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You park your Elise in your living room?!?!?!???!?!?:huh: :huh: :huh:
 

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hey nice looking car. are any of those available?


congrats
 

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Answers please. Explain the unusual living accommodations for yourself and your elise. And what freeway were you driving on? Looks like I-5. I want to go kiss the ground where you parked.
Congratulations and thanks for the photos. Do you attend the seminary?
 

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Hey, guys-are you sure that 1st pick wasn't at the dealer (showroom)? Anywho-know the feeling-congrats!
 

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Re: Re: gas

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$1.95 for 93 here
that's disgusting!

NorCal gets raped for gas. The claim is demand is high here (excuse me but demand is high anywhere) and CA gas requirements cost more to produce (SoCal has the same requirements).

Maybe it's a form of punishment for our liberal ways. SF keeps trying to rewrite the laws, both penal and moral!!!

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Are there refineries locally, and more importantly, is there oil production (wells) anywhere close to NoCal? If not, the cost to pipeline in or truck crude in is exhorbitant. I used to work for a refiner that also did production and retail, so I understand it all pretty well. Prices can vary by 10 cents for a stations 15 miles apart due to shipping costs. It would not surprise me to find out that there is basically no production within 300 miles of NoCal. If there is a big oilfield, then yes-you're getting raped.
 

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Answers please.
Give the guy a break ;) he's still driving around letting it all soak in. :D
 

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Congratulations Majr, you're a lucky guy !:clap:

The photo of the long, straight highway is I-15, I believe, not far from the State line, on the way to Vegas - at least that's my guess.
 

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You park your Elise in your living room?!?!?!???!?!?:huh: :huh: :huh:

That first shot made my day. It shows the pure joy of getting a Elise. :clap:

Also nice to see you've got the necessities of life covered. A television, a Lotus, and internet access! :D
 

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LSS, CO, :clap: !
 

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glad to be back home! thanks for all the kind words everyone.

the first picture is at the showroom of sports ans specialists cars in NJ. i WISH that was my garage with a flat screen, you guys would laugh me off the face of the earth if i showed you a picture of my garage!

and that is the I-40 in those pictures.

now for the trip, it was a BLAST! so many beautiful places, but not enough time to see them all in 4 days of driving. would have been 3 if it wasn't for my custom clear bra installer. he was supposed to have it done by 12pm on the day of my arrival at the dealership, but didn't have it done until 5pm! beside delaying my trip, he did a half-way descent job considering what he told me he could do. so i only paid him $600 instead of $1100.

the car gets WAAAAAAYYYYYYY TOOO TOOOOOOOO much attention. 98% of the people were beautiful people. and the other 2%, boy is racism living alive and well in the US of A. ofcourse it's everywhere, even in my own neiborhood. but boy do they really know how to make you feel unwelcomed when they want to. so after a couple of nerve-wrecking encounters, my perception of the attention went from, "here comes a flock of cool enthusiats or looky-loo's" to "oh ****, i hope he doesn't throw that cup of hot coffee at me or my baby" or "damn i gotta make a another stop for gas or food". but for every 1 bad apple, i had 100 good apples. looking at the joy on those peoples faces lets you know that we are definitely in possesion of something special.

i have to run and rub it in a couple of friend's faces right now so i continue with the roadtrip later.

ps. the elise is all that and more, and then some. but what the hell took it so long to get here?!?:drool: :bow: :clap: :drool: :bow:

scott
 

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Surferjer said:
Are there refineries locally, and more importantly, is there oil production (wells) anywhere close to NoCal? If not, the cost to pipeline in or truck crude in is exhorbitant. I used to work for a refiner that also did production and retail, so I understand it all pretty well. Prices can vary by 10 cents for a stations 15 miles apart due to shipping costs. It would not surprise me to find out that there is basically no production within 300 miles of NoCal. If there is a big oilfield, then yes-you're getting raped.
We have a refinery that takes the crude right off the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and dumps what it doesn't refine right back into the pipeline, but we still are paying between $2.25 and $2.45 a gallon.
 

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majorbonr said:
glad to be back home! thanks for all the kind words everyone.

the first picture is at the showroom of sports ans specialists cars in NJ. i WISH that was my garage with a flat screen, you guys would laugh me off the face of the earth if i showed you a picture of my garage!

and that is the I-40 in those pictures.

now for the trip, it was a BLAST! so many beautiful places, but not enough time to see them all in 4 days of driving. would have been 3 if it wasn't for my custom clear bra installer. he was supposed to have it done by 12pm on the day of my arrival at the dealership, but didn't have it done until 5pm! beside delaying my trip, he did a half-way descent job considering what he told me he could do. so i only paid him $600 instead of $1100.

the car gets WAAAAAAYYYYYYY TOOO TOOOOOOOO much attention. 98% of the people were beautiful people. and the other 2%, boy is racism living alive and well in the US of A. ofcourse it's everywhere, even in my own neiborhood. but boy do they really know how to make you feel unwelcomed when they want to. so after a couple of nerve-wrecking encounters, my perception of the attention went from, "here comes a flock of cool enthusiats or looky-loo's" to "oh ****, i hope he doesn't throw that cup of hot coffee at me or my baby" or "damn i gotta make a another stop for gas or food". but for every 1 bad apple, i had 100 good apples. looking at the joy on those peoples faces lets you know that we are definitely in possesion of something special.

i have to run and rub it in a couple of friend's faces right now so i continue with the roadtrip later.

ps. the elise is all that and more, and then some. but what the hell took it so long to get here?!?:drool: :bow: :clap: :drool: :bow:

scott
Cool pics. That had to be a long drive, probably close to Randy's cross country trip. Mind sharing what happened with the bad encounters/racism? (just curious)
 
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