Vital on-board gear for the open carriage: the heavy-duty umbrella.

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Handy in shine, or rain.

Reader Ed, who took these, says the next two were shot in Smoketown, Pennsylvania, during a, ahem, driving rainstorm:

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Thanks to Ed for the photos, and the pun. And aren’t you glad your vehicle has a roof?