I drove the car to its first club meeting last Thursday. It was a beautiful day. I sent out a reminder email about the meeting and one of the members was concerned that severe thunderstorms were forecast for about the start time of our meeting. Some members took that to mean we would cancel the meeting so at the request of the host I sent another email saying the weather was pretty, I had the top down on my 32 cabriolet, and I didn't think the weather would make me put it up. Later that afternoon, the situation changed... to say the least! Even though it looked threatening, I took off for the meeting with the top down. About half way there, it started to just sprinkle but the temperature was dropping and the wind was picking up big time! I kept buzzing along with my 4 banger and fighting the wind and hustling as best I could to get to the meeting. As I rolled up, it was beginning to really rain and the host motioned for me to "drive around back" of his new building. I down shifted and took off around the building with the rest of the members laughing at me for still having the top down. Bless the host, as I got around back he was raising the rear garage door and had just enough room for me to get the 32 into the building where he had already set up the chairs. Shortly thereafter, a few more members got there but said they had to go though a field to get around a big tree that had fallen across the road... the SAME road I had just come down just minutes before!! I still got some ribbing about holding out to drive the car with the top down but it was all in good fun. After the meeting I started to put the top up when the host said to just leave it there and come get it tomorrow. Another member offered to take me home so that's what we did. The next day another club member, my next door neighbor, was taking one of his cars out for a spin and I flagged him down for a ride over to pick up the cabriolet. He was glad to give me a ride and I enjoyed another ride in one of his fleet. Hot rods are fun but it is all the people you get to know through the sport that make it the most rewarding. I took the cabriolet for ice cream again yesterday and got considerable response from the folks present but I forgot to get a picture... it was the same car at the same place but this time it was parked near the entrance to the ice cream store on that side of the street. Hopefully I remember to get a picture next time. As a side note, the cabriolet seemed to be running a little hotter when I drove it home Friday. It always seems to push out a little water and apparently I got behind on keeping it filled! Anyway, it was a bit warm and pushing some steam out of a little hole in the center of the bottom of the top radiator tank... did you follow that? Just above the fan. The radiator already had an overflow hose on it but it turns out this little ditty was the remnant of an early overflow that was just a tube up near the radiator cap inside the top tank. Apparently it had failed or been damaged over time and some attempt had been made to disable it. Note that I said "attempt!" I got a small cork and plugged the bottom of the little tube above the fan and now all seems much better and it is retaining much more of the water. I'm planning to put a little 3 pound pressure valve on the radiator to hopefully eliminate the issue all together. I did that to a 36 convertible sedan I had and it worked great. Opportunities! Be sure to make certain you acknowledge and praise all the Mothers on their special day... I wouldn't hurt to thank them for putting up with you either!