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Old 03-10-2010, 10:56 AM
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Default Spring is here........

..................NOT!


I left my car in the body shop while I was away for the last couple of months and finally picked it up looking forward to start the season. The last time I used it was for a track day in mid-december

Anyway I brought it home and parked it up looking forward to taking it for a nice drive these past few days but then it started snowing and hasn't stopped until now. This is not normal for Tuscany in March! I know how much you guys enjoy pics so here are a couple.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:08 AM
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Tuscan, until further notice, we'll consider you in the "Not Yet Convinced"-camp regarding anthropogenic global warming.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:19 PM
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Is that a C4? If so, what's the problem exactly? Just start it up and go... ;-P
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:19 PM
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I'm pretty convinced it shouldn't be called "warming" just unpredictable chaos
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tbennett017 View Post
Is that a C4? If so, what's the problem exactly? Just start it up and go... ;-P
That was the plan and in fact I dug the car out by hand (one of the very few downsides of having lowered the car) but because of the wind a huge pile of snow formed between the car park and the gate. Gonna get the digger out tomorrow and clear the way
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:39 PM
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I know how you feel! Freezing here in Paris today too. Family in Modena and Bologna have told me that they're snowed in too, so it's not just Tuscany!!

Here's to it getting warmer soon so I can give mine it's first wash of the year!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:16 PM
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I want to say "Welcome to Canada", but the chaos is happening here as well...NO snow. In fact, I took my C2 out of winter storage early to take advantage of the dry roads....there's always a positive side.

Send more pictures when you dig out and go for a drive, but be careful, I don't suppose you have snow tires installed!
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yo tuscany 2 months away from mille miglia
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM
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Tuscan, until further notice, we'll consider you in the "Not Yet Convinced"-camp regarding anthropogenic global warming.
Helps to know the difference between weather and climate
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:49 PM
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Bright and sunny in the nw of england, nearly 8 degrees today!
I went for a drive on monday (it was that sunny) remembered why i love my porka, the smile just wasnt fadeing. Great fun
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:58 PM
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'Global Warming'... mmm... it's ok as a marketing tool and a political fulcrum,
but it doesn't seem to be holding up in most other respects does it.

If you haven't seen it already, Lord Monckton's address on YouTube is
quite interesting: Lord Monckton's address on YouTube

Combined with the fact that the scientist who originally said the ice caps would
melt has now retracted his statement. The 2007 report from the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, which said sea levels would rise, has now been
withdrawn. Most recently, I have heard that many of the weather stations from
which much of the data has been collected have been physically moved over
the years, or are now in built-up areas which were previously fields - so they
aren't even accurate.

Apart from that it all sounds completely plausible.

Hope the car emerges in fine fettle!

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I drove home from work today in short sleeve shirt and the top down
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:11 PM
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Well, finally got it out on the road today after 6 hours of shovelling - obviously couldn't get the digger or tractor started or it would have taken me 1/2 hour tops.

I'll leave the global warming topic to the rest of you. I believe the climate has always gone through cycles, the fact we may be giving it quite a bit of a "helping" hand sounds reasonable seeing what goes on around the globe. But the effect it will have is not IMO predictable.

Mille Miglia-wise we've been going to watch it drive through Radicofani for I don't know how many years and then stay there for lunch in this amazing restaurant. If anybody is in the area you are more than welcome to join us we usually book for at least 20 people BTW did you hear Stirling Moss fell down an elevator shaft? Hope he recovers.
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No snow in Trento ! Give address for restaurant please.
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Yes,yes...but when the springs arrive to Toscana!
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