And this is why, when I get my Scout II back, I’m putting the soft top on.
Magazine placement for the 1963 International Scout
Awesome summer days in Miami like today, with tempered heat and a refreshing ocean breeze, remind me of why roadsters are my favored road companions. Oftentimes, people buy cars thoughtlessly, regarding them simply as a reliable conduit with-which they can get from one point to another. While facetiously there isn’t anything inherently wrong with this way of thinking, my approach to motoring is slightly different.
For me, especially in an urban setting so impressively abound with nature (e.g., greater Miami is the only American metropolis bordered on opposing ends by national parks), it’d be a waste to travel around southern Florida without the option of the top down. Riding low and luxurious is the style of choice for flashy South Beach types, but gliding high on the 4x4 axles of in an imposing and utile International Scout or a more conventional and classic Civilian Jeep series is my optimal preference.
Hey, if given the choice to be cooped up in stuffily ostentatious whip with all the modern creature comforts, or to be one with the outdoors, the fresh air, and the choice of an easily removable soft-top with a standard transmission, there’s no debate. This town’s too nice not to be traversed any other way.