The Turbo is sold. 3 weeks ago. Nice guy in Brooklyn. I drove it up to Philly and turned it over. Only 500 mi. in the last 2 yrs. Maybe 100 in 08.Time to pass it on. The maintence just never ended. Oil change and new Pagids Sat. and im good for Summit track day Sat. the 4th. That's why I bought the car. Made for the track and no work. Suppose I should change the avatar now.
No Turbo Esprit
Good show, Lotus well represented. In attendance, including those who had to park immediately outside the show because it filled up:
3 Exige. 2006 Ardent Red, 2007 S Canyon Red, 2008 S240 Persian Blue
81 Essex Turbo Esprit. Supposedly the only one of three in the country that's running.
91 Esprit, Green.
A red Esprit of unknown year, Stevens body.
M100 Elan Red
Europa Twin Cam Red
Super 7 Green
Type 14 Elite Gray. Stunning.
5 Elise. Black and Orange in outside lot, 2 Lotus Racing Green and an Ardent Red inside.
Lots of other nice cars, including a couple Morgan trikes. A nicely restored Cooper F1 car and all the Triumphs, MG's, Jags, Bentley, Rolls, Woseley's you could want to see. Sunbeam Alpines and Tigers, an old Brit military vehicle, lots of Minis and MINIS, too!
Perhaps the near epic fail moment of the day was when the cars were first coming in, the tall grass was still wet from dew. The lotus line was at the top of a steep 20 foot or so embankment, the bottom of which had a bunch of TR7's lined up.
Event staff had the 91 Green Esprit backing up at the top of the embankment...went too far, and started to slide down on the wet grass, backwards. Tires were locked up, just sliding uncontrolled. Gently slid to a stop just short of plowing into the TR's.