So we are just back from a short trip to the North East. From Manchester way we had a fast blast up the M6 came off at j 38 and took a66 over to Scotch corner ,great run untill on the A66 the wife and i could see a large object? come flying through the air at usfallen off the back of a wagon i think ,i thought it was going to hit the screen but thankfully it hit the roof but sadly has took chunks of paint out the roof This is parked up just after the near miss ,and the damage to the roof We cooled off then set off again,stopped in a fab hotel just outside Newcastle . Visited Discovery museum Newcastle ,Beamish (What a day out!) Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and the National glass centre Gateshead. Got lots of admiring looks in the car and bent necks off people wondering what the car was. 300 miles and probably 5kg of salt stuck to the bodywork later and back home.This was our first long trip in the car and roll on the next one just hope its a little warmer next time for some top down fun.