With talk of the coming of the first flakes of winter, the kids brought up the fact that we need a couple of new sleds for careening down hill sides. My buddy and I were telling the kids about how we use to mod up old car hoods with handholds to use as "party sleds" and fly down a hill with a dozen or so people hanging on for dear life. Our best ones were hoods from a '75 Pontiac Grand Prix and a '72 Olds Delta 88. Now we've had discussions on almost all aspects, pros and cons, of the various breeds of "Expo" rigs but have yet to determine which breed and model's hood would make the best sled. Factors to consider: potential speed, manuverabilty, ruggedness, weight to height of hill ratio, potential to inflict the most life threatening terror, and occupant survivability. Feel free to be totaly biased in your statements, and we might need to do a "Expo Hood Race Challenge" if the debate is not settled come winter. What else is there to do as the snow piles up?
So is it Jeep? Of course the new dents from sledding will match the dents on the rest of the Heep. Plus Jeeps spend alot of their time upside down anyway.
How about Toyota? Heck Yeah! Plus Four Wheel and Hood Sledding Magazine only shows Jeeps upside dwon and never a Toyota!
Nissan maybe? Dude! The X in Xterra is for EXTREME after all! Didn't you see the commercial?
Land Rover? Philistines! Haven't you heard of SKIS! Be a good chap and make us a cocktail, Reginald.