My sincere apologies for pinching your sig pic - as you know i'm a new member and i'd noticed when just browsing around the forum that a number of other members were using the same or similar graphic images in their sig so i thought that using the same sig pic as yourself was ok - especially as your one was so cool!
Anyway, as you can see i've replaced it now with another pic of my merlot. If however you want to grant me special permission to use your sig pic then that would be amazing!
I also share your (biased!) view about the merlot being the best looking mk1 special edition. Probably like you i'm always spotting other mx5s on the road and the merlot is definitely in a class of its own!