With the revival of drive-in theaters in these Covid-19 times, Top Gear recently published an article with their “Top Ten” list of cars to take to a drive-in and in their words “do it properly”. In that list is the Méhari:
- Alfa Romeo Caimano
- Citroën Méhari
- Subaru Brat
- 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
- Aston Martin Zagato Shooting Brake
- The (Mercedes Benz) G-Wagen Popemobile
- Holden Sandman
- Holland & Holland Range Rover by Overfinch
- A tray-back truck
- Edd China’s Casual Lofa
Granted a very whimsical list complied by Craig Jamieson, and actually a rather tongue-in-cheek article.
Craig’s comment on the Méhari is that it “was made from the same type of plastic that goes into Lego pieces (which must make the Méhari the most indestructible car in the world) and was based on the 2CV running gear, which can be mended with little more than hammers and swear words. So while it may look like a washtub had a brief rendezvous with a Willys Jeep, the Méhari will sit happily in your garage during the colder months without rusting or seizing and be ready for the warm nights of open-air drive in movies in the summer.”
There’s some truth to that but to sit in a Méhari for 90 minutes or more at a drive-in, roof on or off, is not going to be a comfortable experience compared to lounging in a full-size USA convertible from the ’60s or ’70s.
While we’re thrilled that the folks at Top Gear chose the Méhari, however we wonder how many of them have actually been out in one?
Read the full article here: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/10-best-cars-take-drive-movie?cm_mmc=ExactTarget--email--Top_Gear_Newsletter_119_10072020-_-email&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=Top_Gear_Newsletter_119_10072020#1