Tag Archives: Lotus

October 22

USGP Weekend!

It’s here! The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, TX kicks off this Friday, Oct. 23, and culminates in the big race on Sunday. Unlike the tragedy of last year, I am here and ready to go! The race weekend actually started today for me, with a pit walk at Circuit of the Americas […]

September 19

Cars and Coffee Austin – September 14, 2014

Too busy to talk! But feast your eyes upon these…        

September 07

Latest Object of Lust

It’s a work weekend, but allow me to take ten seconds and share the most recent object of my desire. Ladies and gentlemen, a 2011 Lotus Elise SC (“SC” means supercharged). Now available at Lotus of Austin. Sigh. This beaut is practically attainable for me, i.e. it’s only out of reach by a factor of […]

August 10

Cars and Coffee Austin – August 10, 2014

Ah, Cars and Coffee. The only Sunday of the month where I cheerfully rise “early.” Sunday mornings have been scorchers around here lately, but that’s nothing to a true car fan. Just add a little strategic hydration, and you are good to go. I must say, I get a kick out of all the 20-something […]

August 02

Seen in San Antonio: ’88 Lotus Caterham Super Seven

Spending some time with friends in San Antonio this weekend (quick aside – isn’t it awesome to have good friends of many years, the kind where, when you’re with them, you feel like you’re home?). In true Motorista style, while being kidnapped by my mom/teacher girlfriends for a scintillating trip to the teacher-supply store and […]

May 18

Cars and Coffee Austin – May 18, 2014

Today was a beautiful day for a little driving and car ogling, and I made the most of it. Up early (for me), camera in hand, I headed off to Cars and Coffee for a sensory feast. There was a great mix of cars today – classic, modern, used, new, exotic, exotic in a painful […]

April 06

F1 Bahrain GP – in Twitterverse

Last race, I wished for at least a few lead changes. Hoo boy! Mercedes listened, and served up quite a corker of a race in Bahrain today. Allow me to recount the action via tweet, ’cause wasn’t that fun last time?? It's #BahrainGP time! 6 laps in, and HAM leads from ROS, MAS, PER, BOT. […]

March 20

Tomorrow’s Google Doodle Explained

Tomorrow, if you go on the Google start page, you will see a drawing of a man. He will look like a fairly ordinary man – not an iconic profile like Gandhi or Mandela or Martin Luther King. But he is no ordinary man. March 21 would be Ayrton Senna‘s 54th birthday. May 1 will […]

March 15

Sebring and F1 Weekend! *UPDATED*

What a great way to end a busy work week: a weekend stuffed to the gills with racing! The 12 Hours of Sebring (part of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship) is happening NOW – watch the broadcast online here (commercial free!). This is the second race of the season – you may recall me talking about […]

March 07

A Whole New World: Formula 1 in 2014

The 2014 season of Formula 1 kicks off in Melbourne, Australia one week from today, and everything, from the cars to the people to the rules, will look a lot different. Allow me to walk you through it (thanks to Autoweek and the various racing Twitter feeds I follow for making all this relatively clear). […]

February 16

The Other 3/4 of the Aston Martin Party

In my recent post on the unveiling of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and Vanquish Volante, I went a little crazy on Aston pics, and ran out of room to include…you know…the Rolls Royces, Loti and Bentleys. Allow me to rectify that wrong. You forgive me already, don’t you?     Remind you of […]

February 14

Be Mine

My Valentines are of the four-wheeled variety. I win. Here are a few of my recent loves. And my current steady, the Red MINI.          

December 29

2013: a Look Back

I never thought the birth year of a blog would be a big deal, but here I am, looking back on 2013 through the eyes of this blog, and thinking about all that has happened since I published my first post on May 25. I have been to car-related events in Michigan, California and Texas, […]

December 16

Motorista’s Christmas List

In case you were wondering…I would gladly accept the following for Christmas this year. I figure if you divide the purchase price by the number of readers I have, you guys shouldn’t be out more than $1,000 or $2,000 apiece. Bargain! http://www.lotusofaustin.com/web/used/Lotus-Elise-2005-Austin-Texas/1471237/ Isn’t it a beaut? 2005 Lotus Elise, red over saddle leather, manual transmission, […]

November 22

F1 Sunday – the Rest of the Story…

Where was I before real life interfered? Oh yes – the USGP. In my grandstand seat on Sunday, sipping a COTA Flame, waiting for the races to begin. As I write this, the temperature hovers around freezing and the rain is pooling in my backyard. Last Sunday it was 86 degrees without much of a […]

November 17

F1: Sunday, Part 1

Vettel wins! Surprise, surprise. Still, it was exciting. The battle for 2nd between Romain Grosjean of Lotus and Mark Webber of Red Bull was epic. RoGro held Webber off and took P2. Given that Lotus is one of my favorite teams, I was quite pleased! And exhausted. Go, RoGro, go! Too busy with work to […]

November 16

F1: Saturday

Short day at the track today, as, believe it or not, Motorista does have real-life responsibilities (such as work), that occasionally require a shift in priorities. Nonetheless, I got to see F1 qualifying and the first Ferrari Challenge race, so it was quite a successful time. The big news is that Sebastian Vettel and Mark […]

October 26

Vintage Saturday: a View of the Paddock

This weekend is the U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of the Americas, aka vintage car racing, aka a treasure trove of photography and racing for meeeee. Today I took a walk around the paddock and saw races of various classes, including vintage sports cars, open-wheel and formula cars, and Minis!  I thought you would […]

October 14

Lotus and Me: a Love Story

I am in love, and she is British. Wait. That didn’t come out quite right. In these instances, it is unfortunate that cars are referred to in the feminine… You may recall last month’s visitor to my driveway – a beautiful red Lotus Evora. (In case you forgot, I wrote about it here, here, here […]

October 09

Happy Place

Anywhere a Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS race is happening…                      

September 29

British Invasion Weekend

So, the British invaded Central Texas this weekend. More precisely, the Texas All British Car Days show was held in Round Rock today. I was planning to go as a camera-wielding spectator. Instead, through a combination of happenstance and generosity, I ended up being a camera-wielding JUDGE. And since it was raining off and on, […]

September 07

Ladies in Red

           

September 04

Britannia! in My Driveway

Kinda digging my driveway this week. I don’t even have anything intelligent to say about this. It just makes me giggle with delight.   The dogs are a little confused. They aren’t sure why I keep backing one red thing out and pulling a different red thing in.   I tell them not everything in […]

September 01

Holiday Weekend with the Lotus

As if a Maserati weekend wasn’t enough, now I am having a Lotus weekend. Specifically, a Lotus Evora weekend.  How did this happen? A very generous friend of mine owns a Lotus Evora, something I didn’t even know until this past week! See what happens when you start sharing your passions with others? Anyway, he […]

August 29

There’s a Lotus Among Us!

Cool things keep happening! I was minding my own business yesterday when the opportunity to drive a Lotus Evora just fell into my lap. As a big Lotus fan, I was rather pleased. As if that wasn’t enough, turns out I now have the opportunity to spend some extended time with this Evora. I’m curious […]