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    Default 2019 Katie's Cars & Coffee Thread - Great Falls, VA

    For reference, here is a link to the 2018 Katie's Cars & Coffee thread:

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.p...Great-Falls-VA
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    Default Katie's, 01/05/19

    I hope 2019 is not an extension of 2018, weather-wise. The first Katie's of 2019 was hampered by rain, but the loyal core group still showed up. On a positive note, it wasn't too cold, and it was not actively raining.

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    Default Katie's, 01/12/19

    It was cold this morning - 27 degrees. No wind, but snow is coming this afternoon. Why didn't I drive the Seven this morning? Because it was 27 degrees. Why didn't I drive the Elise? The Elise, which has been on its CTEK charger all along, would not start this morning. Grrr…. So, I drove my wife's Smart ForTwo. Not impressed with the performance? Well, it's a rear-engined, 2-seater, 1650 lb. car. Still not convinced? OK, it fits in our two-car garage, with the Elise and the Seven!

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    Bob - did the fella with the racecar drive it or trailer it to the gathering?
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    Mike:

    It's a project vehicle from Virginia Tech - they trailered it. I didn't have a chance to talk to them about the details, but heard it used a 42 hp Yamaha motorcycle engine.

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    Default Katie's. 02/23/19

    I've been on vacation for the last 5 weeks. I had a great time, but it's good to be back...

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    Bob:
    Welcome back! I guess the generic-looking silver "super car" at the bottom is an Acura NSX? Without the "calipers" logo, it could be almost anything. Unlike the original NSX.
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    Thanks! I've never taken a 5-week vacation before!

    Yes, that was a new NSX. You're right, it's not very recognizable. On the Lotus forums, people went crazy, because it looks quite a lot like the proposed new Esprit developed during the evil Bahar's tenure.

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    Default Katie's, 03/02/19

    It's March, and I say it's time for better weather. It seems like we've had rain practically every weekend since the middle of last summer. Who do we contact to fix this?

    Cold and misty today, but (as often on bad-weather Saturdays), German cars came out in numbers. Lots of BMWs, including a new BMW 8 Series.

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    I have to say, the new BMW's have (mostly) taken a page from Acura's playbook: give the car styling that is as bland, inoffensive and generic as possible. Such a shame. Compare to Audi, which somehow makes attractive, fresh looking cars, year after year, that copy no one.

    I agree it is better than deliberately making a new car ugly (see the new Toyota Supra as a prime example of ugly-I liked it better in camouflage-I wonder if that is a paint option)?
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