I don't use mine during the winter (just above freezing with it often cloudy and some times rain) and mostly I just use my 2013 Volt (EREV). In summer I go to car shows and the occasional British car club outing (OECC). This Fall (September) I took my car on a 3,000+ mile journey to Portland ABFM (Oregon) where I was the only TR7 in the 500 car field (down a 100 I would say because the entry fee went up from $35 to $50 although you also get to watch a weekend of 50's/60's/early 70's car racing and being moved from Labor Day Holiday weekend to the week end after because Indy car racing came back to the track and displaced it to a week later). Despite the TR7's being joined together with the TR8's for judging (the first time in years) they awarded my "first prize" ribbon anyway either because they wanted to encourage more TR7s to turn up or I got first prize anyway and they wanted to keep the TR8s separate so there was a first prize for them (it's happened to me before) or somebody whispered in their ear that it's not fair to judge TR7s with the TR8's because people often judge their preference of a V-8 (it's a peoples choice judging).
On down to Santa Maria, California for the Triumphest 2019, I won long distance award, an embossed medallion with a bottle of wine (1,350 miles), Gold Plus plaque, best TR7/TR8 plaque awarded by the Wedge Owners of America (TWOA), no easy feat as 8 out of the 13 wedge entries were Gold or Gold Plus winners, the highest percentage of any other model.
From there I went down to Ventura to visit nephew, took his Bolt from his "blue sky" meeting in Culver City to Ventura Beach. Back up to Maple Bay, BC although I ran out of brake disc after Astoria, Oregon. I applied for long distance award from local club and will as well for long distance award from provincial British car club (over 3,000 miles).
Next year will be more local events for a change as last year I had gone down to Sacramento Triumphest. What aids in the awards is the car is all original (116,000 miles) except for car seats covers that were pre 1985 but look like they belong in the car and the fact that it is one of 547 California fuel injected Spiders doesn't hurt either.
- - -TR7 Spider - - - 1978 Spitfire- - - - 1976 Spitfire - - 1988 Tercel 4X4 - Kali on Integra - 2013 Volt - Yellow TCT