Rob Roy's 1994
Rob Roy from Milton, Ontario, Canada owns a 1994 S4 in British Racing Green, with a tan interior.
S4 Year: 1994 Colour: BRG Interior: Tan Driving Style: Fast Miles per year: 1,000 - 2,000 Owned Since: May 2007 Purchase from: Serviced at: Master Mechanic Other Cars: 2007 Subaru Legacy, 1977 Esprit S1 Previous Lotus': 1977 Esprit S1 Why an Esprit: Maybe Bond, maybe Pretty Woman, maybe Basic Instinct... Probably all. Definately best looking supercar, with the best engineering! Upgrades: Stebro Exhaust, Turbo Techniques Turbo, Re-chip, 2002 V8 wheels, 2002 V8 rear lights. Pioneer DEH-P980BT Stereo. Problems: Loose oil pressure sender wire Info: I picked up the car at the dealership in Montreal and drove it home in sweltering heat, stop and go traffic, and over 600kms. No problems, and the greatest stress / relief of my life. I've always wanted an S4, and was excited to find this one in Canada.
I took the Esprit to as many car shows as I could this summer, and had a wide variety of neighbouring cars.
At the British Car Day in Bronte Creek Provincial Park, I had the great pleasure to meet Brian Angus from Lotus Cars in the UK. Brian had been the Project Manager on the S4 Esprit, and it was a delight to meet him and his lovely wife. Brian is pictured here with my family, and was kind enough to have autographed the picture of my Esprit in front of the covered bridge. This picture happily was also chosen for the LEW 2008 Calendar (see early image).
I did two long runs in the Esprit this fall. The first was down to a picnic and run from Grand Island, New York down to Watkins Glen. We met with some LOONY (Lotus Owners of New York) and LEO (Lotus Enthusiasts Organization of New Jersey) who were spectacular to hang out with. The trip finished with 1 lap around the old road course, then 3 laps around the actual Glen track, followed by a great dinner together before heading home. I estimate that we drove 9 hours in the Esprit that Day.
The second trip was our club's fall run. I am a member of the Lotus Club Canada. (www.lotuscarclub.ca) We did a spirited run around the great back roads of Ontario. Along the way, we stopped for a tour of a small brewery and had lunch in a quaint little pub.