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Long time owner and enthusiast- finally joined.

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So thanks to Bibs, I finally joined after lurking for quite awhile.

For those who don't know my "call sign" from other forums, My name is Robert and I'm a long time owner and enthusiast of Lotus. I have a 1974 Elite 502 and had one of the first Elise in the US back in 2004. Unfortunately, Snuffy as she was known, met with an untimely end at the hands of a commercial van and it's mobile phone welding driver. Since the accident I left a career in architecture and have pursued my second love (after my wife), Lotus. Last year I started a company based on the US East Coast called British Racing Group. We specialize in selling, servicing and maintaining Lotuses and other specialized sports cars. Our company has grown very quickly and in September of 2010 we acquired Lotusgarage.com. We now have 2 webstores, the other being www.shop.britishracinggroup.com, and our main site that offers information on the Toniq, our pre-owned used inventory and some of the events and drivers we sponsor. In 2011 we will be expanding our part business significantly, adding new vehicle lines and moving into a new facility.

I am excited about becoming a member here and look forward expanding the partnership with The Lotus Forums and establishing friendships with many of you.

Robert

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Welcome Robert from an Aussie. There is a great group of people on here. Good forum choice. :thumbsup:

You do know that you can't just get away with joining and not posting pics of your car don't you?


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Welcome Robert :D


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Welcome from the West Coast!


Paddle Faster, I hear Banjos!

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Here's a couple of pics of Snuffy (before and after).....The last one made it into Autoweek. Note the sign.

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Robert

Owner/ President of British Racing Group, LLC

[email protected]itishracinggroup.com

(855) BRG-5000 Toll Free in the US

+01 (215) 915-9109 Worldwide

Lotus Garage (OEM Lotus Parts and Accessories)

British Racing Group Store (Aftermarket Lotus Parts and Accessories)

British Racing Group Main Site (Sales, Service, Motorsports and Events)

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Come back soon? Not bloody likely!! :wacko:

Welcome mate. Sorry to see that pic. Hope you weren't seriously injured?


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Actually, my C6 suffered a compression fracture (I broke my neck) and was paralyzed from the neck down. The reason there are shots like the ones above is that the police were treating the accident like a vehicular homicide. No one expected me to make it. I had a sever laceration to the back of the head and the doctors gave me a 33% chance of making it through the surgery. From there I only had a 33% chance of ever walking again. I rehabbed for quite some time, focused on being able to drive a Lotus again. The Lotus community really came to my side during the whole ordeal including sending Christmas gifts to my children and calling my wife daily to make sure she had everything she needed. I walked out of the hospital 5 weeks later, unassisted. So, in a way, my involvement with Lotus is much deeper than a passion or enthusiasm. I feel I owe the community something. It's the way I've handled everything I've done since then and why my business plan calls for being a partner to the community rather than simply a supplier.

If you ever want a good look at more of the pics from the accident, goto my facebook page and look at the photos posted under "Not Dead Yet Day".

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Hi Robert,

Welcome to the forum! I see you are from Philadelphia...me too...actually delaware county but that is close enough.

Glad to see you are doing better after the accident.

That is awesome to hear about your business and to know we have another great resource in our area.

Take care,

Jason

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WOW Robert what a story. So pleased it had a happy ending.

Welcome in :welcome:

I'm a few thousand miles away from you but I do get around a bit so I might drop in and say hi.

Regards

Gavin


Cheers, Gavin

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Wow. Glad to hear you're ok now.


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Welcome Robert :)


Cliff

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed. : Albert Einstein

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Gavin,

You are always welcome. Let me know when you are around.

Jason,

Let me know if you want to grab lunch or a beer sometime. I'd love to talk about your Esprit. I'm a huge fan of the S4.

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Welcome to the forum, Robert. Quite a story there. Certainly a life-changing experience. I like your websites. Particularly like the opening clam conversion. Always good to have another Lotus specialist.

Any pictures of the Elite coming our way?


S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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Welcome, just curious about naming yourself after an Australian macropod ?

Nice cars.


Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Elite pics coming. It's in "project status".

As for the screen name, I went to a school that had a Kangaroo as a mascot. That began my affinity towards roos but I always thought they looked a bit dopey. Wallabies seem to reflect Lotuses and sports car a bit better as they tend to be smaller, more agile and streamlined. Thus, the screen name.

You probably wish you didn't ask now.........

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No that explains it. I thought you may have just been a bounder.... :getmecoat:


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Welcome, Robert! Good to see you on here! :)

- Tony


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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A beer sounds great! I might be a month or so before I bring the Esprit back on the road with the weather we've been having.

feel free to shoot me a PM!!

Take care,

Jason

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Welcome to a very active Lotus Forum Robert.

Shocking story and 2nd picture. Glad your ok and hope Mr Phone user got some punnishment.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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No that explains it. I thought you may have just been a bounder.... :getmecoat:

The world's full of comedians, some better than others. :sofa:


Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Wow, that is an incredible story....

From all the 'Lotus Silverstone' Team - Welcome!!


Aimee Mitchell

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Welcome Robert! Or as we say down here in the southeast, 'Hey y'all!' :thumbsup:


"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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Veg,

Love the esprit. Really stunning

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