Snow Day


Our good friend, Tim Mossman from across the pond shared a few photos from his first ’67 Beetle snow day drive. In his own words.

The snow warning was issued, but I wanted to play. I baby my Beetle and to avoid driving in the rain. But snow? Not sure whether to venture out in the 67, I fired off an e-mail to the mighty Jay Salser of and he assured me I would be fine!

img_6016Happy Holidays from 1967beetle and Lane Russell.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Speaking of snow, we had a bunch the last week. I do recall in the days of snow in Portland back when I bought my 67, which was in’71, I would purposely go up into the West Hills of Portland and race around on those steep roads actually stopping to help the less fortunate, some driving SUV’s no less who were spun out sideways. Lucky I think, I never wrecked it myself. Today just poop around in it in the snow just to recall those days.
    Be carefull out there.

  2. These critters thrive in snow. Weight bias over the driven wheels allows for good traction. Light weight makes it easy to start rocking and humans can push it out of the snow. The rear over riders are positioned perfectly to allow one to grab on and be pulled merrily along until road speed becomes uncomfortable and one bails. Of course in this day and age of concern and sensitivity, folks would frown at the activity. Just don’t drive it on wet roads that were previously salted.

  3. I used to laugh like a fool as I drove… passing all of those big automatic cars with their spinning wheels. I’d put my ’67 Beetle into 2nd gear and just keep putting right along. My Beetle never failed to get me there and back, even in heavy snow and ice. jay

  4. Great story. Merry Christmas!

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