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  1. Update! Website is up! ***Website*** Well this is our first year doing the Spring Tour. So we are hoping to get something not too far off our Fall Tour numbers. But it is our first year so we will see. The last couple of years our Fall Tour was around 500 cars. I hope to see you there!
  2. Hey all, So as many of you know there was the survey that went out after last year’s Fall Tour, and one of the questions was should we have a Spring Tour and the answers in this question was all yes. With that being said we heard them and have been working throughout the winter to bring you C7’s first ever Spring Tour!!! The Spring Tour will happen on Saturday May 1st 2010 and since the Fall Tours occur in the east end, it was only fair to have the Spring Tour happen in the west end. At this present time the website for registering for the Spring Tour is still in the works but we should have it up in a week’s time, however we didn’t want you guys waiting till then. So for those who are interested in coming to the Spring Tour please email [email protected] with your first and last name, make and model of car, club affiliation and email. Once the website is up we will let you guys know but for those who register with Lyla this week, they will be updated on the site when it’s running. The waiver which all drivers have to sign will be available once the website is up and as well the day of the event. If you do not have this signed waiver you will not be able to attend in the event. Pre-run with EMT of C7 and 1-2 representatives of each car club will occur prior to the Spring Tour. The date for the pre-run is Saturday April 24 at noon. We would like for a representative from each club to come to the pre-run so that we can discuss the day of the tour and any other imperative issues. Please email [email protected] once you have chosen your representative and have the subject of the email “PreRun.” We would like to know no later than Wednesday April 22. Just like the Fall Tour, the same concept falls for the Spring Tour. Cars will leave with their club. There will be a few minutes delay between each club leaving the starting point onto the route, so please be patient. Maps of the route will be given the night before as we do a final prerun on the Saturday to ensure no construction is happening. It will, as well be given the day of the Fall Tour. Starting point will be at the AMC lot at Winston Churchill and QEW in Oakville, the area that we will meet at will be posted in April. We are asking all to be at the lot for 9am the day of the Spring Tour. The first group will leave at 10am with other groups following minutes apart. Endpoint will be Cayuga Speedway. Yes we will have access to the tracks!! For those who are looking to take part in the track stuff here is a breakdown of the costs: THIS IS NOT MANDATORY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE EVENT, BUT A FUN OPTION Pre-registration (deadline April 30 at 5pm) Road Course $70 Dragway $20 Both Tracks $90 Costs day of Spring Tour Road Course $ 110 Dragway $30 Both Tracks $120 For those who would like to pre-register please do so with Cayuga and let them know it’s for C7’s Spring Tour. If any of you guys have any questions, concerns etc, please do not hesitate to contact Lyla [email protected] or Colin [email protected] We will be more than happy to help answer any questions. We are hoping that the Spring Tour does as great as the Fall Tour and continue this event each year too!! Take care, EMT of C7 Performance
  3. Never mind. I guess I'm not the newest Elise owner... After a very frustrating morning I found out that I cannot import a U.S. Elise to Canada. And all the ones up here are way overpriced. The cheapest one I can find right now is $46,000 + tax! Anybody have any input on the import issue? Seems hopeless
  4. Guy Munday : Great! I'll take a look for the switch when the car arrives. Simon350s: Haha yes it does! Drives like one too!
  5. Thanks! Yes Yellow was my number one pick. So I was very happy to find one with the stuff I wanted on it for the right price It's a Toyota/Lexus dealership so I'm sure it will bring people into the showroom. I know I will be visiting it a lot until the spring haha.
  6. Well I finally went out and got myself one of the most enjoyable cars to drive I originally came on here a while back looking for info on purchasing an Esprit. But after lots of comparing I think an Elise is the car for me. Ended up getting one from Texas and it's being shipped up here to Ontario. The Dealer that acted as the broker is going to keep it in their showroom for me till Spring. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can go look at it for the first time in person It's an 05 Saffron Yellow with Sport and Touring Packages and has the hard top. Here are a few pics from the dealer: I have one question I hope somebody can answer for me. In the sport pack I believe that adds traction control (correct me if I am wrong). Is there an on/off switch for it? I test drove an sport Elise last year and don't remember there being one. But that was last year and wasn't really looking for it Thanks in advance for the help! Looking forward to meeting some fellow Elise owners in the area come spring.
  7. lol! That's Brutal! The best part is nobody told him to stop when they saw the tires weren't spinning!
  8. Found those ones a short time ago. Really cool vids though!
  9. Sounds so quiet for such a fast car Interesting looking one. Are those fender flares aftermarket? Or are they that big from stock?
  10. That was pretty cool. Interesting cockpit design though.
  11. Great! Thanks I'll check it out! Didn't realize there were some so close!
  12. Sorry. The Elise currently in production. I know them as old and new haha.
  13. The rear spoiler on the Esprit does sit pretty high so I can see it being in the airflow. But that is one thing I wondered about. Even if it is creating some downforce it must also create a lot of drag at top end thus reducing it's top speed. I'm surprised they didn't introduce an underbody diffuser on the some of the last years of production with the Esprit being such a supercar and all. The new Elise has them.
  14. Does the OEM wing actually create downforce? Or is it just asthetic? I know on most road going cars the rear wing is usually just for looks.
  15. Wow good numbers! What have you done to your car to acheive that?
  16. Good to hear that there is a club here in Ontario! What is the club called? Do they have a website or forum? I am located in Guelph.
  17. Any Esprit Owners in Ontario? Wondering if there are any meets or groups of people doing stuff in their Esprits in Ontario? I'm finally looking at getting one come this spring and wondering if anybody is around as well?
  18. Wow! That is quite nice gathering of cars. I can't imagine seeing that many supercars on a regular basis. Crazy stuff.
  19. I met up with 73JPS today. He is a really nice guy. We chatted and I learned a lot. He took me for a drive and I was very impressed with the car. I really want to buy one now! ....Yes, even more than before.... haha. But can't get one yet. Moving into the new house this week. So the wife put the axe down and said not till next spring. Also she really wants me to get an Elise instead of an Esprit. So I just have to fool her into thinking the Esprit is an Elise than I'm sure she will go for it now haha.
  20. Sorry thought I had put it in my post but guess I didn't. I live in Guelph. It's about 45 mins from Toronto.
  21. Hello fellow Canadians! I was wondering if anybody on here with a V8 could help me out. I am ready to start looking for a V8 to purchase but have only ever seen one up close but very briefly. I have done lots of reading, downloaded countless videos and so forth. But would anybody be willing to meet up for a chat? I would be willing to drive the distance to meet you. Would love to meet another Esprit owner (with me going to be one shortly). Also I know getting a test drive in one would be unrealistic at a dealership or an owner's car. But would anybody be willing to take me for a ride so I can see what they can do? Would be nice to see before I sink a lot of money into one to purchase. Thanks!!!
  22. Thanks for the welcome everybody! Ya medicine hat is a little far from me. But thanks for the help though I'm looking to get a 2002 - 2004 V8. So yes I am planning on spending a bit of money to buy it and the house killed the plan last year. I've always been into sports cars and auto racing. But I have never owned a supercar before. I was planning on just spending a ton of money on my current car but a friend owns a viper GT-S and after driving that car I realized I needed to upgrade my ride. So I've loved the Esprit ever since I was a kid and now with the prices on used ones being quite good given what your driving I decided it was time to make a dream come true Now I just have to play the waiting game... well and the finding game too I guess... lol. I have done a lot of reading on these cars so far but still need to learn more. Some questions I do have to ask and hopefully some people with experience on this can chime in. So I understand that the tranny is the weak point in the car. But how weak is it? I have seen some people saying it breaks with very little abuse but have seen other examples where the car is beat on quite a lot and seems fine. I know every case will be different but in general should I be scared to drive my car hard or track it? Or can I do it without too much worry? I know there are upgraded parts that can be installed into the transmission to strenghten it. Has anybody done this and can share their experience? Also wondering about the chip upgrades. Bang for the buck they seem quite good from what I've read. Any experience on these? Thanks in advance everybody
  23. Hello to everybody! I was on here a long time ago getting some info on buying an Esprit. But I'm back now! I was only on here for a short time before so I'll consider this my first time again haha. I was planning on buying one last spring but ended up buying a new house instead. So now I'm planning on picking one up next spring once the snow is gone. I plan on buying one in the U.S. and driving back to Canada. It's not easy finding one with the options I want on it. I guess that's one of the bad parts of looking for such a rare car. Is there any forums or meets near me? I'm located near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looking forward to chatting with everybody!
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