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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Sexy on wheels!

    It's now official, Lew is the coolest guy I've never met. . .
    Sexy, indeed. Quick-revving... and a voice to make Pavarotti jealous.

    Wait... you haven't met Pat Ford, either... or the Yeadonator. Don't be TOO quick to jump <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Very fun choice. I had a 1979, right hand drive, back when they had half as many cylinders and no turbos. I never did get it running, sold it to a neighbor to pick up where I left off.

    If you post some videos we can all live vicariously through you.....
    I will! Paul is meeting me to pick it up as it's in Detroit. Maybe we can get some photos and videos on then. Oy! Posting to You Tube! It's something to look forward to once my bum knee is sufficiently healed.

    Such indulgence! But hey, that's nothing to complain about!
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    It has hips!

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    Congrats, Lew; nice car. As as my friends in Newfoundland would say, Good on yer, b'y! Have fun...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Sexy, indeed. Quick-revving... and a voice to make Pavarotti jealous.

    Wait... you haven't met Pat Ford, either... or the Yeadonator. Don't be TOO quick to jump <G>
    Haven't met Yeadon or Ford? Um!
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Evening of Saturday, July 15th. Tentatively. . .
    Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katey View Post
    It has hips!
    You noticed! Guys love hips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Hmmm...

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    Yeah. Think about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Hey, that car looks like fun!
    It better be or I will be feeling very, very silly anon.
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    Paul, you have got to set up a drift track for it........
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    I have ice on my knee, a contract for a Lotus and had dry cereal for dinner. Two out of three ain't bad.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Paul, you have got to set up a drift track for it........
    It will drift.

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    I shudder to think about the carbon footprint THAT leaves behind........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    It will drift.

    But will You drift it?
    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Don't under-estimate Jack. He's purty damned talented

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    For myself I may have a few reservations about setting a brand new car of that caliber broadside at interstate speeds............ but as long as it's not mine, I would highly encourage it.....
    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
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    Congratulations, Great choice!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katey View Post
    It has hips!
    All the best ones do.
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    I'm as green as your car..........




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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
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    Congrats, Lew!

    Meanwhile, talk about English cars and especially Lot
    Wow! Talk about loaded! This ride comes with its own vocabulary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    This is the review that matched my feelings:

    Road and Track

    And this is the video:



    I drove all the cars on my list and my sense was the same: "Where have you been all my life?"
    Oh man, that's a very fine thing, and the sound is perfect!
    Well done!

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    Oh, Lew, that is a gorgeous car! The last time I was close to a Lotus it was a Europa in 1976! I didn't fit in it. I am supremely jealous and I hope you have a great deal of fun.

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    Damn. Just Damn. You really raised the bar, and my Porsche is getting a little long in the tooth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Oh, Lew, that is a gorgeous car! The last time I was close to a Lotus it was a Europa in 1976! I didn't fit in it.
    Oh wow, I never thought of that......... Lew, please post a pic of Pleas getting in and out of your new car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Oh wow, I never thought of that......... Lew, please post a pic of Pleas getting in and out of your new car!
    Aww hell, make it a video.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    But will You drift it?
    Hell no, but I might get the tail out once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Damn. Just Damn. You really raised the bar, and my Porsche is getting a little long in the tooth...
    Jump in head first. There's precedent.

    This is interesting:
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    So. I'm sitting here at anchor on a gorgeous Friday evening in Gig Harbor. Bathing beauties on SUPs everywhere and they go by and want to talk about my boat. And I'm like, "Leave me alone. I'm watching a video of Lew's new car!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Congrats, Lew!



    Wow! Talk about loaded! This ride comes with its own vocabulary!

    Kevin
    That should have been "Loti." My plural form for Lotuses. Lotuses sounds wrong, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    So. I'm sitting here at anchor on a gorgeous Friday evening in Gig Harbor. Bathing beauties on SUPs everywhere and they go by and want to talk about my boat. And I'm like, "Leave me alone. I'm watching a video of Lew's new car!"
    Perfect weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Congratulations, Great choice!
    Thanks, Grant. If this isn't a hit with the ANZACS, I've badly misjudged this forum!
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    I thought they weren't available in Canada. But good if thy are.

    Keeping up with this thread is hard. But fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    Perfect weekend!
    Well, it was until I saw that car.

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    Wow. You just proved that i have no need for a silly boat.
    Once again you showed us how to live a well played life that includes super toys.
    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Sexy on wheels!

    It's now official, Lew is the coolest guy I've never met. . .
    We'll see who's laughing in two years. (Thanks)
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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