Most of the content in this web site has been based on
my personal experience as well as my conversation with dozens of Esprit
owners from around the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Germany,
France, Spain, Denmark, Australia, and Hong Kong.
A portion (about 10-15%) of the text in the
Esprit Fact File was
derived from people's email messages on the Lotus Internet Mailing List
and TurboEsprit mailing list. These people have consented to having
their words copied, paraphrased, and spell-checked in order to share
with you the knowledge of their collective experience. If you have any
praise, comments, complaints, contributions, or suggestions, write to us
by clicking Here.
Special thanks goes
Tim Engel - for being
one of the most knowledgeable and helpful Esprit gurus in existence. A
lot of technical content in the Esprit Fact File is owed to him.
Additional thanks to:
Lotus Limited - for coordinating the Lotus Owners Gathering every
Alan Perry - for hosting the Lotus Mailing List.
Ron Bennett - for providing the first links to this site.
Ron Soave - for being my first contact in the Esprit world.
Ron & Denise Arnold - for their friendship and the caravans to LOG
Tim Delisle - for the "in-car" instruction at Road Atlanta
Mark Stockbridge - for being my sidekick at every LOG banquet
Steve Brightman - for providing his insight into S1 ownership
Winson - for providing my first exposure into V8 ownership all the way
from Hong Kong
Sigurd Enoksen - for his support in the pursuit of the ultimate Esprit
Patrick Peal - for his behind-the-scenes info from Lotus Cars
Bob Patterson - for being my Lotus Cars USA source
Arnie Johnson - for taking care of all of us Lotus nuts
Dwayne Shumate - for providing outstanding technical support to Lotus
Clyde and John Shepherd, and Dave Simkin for their support to the
Jeff Robison - for supplying with parts and accessories to feed my Lotus
Geof McLaughlin - for all the parts and manuals that kept my SE on the
Kiyoshi Hamai, Larry Marsala, and Johan Hybinette - for their racing
Tony Grasso - for his GM Multi-Port F.I. cross-reference
Sanjaya Vatuk - for his Mem-Cal upgrade service and FreeScan interface
Andy Whittaker - for writing the FreeScan software and making it
Yves Conze, Ernest McManaway - for keeping us company at car shows
Dan Adragna and Jim
Knowles for being my Lotus shop and FLOG buddies
Les Jones - for helping transport my Esprit in style
...and all the others that have made me into the proud "Esprit Guru" I
am today :-)