It’s been a good winter in Colorado, and that means that unlike last year, the ice on Georgetown Lake was thick enough to support cars. Georgetown Lake is situated in the Rocky Mountains about halfway up Interstate 70 between Denver and the Eisenhower Tunnel. The opportunity for ice racing on its frozen surface presented itself with the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual Ice Gymkhana (think autocross on ice with a 360 cone thrown in).
The number of entries is capped and sells out within minutes, making it one of the most popular events on the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s calendar. Fellow E30 325iX owner Marc Swanson and I got in and decided to co-drive my 1989 325iX using his dedicated Nokian Hakkapeliitta studded snow tires. I contributed by fitting the iX with some racing decals and a roof rack that was more looks than functional—although, the CB antenna might be useful for finding us if we fell through the ice!
You’ll have to wait for the Safety Third column in the April issue of Roundel for the full story on the Ice Gymkhana, but the pictures here tell their own story—one of fun on snow and ice!—Alex McCulloch
[Photos by Alex McCulloch.]