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Old 11-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default On the Road in a Roadster



As the cold winds blow, and rain clouds approach, there is no doubt that old man Winter is upon us. Time to put up the top, turn on the heater, and wear a warm jacket when you drive the old car. As a toast the lingering days of Fall, I figured I woul...

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: On the Road in a Roadster

nothin' better

(pic by metalhotrodgirl)
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: On the Road in a Roadster

cant wait- I dont care if it is 10 degrees out when I get done- I'm drivin!
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: On the Road in a Roadster

well said
there is nothing like driving a little roadster around.

here is a pic on p.c.h up to primer nats in bad bobs carevan



you can see how much fun they are just look at my Dads face wile driving a roadster

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: On the Road in a Roadster

This is what it looks like when it's REALLY raining. Fun Fun Fun!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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Bill you call that rain????????
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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Kool post!! This is my dream ride.....One of these days I want to be this
kat in the roadster. I guess it will be a dream until I get wet for the first
time behind the wheel. LOL!!! One of my all time favorite pictures ever
posted on the HAMB. This would make a great poster.....



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Old 11-24-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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Kool post!! This is my dream ride.....One of these days I want to be this
kat in the roadster. I guess it will be a dream until I get wet for the first
time behind the wheel. LOL!!! One of my all time favorite pictures ever
posted on the HAMB. This would make a great poster.....



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I've been there but without a top! HRP
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: On the Road in a Roadster

Ive been there too...with no top or windshield....more than once....one time was across town for a shindig....another 1.5 hr trip home from the strip in a car i had just revamped for a buddy...it was a shit ton of fun until i couldnt breather through my bandana and the monsoon down pours started...rain hurts like a mutha!!!!




I NEED TO DRIVE THAT BACK ROAD ZACH
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:26 PM   #10
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rain sucks but snow is worse, these are from jimmy's ranch run a couple years back, we were to stupid to drive a closed car. i think it was 12* in julian that morning, it gives a good story but at the time it was miserible. we stopped in to a bakery and took the gloves off that little exposed chunk of skin between the jacket and glove was purple. sometimes it's better to be stupid and miserable in a roadster than cozy in a coupe.




chick and parvin followed but they had tops




and one from a regular sunny so-cal day following my dad down pch
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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and one from a regular sunny so-cal day following my dad down pch
Nice little sand bar to surf just back behind ya, and Swamis farther up the road...oh to be back home...
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
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Kool post!! This is my dream ride.....One of these days I want to be this
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come drive mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:44 AM   #13
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I've been there but without a top! HRP
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:11 PM   #14
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Yep, me too!
Are you guys sleepin' or just dreming about roadsters? This was the post of the thread. I s'pose we'll have to use our imagination no pictures of that anywhere.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:35 PM   #15
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Are you guys sleepin' or just dreming about roadsters? This was the post of the thread. I s'pose we'll have to use our imagination no pictures of that anywhere.


I can testify to that. She drove from Detroit to York Pa. in the pouring rain with no top. She and her friend looked like the Gloucester fishermen in their full yellow rain gear. Fortunately the rain subsided prior to this picture.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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Kool post!! This is my dream ride.....One of these days I want to be this
kat in the roadster. I guess it will be a dream until I get wet for the first
time behind the wheel. LOL!!! One of my all time favorite pictures ever
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That's from the Rodder's Journal #12, The Topless Tour. My buddy Dal Middleton, is in that feature too, although in a 39 Cabriolet. I agree, maybe Steve Coonan, could make it into a poster, Hint , Hint.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:44 AM   #17
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I've been there without a top OR windshield!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:49 AM   #18
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come drive mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't tempt me, I might get lost and never come back... Ha, ha, ha..


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That is hard core but coming from you, I wouldn't expect anything else...

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:48 AM   #19
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Great thread. Love the photo of that roadster in the rain.

Top down is the only way to go on a nice day.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #20
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There is nothing like it. Driving my '26 is like a slightly larger go cart out on the road amongst all the grownups. I feel like I am doing something very illegal whenever I drive it. As for the weather, hunker down and get below the windshield so that biting air does not freeze your face. But the smells and sound of the engine bouncing off it's surroundings is enough to keep my ass warm.....well at least my soul.
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