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Ron Shimek’s British Specialty Garage in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

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

2002 Lotus Esprit at COTA Car Show

Written by Ken Altes

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!img_5927 img_5928 img_5929

Two Seminal Lotus 23s at Corinthian Vintage Car Races

Written by Ken Altes

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.

Lotus 23 Race Car side view

Lotus 23 Race Car at Corinthian RacesLotus 23 Race Car engine