For those of you that haven’t heard, the greater SLC area has been pounded this winter with snowstorm after snowstorm. Luckily for me and my MINI’s Pirelli runflat performance tires, a majority of those storms have hit on the weekends when I didn’t have to necessarily drive the MINI and could get away with rolling in our other mini (van, that is). After half a winter of winning Russian Roulette, I felt it was time to stop taking chances and get some moon boots for the rod.
Since it’s already halfway through the season, I was able to score a deal on a solid set of slosh-eating Bridgestone Blizzaks. I was hoping to apply a more rugged look with a simple pair of black steel rims, but apparently there’s a "nationwide shortage". So, I chose the cheapest pair of alloys I could find—MB Seven X’s. And I have to admit, I’m pretty stoked on the results. ("Nationwide shortage", I'm such a sucker!)
I’m blown away by the grip on these bad boys. In the snow, the thing’s a tank—yet there’s minimal impact on daily performance. Granted I can’t take the curves like usual, but I suppose that gives me something to look forward to this spring. In the meantime, I’m sure I’ll enjoy both the added cold-weather control and peace of mind that this little MINIzilla now has to offer. These pics were snapped up at Snowbird at Struck’s Annual Manager’s Meeting this morning. Enjoy!