I’ve been to Autoshows before but I’ve never been to the St. Louis Autoshow so time to try something new. Now like all autoshows the St. Louis show is a lot of new cars with a classic scattered in occasionally. Packed with people and indoors it makes for a photographer’s nightmare. I’m not going to sugar coat it, my pics are far from high quality.
Mopar or no car. A well recited mantra amoungst those who chose to shun the masses of Ford and Chevy for a brand that costs a bit more, parts are a bit harder to find, and the cars are a tad more scarce then the other big two. It’s no secret Mopar is hot on …View full post
The Rust Revival happens every spring in the tiny Northern Missouri town of Wayland, Missouri. Here hot rods of the older more traditional variety gather to bring the thunder to the streets of this small Midwestern town and show off their truly insane creations. It’s a rare treat to see a gathering of this much …View full post
Dan Garner of Godfrey, Illinois sure knows how to build a hot rod and if you don’t believe me I have the pictures to prove it. Dan took a 1933 Willys widened it by five inches and lengthened it by 8. Top all that off with a ton of extra custom touches and you have …View full post
As I mentioned earlier the White Hall Drag O Way Reunion show offered a pretty wide variety of cars. From a Corvair wrecker, to traditional hot rods and wagons. We have a lot more to cover but for today we will take a look at these beauties.View full post
Too many time here at IG I think I focus on being professional and making a good informative article and I just forget the passion. It’s why lately I’ve just posted a lot of pictures instead of a lot of rambling. Photos are really what you guys want to see I know it’s what I like but still there are stories to tell. Stories of passion, excitement, and all the other reasons we love cars. This weekend I was reminded that it’s a multitude of reasons.
One thing I suppose I’ve always known but never realized what that one of the coolest thing about cars is that they can be fun alone or with a group. This weekend I did a little bit of both. I met some friends on Saturday to go to the St. Louis Autoshow. I’m not a big “autoshow” guy because standing around in a big mass of people looking at a bunch of new cars really isn’t my thing. Oh I love car shows, you know where cars people actually own get together and show off their personal rides. That’s fun, but I could care less about the latest Kia suburbia or Toyota boring as hell. However I was pretty excited about the prospect of seeing the new Hellcat and Z06 as well as some others. So off to the autoshow we go.
When I’m looking through the dozen or two press releases I get each day I’m looking for specific things. Muscle cars, interesting technology, and cars that look crazy. If a car looks crazy and is green that’s probably going to get my attention. Lotus is today’s winner of the green car contest with their new racing Elise Cup R.
I once tried to test drive an Elise. It would have went well if I could have fit in the darn thing. Unfortunately when I tried to work the clutch my knee would hit the wheel and I couldn’t let the clutch out. That was a bid disappointment because I do love these little cars.
Renowned for its race-bred ethos, the development of the Elise Cup R into an enticing new model is now complete.
Following extensive testing, Lotus has finely honed its engaging Elise S into a Cup variant. A dramatic 3.0s reduction of the Hethel lap time of the Elise S suggests that enthusiasts seeking a viable track-day / road car need look no further.