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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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New owner in Santa Cruz, CA

Hi all,

I've been lurking for a bit, learning a ton from you all as I begin my Lotus journey. I just purchased this car from Eric at Suspension Performance: 2005 Elise Race | SP-Motorsports and I couldn't be more excited.

I'm in the process of making it (barely) streetable so I can drive it to/from track events/autox until such time as I get a trailer. Also, I'm excited to drive it around the Santa Cruz mountains where I live.

I'd love to connect with any of you in the area for a drive/coffee meetup. Thanks for all the help and knowledge sharing already!

Best, Nick
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 04:38 AM
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Congrats!! And welcome to LT!
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welcome!

I recommend you head up to Portola Valley Cars & Coffee on May 18th @ 8:30, it's a much more down to earth C&C with "normal people", plus the drive is obviously beautiful. Though if you do the hwy9+skyline route from SC you'll probably have to leave at 7 to get there by 830 : )

I plan to be there, usually a couple other Lotuses show up.

815 Portola Road Portola Valley, CA, 94028
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Nick,

Welcome to the Lotus world! There's no going back...

If not done so already, check out and join the Golden Gate Lotus Club (GOLDEN GATE LOTUS CLUB - Lotus Car Club for Lotus Enthusiasts - Track Days, Autocrosses, Meets, Tours, Vintage Racing & More!). The GGLC has groups in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles & San Diego. The club presents meet-ups, drives, autocrosses, track days and more.

Look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

Cheers,
Kiyoshi

P.S. Post a photo of your car!
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congrats!
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Here she is in her former glory as Lotus Cup winner, 2014. Currently semi-disassembled in my driveway, but pictures coming...

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Yes, I did that before I even purchased the car! I look forward to meeting you in person at some of the events, Kyoshi.
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Nick,

There is small group (Evora and Elise owners, maybe 9 of us) that are from San Jose, South Bay or the Peninsula, that usually meet up for drives on the weekend. You're more than welcome to join us.

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Thanks @BayAreaEvora , sounds great. My email is [email protected]
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