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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.
Met Suzanne Gallagher O’Neal who graciously told me a bit about this team’s beautiful race cars. Also chatted with the team’s mechanics and one of their drivers. The yellow 1971 Lola #29 race car simply ran away from the field. No. 16 is very significant, it’s the 1969 prototype for a Brabham race car. The red race car is a 1979 Crossle from Ireland for the Formula Ford class, and the green and yellow car is a classic 1961 Lotus Super 7.
Check out San Antonio’s Alamo Power Sports for Triumph and BMW motorcycles, service and more. Support these very serious racers and very friendly people.