We are going to start posting used items for sale.
When we first acquired the Exige, Victoria and I had multiple conversations about what we wanted to do with it. Our original plan was to keep it street-legal, and just use it for canyon driving and the occasional HPDE events. I knew that it would have a much higher resale value if it was kept street-legal. Plus, being that this is our first Lotus, we liked the idea of being able to take it out every now and then. We also wanted to take it on long road trips and enjoy some of the fun back roads we have here in California. …Well, that idea didn’t last too long.
My first encounter with Lotus cars was when I was 18 years old and I signed up first my autocross in my 1996 Acura Integra with the Golden Gate Lotus Club (GGLC). I always thought they were “cool” looking and after going on a couple ride-alongs, I could already tell how fun it would be to drive one. ...
The Exige returned to Laguna Seca on Monday, August 27, to test a new aero setup! Trackspec removed the stock splitter, wing, and diffuser and replaced them with the Reverie 1650mm wing, Reverie front splitter, and Difflow Flat Track diffuser.
Exactly one month before the NASA 4-Hour Endurance race at Sonoma Raceway, Tom messages me. “Get your racing license. I need a co-driver for the enduro.” This was a bit rushed, but I figured if I was planning to in 2019, it wouldn’t hurt to just get it out of the way now.
This event marked our second attempt at the Sonoma 4-hour enduro, part of the NASA Western Endurance Racing Championship series (also known as WERC). Last year, we attempted to run this race with 2 cars (my ST4 Honda S2000 and Liam’s ST4 Honda Civic). Unfortunately, both cars had to retire early because of parts failures. I broke two differentials (my main and my spare) and Liam lost a gearbox.