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    Anonymous

    At what point do you feel comfortable taking the classic car out for its first drive of the year?

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    circletrack
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    Normally not until the mid-end of April. The weather is too iffy still at this point and lord knows we need a few good rains to wash off all the salt on the roads. There are still piles of it in my development waiting to do damage! ;)

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    Amigo2k
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    Same here. the 3rd week of April is typically when I roll it home.

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    jonmandude
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    I do not have a set date. I rely solely on the weather. For me I wait for two good, solid rains to wash the streets. I have started my car twice now. Once when I got spring fever last week and today, just to pull it out and let it idle for a while while I cleaned the garage. I always love that first day when you start your baby and are reminded of how good it sounds. Now the weather just needs to cooperate so I can be reminded of how fun it is to drive, although this year I hope to not be reminded of how the gestapo like to harass people who enjoy “spirited” driving by stopping you and giving you a certificate of your enjoyment.

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    moparkid25
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    Usually any time after April 1. By then the weather cooperates for the most part.

    Plus you gotta get it out and get the bugs worked out before the Dells!

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    Amigo2k
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    http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/443380

    A couple of days about I saw my first street sweeper out. In the article it says it takes them 1 month to make two passes of all the streets in Madison in the spring.

    Lets hope the snow is done so the rain and sweepers can do their jobs.

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    Xman
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    I took my bike out for a ride Sunday..it felt great! :)

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    Brought the 320i in from the farm. Start a little work on it before driving/AutoX this summer

    Camaro I started up Monday night. 60′ I didn’t. Still to cool for me to drive them, and the snow isn’t done yet. We have one or two good ones still coming

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