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Lotus Series Part V. The Esprit.

A model which made me dream, a lot. From the 80's models, with a turbo delivering 210 HP and a good 240 Km:h, which was something at that moment. Series 3, if my memory serves me well. ( Credit Classic Car ) Tho the V8... I turned around this one a lot. A
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Cooling Down On the Shady Side

We left home a bit after 6 this morning, hoping to find someplace cool to walk. We decided on the shady side of Shelter Island but since there is no parking there, we went to the lot along the bay. Here's the crazy sculpture on the SE end of the island, t
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By: cazalea
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WatchProSite First Drive: 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring

Monterey Car Week... It's a great event. Can't say enough good things about it. I've been attending the event nearly consecutively for 20 years now, and I remember a time when it was a dignified event and there were no young YouTubers crashing the party a
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By: patrick_y
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Lotus Part 5: Lotus Elan +2.

The epitome of sensuality, by Lotus. The inside is not too bad looking, either... Not far from being my favorite... Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

I've often thought about the cayman as the modern day nsx. A bit short on character but incredibly capable, reliable, with a restrained design and a 6 speed manual. I would put the evora400 in the same camp, plus the inevitable niggles that come will lotu
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By: amanico
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Off Beach & Bay, Into the Trees

We started at the top of Mount Soledad, but found it overrun with dogs (not on leashes) while the owners stood and talked. I understand that dogs have more fun this way, but they also drive out any small animals in the underbrush -- either they move away
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By: cazalea
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Lotus Europa on vintage TV show Emergency!

Watching Emergency! is like going back in a time-machine. It’s a hoot to see LA and the cars from the 70s.
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By: John-E-Mac
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Lotus Series Part IV: Lotus Esprit Series 2, Champagne, from 1979.

Not a bad looking one, this one. The Esprit always made me dream. I considered getting one, several times. Not especially the Series, 2, a later one, which I will post later. Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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Probably this is not an uncommon sight in USA or Europe but…

in an attempt to keep the battery from boiling on hot days. Not always successfully! My friend Steve's car (inherited from his father) boiled over when new, battery acid ran down into the passenger compartment and ate up all the carpet. What Jaguar would
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By: Subexplorer
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Lotus Part III: Lotus Elite 2 Series,1962.

Here is one of my top three favorite vintage Lotus, a superb Elite 2 Series, from 1962. Credit: Car and Classic. Really sublime photos. A milestone in terms of sensuality. Best, Nicolas
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By: amanico
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