Those efficient Germans seem to have done very little to our buses that would be considered pure form without some sort of function. So little, in fact, that the frivolous whimsical nature of that damn fringe makes it stick out like dog ballz. I am convinced that that fringe actually did something, but what could it be? Did it catch rainwater and cause it to drip away from the canvas? Did it help create a better seal when the top is down? Any ideas?