A ride with the roof down
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April 18th, 2009 – by: CosmicTen
Well, yesterday my friend Mark and I decided to take my little Lotus up to Castle Donnington Race Track with the roof down and get to see a lot of Lotus Sports cars, old, new, prototypes and things to come. It wasn't just for a day out though, it was also to give the car a good run and make sure we'd tightened up every nut and bolt we should have and that nothing was about to fall off.
The trip up was pretty good. We didn't freeze with the top down, the sun stayed out, more or less and despite the massive of speed restrictions and average-speed cameras on the motorway, we had quite a good drive.
At the show we got to chat to one or two friends who had their cars on display. Got to google at an Lotus Esprit S1, that's the same white thing from James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me, and it was in immaculate condition and actually looked pretty good considering it's a car from the nineteen seventies.
I also got to check out the brand new Lotus Evora on the Lotus stand, the new car that is due for release in May.
It was a great trip to test the Elise and get to see a few cars as well as the Evora in the flesh. We left late afternoon and pulled out of the race track car park, out of the gravel driveway and hit the winding A-Roads to head back to the motorway. I looked in my mirrors and notice a bright orange Lotus Esprit approaching, very quickly. He followed until we hit the first dual carriageway. I pulled in a lane to let him pass and before I could even think about looking to see if he would over-take, he was already shooting past with great speed and an enormous noise like a grand prix car. Intoxicating to say the least.
That's pretty much all for now. I need to spend the day booking somethings for my trip to France in the summer as well as sort out a few other things that are going on at the moment.
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