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.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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