Roadsters have always been my favorite Hot Rod. I just like the sensation of a topless ride where you can feel the wind in your face and the sound of the quickchange ringing in your hears. Growing up in the Midwest where roadsters were not so popular, I had to settle for convertibles with windows.
My first roadster came years later when I was able to purchase a 32 roadster body that needed lots of work. Fiberglass cars were just coming on the market but I found my steel treasure for $400. I never finished it but the next owner did. Wescott and Gibbon soon became the leaders in fiberglass cars and sold thousands of them until Brookville and Rod Bod came out with steel reproductions.
The love of the roadster, despite the less than desirable comfort compared to a close car, still continues today with the die hard topless owners. Lets look at some examples of roadsters and convertibles.