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One of my favorite stops. This visit yielded an interesting assortment of cars at Austin’s best British specialty garage in N. Central Austin. ShimekAuto.com
Incredibly desirable 2002 Lotus Esprit at recent show at Circuit of the Americas. This beauty is an under-appreciated supercar. Mid engine, aluminium 3.5 liter V8, weighs under 3000 lbs. Before the recent engine mods, the stock Esprit would reach 60 in 4.5 seconds, the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds, and 175 mph. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted it!
Colin Chapman’s revolutionary super light, mid-engined cars revolutionized the racing world in the early 60s. See the link for Corinthian Vintage Races at right. Also, don’t miss massive vintage car races October 25, 26 and 28, for the U. S. Vintage National Championship with more than 400 cars in Austin at the new Circuit of the Americas.