..had bought one of those Faraday bags to stop scallies nicking my MX5 . They work too, and this is how I know -
M1 , Trowell Services, , 8am , en route to Donington for Masters HIstoric F1 . I return to car , and put the Sunday Times I'd just bought in the boot, which can be , and was , opened independently from car . Decide to get rid of sections I don't read (fashion , obvs ) and sundry other detritus in nearby bin. Do so , having closed the boot. Return to car - and oh *** where are the bloody keys?
MX5s are keyless and the boot is opened by key fob , or by pressing the little button under the boot , which pops it open . At least , it does so when the car senses the key's proximity. As it would if , for example , some idiot had left the keys in the boot . Unless , that is ,said idiot , for reasons which defy explanation , had tucked the key fob into the Farady Pouch .
It worked perfectly, well worth the tenner from Amazon , especially as it was BOGOF . But what didn't work was frantically wrenching door handles , nor boot knob. Saying ' oh F*** It ' very loudly failed to work either. But hey , all is not lost , here's;the nice RAC man already , only a 20 minute wait. He produced all sorts of breaking into car kit but none worked and he told me, I needed a locksmith. RAC guy spent 15 minutes going through his list of approved guys before he found one open , and he could do the job .but had to travel up from Nuneaton and 'he won't be cheap ' .
An hour later , matey turns up .. Nice guy , whose special key took all of 10 seconds to open the door . Cue burglar alarm ,which sounded for the 20 minutes it took to work out how to open the boot from the cockpit - there is no boot release as such (please God don't tell me there is ) so much dicking around to locate the tiny widget under the back of the hood which releases the boot.
£ 180 lighter and two hours after buying my paper (which I couldn't read because it was in the boot ) I set off again to Donington, arriving just as the best race of the day was completing its final laps
The bag will be staying at home next time .