In Reply to: A little red faced. . . posted by Kyle on March 30, 1999 at 12:13:29:
: Literally!!! SF Bay Area weather has been holding up the very nicely the past several days. I couldn't resist driving around all weekend with the top down. Ahh, to enjoy a nice leisurely drive on a warm sunny day. . .
: I guess the sun got the better of me though. Nothing worse than burnt lips and trying to grin while driving (grin, ouch, grin, ouch. . .). My wife and I were glowing red by the end of the weekend.
: This is my first convertible and not use to preparing for the sun while driving. I wish BMW gave out token sunscreen kits to new owners! Shame on me for not preparing the correct SPF Rx before the trip! I should have learned from my first experience when I rented a Miata back in '95. Actually, that experience was pretty funny. My wife (girlfriend at the time) was wearing a sun dress and the seat belt gave her a nasty tan line across her chest.
: Triple black M roadster w/ Imola redface option. . . : P
You are SO RIGHT!
One of the first things that happened in my Z3 was getting stuck in traffic on Route 78 on the way into New York City. It was 80 degrees and nice and sunny and the last thing I expected was traffic THERE. I was there for at least an hour, couldn't stop long enough get into the trunk to get a cover shirt, no sun block, I just fried. Happily. Never considered putting up the top. I had a burn only on my right side (window was up) except where the seatbelt sholder strap crossed my chest for over a week. it looked ridiculous. In June here everyone saw these funny marks and asked about them~ and even when it hurt it reminded me of a great drive so I loved it!
But I had the same thought as you... how the car NEEDs to have suncream in it for first timers. Of course now there is ALWAYS sun block in the car. Biggest problem is having greasy hands on the wheel...
Oh that is so funny! (I better go check the car stash of sunblock, maybe it went bad over the winter.)
You know you are a Z3 owner if:
there's more sun tan cream in the car than in your house....
I just know there is a good joke or two in there somewhere....
These are problems I like having....
'97 2.8 Boston Green Metallic w/Beige, V1, Magnetic Stone Guards, Rollover Protection Bars,
Wind Deflector, Floor Mats, Trunk Organizer Seatcovers, and power top