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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I think I missed this in the flurries. Excellent!
    No, you commented on it (#135), but I think you may have been sampling some rum (or pain killers) at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I think I missed this in the flurries. Excellent!
    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    No, you commented on it (#135), but I think you may have been sampling some rum (or pain killers).
    Lew, I hope you went for the RIGHT knee replacement, otherwise the clutch is going to leave you stranded somewhere in Southern Illinois, or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Lew, I hope you went for the RIGHT knee replacement, otherwise the clutch is going to leave you stranded somewhere in Southern Illinois, or something.
    that's why i'm going along for the roadtrip
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    insert brief geography lesson here:

    Illinois is not any where between Detroit and Nashville.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    insert brief geography lesson here:

    Illinois is not any where between Detroit and Nashville.
    Let's hope that Evora does more than go in a straight line like a Corvette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    insert brief geography lesson here:

    Illinois is not any where between Detroit and Nashville.
    I know a great bar just east of Anawam, IL - on some nice back roads...
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    So which historic Lotus does Lew's new car most closely hearken to?

    The Europa?



    Elite?



    the Esprit?

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    So I think none of the above. Even though the Esprit, especially in its later iterations was a supercar from a performance standpoint and the Evora is certainly standout in that way as well.

    I haven't ever driven and Elan, nor have I driven an Evora. But I feel like this is the car, that most closely aligns with the feeling of movement and beauty at rest of current Evora? I feel that this is car that has the same emotional connection to the driver and to the road (trip) that Lew's car will.

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    The most elegant piece of chassis engineering.
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    The most elegant piece of chassis engineering.
    True enough for a road car,but this has it's share of elegance.




    It could also be said that the Elite Paul posted in #287 was a very neat solution as well as the world's first composite monocoque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    So I think none of the above. Even though the Esprit, especially in its later iterations was a supercar from a performance standpoint and the Evora is certainly standout in that way as well.

    I haven't ever driven and Elan, nor have I driven an Evora. But I feel like this is the car, that most closely aligns with the feeling of movement and beauty at rest of current Evora? I feel that this is car that has the same emotional connection to the driver and to the road (trip) that Lew's car will.
    I briefly had an Elan - so I'd have to drive an Evora to be able to say definitively...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    fun lotus video

    Yellow Elise with a Ducati sticker! Great clip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    No, you commented on it (#135), but I think you may have been sampling some rum (or pain killers) at the time.
    Worth a second glance, and yeah....I'm impaired.
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    Dude passed 16 cars and took the lead on the first lap of the race. I'm thinking it was Gatenby driving. He's too humble to admit it, but I'm almost positive it was him. Those last few overtakes, coming down the mountain were balls out!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    that's why i'm going along for the roadtrip
    Should I do any research? For instance, what general direction do we take leaving Detroit? .

    I called my agent yesterday to pull the trigger on the insurance. He's an enthusiast and commented on how cool it was that I was driving the car home from Detroit rather than having it trucked down. He asked what route we were taking to get back and if we were driving through Ohio or Indiana. I thought about it for a minute and said: "I don't know."

    No kidding: good thing you'll be along!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Let's hope that Evora does more than go in a straight line like a Corvette.

    Hope not required. "This brave and charming coupe is the finest enthusiast's over the road machine available at any price today."
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    We will drive South, through Ohio. The Ohio portion of the drive sucks. Its interstate, its straight, its flat, its got a lot of construction zones. The FM and AM dials are both dominated by Christian and Republican radio. Its heavily trafficked by Ohio State Troopers who more than any other state I have driven in key in on out of state license plates. Traffic and construction in Dayton and Cincinnati suck.

    That said there a few highlights. Tony Pacos. Touchdown Jesus. And the Air Force Museum.

    The roads and driving and fellow drivers get exponentially better when we reach Kentucky.

    As bad as interstate travel is in Ohio, there are few compelling reasons to opt for an Indiana route. Its flatter and even straighter than Ohio if that's possible. And it has a lower speed limit. Its longer. Although it must be said the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is astounding, as is the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museums.
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    Touchdown Jesus



    you may recall the original foam and fiberglass monument to the savior, our lord, was struck down by an act of god



    The replacement has lighting rods sprouting from it. ..
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 07-13-2017 at 09:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Dude passed 16 cars and took the lead on the first lap of the race. I'm thinking it was Gatenby driving. He's too humble to admit it, but I'm almost positive it was him. Those last few overtakes, coming down the mountain were balls out!
    What, the turf brake turn, or the tire squealing, uh-oh, she's pushing turn? Hehe.

    That looks fun. I love nothing more than a little heel toe.

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    So I think none of the above. Even though the Esprit, especially in its later iterations was a supercar from a performance standpoint and the Evora is certainly stand

    I haven't ever driven and Elan, nor have I driven an Evora. But I feel like this is the car, that most closely aligns with the feeling of movement and beauty at rest of current Evora? I feel that this is car that has the same emotional connection to the driver and to the road (trip) that Lew's car will.

    The Elan and the E Type were the cars I dreamed of when I got out of school. I bought a lightly used '66 TR4A from a friend instead because it was the most I could afford at the time. Everybody was impressed by Elan but most aspired to an E Type. But is the Evora closest to the Esprit? Likely.

    Here's another very pretty Lotus road car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Dude passed 16 cars and took the lead on the first lap of the race. I'm thinking it was Gatenby driving. He's too humble to admit it, but I'm almost positive it was him. Those last few overtakes, coming down the mountain were balls out!

    I had the same exact thought. Gatenby for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    True enough for a road car,but this has it's share of elegance.




    It could also be said that the Elite Paul posted in #287 was a very neat solution as well as the world's first composite monocoque.
    I'm thinking yellow racing stripe(s) and lipstick for the 400. Too cute?
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    Tony Paco's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I'm thinking yellow racing stripe(s) and lipstick for the 400. Too cute?
    Nope, not even too cute.

    Perfect!

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I'm thinking yellow racing stripe(s) and lipstick for the 400. Too cute?
    stringback driving gloves, white socks, and gucci cordovan loafers?

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    I *assume* there will be a thread devoted to this epic auto-delivery? Hmmm???
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    I'm thinking yellow racing stripe(s) and lipstick for the 400. Too cute?
    On anything other than a Lotus, utterly naff. On the the lotus, just fine.
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    insert brief geography lesson here:

    Illinois is not any where between Detroit and Nashville.
    You have never traveled with ME, I take it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    You have never traveled with ME, I take it.

    eh? that you Dion???
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Nope, not even too cute.

    Perfect!

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    On anything other than a Lotus, utterly naff. On the the lotus, just fine.
    It will be my first mod then. I think it's just the thing for a BRG Lotus and if you scions agree, then let it be so.

    Less than two days! I just reorganized my garage to receive it, pushed the bikes around and semi-cleaned it up. Now I'm icing my knee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    eh? that you Dion???
    I'm not sure about Dion (?), but it I were to drive from Detroit to Nashville in a Lotus, I might take the route that winds through Wisconsin, Idaho, Arizona and Texas.


    And Illinois!



    And, no. I don't keep track of the movements of those silly Yankee States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    It will be my first mod then. I agree with you.
    Excellent. The yellow can cover the bondo from the bolt holes for the ladder legs.

    Oh, man. What size are the rims? We need to get some beater tires if we're gonna do this!

    Of course, you know I'm joking, right. With my bad back, I could never pull off the ladder part of the stunt.

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    P.S. I sincerely hope the moment you get in and turn the key is as satisfying as the anticipation. I also sincerely wish I could be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    I'm not sure about Dion (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    I'm not sure about Dion (?), but it I were to drive from Detroit to Nashville in a Lotus, I might take the route that winds through Wisconsin, Idaho, Arizona and Texas.


    And Illinois!



    And, no. I don't keep track of the movements of those silly Yankee States.
    Well, California is RIGHT on the way. Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Well, California is RIGHT on the way. Duh.

    Peace,
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    That's what I'M sayin'!!!

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