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'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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