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Peter Dannock
Roadster joy
As the road winds its way up a mountainside with the tight bends and hairpin turns, the roadster driver is suddenly in their element, rejoicing not only in every sharp curve along the road but also the feeling of the wind blowing in their hair.

Many cars are designed for transporting...
Roadster story
When I was a young lad, my older brother owned an MG Midget. The MG Midget was a British roadster sports car, sold between 1960 and 1980. His model from the early 1970s was painted in British Racing Green. My brother was the first person I knew who owned a...
Soft-top or Hard-top
The characteristics that make a roadster so is they all have two-seats, an open roof and an ability to put a big smile on your face. Many of the early roadsters never had a roof; they were always open and had a clip-on cover to keep them dry when they...
Spirited Driving
You don't need a sports car with a lot of power to enjoy a spirited drive. My current roadster only has a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre motor, but it packs enough punch to allow me to push it to the limit without going over the top.

A spirited drive doesn't need to be...
A day at the races
For some people, having a spirited drive on the roads is not enough. These are the people that like to take their car on a race track and push it to its ultimate limit, sometimes coming unstuck in the process. I am one of those people.

One of my roadsters is...
Roadster Mods
Though the latest roadsters have all the right gear on them from new, you might want to consider some mods. You can do many different modifications, but it will all depend on whether you want the changes to impact its appearance or performance.

Getting the right sound is important. A new...
MX-5 is always the answer
In North America, the Mazda MX-5 is also known as the Miata. When the MX-5 was launched, North American consumers were more accustomed to cars with a “proper name”, so the Miata moniker was added. It became known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Over the years, Mazda has tried to...
Better than golf
You don't need to be young to participate in club motorsport. The average age of a member with the Zoom-Zoom club is fifty-four years of age. One of my friends in the Zoom-Zoom club was sixty-six when he first drove a car on a race track. Despite him working for a...
A lap of the island
The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is one of the most exciting motorsport tracks in Australia. Here is a lap from the driver's seat.

A lap of the famous Phillip Island circuit starts when you cross the start/finish line on Gardner Straight. In my little roadster, top speed down the straight...