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  1. Right then. No point asking about a Tesla Roadster, I reckon.
  2. Tach properly placed. Functional, cozy, and clean. Though I'm accustomed to the LHD version where the stick falls to hand like in an F16.
  3. Not to hijack, but on the M250 and may already be known to you lot, but was watching a rerun of the Salvage Hunters where they get a Morris Traveller from Peter Dudding, the take-a-number guy. Right there in the middle of his massive collection, flashing by, she sat. No idea when it originally aired or if still in collection. Nice to know it's been somewhere at least getting dusted now and again. Wonder if it's a runner or a roller? At 1:11 in this clip: Carry on...
  4. The world population is almost double what it was when I was Greta's age in the 70s, urban population nearly triple. 80 million new consumers, and CO2 and methane producers a year. The problem with the world is too many people. What does Greta propose to do about that?
  5. Hang on. Then what do you call the GT40?
  6. Looks like the brand designers just took Apple's lead...
  7. Quite simple, really. No gifts. Be prepared to be fed to the point of engorgement on the day, watch a lot of American football (best to find out in advance if they're Wolverine or Spartan ppl), and eat turkey sandwiches and pie for the next several days. And, like any family reunion, hope everyone gets along! Enjoy!
  8. Do they include the pre-worn odor too? (referencing the pre-worn sneakers, not the underwear or dog-trod ones. Though the question may still be asked... )
  9. You'll get a similar experience with any event, would simply decide what time of year you want to be there and what else you want to take in on the trip. Not much else to do around there except gamble in beautiful Wendover. Any mountain activities (Park City, etc) would be good in August. Sept and Oct being tween season and hit or miss on weather. Just don't forget to slather sunscreen under your chin as well as everywhere else.
  10. Especially enjoyed how the longest string of comments degenerated into an argument about what a load of s*** Twitter is. " 'Tis!" " 'Tisn't!"
  11. Time to be Debbie Downer. Everything at this point is pure speculation. This is what Polestar was: This is what Polestar now is, under Geely, a Tesla competitor: No one knows what Lotus will be under Geely but Geely. They will decide what segment they wish to compete in. Lotus has always been a manufacturer of accessible road and track cars that punch above their weight (pun intended). While I've always been a fan of Lotus' growth, with what is being leaked, they could very well be made of unobtanium in the future and lack any trickle down effect to the current fan base or heritage. The Automotive News Europe article got one thing right, that the talk of the stratospheric market segment and $1 mill Lotus sounds a bit "Baharish." The longer they are taking to define themselves, the more glass half-empty I become.
  12. One can only hope. UMC is a large venue already pretty well occupied with Ford's Performance driving schools for the Raptor truck, GT350, and Focus RS but with multiple track layouts I'm sure there'd be room for more. I was fortunate to spend time there for the RS Adrenaline Academy. It was a blast and the complex is huge.
  13. THE Dino! Good on the shorts...adding lightness. Keep the great reading coming, Scott!
  14. This kind of thing doesn't tend to come out of the blue. Perhaps JMG being a money man was brought in to to weather the storm and right the ship. (that's it for my nautical references) His success at Lotus is good on his resume'.
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