This is the last report of our first summer special. And it was great fun for us, even
though something didn't work as we wanted it to. Also it was more comprehensive
than intended. Not everybody might have loved this topic but we'll soon be back with regular
With the articles of the special, we've outed ourselves as hardcore roadster enthusiasts but
nevertheless we here want to take precautions against being misunderstood. Because, we don't want
to condemn cars with modern features such as automatic air condition, navigation system,
or foldable hardtop. What we meant with our remarks regarding such features is that cars fitted
with them shouldn't be called roadsters. As the term cabrio-coupe is becoming more and more
widespread for such universal automobiles, we think things run in the right direction,
Our [ personal ] definition of a roadster is: A car that parks at best as a second car
besides a modern everyday auto that includes all which makes travelling long distances more pleasant.
The roadster of our definition will be used only when the weather is fine and when its owner is
in the mood for a joyride in the working day's evening or springs' midday sun on a weekend. In
other words, we think roadsters are intended to turn driving around into a pleasure, not to
reach a distant destination a relaxed way. That is the kind of luxury having a roadster means to
us. Not even heating, power windows or electric seats are needed on a car like that, actually.
This applies especially when it's taken as driving machine to have fun with on curvy country roads,
since mass impairs acceleration and agility, which are important aspects in this regard. Another
field might be cruisers. Here is some electric support okay, and also things that keep air stream
out of the cockpit could be tolerated. Not so any kind of equipment that suggest the purpose of
going from A to B, satnav for an example, or the intentional use in the wet, such as a retractable hardtop.
Things like them turn it into a vehicle for everyday use, too perfect to be a hobby car. Says,
Mercedes supreme SL is a great thing in our eyes and it might represent what's possible but it
ain't a roadster. It's a state-of-the-art luxury cabrio-coupe. Being called so we love it very
items at one glance
Lotus Circuit Car
VW Roadster Plans
Driven: Boxster S
P.G.O. Speedster II
Not Driven: YES!