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    Default Out with the old | In with the new

    These photos are a little separated in time, but the Supra I've owned for the last 15yrs is gone and the new Caterham has arrived!

    The timing is quite amazing since it showed up about ten days before Christmas. I fly back (from Shanghai) on the 24th so it will be opened Christmas day!

    I have not purchased the engine and transmission yet. It's going to be a slow build process as I am trying to use a GM ecotec engine and will have to work on it in pieces during periodic trips back from the far east.

    In any case, I'm very excited

    Daniel
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    Congratulations, Daniel! Enjoy the build.
    xcarguy

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    Daniel
    You have great taste in cars.
    Gale

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    Thanks gents, I appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

    I'm hoping 7 ownership is different than the Supra. In 15 years I put about 35k miles on the Supra. I spent more time modifying and washing the car then I did driving it, but I did love driving it. I had grand dreams of taking it on track days, but when it came down to it I just never did.

    I've already noticed a huge mentality change between this community and the Supra community. In the Supra world there is a lot of focus on dyno tests, massive power (1000hp is almost normal), and having the most well taken care of car. Here it's clear that driving comes first. I'm looking forward to that!

    Daniel

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    Who says you can't do both. Take a look at BBall's car on track. It's Blinding! Not Blinding fast, just blinding it so shiny.
    Enjoy that car on the street, on the track, or at a car show. It amazing how these cars attract attention. The only guys that don't seem to like them are the ones we pass on the track. They just hate having a little four banger kit car making them give a point by or worse yet lapping them.

    Oh, see how long it will take to wipe that silly grin off your face after your first drive.

    Tom
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    Think of driving a se7en as horizontal bungee jumping.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
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    Guess who has been a good boy for Santa this year?! :blue angel:

    Have fun opening your crate when you return and enjoying the build!
    Mike

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    The fun begins!
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    Gotta love that key!

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    I see you've got that baby idling at 1,250 RPM already!

    Congratulations and Happy New Year.

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