Why didn't the article just refer everyone to our thread? Could have saved some time re-writing what was already speculated. *shrug*MikeAR303 said:http://www.pistonheads.com/lotus/default.asp?storyId=8414
Seems to mention many of the things that have come from Elisetalk
huggy bear said:Why didn't the article just refer everyone to our thread? Could have saved some time re-writing what was already speculated. *shrug*
This may be a bit controversial, but I have to admit that if the Elise becomes "mainstream", then I may not purchase the car.To those that know him, the new president has been described as energetic and positive with a passion to see the brand grow and expand it’s presence in the US.
I second that! I was told that Arnie's offer was for Director of Operations for LCU. Your idea is MUCH better, and would have saved face.xxxotic said:I just spoke with my dealer and he said that he knew Arnie was out, but didnt comment or have any reason to why. He was hopeful that Hale would be customer focused and have brochures and other information available for them to give out to prospective customers by the time the time the demos arrive.
Arnie may have been a great enthuisist, but what Lotus needs now is marketing and promotion in order to be successful in the US so they can get more marque recognition and be successful here in future endeavors. As long as Hale can do marketing and keep the cars true to Chapmans concept I think he will succeed.
It just stinks- Arnie should have been put in charge of worldwide Lotus Motorsports and racing and track stuff for the enthusiasts, and Hale could have focused on worldwide marketing. They dont need a president for Lotus in each country, Arnie and Hale could have VPs in each country reporting to them instead.