The current topic on wheel spin has reminded me of the time a few years ago when the local highways agency was caught out by a sudden heavy snowfall and didnt have time to get the gritters out. At the time we lived at the top of a steep hill and I had an old Marina (rear wheel drive). I had heard that people used to carry a bag of cement in the boot in bad weather to improve traction but, as I didnt have a bag with me, I persuaded my wife to sit in the boot (with the boot lid open and her feet hanging out over the bumper). Worked a treat! We were the only ones to get up there but I didnt stop at the top and continued on to our house so we didnt get stuck again (when its moving keep going)! The local school was at the top of the hill and, as it was 3 oclock the mothers were waiting outside for their children so my wife was able to wave to her friends as we passed. Can you picture the scene? I havent got the car now but amazingly I still have the wife!