A man in Chengdu, was spotted driving a convertible with the top off in the pouring rain. According to Wang, who posted this image on Weibo, the driver was also playing loud crappy music and everyone who was around just couldn’t stop laughing. Weibo users online call him the Tuhao 土豪 (newly rich), the convertible guy.
The reporter from the Sichuan News Network managed to make contact with the driver. It turns out that the driver is a 50-year-old dealer who works in used car business. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Reporter: Do you know that you just went viral online?
Wang: What’s the big deal? I drive whenever I like.
Reporter: Was it already raining before you went out? Where were you heading?
Wang: Yeah, it was already raining the time I went out. I didn’t think much about the destination. Just to drive around and see the beautiful view of Chengdu.
Reporter: A lot of netizens are trying to figure out why you didn’t put off the top, maybe you didn’t find the lock or something.
Wang: Nah, it wasn’t that. I just like driving in the rain. I’m in good condition these years, so driving in rain becomes a hobby.
Reporter: Don’t you concern that the auto inner trims are gonna be aging in the rain? Have you thought about your health?
Wang: I’ve been driving since 1993. I know how to protect myself and I know how precious the life is. Others are not important. Thanks for everyone’s concern!
Reporter: So you mean that you do this all the time, driving in rain with the top off?
Wang: Yeah of course! Unless it’s like super heavy rain…