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Old 12-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Here, I'll post pics of most of the stuff I've sat in/seen, mostly around my old job:

(this was in the stall next to me for a few days )








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anyone know what this key hole is??


Super jealous working around all those cars. But so awesome to see 'em all.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow I haven't sat or driven anything really nice.

Best driven is my lotus. Sat I would say is a 997 Turbo.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow I haven't sat or driven anything really nice.

Best driven is my lotus. Sat I would say is a 997 Turbo.
Oh, those are so much fun to drive.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I've seldom if ever driven anybody else's cars. The only performance cars that I've ever driven or ridden in that didn't belong to me were a 1985 Corvette, a 1990 Mustang GT, and a track prepped Subaru WRX...so most of my top cars have ended up being my own (or the same kind I own). There are plenty of cars out there I'd love to drive, though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I fixed the image, you're welcome!!

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I fixed the image, you're welcome!!

Hah!

I gotta tell you though - that car was THE most fun I've EVER had driving an automobile and I was just cruising it around 45mph suburban roads. NOTHING feels like it with that third wheel

I will say, there is a guy around me with a TRex - that looks fun!
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Oh snap, how could I have forgotten this.

Messerschmitt KR200. Long story, but before I got my Moke, I REALLY wanted one of these. Turns out, one of these muscle car auto museums right by my dad's house had one (I think they still have it). I wound up driving it and seriously considering it, but it needs a resto and it's still $25K (they are worth big money).

No power, no nothing, but man is it was fun. The looks I got in a redneck 'lake' area were classic!

The steering wheel is just too cool. The canopy on the other hand - eek. It's made of plexiglass/perspex and I drove the car on an August afternoon. I was BAKING.







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Old 12-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Lotus Esprit X180-R (x2 of 20 in the world), driven on street and track.

Lotus Esprit Sport 350 V8 TT (49 made, 8 in the US)

Lotus Esprit V8 2003
Lotus Esprit 89 SE (mine)
Lotus Esprit 89 x2
Lotus Esprit 90 SE x3

Lotus Esprit S4
Lotus Elise Fed 2005 x2
Lotus Elise 2002 UK Rover, in 2002 in Wisconsin

Lotus Europa
Lotus Elan M100 x2
Lotus Elan S2 FHC

Lotus Seven (not Caterham)

Lotus Elite Type 14


Lotus Evora IPS pre-production prototype (on the new Hethel Track)


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Lotus 2-Eleven with Nick Adams driving on a race track!

Lotus Evora S on a rainy Hethel test track driven by Lotus Instructor.

Evora NA on roads from London to Castle Combe to Wales, and back to Kent (driven fast by Bibs)

Extreme Esprit on street and track

Lotus Sport 190 on BlackHawk Farms

Ferrari 360 F1 on track
Caterham Sv on track
Exige S on track
Viper GTS with 500+ hp and 335mm front tires on track


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1997 BMW M3 GTS-3 immediately after the race.


Lotus 41 Formula b (I didn't fit well)


Westfield Eleven (didn't fit, otherwise could have driven)


Zanardi Edition NSX (on stage at Denver auto show, ran up there at closing time)


Paris 2010 Lotus Eterne, Elan, Elite, Elise show cars, sat in all at Lotus HQ.
The 2010 Esprit had been damaged so I only was able to see the clay model, not sit in the show car. No photos allowed.




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Old 12-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The first list is comprised of car I have driven in

Ford Gt
Rolls Royce Phantom
Underground Racing Viper (1100hp) at the wheels
Ferrari F355
Ferrari 360
Ferrari 512 BB
Ferrari Testarossa
Cobra Kit car
Lotus Exige
Mustang Saleen (Parnelli Jones)
Toyota Supra Turbo


This list is what I have driven:
Lotus Elise
Lotus Esprit
Lotus Evora
Bmw M3 (e46)
Bmw M3 (e90)
Bmw M5 (2000)
Porsche Slantnose Turbo
Porsche 911 Turbo 996
Porsche 911 Turbo 997
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Superleggera
Ferrari 348TS
Ferrari 308
Ferrari 612
Ferrari F430
Ferrari 458
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin Vantage
Nissan GTR
Mercedes E55 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG
Bentley GT
Corvette Z06 (C5)
Corvette Z06 (C6)
Dodge Viper
Audi R8 (V10)
Maserati Quattroporte
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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anyone know what this key hole is??

Full power switch Bugatti Veyron.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The first list is comprised of car I have driven in

Ford Gt
Rolls Royce Phantom
Underground Racing Viper (1100hp) at the wheels
Ferrari F355
Ferrari 360
Ferrari 512 BB
Ferrari Testarossa
Cobra Kit car
Lotus Exige
Mustang Saleen (Parnelli Jones)
Toyota Supra Turbo


This list is what I have driven:
Lotus Elise
Lotus Esprit
Lotus Evora
Bmw M3 (e46)
Bmw M3 (e90)
Bmw M5 (2000)
Porsche Slantnose Turbo
Porsche 911 Turbo 996
Porsche 911 Turbo 997
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Superleggera
Ferrari 348TS
Ferrari 308
Ferrari 612
Ferrari F430
Ferrari 458
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin Vantage
Nissan GTR
Mercedes E55 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG
Bentley GT
Corvette Z06 (C5)
Corvette Z06 (C6)
Dodge Viper
Audi R8 (V10)
Maserati Quattroporte
Acura NSX
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:28 AM   #34 (permalink)
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^ I think I am seeing double
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Driven (owned)
Lotus Elise
Bmw m3 (e30 body)
Porsche 997 Carrera S
Porsche 996 Cabrio
Evolution 5 GSR

Rode in
Ferrari Modena Spyder
Ferrari F430
Porsche 997 GT3
Skyline GTR R35
Porsche 356


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Old 12-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #36 (permalink)
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1, 2 - Ferrari F12 and California - both Ferrari "one on one driving experiences" I was invited to for some unknown reason
3 - 125cc shifter kart at the Bondurant driving school in Phoenix
4 - 1964 289 Cobra
5 - 1967 Mini Cooper 1275s
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Driven:
1. 2010 Ferrrari 599 GTB Fiorano
2. 2005 Lotus Elise
3. 2002 Porsche 996
4. 2008 Audi A8L
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Sat in:
1. 2009 Bugatti Veyron
2. ???? McLaren F1
3. 2011 McLaren MP4-12C
4. 2010/2012 Lamborghini Gallardo/Superleggera lp570-4
5. 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom

Who needs a ride in the car. Nothing interesting or special
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Driven...
1. Lamborghini Gallardo with E-Gear
2. Ferrari 360
3. My lotus
4. Maserati Quattroporte
5. Fully modified Impreza STi

Rode in...
1. Lamborghini Gallardo Superlaggera at the track
2. Ferrari 430 on the track
3. Lotus Exige S240 with track setup/slicks
Sadly nothing else notable...
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Purely by coincidence, I posted this on a non-Lotus forum yesterday:
Since I started autocrossing and going to HPDEs, I've had the opportunity to ride in some very exciting cars. I haven't driven many, but I'm happy just to go for a ride, especially when the car is driven with enthusiasm on an autocross course or race track.

I think my favorite has been a Lotus Europa with a Ford Zetec engine putting out about 190 hp. Considering that the car weighs well under 2000 lbs (guessing 1500), that's good power. It was one wild little ride, and the driver was very good, doing 4 wheel slides thru the turns at Thunderhill. The engine accelerated the car very hard, and made a great noise thru it's 4 throttle bodies located right behind my head.

I also enjoyed riding along for a single autocross run in a Factory Five Cobra, and in it's Open Prepared competition, a 250 hp turbo'd NA Miata. Both cars were so fast it was actually unpleasant, being thrown around by all those G-forces, but very impressive. To me the Cobra was the more exciting car, due to it's looks and the sound of its V8. Besides, I have a Miata.

One car that usually disappoints me a touch is the Vette. I've done several rides in those, autocrossing and on the track, in several different generations, and while they are clearly very capable and fast cars, for some reason they don't excite me the way I hoped they would.

I think size really matters when it comes to the thrill of a car, and smaller is better. I've also enjoyed the Elise and Exige, and the wacky little Subaru powered dune buggy.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I once got a hug and I'm pretty sure a inadvertent side boob touch from Natasha Henstridge in her smokin' hot 'Species' days. Does that count?

Dude,

I was in the Hard Rock hotel in Vegas back in 05 and I sat right next to Natasha Henstridge at one of the blackjack tables. I didn't even recognize her, but I was with a buddy who was from near Fort McMurray, Alberta (Canada, which is her hometown) and knew it was her right away (and whispered it all into my ear when I got up to look for cash in my pockets). So I remembered at my mom's place a copy of In Style magazine that I used to flip through on the crapper, and I had read it cover to cover about a million times. Well, Natasha Henstridge had done a spread in that issue called "Winter Wonderland", wearing furs and boots in this Zhivago setup, and I hit her with it:

"Natasha, is that you? It's me, Mark! The photographer from In Style on the Winter Wonderland shoot from a few years ago!!!"

I threw in the bit about Fort McMurray, and since I'm from Montreal we had some stuff to talk about, but her biatch friend decided she had enough and started cock-blocking us all. Within 5 minutes she got Natasha up and waved us off "Natasha is tired now, goodbye"

Too bad, I like to think if I had another hour and 10 (or maybe 20) drinks I could have wound up nailing her in her room or something LOL
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