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  • R500 is home!

    I got the car to San Diego, and drove it for the first time tonight. In just a brief jaunt around the block I can see already that this thing is going to be quite a ride! I've had a few high horsepower cars before, but they didn't throw you back anything like this does, and I didn't even get into the power band!

    Thanks to Morgan for storing the car, helping coordinate the magazine reviews, and helping Jon fix the shifter. It was great meeting you, and I look forward to getting together and driving sometime soon. Very good seeing Magnus again, too!

    Jon from Caterham USA is a great guy, and a pleasure to deal with. I've been very appreciative of his and Ben's help in getting the car prepared. They've been wonderful in helping me fix up my last car and in building this one. They obviously have an affection for these cars, and it seems to be more of a passion to them than a business.

    Morgan took some very nice photos of the car. The light blue makes it look kind of understated. Once you start it up, though, it takes on a whole different character.

    Justin

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    Hey Morgan.
    Let's see some pictures!!
    John Norris
    '91 Caterham 1700 c/f
    Green/Aluminum W/Clamshells
    '94 BMW 325I Racecar
    '94 BMW 325IS Racecar

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    • #3
      Excellent news Justin! Can't wait to see the pics! <nudge nudge Morgan> ;)
      Tom "ELV15" Jones
      http://PIErats.com

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      • #4
        Between all the delays with the journalists, testing, and nearly getting arrested by homeland security, I didn't get any time to do a proper photoshoot with the car, but here are some quick shots I did in my garage, etc.













        The car is insane, my car feels like I am dragging a boat anchor behind it now


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        www.morgansegal.com

        The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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        • #5
          Absolutely stunning...I love the gulf livery.

          Enjoy :)

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          • #6
            Congrats! Looks awesome!
            I'll come out next time your at Buttonwillow.

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            • #7
              Fantastic! I love the second shot!

              I'm sure it's a rocket...probably sounds like one too. :D :D
              Tom "ELV15" Jones
              http://PIErats.com

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              • #8
                Thanks for posting the pictures, Morgan! Now, if I just had time to drive it!

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                • #9
                  Congratulations Justin!

                  I suddenly got an urge to fix up the aesthetics of my own car. Mechanically sound is suddenly not good enough.

                  Drive carefully until you know thy beast.

                  /Magnus F.

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                  • #10
                    Wow!!
                    EscondidoRon

                    '62 Lotus Seven
                    '84 Turbo Esprit (x2)
                    '14 Evora
                    '77 Esprit S1 (RIP) :(

                    "A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom." -Michel De Montaigne 1588

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                    • #11
                      the gulf scheme looks awesome justin. are those rubber blanks for the wipers, or did u also get a windscreen for some touring?
                      2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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                      • #12
                        A truly awesome car. I love the paint!

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                        • #13
                          I didn't get a windshield. There are no windshield wiper parts, but apparently the cowl just has those holes, so they are still plugged. This is one of the busiest months I've had in a long time, so I haven't even unloaded the car yet! And I've got to work over the weekend. Grrrr!

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                          • #14
                            Well you could've just left it here for me to use until you found the time


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                            www.morgansegal.com

                            The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                            • #15
                              I'll be happy to bop over and give it some exercise; or just get a look at that sucker...

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