winter%20Wonderland/IMAG0060c.jpg?t=1328890646)


Title: Re: Lancias in the snow
Post by: Scott on 10 February, 2012, 04:55:09 PM
Was sooooooo tempted to get the Fulvia out this morning for a play in the snow ... but I'd have to get two 'every day' cars (including my RWD one) off the drive first and that didn't happen.

Have some good pictures of my Fulvia in snow some years back in the Peak District so she's not just a fair weather car!

And if I wake up to snow on Sunday morning then other cars or not she's coming out of the garage!

Failing that I might try and pick up the following PS3 game ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfO8dDTsL7s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfO8dDTsL7s)

 :)

P.S. Thotos ... that picture is so cool. It actually looks like a model diorama although I know it's not!