I'm glad it got "out of control", i've enjoyed reading the story, and like i said, if i could ever see the barn in person i'd enjoy it greatly. I hope i can get to a place where i can have a collection of cars and a place to store them even close to this.Like so many things Lotus I have gotten involved in this thread got out of control. What started as a simple documentation and showing of my Barn became a documentary. It took a lot of time, but I was happy to do it and had fun to boot.
I hope those who have and who will read this thread will enjoy it, learn something and come away with a greater appreciation for and enthusiasm for Lotus.
...just a quick point of clarification - the pictured car is arctic silver, not storm titanium...I told him the local dealer was Rothrock, and how to get there, and suggested it would be a good idea to visit and ask about ordering one. A week later he called me again to tell me he had just bought one. Storm Titanium, Sport and Touring, hard top. Fully loaded.
I offered right away to keep the Elise for him. He accepted and as of Easter 2009 she'd been in the Barn. Not my car, but part of the stable. At least for now.
...thank you so, so much for posting this - your thread has been a real treat to read over the past few days...and your europa is still gorgeous!..Ok, this is the end.
I stand corrected, paint code on Elise is B92 Arctic Silver. Prior post is corrected...just a quick point of clarification - the pictured car is arctic silver, not storm titanium...:
Thank you. And I agree with your assesment of the Europa. I have had it long enough to look at it as routine, but every time I walk into the Barn my eyes are immediately drawn to it....thank you so, so much for posting this - your thread has been a real treat to read over the past few days...and your europa is still gorgeous!..
I do not have extensive seat time in the Plus2 yet, but the I have I have enjoyed immensely. The start from stop has a little of the axle wind up Elans of all kinds are famous for. The seating position is really comfortable. There is not problem with ventilation. With windows closed and vents open there is plenty of flow through the passenger compartment. With windows open there is even more air flow but not a lot of buffeting. I think this is becaue the seats are fairly far forward relative to the the window and that there are good extraction vents in the rear. The boot is vacuous, I could easily fit enough luggage for my wife and I to last a weekend.Kyle - Thanks for sharing all of the great photos on your Lotus barn and wonderful contents. Thought I'd put in my two cents and compliment you on the Plus2S - my personal favorite! It's on my current wish list although I've never driven one. Could you post a little more info on your ownership history and driving impressions. It seems to be a pretty refined car with the extra space, wonderful dash layout, and 5-speed box. How is it to drive on a warm summer day? Being a closed coupe, do you get a good air flow thru the interior? I've seem some cabriolet conversions available in England that would take care of that potential problem but have never seen one stateside. Cheers! Steve
This poster was done by graphic artist Dave FeFevers. Dave was an active member of Lotus Limited during the time of the Lotus Sport X180R racing team, and friends with Doc Bundy. To commemorate Doc's '92 IMSA Bridgestone Supercars Drivers Championship Dave did his own limited edition artwork and print. I don't know that they were ever on sale. I got mine from My friend and fellow Lotus enthusiast Zack Zarcadoulas. The print is numbered - mine is 24/92, and signed by Dave and Doc.shadeone said:hey, do you have a closeup shot of the first left picture in this image?
I am fascinated by the x180r and i dont think ive ever seen that poster/art.