Driving in winter


This photo was made outside the Ancient Cities cafe in Mountainair, central NM on a January weekend. Temperatures reached the mid-50s, which is more than enough to run those Michelin Cup 2 tires on the GT cars. Red and white GT4s, white, speed yellow and sapphire blue metallic GT3s, and a delightful carrara white 993 from 1998.

Cars like these are pretty good in poor weather, so long as you define poor weather as temperatures in the 40s, water on the road but not deep or frozen, and show on the sides of the road, not the middle! Fortunately many days in winter are just like this in New Mexico, which means drive outs are possible, if you don’t mind getting your car a little dirty.

And photos come out well in the light of a slightly overcast day.