The guys who restored my Mk1 MX-5 (Thrussington garage, see here) usually have something interesting on the go, and this is something quite exceptional – it appears to be a home-brew conversion of an early Eunos… it has jacked up suspension, offroad tyres and the look of MX-5×4 about it. I’ll knock the door next time I’m passing and see what the story is…

And as a bonus, how about this lovely Renault 8?

I ought to drive by this way more often…

PS – Here’s our little film, celebrating 25 years of the MX-5. My MX-5 has now gone to a new owner in Scotland, and has been replaced with an Elise.

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Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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