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Old 07-25-2004, 08:23 AM
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Just grin and keep driving?

I recently attended a car show with many open cars (t-buckets, high boys... etc.) Right after the show was over a big rain storm came through the area; what do these guys do when their caught out in the rain with no cover? I saw a few of these cars driving on the open road at 60 MPH like it was sunny not a drop falling. Doesn't it ruin the interior of these cars?

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Old 07-25-2004, 10:43 AM
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Some time ago I passed the Great race on the expressway. It's a discovery channel cross country rally for over 50 year old cars. The most notable was an old open wheeled roadster. At the time it was pouring down rain. The driver and navigator where wearing full rain gear, and goggles. The map was laminated. Being open wheeled each wheel was sending a spray of water at least 10 feet into the air, further compounding their suffering. Unfortunately I did not Identify what kind of car it was, but I was sure impressed by their commitment.
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Old 07-26-2004, 02:33 PM
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This may sound a bit odd but I had a Labaron convertable a few years ago and would drive top down alot in the rain (even snow I might add). Michigan has so few days that the weathers right for a drive with the top down you had to get alittle thick skinned. Within reason I must add. Torential rain is hard to overcome no matter what more cause of water on the inside of the windscreen but a light to moderate rain at 60 miles an hour would barely get the seat moist due to the blow over from the windshield angle.

If you get an interior wet wipe off as much excess water as possible (dont push it in the seat is a big sponge you know) and throw a fan in there to move the air around and most of the time its no big deal. It is the spilled milk or the bad dates leftover (too much beer ejected via mouth) soaked in the seats that ferments that will get you every time.
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