It will be cool indeed. I love some of the colors, but can only buy one. I would love to buy Chrome Orange, but I am too conservative and then there is the wife factor.
I am very much looking forward to some Elise meets. If anyone has not been involved in a meet where 50+ cars of the same model all drive along somewhere, it's an experience. I have been thinking of roads and places. Las Vegas being one.
There was a UK MR-2 meet years ago that had over 1000 cars. They divided them up by color. It was a very cool pic.
(Thomasio, that was the intent on the first post. Not quite Haiku, but a form of poetry. In a previous lifetime, I used to do greeting cards)
Vegas sounds great to me! I can drive through southern Utah, lots of twisties there (and no traffic). Maybe we could get some track time @ LVIR
We could got some great pictures with a LOT of Elises on the track....
I see you have our urge for a specific colour too. Exactly how I feel about CO, I MUST have that color, *must* have it I tell you
I helped organize a Toyota track day at LVIR a few months ago. Costs were reasonable when we paid for insurance, track rental, and the mandatory medical and safety crew. We paid about $75 each for the day for around 50 drivers. This was for the outside road track and use of the facilities.
Inside Las Vegas is not as good for car meets, because the traffic sucks. We still did a Strip Cruise where a lot of MR2s went down the strip.
Hmm.. could be fun. Maybe arrange a block of rooms at one casino. Friday arrive, register, strip cruise. Saturday track day. Sat night dinner, awards, video. Sunday daytime cruise on strip and out to local road or to a sight? But when.... people have to get their cars of course. And then we have summer in LV with temps over 100.
I'm in ! Believe it or not, only really just visited LV this year, and was surprised by how much I didn't hate it !!!! It wasn't that bad, not as awful, tacky and garish as I thought it would be. Over the top, yes, but I expected that, and the smoke wasn't even as bad as I had anticipated. The people-watching alone is worth the trip !
BTW, my wife and I stayed at the Venetian, very nice place with some really good restaurants. I understand that the food has gotten much better in the last 5 or so years, lots of nice choices for better to great restaurants.
Back to the topic sort of, I'm definitely up for and would try to attend future Elise track days in the greater So Cal area.
P.S. - I like the silver as well, but my current car (99 Miata) is silver, so I'm ready for a change. That said, the metallic silver has been really good for these past 5 years, the car still looks great - I keep a car cover on it or keep it garaged when I'm not driving it, and I try to keep a coat of good wax on it.
Randy, Vegas would be cool, but how about somewhere with an awesome track *and* great roads outside of the track? Specifically, Laguna Seca (quick access to Laureles Grade, Carmel Valley Road, and Highway 1)! Or, combine a track day at ButtonWillow with the fabulous roads between that and the coast (58, Nacimiento, etc).
A drive down Highway 1 would be awesome. 17 mile drive. Monterey Bay. Carmel. Big Sur with a lunch at Nepenthe. Down to San Simeon and a tour of Hearst Castle. Morro Bay and then swing around back up the 5.
Another would be a drive on Highway 49 through the gold country. Very nice roads. I always wanted to arrange a Gold Rush meet.
In San Diego... a Palms to Pines run where we leave the beach, head out to the mountains and thru the desert and then back.
Storm Titanium is listed on the US website as a color.
Randy, and Mopalak,
Can't imagine doing Deals Gap in a car, I was just up there this past weekend for a Ducati Rally. Another thing, you don't want to go to Deals Gap on a weekend, loaded with posers, squids, and law enforcement.
For anyone heading down this way though, The roads around Hiawassee are wonderful. I also highly recommend Cherohala skyway which is just a bit before Deals Gap on the NC side. North GA has some great roads, but at present law enforcement is cracking down on motorcyclists up there, so lots of Law.
I do have routes that I can give to people wanted to ride in this area.
I seem to recall the LCU website having the press release the same day as Lotus UK release (for the engine). The site went down for several days and the old version was in place. don't know what transpired.
Just wondering if the Lotus Elise piping is wrapped from the factory? Was leaving for work and stopped to look at the beautiful Elise in my garage and noticed through the rear that the exhaust was wrapped, making me wonder if that is stock or the previous owner had wrapped it. Exhaust looks...
I ask because about 10 years ago I was starting to look for an S2000 and bought a 30 day unlimited membership from CarFax reports.
Just for grins I input the VIN's of 2 of my relative's cars that both been in accidents. Both accidents were more than a year previous at the time.
There was a...