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Lotus Esprit on 95N Tue 01/13 08:30 in MA

Discussion in 'New England' started by Doody, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    Mr. Doody
    i had to give this guy some kudos! he's driving a red lotus esprit (with a tad excessive rear wing) up 95N in this nasty salt storm (and we had snow squalls yesterday).

    i think we ran together from Route 9 Newton up to 4/225 in Lexington.

    the guy is a madman! anybody know who he is perchance? good for him for enjoying his car 12 months out of the year!

    doody.
     
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  3. Theo

    Theo Formula Junior

    May 6, 2002
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    Theo Pappas
    I have seen him too (I think). However, it was on 495S somewhere around Westboro.
     
  4. Tom S

    Tom S Formula Junior

    Jan 2, 2003
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    Thomas Saupe
    Aren't Esprits fiberglass with a galvanized backbone chassis like other Lotuses? Still, it's an awfully light car to have out in questionable winter weather.
     
  5. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2003
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    I'm not sure that Lotus is entirely familiar with the Galvanization process - I think of them as more like Alka-Seltzer. Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious.

    Joking aside they are totally fiberglass, so should survive nasty weather well - but they'll have the same electrical demons that any other car has. It was so cold this morning, that when I started my truck the headlights wouldn't come on - some relay somewhere frozen or some such!
     
  6. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

    Apr 20, 2002
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    Doody,

    Ummm, not the thread jack but... Had the 308 out today. The roads here were clean but DAMN that cold weather! She has not been turned over for nearly a month and started right up. Took a nice, careful 20 mile spin to keep the fluids going. Had some ricers follow me for a while too...

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
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