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Shah,

We need to fix that! I'm still thinking of a weekend trip to Monterrey via Hwy1. Will need to do it in the next few weeks before all the tourist traffic (RV's!) start turning up. My last trip on this road was mid June time and it was amazing.

great decision paul! the one i was hoping for you to make since i have yet to see either of your gorgeous cars...

Shah

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Shah,

We need to fix that!  I'm still thinking of a weekend trip to Monterrey via Hwy1.  Will need to do it in the next few weeks before all the tourist traffic (RV's!) start turning up.  My last trip on this road was mid June time and it was amazing.

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I agree. That sounds like a great trip! When were u thinking about going?

Shah

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I'll tag along too, I've got a bit of a break for a while so sounds like a good plan :lol:

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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If you guys get together sometime let me know, I'm in.

And where's this 'local hangout' in Pasadena???

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24th ought to be ok with me. :) school's out, and since there won't be any kids at school that means I don't have work for a few months either :blink: (as well as being out of school myself) :o

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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looks good to me too. i will try to get the car in tip top shape for teh get together. i know of a few esprit owners not on this board so i will pass on the word. lets set that date tentatively...

i know of one guy whose esprit is in the shop but i will try to get him to come. here is a description of his other lotus from an email...

I've had the Europa since building it from as kit in late 1972. It's been

around the world with me a couple of times and was about to be pensioned

off after 160,000 miles or so, but I just couldn't part with it. So I

decided to do a total nut-and-bolt restoration in 1997, using all of

Richard Winter's mods. The car went into his shop (Banks Service Station)

in the UK for a stiffer. lighter frame, new rear suspension, lightweight

body, and the 2-liter Vauxhall transplant. The car is street legal in

California (thanks to its age) but puts out over 300bhp per ton and is

virtually unsilenced. So the only place around here to shake out the

cobwebs is the Old Topanga Road at five in the morning...

quite a car, huh?

Shah

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heh, buy it, it's not quite the Alfa or Fiat that you were thinking about... but then again who cares :o

I'd love one myself... So by 72 were they the Special/twin cam body style?

Finally, we might just get some calendar pics!!! Someone should bring a passenger so we can get some action shots containing all 3 (or 4, or however many) cars. B)

Shah, there actually WAS another Esprit at UC Riverside... Though I get the impression the owner wasn't an enthusiast (probably borrowing from his dad for a couple days...) Red SE, I talked to the guy, he didn't know anything about it and thought I was crazy :blink: To be fair I think I was driving something else at the time, as it was raining.

Slade

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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If you guys get together sometime let me know, I'm in.

And where's this 'local hangout' in Pasadena???

Thanks,

Jim

iflafilm@hotmail.com

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:blink: Well, it's somewhat local. It was at Eurosunday in Woodland Hills. :o

'03.5 Final Edition Esprit ~ 5.7lbs/hp

mildly modded - 430rwhp, 353rwtq

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Slade, did you pick up your car today?

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No actually :blink: a kid at work's parents didn't pick her up, so I had work for an hour longer than I thought I would :o

I'll be at viking probably around 9 tommorow morning to pick it up though.

I've been meaning to check out eurosunday

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:blink: Well, it's somewhat local. It was at Eurosunday in Woodland Hills. :o

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Crap, how'd I miss that??? I live in Woodland Hills...

Is it every Sunday? Where's it held at?

Thanks,

Jim

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Crap, how'd I miss that??? I live in Woodland Hills...

Is it every Sunday? Where's it held at?

Thanks,

Jim

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Search the events forum. I made a post about it called "So how was my Lotus Day" or something like that...

slade, it kinda scares me that you work with children. :blink::o

Shah

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imagine how much it scares them! :)

Anyways, got my car back B)

Was careful not to scrape up against the pearl white V8 parked next to me :blink:

(looking good, Paul. Even when sandwiched tween 2 black G cars... the other being an S1 with a turbo kit that I initially mistook for my car :) ) :o

Slade

"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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... the other being an S1 with a turbo kit that I initially mistook for my car :) ) :o

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I did the same thing. I thought that was yours. :blink:

'03.5 Final Edition Esprit ~ 5.7lbs/hp

mildly modded - 430rwhp, 353rwtq

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Crap, how'd I miss that??? I live in Woodland Hills...

Is it every Sunday? Where's it held at?

Thanks,

Jim

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Yup, every Sunday at VCR; starts to get full at around 09:00AM.

Village Coffee Roaster

23351 Mulholland Dr.

Woodland Hills/Calabasas

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That infamous post :blink:

I still think the esprit eclipses just about everything around it, excepting only the miura maybe :o

slade

"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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I'm going to swing by Viking on my way home (I'm having separartion anxiety!) :blink:

imagine how much it scares them! :)

Anyways, got my car back B)

Was careful not to scrape up against the pearl white V8 parked next to me :o

(looking good, Paul. Even when sandwiched tween 2 black G cars... the other being an S1 with a turbo kit that I initially mistook for my car :) ) :)

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I'm planning on it, but won't be there until about 8'ish - I'll be in the S4s

Paul are you going to CC this weekend?

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