Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
Easier to get in and out without it. On a really hot day topless is a pain, but on a nice fall day, especially at a slower track, it's great. Actually, I think it's quieter with a helmet and no top than with the hardtop, but it may be just how my Elise is set up.
Some of the people sponsoring weekends insist on a top, even a ragtop, to protect from hands flying around and getting crushed, or so they say. Locally, the BMW people insisted on it, while one of the Porsche clubs couldn't care less. Whenever I drove with a top this year it was the softtop.