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  • New guy

    Hey, I know some of you already. I am located in the San Diego area.

    I was at a BritishSpeed meet in San Diego (mainly Lotus based) and EscondidoRon mentioned this forum. So you can blame him. :)

    I hope to be more involved in the community. Looking at setting up a gimmick rally in San Diego this summer... perhaps make it an annual thing. I also have the bad habit of organizing car control clinics (autocrosses) at Qualcomm and El Toro.

    For those that don't know my car background. I was first determined to buy a Seven clone.... the rollerskate series that ran on TV was a big inspiration. Then I saw the Berkin. But then fell in love with an S1 Lotus Motorsport Elise, almost got one through Sun. The federal Elise was announced and I got one of those. Sold it though after working on it too much and got a Noble.

    I traveled a lot in the UK for business (ChaseCam) and ended up spending time with the designer of the Toniq car and managed to grab a few drives of the car over the years. I became a dealer of sorts, along with British Racing Group out of Pennsylvania. The first Toniq came into the US in September of 2010. We spent a frantic month getting it ready for display at SEMA, then took it to a trade show in Florida and then shipping it off to a buyer in Texas who is now tracking it (and beating his Exige S track times).

    My other cars are the Rossion Q1, an older Miata, a 1986 20V blacktop MR2, a highly modified custom drivetrain 1992 Turbo MR2 (race only), a 2010 Subaru WRX.

    We have some more cars in build. I am on the list for the McLaren MP4-12C, but really don't know if that is going to work out.

    Also, I am organizing a drive from the east coast to LOG this coming October, followed by a shorter drive across California and down Highway 1 after LOG. We have at least 10 cars already signed up.
    http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
    http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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    Welcome. Sounds like you are a busy person :rolleyes:

    I may go to LOG and understand that a few of the east coast Seven folks are considering a trip.

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    • #3
      I really wanted to get a 2nd hand Noble but it was just a little bit more than I could justify to the wife/kids.... someday.

      And if I get an inheritance from some long lost uncle; GT40

      So for now... taking performance over nice hair & A/C

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      • #4
        I certainly like the Noble and Rossion for pure performance in a car with a roof and full roll cage and carpeting....but as you know... there is a more visceral experience in an open car like the Seven or Caterham.
        http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
        http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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        • #5
          Welcome aboard.
          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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