Shot in 2000 or 2001, here I am piloting a 1979 Civic 1200 through snowbanks in Menomonie, WI, home of the University of Wisconsin - Stout, where I attended college.
See, back in 2000, my roommate Scott and I bought this '79 Civic for $350 off of a dude in Eau Claire, WI. We got it solely as a winter beater—and it was awesome.
It had 145/80/12 tires, a two-speed Hondamatic transmission, and 1980s Nissan Sentra bumpers welded on front and rear. To that, we added a rattle-can "New Holland Yellow" paint job, a new muffler (just a glasspack, really), an "I Love Mullets" bumper sticker, and some Walmart trailer lights mounted up front for fog lights.
This little car was beast in the snow. Traction was never an issue, since it didn't have enough power to spin the tires—the power-sucking Hondamatic transmission helped with that, too. The narrow 145mm tires cut through snow like two pizza cutters going through a pepperoni with extra cheese. Plus, it had an awesome heater, a great rear defroster, and it was as reliable as the sun rises and sets (that is, after we put a new battery in it).