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Not a Denver Metro owner... but Colorado Springs

Name: Mike
Car Type/Year: 2005 Elise
Intended use: Street. Zoom! Zoom!
Miles driven per year: ~1500
Mods: none - except standard recalls
Best contact: PM
Part of town: Black Forest
Car-specific Trivia: Purchased from original owner with 7500 miles in 2012. Wife and I bought one-way tickets to CA and drove the car back. Spent 3 days in Vegas on the way back. BEST VACATION EVER!
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Hey V Grey-

Thanks. Love your Esprit!

It was originally imported from the Ivory Coast and somehow wound up in the hands of the Lotus dealership in Greenwich. You would think I would know if it was one of the Lotus USA cars but i'm not sure. Basically a standard Exige that made its way over to the Motorsport side of the factory as the vin registry at lotus says "yellow race car": Magnesium wheels, fire system, VHPD motor etc. were added on that side of the house. The main differences between this car and a MS Elise are (as you observed) the body (besides the visible differences, believe the MS elise featured autoclaved carbon), non-center seat, and the chassis had a lighter floor panel on the MS Elise. Sure there are other differences, but, those are the ones of which I'm aware. It's very light, hope to have her in the 1,400's soon. Looking forward to meeting up w everyone. Love the color of your car, she looks to be in amazing shape.
 

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I didn't realize this section existed on LotusTalk until a few days ago. My wife and I moved from Alaska last summer and will be building a home here in Colorado in the near future. We're both CSU grads from about 25 years ago ... we met there, finished college and have been married ever since.

Name: Glen Denning

Car Type/Year: 2011 Lotus Elise SC in Chrome Orange with Black/Sport/Touring Packs, LSD, hard and soft tops.

Intended use: Street

Miles driven per year: ≈ 7,500

Mods: Some of these are for function, some for convenience ...
- daytime running light delete
- VW programmable wiper relay
- SSC shift & crossgate cables
- Innovative Engine Mounts (60A), front and back
- Radium catch cans
- Auger Resources Delrin shift knob
- GG Tyler Aluminum carpet buttons
- S111 MicroMirror (to be replaced with VW Bug mirror)
- LETSLA shift linkage
- my own design shift console brace
- my design and fabrication HDPE splitter / front lip protector
- remove passenger footrest, replaced with toolbox
- brake calipers painted yellow
- Radium Ti lug bolts
- Radium coolant tank
- Radium rear clam removal kit
- 2.5 lb Halotron fire extinguisher mounted in trunk
- Fast Toys Performance full-length carpets
- rear window security film
- Chimera LiFePo4 battery
- RLS quarter turn diffuser/tray fasteners
- s111 gPan2 baffled oil pan
- custom upholstered driver arm rest pad with carbon fiber back plate
- HKFever carbon fiber door pulls
- BOE toe links
- S111 DBW pedals for heel-and-toe improvement
- custom 4-bar hinge for rear clam in progress

Best contact: [email protected]

Part of town: Unincorporated Arapahoe County

Car-specific Trivia: The carbon and glass in the parts I've made for the car are Predator scraps.

Picture of car:

Here is a picture of our car the day before snow closed Trail Ridge Road in 2014


This is an interior mod I haven't previously posted on LotusTalk. This arm rest keeps my elbow from going numb on long drives. It just sits on the sill, held in place with friction. When it's not in use, I just slide it vertically between the seat and the sill.



Here is another item I haven't posted in the main section of LotusTalk. These pictures show the rear-most bar of a 4-bar hinge I'm building for the rear clam. The project was interrupted by moving from Alaska to Colorado. It will get finished once we build a new house and garage.





Picture of you: This is the Silver Eagle, a battery-powered electric vehicle that set 21 land speed records - 14 National and seven International - in August 1971 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Top speed was 152.598 mph. I'm the kid behind the right front wheel, my dad is on the far right and Joe Petrali is the oldest guy in the front row.


Glen
 

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I figure I had better represent the small town of Castle Rock, CO as best I can.
I'm looking to restore the car back to near-showroom quality

Name: Jim S
Car Type/Year: 1995 Esprit S4s
Intended use: Trips to the supermarket, date nights with the wife, some track use planned in the future
Miles driven per year: Only got it 2 months ago and put over 2k miles on it.
Mods: V8 Saturn wheels, Bilstein shocks, BOV
Best contact: PM me on the forum (I don't want bots :DV: to find my email address)
Part of town: SE Castle Rock
Car-specific Trivia: This 25 year old girl has gotten around - Owners have been in FL, NY, AZ, CA, and now CO
 

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Well it's about time you posted and properly introduced yourself!! Congrats on the car but what the hell - we get *one* picture?!?! Come on man, we need to see more than that! Sure, we've all seen red Esprits but we've never seen *your* red Esprit!!! So please, moar pictures, moar pictures!!!

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I figure I had better represent the small town of Castle Rock, CO as best I can.
I'm looking to restore the car back to near-showroom quality

Name: Jim S
Car Type/Year: 1995 Esprit S4s
Intended use: Trips to the supermarket, date nights with the wife, some track use planned in the future
Miles driven per year: Only got it 2 months ago and put over 2k miles on it.
Mods: V8 Saturn wheels, Bilstein shocks, BOV
Best contact: PM me on the forum (I don't want bots :DV: to find my email address)
Part of town: SE Castle Rock
Car-specific Trivia: This 25 year old girl has gotten around - Owners have been in FL, NY, AZ, CA, and now CO
Congrats on the beautiful Esprit, I live just south of you in Monument if you ever need anything, cheers!
 

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Name: Jordan Johnson
Car Type/Year: 2005 Elise
Intended use: DD + Track until my Subaru is fixed.
Miles driven per year: All of them!
Mods: 4 potatoes.
Best contact: [email protected]
Part of town: Longmont
Car-specific Trivia: My Dash is Purple. Why isn't yours?
Picture of car:

Picture of you:
 

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Just a quick bump as it's nice to see all the local guys here!
 

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The weather is finally getting nicer and with it we are coming out of hibernation:
I didn't realize you picked up another! I got your old car out yesterday and took my first run with a newly installed BOE tune... still loving it!

Hopefully March's Cars and Coffee offers good weather and we can get a good group out there again.
 
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