OK so I owned an Elise S2 for 8 years and loved it dearly. Drove it hard for over 20k miles and never had one problem with it over that time.
Then about 3 years ago, I went for a change. "Why?" you will ask, and my answer won't satisfy many - basically, I was looking for a change. My family and I had just moved into a house in a new state after our lives being turned upside-down from work-related happenings and I wanted a new beginning. The car was part of that reset. I also fell in love wit the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider for is extra spice of exotica and imperfections aka charm.
So, three years on now and I miss my Elise desperately. I miss its purity, the high revving N/A engine, the manual transmission, the perfectly talkative steering and, I miss the community.
You see even now, my best driving groups are Lotus-based (PALS) who let me in due to past Lotus ownership. The few Alfa runs I've gone on are more about working on old cars and cruising lazily around than hugging turns and pulling Gs. (I prefer the latter).
So that leads me on to what I've got to share in this post. Recently, I have started a website and YouTube channel dedicated to "Save the Car Now".
First and foremost, I am not selling anything - I hope the moderator will allow the sharing of my most recent videos as I believe we all share a common love- that of the pure sports car and the driving experience that comes along with it.
My website, https://savethecarnow.com/
is dedicated to cars, the love of driving, and is against the all-out take-over of autonomous, electric, and boring vehicles as governments work to allegedly "save us" from ourselves.
The YouTube channel starts with a manual-transmission lesson and a long-term review of my old trusted pick-up truck.
The three videos linked below are centered around a recent problem (not the first) I've had with the Alfa Romeo.
You will see I am quite the novice at videos, but hope you will find some entertainment in a debacle that is likely the result of Italian electronics or some other such fiend.
Starring in these videos is the Alfa-labeled battery tender, which significantly, was the same type and model used on my Elise without issue.
So I hope you will enjoy these and always remember the plural of Lotus is LOTUS
See video links below and Happy Motoring...