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  1. must be on his way still.. e was sent out weeks ago via airmail.

  2. Since you have last seen him: LEFty Attended an Edmonton Classic Sports Car Club Meeting looking for other Esprits, but could only find his grandfather (Actually a nice Seven Series Two)- Then listened to storys sitting on his granddaddys knee, well the automotive equivalent - Then he finished the day of at West Edmonton Mall (the largest shopping mall in North America, fith largest in the world):
  3. Lefty has arrived in Edmonton. (well an acreage out side of Edmonton actually). I was great way to end the workday, As I had forgotten about being on this list - what a great surprise! First he relaxed on the deck Then Contemplated 60's rivalries then found a way to get "a head" in life -(sorry!) and then hung out with some distinguished friends: I'll get out to other garage and get some proper Lotus pics later today, We'll do some touring of the next two weeks... should be updating on a regular basis
  4. I spoke with Andrew and he feels that we would have to meet within the first week of August.
  5. I wish you all the best!!! It looks like you guys had a great time!
  6. I'll be there again this year. Is anyone else looking to go?? I am scheduled to volunteer for Friday and Sunday as Race Services Group sounds exotic, but the best part of the day is running lunches out to the corner workers in our specially prepared 15 passenger "indy' van, sponsored by Budget.. wait .. damn its just a rental.
  7. Sorry' bout that - just remembered some old posts (not to good a memory it seems). I won't be attending Euroquake, but could arrange something for the Esprit guys up here. Andrew (andrewp1989) and I have met. Serge (88esprit) and I have spoke on the phone.. the problem is we all seem quite busy - so lets try this.. lets have an Esprit meet n greet to get the Edmonton guys talking. Any suggestions as to date?? (mid August should be enough lead time). We could have a coffee meet??? I would also be open to have you guys out here (we are on an acreage SW of Edmonton {all paved} and I could do an impromptu garage tour. I have a few projects stacked infront of the Lotus, so I have to finish the Packard and the 944 first. But I am holding out hope for having the esprit running for early Fall. Anyone who is interested in an Edmonton meet this can respond on the forum of PM me and i'll give you my contact info. Does anyone know what the mirror control switch is common to??? On a separate note - Congrantulations Mark .
  8. Welcome to the forum. Usually we have LEF Meets, and It appears that some of the Calgary guys run with ZR auto for events. There are a few of us in Edmonton though we have yet to have an Edmonton meet.
  9. I did my own dash, with carpathian elm to match the orginal. I took me 4 tries and two months to get good results... but I have learned a new skill!
  10. Congratulations!!!!! Wow.... just wow!!! Even I am excited for you despite being 1000's of miles north
  11. I am know for finding spaces where "I will not lose it", then completely forgetting where that spot was. It makes for interesting ebay/ garage sales (anyone need a fuel tank cover/ plug for a 1978 Porsche 924??)
  12. I agree with Rodger, and as I have said there is a reason we do not see many blacksmith shops! American cars are sold largely by "incentive" packages. Also remember that all of the "big three" either owned or had contracts with rental companies to "bury" excess inventory. If it were not for commercial sales and incentives, they would have faultered years ago. Anyone wanting an indepth analysis of what lead up to this should read Micheline Maynard's "the End of Detriot". The focus on SUVs at the expense of developing a competive car, the UAW, and basic hubris have all played a part in this. Combine that with the fact that most "domestic" CEOs come from a finance background and you have the basic reciepe for the Ford Five Hundred, the Grand Am and Sebring- all cars that have the personality, build quailty and handling of an Ikea desk. Sorry, but if my business goes under, would I get anything from the government?
  13. We are at a balmy -30*C, up from last nights -32*C. We just got back from a BMW club event, guess we are a hardy bunch.
  14. count me out.. sadly, I have too many commitments tying me to the house this weekend.
  15. Updating: 1) Speedster9110 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500sl/ 1989 Bentley Turbo R/? 2) Cokebear - 1998 BMW M3/4/5 3) 1ne - 20?? BMW M3 4) Jwatts - 1987 BMW 325Is 5) Heathen- 1991 BMW 518 6) Chrenan - 1980 Porsche 924/ 1987 Porsche 951 7) Supersevenseriesii-1961 Lotus Super Seven 8) Mr. Baker - 2001 Audi S4 Quattro 9) Raxe - 1988 BMW 325 10) Mombun - 1980 Triumph Spritfire 11) Geofux - Jaguar XJSC 12) Texmex- Classic Mini 13) CWU - 1995 BMW 318IS 14) Euroftw - E30 325 15) QETB7 - 2007 Audi S4 16) Deprato07 -1990 BMW 535I 17) Icabob - 2006 BMW M5 18) Gtaylor - 2001 VW Jetta 19) VR666 -2004 BMW M3 20) English - 2004 330I 21)Chapellej - 1992 BMW 318i 22) Alejandro- 1989 BMW M3? 23) Showdown - 2000 BMW 323I 24) Grimm TI- 1996 BMW 318TI 25) Shoppingcart111 - 2004 Audi A4 Quattro 26) 95 Rado - 1995 VW Corrado 27) Drifted- 2002 VW GTI 28) Fazda - 2000 Audi S4 29) Red70TR - 1970 TR6 30) Silenece -1995 BMW 325i 31) BoostedMK4 - 2003 VW Jetta 1.8t 32) herragge- BMW E30 325iS Mtech2 33) Turbomeyers - 200? Audi TT 34) Armyboot - 1997 BMW 318I 35) Axle - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 Fintail 36) DKMR - 1987 BMW 325IS 37) Dahlmonator - 2004 Audi S4 38) Brockoli - 1979 Porsche 924 Sebring ed. 39) Lindsey - 2008 VW Rabbit 40) Canadianarmysig - 2005 BMW 325 XI 41) Deathwarden5 - 1995 BMW 325Is 42) Twisted By Design - 2008 VW GTI 43) Firestarter - VW Golf Mk 2 VRT 44) Seevik- 1997 VW Jetta 45) Kiruxa - BMW e46 325XI M package 46) Realhealey - 1962 Austin Healy 3000 47) Red Coat - 2003 BMW Z3 2.8 48) Mr. Damage - 1959 Triumph TR3 49) GeeVee- 2004 MINI Cooper S 50) IDTrav - 2001 Audi A4 51) Autobahn - 2004 VW R32 52) Fast1Eddy - 1997 BMW M3/4 53) Sky Captain - 1975 Triumph Spitfire 54) I hump my M3 - 1999 BMW M3 55) 88Esprit - 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo 56) Veedub - 2002 VW 1.8t Jetta 57) NineIron - 2000 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Tenative Cars (14): 2004 Lotus Esprit 2007 Lotus Exige 1975 Triumph TR6 1986 BMW 325I 1989 Porsche 911 1986 Porsche 944/ 2001 BMW 323 1997 VW Jetta ???? Mercedes-Benz C class 2004 Range Rover 2006 BMW M5 2004 Audi A4 2006 Lotus Elise 1992 VW GTI 19?? Mercedes-Benz 300CE
  16. I just ran the route. It promises some of the best roads in the Edmonton Area. The run is ~110kms with many turns and much sceneryto offer. We should be arriving at Jacks ~ 5pm. Please Remember to fill your tank (or have enough Gas to do the run) prior to the meet.... See you in a week!!!Speedster9110
  17. I work out of my home when I am not teaching Automotives Days - September to June : Harry Ainlay High School Automotives 4311-50st Edmonton, AB (780) 413-2653 We operate a fully customer service program and have placed many students in dealership/ specialty Indy shops since 2003 (when I arrived). We usually book 2-3 weeks in advance and will perform anything except interal engine work and wiring. Last year we serviced 234 cars (invoiced) in our two shops. My apprenticeship began in a Porsche/Bmw/Mercedes shop, so we tend to work on anything be it import or domestic. Evenings/ Summers: Scott Lawrence, C.A.T., Red Seal O/A Crammond Automotive Specialties Devon, AB (780) 993-0962 I bring in Jobs throughout the year, but I tend to be picky bringing in only German and British imports.
  18. 1. It's fast, real fast... 2. It's too sexy for my shirt... 3. It's not Italian. 4. It's British 5. Looks Great 6. The handling: Makes any other car feel like it's going to topple in a corner it's so flat and sticks like glue! 7. Makes a big statement on the road. Says I haven't given up on life (and sticks 2 fingers up at the people who have, in their Citroen Picasso's / Vauxhall Zafira's). 8. Limited production run ensures exclusivity. 9. Every journey is special, it's a pleasure to just be in the car and explore it's potential each time you find a nice stretch of road. 10. It has a great Forum for owners to keep in contact with each other. 11. It's not an Elise 12. You get to know the very nice AA man 13. You get to be in the group "that knows the difference". 14. University girls really like it! 15. A 30 cal gun fits neatly in the front. 16. It's cheap to repair 17. It's cheap on fuel 18. It still looks like $100,000... which can be very deceptive to the "university girls" 19. It can tow a 3500kg caravan with ease. 20. Louise can drive it her heels. 21. The frozen packet of fish fingers you bought will be cooked by the time you get home. 22. It was built by a bloke called Colin. 23. Guaranteed to get you smiling every drive. 24. You never see a Chav driving one. (yet!) 25. You have a choice of 2 orifices into which to put your petrol pistol, which is always good news
  19. Hello Everyone, It is time to do this again!!! SUnday Sept 7th. As usual, we will meet at Terra Lossa Shopping Center @ 2pm and Run some fine country roads. A slight rest stop will be mid-way throught the run with us ending up a Jack's Drive Inn ( Why mess with a good thing!). Last year we had about 50 cars show, lets see if we can beat it! I will have three groups lead for the run this year in an attempt to keep everyone together (read not lost). More Twisty roads , more Euro fun... Please post if you are coming. Attendees list: ) Speedster9110 - 1990 MB 500sl/ 1989 Bentley Turbo R/? 2) Cokebear - 1998 BMW M3/4/5 3) DMazko - BMW E30 Turbo 4) Jwatts - 1987 BMW 325Is9)KS17 5) Orvis -1990 Alpina B10 3.5 6) Chrenan 1980- Porsche 924/ 1987 Porsche 951 7) Supersevenseriesii-1961 Lotus Super Seven 8) Mr. Baker - 2001 Audi S4 Quattro 9) Raxe - 1988 BMW 325 10) Mombun - 1980 Triumph Spritfire 11) Geofux - Jaguar XJSC 12) Texmex- Classic Mini 13) CWU - 1995 BMW 318IS 14) Euroftw - E30 325 15) QETB7 - 2007 Audi S4 16) Deprato07 -1990 BMW 535I 17) Icabob - 2006 BMW M5 1 Gtaylor - 2001 VW Jetta 19) VR666 -2004 BMW M3 20 ) English - 2004 330I 21)Chapellej - 1992 BMW 318i 22) Alejandro- 1989 BMW M3? 23) Showdown - 2000 BMW 323I 24) Grimm TI- 1996 BMW 318TI 25) Calvin - 2006 BMW 325 26) 95 Rado - 1995 VW Corrado 27) Drifted- 2002 VW GTI 28) Fazda - 2000 Audi S4 29) Red70TR - 1970 TR6 30) Silenece -1995 BMW 325i 31) BoostedMK4 - 2003 VW Jetta 1.8t 32) herragge- BMW E30 325iS Mtech2 33) Turbomeyers - 200? Audi TT 34) Armyboot - 1997 BMW 318I 35) Axle - 1973 MG B 36) DKMR - 1987 BMW 325IS 37) Dahlmonator - 2004 Audi S4 38) Brockoli - 1979 Porsche 924 Sebring ed. 39) Lindsey - 2008 VW Rabbit 40) Canadianarmysig - 2005 BMW 325 XI 41) Deathwarden5 - 1995 BMW 325Is 42) Twisted By Design - 2008 VW GTI 43) Firestarter - VW Golf Mk 2 VRT 44) Seevik- 1997 VW Jetta 45) Kiruxa - BMW e46 325XI M package 46) Realhealey - 1962 Austin Healy 3000 47) Red Coat - 2003 BMW Z3 2.8 Tenative Cars (9): 1988 Lotus Esprit 2007 Lotus Exige 1975 Triumph TR6 1986 BMW 325I 1989 Porsche 911 1986 Porsche 944/ 2001 BMW 323 1997 VW Jetta ???? Mercedes-Benz C class 2004 Range Rover Feel Free to post elsewhere posted to: Project Tecknik Facebook - edmonton euro cars Facebook Edmonton BMW owners Lotus Esprit Forums Lotus talk Benzworld Bimmerforums Canada 780 Tuners 924.org Rennlist Eurodrivers Volvo forums FerrariLife as well the following clubs have/ will be been invited (so Far): Edmonton Classic Car Club Alfa Romeo Club of Edmonton Northern Alberta BMW Club Lamborghini Owners Club of North America some pics from last year can be found here: http://www.eurodrivers.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=12260
  20. Is anyone coming up for the indy??
  21. Thank god that they were able to do it tastefully I think I found a suitable owner
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