Following my big MX-5 restoration I have no qualms about using my car in all weathers. Heater up, roof down, even in the snow it’s great fun. I get some funny looks but perhaps that’s the pith helmet. Here’s a pic from a recent jaunt;

mk1 mx-5 in the snow

It seems I’m not the only old cabrio driver enjoying the snow. Here, not far from MotorPunk HQ, sits this beautiful Triumph TR6, used in all weathers and parked in the street. I snapped it (iPhone only, sorry) when passing in the MX-5. I wonder how good that roof is? I’m sure the straight six kicks out enough heat to thaw it all out pretty quickly. It’s wonderful to see classics like this being enjoyed in all weathers. Don’t you think?

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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