We picked up roughly 5 to 6 inches of the horrid white stuff over the weekend. It was that heavy-wet snow that really makes a nasty mess, too. Thankfully, we are supposed to warm up by Thanksgiving but it’s also supposed to rain heavily. So that’s 5 to 6 inches of melting snow while we get an expected inch and a half of rain. Time to fit the Vette with pontoons, eh?
I don’t get much automotive goodness from my readers this time of year, but when I do it’s usually something special. This fine and somewhat unusual collection of cars belongs to Gary, a reader who has a strong interest in classic automobiles, especially Lotus. The list goes as such: Lotus Europa, Lotus Esprit SE, Mini, 1962 Lotus Seven, and finally a 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk1. Out of the five I’d have to go with the Lotus Esprit as my favorite. As a kid I had a 1977 Lotus Esprit Matchbox car (pictured right) and played with it so much that you could barely tell it was white. I just loved the dramatic angles. It was cool back then and it’s even cooler today. That’s an impressive driveway of cars, Gary. Thanks for taking the time to share them with us.
Keep, I’ve been a follower of your website for a number of years now. I friend introduced me to it and I don’t start the day without it. I know that you are a fan of American muscle cars and that many of your fans send you photos of their cars (and headless girlfriends) but I thought you might enjoy this shot of our driveway. These are some of our cars getting ready to go to a car show. The red and white Lotus Europa I have owned for 45 years as I bought it new after graduating from college. Next to it is the red Lotus Esprit SE which is my wife’s car. She needed more speed (165mph) and air conditioning. The blue Mini has been mine since the early ’70s and is pure fun to drive. The green Lotus Seven is our oldest car as it is a 1962 and is right hand drive and weighs 950 pounds. Finally the white and green sedan is a 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk1 which was the English equivalent of a Pontiaic GTO during the ’60s. It was a family car that normally came with 48 HP but Lotus modified them a bit to have 105 HP and lots of other goodies. (I can send you individual photos if you need them and more info but this is a really nice shot of all the cars and I really like it) -Gary