MX-5 owner Paul Steucke sent me this hilarious picture (bottom left) of an car loaded by someone who only just left the kitchen sink.
The location is Spiffy’s on I-5 south of Seattle, and he points out it's all matching luggage.
We got on to talking about the design of the fourth generation, which I'm not keen on. (I'm hoping it grows on me.) Paul says: " What is it about designers that they think they HAVE to 'improve' it when it has already proven to be a heart and soul design? Don’t mess with a good thing!"
He sent me this picture of of himself with his wife Annette in their Mica red 2007 MX-5 RHT outside Anthony’s restaurant in their home town of Olympia, Washington. He says "I never intend to let it go. My last will and testament gives it to my son and if he sells it I will come back and haunt him. I love that car. I previously owned a Porsche 921 Turbo, and a Jaguar XK-120 Replica, and the 1994 Miata, prior to my current MX5 RHT."
Paul was also kind enough to ask if I would be updating my book to include the fourth-generation car. The answer is no at the moment because the publisher, Haynes, now only produces manuals.