#
It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:51 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:18 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8526
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
Spotted a Lotus through a hole in the fence, so had to hold my phone way up over my head to get a pic... :P

Image

Sad to see all those old cars going to waste... :|


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:20 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8526
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
And I love that this generation of Esprit used AE86 tail lights... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:33 pm 
Administrator

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:45 pm
Posts: 2568
and of course

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:51 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:57 am
Posts: 535
Location: Strasburg, VA
i'm way more interested in the stang and the black wagon!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:54 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:05 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Princeton, Texas
love it

_________________
PSN=BigBadBarstow

NCRW Gaming Clan
My FaceBook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:02 pm 
JNC Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:26 pm
Posts: 770
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Red bootlid near the lotus = Galaxy?

red car on the far side of the yellow mustang = Starsky and Hutch Torino?

_________________
occasional blog: http://ewokracing.tumblr.com

Brought to you by me as I search Alta Vista for Geocities webpages using Netscape Navigator while listening to Jam & Spoon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:26 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:47 pm
Posts: 337
Location: Orange County
...Man. Don't remind me of Lotus Esprits. I learned the hard way once, and I don't need to learn again :lol:

The only thing I miss is the steering being super light at any speed above a crawl, that one is later though, and probably is power steering equipped. In retrospect, it isn't beat by my Z in terms of steering feedback and sharpness, blame the wider tires... And it felt as rigid as a noodle, floppy floppy, with cowl shake.

But it could GRIP. The performance (4 cyl turbo) was good on paper, but best left on paper; it never FELT as fast as the sub 6 second 0-60 time that it was supposed to have, though I never did find accurate numbers or period road tests of the US, Bosch injected model. You had to rev it, and it sounded and felt like it was going to be destroyed whenever you did. Probably 50% true.

Not a panel on it fit right, and that was probably factory. I loved that car when I had it, til it broke my heart one too many times, and I'm still not sorry to have seen it go...

If I have another Lotus, it'll have a Toyota engine :mrgreen: My Z is a revelation after a mid-80s Esprit though.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Field of Dreams...
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:37 pm 
JNC Enthusiast
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 2:16 pm
Posts: 860
Location: Oklahoma City
Yes, the red car is a Galaxie. The Lotus appears to be an Esprit 300. The rocker panel skirt makes me think that.

_________________
1976 RA29 project car, now a driver!!!!!
1985 MX72 soon to be...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net