Anyone with a T Top car you know there's no Place to put them. In the trunk they get beat up, lean them it on something in the garage they can fall. With the rack you can leave the lock in the open position. If you use furniture grade pvc they look better. Ya, who makes furniture with pvc. I don't know. But the fittings are the $hit. For around $50 you get this. I got some felt padding and it doesn't scratch up your Top at all. My car has the Gold tops on. Very pricy to replace if you can find them, And the inside trim ain't cheap either. I have 2 extra sets, but now they are pricy. Pop the top to go for a spin, no Prob.