Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Vehicle: 02 SLK 320 w/ AMG Sport package
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What happen to the topdown wave?
I admit I have been out of the topdown, convertible, topless scene for a few years. But what happened to the obligatory wave when you pass another convertible?
My last convertible was a 2001 Miata that I drove up through 2003, before that I had several other topless cars in the late 80's and 90's. Without fail in those cars and I guess in 'those days', when one passed another convertible driver of any kind you would wave. Similar to what I still see by motorcycle riders.
Has society as a whole fallen apart so far that the traditions, courtesies of the past have fallen by the way side? Maybe its my region, but I suspect it is more a reflection of a societal shift, not to mention a growing disconnect between individuals due to our growing reliance on technology and not human contact.... but I digress.
How many SLK owners #1 recall the good old days when this was the practice, and #2 still try to extend a traditional "how do.." to fellow sun lovers when you drive passed them?