If you couldn’t afford a garage in the early ’60s, you could always opt for a carport instead – a great way of keeping the worst of the weather off your pride and joy.

But a Luxaflex Rigid Awning apparently took the idea a stage further by combining the looks and cheerfulness of a fabric awning with the construction and permanence of a carport.

‘This patio doubles as a carport’ boasted the makers of the Luxaflex. ‘Move yourself in when the car and the sun are out.’

Well, the young lady driving what looks like a slightly stylised Panhard Dyna certainly seemed happy with her choice.