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Forum: Midwest Region   10-12-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 95,915
Posted By gray
Saw a red Elan with the soft top on around 1:30pm...

Saw a red Elan with the soft top on around 1:30pm at McCormick and Howard in Lincolnwood, IL.
Forum: Lotus Inspired Cars or Cars with Lotus DNA   10-10-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,726
Posted By gray
Presumably you have the ability to fabricate your...

Presumably you have the ability to fabricate your own frame and parts.

Take a look at this guy's build from scratch: https://www.gwellwood.com/project-cars/the-lotus-seven/

Unfortunately, even...
Forum: Midwest Region   10-10-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By gray
I've been super super behind on going through my...

I've been super super behind on going through my pictures because of some personal stuff I have to deal with, but I figured better late than never to share some pictures from August SCS (LOL not done...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   10-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By gray
[insert MIATA = Miata Is Always The Answer meme...

[insert MIATA = Miata Is Always The Answer meme here]
Forum: Midwest Region   10-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By gray
Haha 40k - how about the people who were picking...

Haha 40k - how about the people who were picking up less-than-perfect examples for 27-29k?
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By gray
I have the same covercraft HD cover. You...

I have the same covercraft HD cover.

You can launder it at home, assuming you have a large enough washing machine. I know that's not a particularly useful answer, but to provide some perspective:...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By gray
I assume this is why your name is LS1 RX7 not...

I assume this is why your name is LS1 RX7 not 13BRx7, because those have rebuild intervals that can be measured in hours as well (boost in -> apex seals out).
Forum: Lotus Elise   08-12-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By gray
I'm guilty of this. I bought the car at ~7500...

I'm guilty of this. I bought the car at ~7500 miles and I'm at ~17500 now, so like 1000mi/yr averaged out. Having a few other "fun" cars (and the dangerously aggressive drivers in my neck of the...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   08-12-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
I'm very amused you mentioned this test because...

I'm very amused you mentioned this test because MT recently published a list of 16 older (https://www.motortrend.com/news/16-older-performance-cars-slower-than-a-toyota-prius-in-the-figure-eight) and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   08-05-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By gray
I was kind of expecting one of us Chicagoans to...

I was kind of expecting one of us Chicagoans to be asking this question.
Forum: Midwest Region   08-03-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By gray
Lots of Lotus turnout today - always nice to see...

Lots of Lotus turnout today - always nice to see familiar faces. Met NoRawkus305 for the first time. Now I want that CF steering wheel that he and Brandonm84 have.

Light was harsher than my...
Forum: Midwest Region   08-02-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By gray
Heads up for anyone coming from the north suburbs...

Heads up for anyone coming from the north suburbs like me: Just went down Golf and it's under major construction around Arlington Heights (i.e. "rough grooved surface" construction and down to one...
Forum: Midwest Region   08-01-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By gray
I wasn't planning on going, but since so many of...

I wasn't planning on going, but since so many of you guys are going to be there I'll make an effort to come. Not 100% I'll take the Lotus (lots of road construction on the way there), but will...
Forum: Other   07-31-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,547
Posted By gray
I'll again state that I'm only a mediocre...

I'll again state that I'm only a mediocre photographer, but here's my take:

#1 is pretty good, like 7/10 in my book. Not terrible, but not a "wow" picture. Something I'd maybe use for a computer...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-31-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,222
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Views: 390,232
Posted By gray
This isn't an Elise, but my Lotus Racing Green...

This isn't an Elise, but my Lotus Racing Green car would like to grow up to look like this one day. Seen on Reddit...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By gray
Two thoughts I had reading the OP's post. ...

Two thoughts I had reading the OP's post.

#1: My exhaust is loud enough that I don't really hear all the creaks and rattles anymore; though maybe that's a combination of me going deaf from said...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-29-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
Literally this MT article: ...

Literally this MT article:

https://www.motortrend.com/news/mid-engine-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-c8-manual-stick-shift-theory/
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124170_corvet...

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124170_corvette-chief-engineer-no-manual-for-c8-its-a-dying-business

Straight from the lead engineer of the C8:
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-27-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
I honestly don't think GM is going to be limiting...

I honestly don't think GM is going to be limiting production in any meaningful way (at least not in any way that isn't related to manufacturing issues that might come up). Their production is...
Forum: Midwest Region   07-25-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By gray
Didn't get a chance to post these earlier. I saw...

Didn't get a chance to post these earlier. I saw a few Lotus people at SCS.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48368035971_ae5fc463a1_b.jpg
...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-23-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By gray
I'm going to play devil's advocate here because I...

I'm going to play devil's advocate here because I was a new-car buyer for a similar car a short few years back: a Lancer Evolution IX.

Lots of buyers, myself included, are kind of wary of...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-22-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By gray
GM sells tens of thousands...

GM sells tens of thousands (http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/chevrolet/corvette/chevrolet-corvette-sales-numbers/) of Corvettes as-is. That scale probably something that helped them reach that sub $60k...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-22-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
I'm not exactly sure what you're getting at when...

I'm not exactly sure what you're getting at when you say the markups are an example of the manufacturers missing an opportunity. Do you mean the opportunity to sell a high-spec car at a much higher...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
Yeah that's no surprise. I think what's really...

Yeah that's no surprise. I think what's really remarkable is the fact that it has maintained that level of markup, even most of the way into a typical car's model run when it's due for a refresh.
...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,386
Posted By gray
If it doesn't drive terribly (and I feel like I...

If it doesn't drive terribly (and I feel like I can reasonably assume it does not), I think the C8 is really going to become something of the "default" choice when people ask "I'd like a sports car,...
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