Now that I’m writing again, it is time to do an update on the fleet. The first is Bel, my little MX5. So, after 8 months…
First, I never intended to buy a sports car, but then that goes for a lot of us… In other blogs, the buying and MOT process has been covered. Since then we have shared about 3000 miles. Some longer trips, once even getting caught in the snow and of course lots of local driving.
Bel has proven to be remarkably reliable, well to anyone used to a British sports car she would be. I can feel confident even after leaving her for a week or so she will start up. For a cheap car, one that was saved from the scrapyard, this is amazing. After checking her fluids, she is safe to drive 500 miles. And each one will be with a smile, roof down most of the time. Cruising at the legal maximum without strain. Even a lower spec 1600 is plenty fast for the overcrowded roads of Britain.
Here in Cornwall, on the narrow lanes, she has the right combination of speed, power, size, and grip. Every mile is a grin and when safe, even with narrow 14inch
You don’t drive an MX5, you bond, become one.
I’ll cover some of the work and the non-performance upgrades I’ve done in another post. In an earlier blog, I covered my
They share the same essential essence.
And rust issues…