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  1. jomoyer

    jomoyer Formula Junior

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    Me likey :)
     
  2. LambogatiINC

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    I saw this Veyron at Rush and State when I went by Gibsons this afternoon

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  3. Andrew Armitage

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    #603 Andrew Armitage, Sep 11, 2011
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    Maserati Spyder pulled up next to me on Odgen Ave in Westmont yesterday while I was in my GranSport. Same exterior color, same interior color too. Pretty slim chances of that happening. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've seen another Maserati while I've been in mine, let alone one so similar.
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  4. hertj94

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  5. pr3par32die

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    #605 pr3par32die, Sep 11, 2011
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    Oh, okay.
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    Here are the spots (no pics yet) from my bike ride to downtown yesterday:
    In/'Round Gold Coast:
    My first Dodge Viper ACR (Red Black White) going onto LSD
    A Rolls Royce Corniche (I think) following it
    Acura NSX northwest of BGC
    Alpina B8 'round Rush/Oak
    Dark Blue 458 on Rush/Oak, I think he said he was on FChat, not Mr. Clockem's
    I saw the Gallardo SL at Le Colonial (he test drove the Aventador)
    I did again see the Aventador, too, with an Aston DB9 following it
    DBS one block north (not affiliated with BGC)
    Blue Plymouth Prowler driving right past it
    Gransport at a restaurant 1 block north, 1 block west
    A Porsche 911 997.2 "GT Sport" ???? Renntech? Gemballa? Not sure! Driving by McDonalds 1 block SW of BGC

    Michigan Ave-ish:
    Mondial Convertible headed south followed by the same Prowler
    1 Arnage, a few Maserati Quattroportes driving around Michigan Ave. and BGC all day
    The SL from Le Colonial again, on Michigan
    A Ferrari F430 Spider, which looked to be the same one spotted a few days ago by someone on here
    Audi R8 turning past the Garmin store and got valet parked at TGI F

    LSD:
    On the way home saw:
    Aston V8 Vantage, Ferrari F430, and 360 Spider heading south on LSD
    Later a Dodge Viper SR/T 10 convertible heading North past a harbour!

    My best carspotting day ever!
     
  6. badges2

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  7. Townshend

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  8. pr3par32die

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    Lucky! I want to see one of those! I believe there are like 3-4 in Illinois (according to exoticspotter)
     
  9. hertj94

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    Is the plate * ten
     
  10. Michael RPM

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    There are more like 8 or 9, with a half dozen or so in Chicagoland.

    Last night saw a dark grey Gallardo outside Club Paris, a blacked out California at the Pump Room, and a 430 Spider near Clark and Hubbard.
     
  11. blabardi

    blabardi Formula Junior

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    Dark blue f430 spider parked in burnham harbor lot on way into solider field.
     
  12. pr3par32die

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    Wow! They should bring them to car shows!
     
  13. pr3par32die

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    Blacked out Nissan Skyline at some store off Dempster in Morton Grove.
     
  14. Townshend

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    Yes it is, you?
     
  15. hertj94

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    No haha I wish....I saw that guy @ Deer Park a couple weeks ago
     
  16. Webby

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    #616 Webby, Sep 11, 2011
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  17. jomoyer

    jomoyer Formula Junior

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    That dang pearl white twin turbo gallardo got me again last night!!

    Saw a new mustang boss 302, white/black on erie yesterday
    Blue lotus esprit v8 on 294 N this morning
     
  18. Townshend

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    Saw a 612 on Willow Rd in Glenview.. Looked like Indiana plates
     
  19. tifosi12

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    All on LSD

    Last night:
    Yellow Elise
    Red California
    Grigio 599

    Tonight:
    Red 599
     
  20. pr3par32die

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqdzG19c7I&feature=channel_video_title[/ame]
     
  21. Chelle

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    #621 Chelle, Sep 12, 2011
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    Not exotic, but certainly interesting group this morning..
    I was heading north on 41 heading to the office (after starting the day in dentist chair) and out of the corner of my eye I saw a car seldom seen in the USA.. a Renault Alpine.. This rated a quick u-turn even though I'd have to go at least 2.5 miles catching up, snapping a pic and getting to a place to turn back around..

    I caught up.. snapped a cell phone pic, waved at the driver and sped up to get to where I could turn back north..

    Then realized up ahead was another rarely seen Alpine on a flatbed.. wow, two Renault sporty cars in one day.. I snapped another pic and sped back up.

    And then I saw this.. a third rarely seen Renault that someone like me would appreciate.. but most have no clue why it's special.. an R5 Turbo :) I stopped at the redlight beside this caravan (that the light change allowed to close ranks) spoke with the driver of the R5 briefly, they were returning from Road America.. wish we had gone, but it was great seeing these special cars out together :)
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  22. absent

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    All three cars are extremely rare in US (much rarer then Enzo) and seeing all of them in such a short time span is really a coup.
     
  23. Dino V

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    Awesome Renault spottings! Never seen any on the road over here just in Europe.
     
  24. pr3par32die

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    The last 2 are, but is the first blue one on an IL plate?
     
  25. Chelle

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    the blue had a vanity tag that said something like "EXOTIQUE" it had a frame around the tag that concealed quite a lot, but it had a white background and dark letters.. maybe blue, I thought it was Illinois, but not really sure.. I'll check the higher res copies of the pics when I get home tonight.. wish I had had a passenger to get better/clearer pics, it would have been great to have had a pic with all three visible
     

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