May 29, 2015

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One of the literary greats, and a personal favorite of mine, T.S. Eliot once said, “Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”

Sometimes certain conditions, like automotive creativity and innovation, make those things even more possible, or maybe it’s just that certain conditions, like the weather, makes us want certain things more than we ever realized.

Those of us foolish enough to brave the winter are still defrosting from this past season which seemed to have no end.

All of that bundling up in unflattering layers, jacking up the heat – along with the heating bill, scraping ice off windshields, and battling pre-snowstorm grocery lines, has left me feeling, well, ready for a change.

A top-down change.

Now that the sky seems to be sending down nothing more than rays of sunshine, even if they’re dusty and gray on overcast afternoons, it’s time to put the top down and let these warm breezes do some hair rustling.

Spring might have passed us by, it seemed to be snowing one day, followed by a heatwave the next, so in the spirit of summertime fun, let’s cast off the last of winter’s chill and check out what 2016 has in store for new convertibles.

No, I don’t want to fast-forward time and send us directly to a frozen January quite yet. After all, these cars are worth waiting for.

But to my way of thinking, it’s not too early to start that Christmas list…right? Right or wrong, here it is.

My convertible wish-list, in no particular order, other than alphabetical. I can’t list them by favorites because I want them all.