This winter, we took the car out for a test drive in the snow. The car whipped right around on the layer of ice through the empty parking lot. Fortunately, there were enough tracks from other car for us to find snow-free patches of pavement so that we could get some speed to fly over the giant piles of snow that had been cleared earlier that day. The drifts were at least four feet high, but our little car just jumped right over them with no problem.
Mikey was our first freshman in the car! He had a couple of sweet spins out in the snow. After over an hour of doughnuts and blasting over the tallest, steepest parts of the snowbanks, we discovered that we had snapped one of the rod ends controlling steering on the right side of the car. Additionally, one of the the back rims on that side was sourly dented. In the pictures below, you can see our broken rod end as well as our car with it’s front wheels turned together.