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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 09:47 PM
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The Laguna Seca Aug 18 Pre-Reunion - buy a ticket and you get to watch the early racing of vintage 50s-90s (?) race cars.

When I pulled in to buy my ticket, the parking attendant looks at my car and says:
"If I bash your window with my machine gun, is it gonna blow up?"

I said: "That's right!"
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Last minute but '2Manycars' and I will attempt to meet up at Concourse d' Lemons (440 Harcourt, Seaside) around 10-10:30AM and meet at 11AM at Monterey Tides hotel to take some beach/ocean backdrops with his 86 Calypso Red Esprit and my 87 Calypso Red Esprit. Look for us if you're in the area

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Seeing Mat again and he generously got us free tickets to the Mecum auction! Fantastic selection of cars.

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'2manycars' (86 Turbo Esprit) and 'sleekgt' (87 Turbo Esprit - in Seaside - neighboring town of Monterey
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R&M auctions Monterey Car Week August 25, 2018. 77 Esprit S1 gelcoat with 4 K miles and original everything.
They let me open inside for detailed pictures except for engine cover.
Video and DSLR pictures from a Canon T6i 24 Mpixel camera. Nice. Predicted to sell for $80K-$100K.
UPDATE: 8/25/18 - sold for $95K plus 10% buyer fee.



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I honked at you @sleekgt at cannery row in my white elsie but you gave me a stink look lol
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I also saw @ericthered 's car park nearby cannery row
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I honked at you @sleekgt at cannery row in my white elsie but you gave me a stink look lol
I didn't remember anyone honking at me. Fyi I have RBF :-)

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hahah that could be it @sleekgt after i said hi to you and you gave me that face my wife was telling me "i dont think he knows you" lol
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hahah that could be it @sleekgt after i said hi to you and you gave me that face my wife was telling me "i dont think he knows you" lol
Huh? I would have noticed another Lotus. I don't recall you pulling along side? We used to pull along side all the time on Montague (?) when I worked in Santa Clara/Oracle. How did I miss that? Where did you see me?

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1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit (2Manycars) - at Seaside, CA driving to Laguna Seca track - video recorded from a 1987 Lotus Turbo Esprit (sleekgt) using front/back mounted Sony AS-15 action cameras with optical stabilization.

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Eddie, Video unavailable if you click on play, but redirects if you click on the header
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Hmmm. it worked for me just now - clicking on the play button. - Try a different browser - I've been running into that quirkiness lately - it worked with Chrome.

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The AMG was coming up fast on 2Manycars and you'll see 2Manycars punch it when the AMG clears traffic. The clip I didn't show was the AMG tailgating the Esprit as 2Manycars crossed in front of me. He probably felt boxed in by two red Giugiaro Esprits in front of him.

Here's the clip with just the Mercedes coming in fast and passing.


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I think the AMG driver was trying so show us he didn't have a run of the mill SL. Easy to get insecure about what you're driving during that weekend. HahHah
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I think the AMG driver was trying so show us he didn't have a run of the mill SL. Easy to get insecure about what you're driving during that weekend. HahHah
I checked the video in slow motion - I think it was a regular Mercedes.
And my video obvious could not capture a 2 lane highway that was commandeered (to the naked non-Lotus eyes) by 2 Calypso Red Esprits.

This is what the Mercedes was staring down:
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Howdy. I plan to be at our usual Monterey trip on the weekend for the Russo and Steele, R&M, and Mecum auctions (observers, not bidders).

Any other Esprits or Lotus cars going? Let's meet up for some pictures and video if you're interested.

I'm hoping my 87 Esprit will be up for the trip - fighting an issue with an overheating catalyst that is destroying my driver rear tire. Hopefully will be fixed by that time.

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Im still trying to hit the superlotto so I can place a bid on the F1. I would not hesitate to drop $20MM on this baby, hehe.
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Any other Esprits or Lotus cars going? Let's meet up for some pictures and video if you're interested...
I will be there with my wife for most of the week. Let's see if we can plan a Lotus meet up.
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