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  • Ice Lake Driving

    Has anyone taken their C8s to frozen lake ice driving, or has frozen lake ice driving experience in general? I'm tempted to do given the ice driving event. According to their event page, it's currently 16-inch thick ice at a Wisconsin Lake now. The snowiest thing I've done was the usual winter driving.

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    Brave person to even contemplate that. May you and your C8 return safely!
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    • #3
      That sounds like fun. I bet the C8 is going to handle it pretty well with all of the weight in the back compared to most front engine vehicles.
      From your picture above looks like the tires are leaving a nice footprint without scatter.
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      • #4
        It's a Great Spectator Sport for me

        Try not to end up in a Farmers Insurance Commercial
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        • #5
          Living in the upper midwest, I’ve done my share of ice fishing. 16” of ice is enough to have such an event - more than enough. But, after having my truck on the ice many times, there is no way I’d have a car out there, much less a sports car. The ice is usually very rough from buckling, swells, melt/re-freeze and etc. Unless they had some way of smoothing out the ice (no idea how they’d do that...), I wouldn’t take your C8 out there. Find a large empty parking lot and do donuts until you get tired! 😊
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          • #6
            Originally posted by First Vette View Post
            Living in the upper midwest, I’ve done my share of ice fishing. 16” of ice is enough to have such an event - more than enough. But, after having my truck on the ice many times, there is no way I’d have a car out there, much less a sports car. The ice is usually very rough from buckling, swells, melt/re-freeze and etc. Unless they had some way of smoothing out the ice (no idea how they’d do that...), I wouldn’t take your C8 out there. Find a large empty parking lot and do donuts until you get tired! 😊
            Not necessarily, a lot of frozen lakes are very smooth once you get way from shore where the ice fishing takes place.

            I did some oval ice racing on frozen lakes up in Canada years ago using motocross bikes modified to a flat track spec.

            The tires had sheet metal screws inserted, double count on the left side, and the traction was impressive. More than on dirt but not as much as the Euros who use inch long spikes!

            The lake surface was as smooth or more so than a normal dirt racing oval. Any surface irregularities were quickly shaved away by the tires.

            I doubt you'll be putting screws in your tires though!😏

            Looks like fun though, check the link:

            https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7FhnzDnzJtBwU6

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            • #7
              Denizen - Thank you! Clearly, the guys I’m hanging with are destroying the ice! I just learned something. 👍🏻😊
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Plentyfast View Post
                It's a Great Spectator Sport for me

                Try not to end up in a Farmers Insurance Commercial
                Indeed - I don't want to end up at the bottom of the lake, but it sure does sound like fun and learning a lot of car control at the limit.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by First Vette View Post
                  Living in the upper midwest, I’ve done my share of ice fishing. 16” of ice is enough to have such an event - more than enough. But, after having my truck on the ice many times, there is no way I’d have a car out there, much less a sports car. The ice is usually very rough from buckling, swells, melt/re-freeze and etc. Unless they had some way of smoothing out the ice (no idea how they’d do that...), I wouldn’t take your C8 out there. Find a large empty parking lot and do donuts until you get tired! 😊
                  That is true - I'm happy to daily drive in winter and full snow, but frozen ice lake is a different story and domain for me. I'm sure I will change a few pairs of underwear from Code Brown just trying to slowly drive from ground to lake surface!

                  Here's a pic from a neighborhood journalist out capturing some snowpocalypse when I happened to drive by him! (Photo credit to the journalist: Bill Rush) -- I guess it's a perfect substitute for Harlan Charles' famous winter picture this year

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                  Last edited by KK87; 02-17-2021, 06:35 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Denizen View Post

                    Not necessarily, a lot of frozen lakes are very smooth once you get way from shore where the ice fishing takes place.

                    I did some oval ice racing on frozen lakes up in Canada years ago using motocross bikes modified to a flat track spec.

                    The tires had sheet metal screws inserted, double count on the left side, and the traction was impressive. More than on dirt but not as much as the Euros who use inch long spikes!

                    The lake surface was as smooth or more so than a normal dirt racing oval. Any surface irregularities were quickly shaved away by the tires.

                    I doubt you'll be putting screws in your tires though!😏

                    Looks like fun though, check the link:

                    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7FhnzDnzJtBwU6
                    If I'm doing, I'm running my Michelin PA4 winter tires, and most people seem to just get a regular set of winters to drive on it just for fun. I know of a gentleman from Edmonton, AB who runs Nokian Hakkapelita studded winter tires on his C8! Here's the picture of his car -- https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ6--mFFkiU
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                    • #11
                      When I was in the Air Force stationed in North Dakota I saw a guy in a new Corvette (1976) driving on a frozen lake. Being from Ontario, California I had never seen such a thing. Sooooo, I took my ‘69 Charger out there. What a blast! No traction what so ever but fun. The guy in the Corvette had snow tires and actually made it look easy. Me, not so much!

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                      • #12
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                        Great pic! I love Wrigley - and that beautiful C8!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vette Interested View Post
                          When I was in the Air Force stationed in North Dakota I saw a guy in a new Corvette (1976) driving on a frozen lake. Being from Ontario, California I had never seen such a thing. Sooooo, I took my ‘69 Charger out there. What a blast! No traction what so ever but fun. The guy in the Corvette had snow tires and actually made it look easy. Me, not so much!
                          “Why Not” Minot or GF? I did a couple of years at Minot. Dear goodness, that place is cold. 🥶
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                          • #14
                            One of the SCCA regions near here hosts ice runs, essentially autocross on ice. An independent club here does the same. I also ran, many years ago, w2w ice races.

                            Guidelines are set for temps/ ice thickness to host the events.

                            Lots of fun.
                            Al Chan
                            2020 C8: Z51/FE4 2LT Coupe; Long Beach Red/Natural Napa competition bucket seats; some other minor stuff
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by First Vette View Post
                              Great pic! I love Wrigley - and that beautiful C8!
                              I wasn't expecting him to be there and it was totally a coincidence. Now the picture was circulated in the Car Spotter and neighborhood gossip page, hahah! But yes, I've ordered a 60" x 40" poster print from the photographer to make it a bedroom wall poster like a child dreaming in a snowglobe! 😁😀

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