Called Newport Euopean yesterday and was told that my Elise is scheduled for port of Los Angeles on October 24. I was given a vin number, which from my reading on this site is very encouraging. It was estimated that the car will be ready for delivery on or about November 1. I was also told that NE has delivered 12 automobiles which is in keeping with my having been told from the beginning of the long wait that I was #16 on the list at this dealership. I got the impression that the folks at NE are doing the best that they can under the circumstances created by Lotus (manufacture, shipping, etc). Since I have been groping on this and other sites for information on delivery, it is hoped that this information will be helpful to others.