California Top


The California Top was (RIP) a '84 bug stripped of its roof and reinforced with quite some pounds of steel. It features bright yellow safety color, a front duck and - of course - no roof or cover .

When it actually did rain, I added four strategically placed holes in the floor panels.





California Top refers to cars that have no roof or cover whatsoever, so they can only be driven in Southern California without getting wet...

"It Never Rains in Southern California", Albert Hammond

Got on board a westbound seven forty seven
Didn't think before deciding what to do
Ooh, that talk of opportunities, TV breaks and movies
Rang true, sure rang true

(Chorus:)
Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

Out of work, I'm out of my head
Out of self respect, I'm out of bread
I'm underloved, I'm underfed, I wanna go home
It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

(Chorus)

Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it
Had offers but didn't know which one to take
Please don't tell 'em how you found me
Don't tell 'em how you found me
Gimme a break, give me a break

(Chorus)