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Old 02-19-2020, 05:37 PM
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Actually, I think what Dave is showing isn't a blurred out list of upcoming models, but rather his guesses at what wrong guesses the rest of us will come up with...
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:56 PM
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Honestly, I'm not trying to hide anything.
The original content of the list was unimportant...I knew it was going to change...
I just didn't want it to be the focus of the photo...so I blurred the names of the models.

lol unfortunately that just invited more speculation and interest!

...
I can tell you one model that is on the list...but isn't going to get finished any time soon.
The Bloodhound Supersonic Car.

I've already completed a repaint and modifications of the model to resemble the current Bloodhound.
But there's no way to know what it will look like when it actually makes a run at 1000mph (next year? the year after?).

Will it stay white and red, as it is now?
Will the grayed Union Jack stay on the rear Fin? Its already changed twice.
And what other physical changes will happen ...there have already been a number of body mods.

Right now they are looking for sponsorship money, and sponsors will dictate the final colour scheme and look of the car.
So theres no point in doing anything further with my model.
But its on the list!

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Old 02-20-2020, 05:48 AM
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Honestly, I'm not trying to hide anything.
The original content of the list was unimportant...I knew it was going to change...
I just didn't want it to be the focus of the photo...so I blurred the names of the models.

lol unfortunately that just invited more speculation and interest!
Yep! Like we all knew it would...
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:17 PM
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okay...as I promised...a NEW Koolwheelz model!





...this friday.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:45 PM
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1930's Milk Truck !
...SO... nice !
Excellent.
Fun.
And, excellent fun !
Made one for me dad, his name is . . . Dave !
Many thankx !
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:16 PM
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Its friday friday...yeah yeah its friday friday!

Time for another one of those long annoying editorials that you are forced to read with every new release.
It must be terribly painful for you....lol....avert your eyes if you need to.


This next Koolwheelz model is another car I have loved for such a long time and wished to own.
The wedge shape, very aerodynamic and exotic look of the Esprit appealed to me.

And the idea of an affordable "supercar" with supercar styling, 2 seats, and mid-engine,
with usable luggage space and decent gas mileage, made it even more appealing!

But what really made the Lotus Esprit stand apart was its small 4 cylinder engine.
No massive gas guzzling V12 here!
An economical exotic that could put a Ferrari to shame.

But of course, the manufacturer lied about its performance specs at the time!
lol when does that ever happen?!

The original Esprit wasn't terribly bad...its very low vehicle weight offset the very low horsepower.
But it was still classed as underpowered and as a result, its reputation suffered.
Sales outside the UK were poor.
It wasn't until the 3rd generation Turbocharged Esprit appeared, that it could claim genuine "supercar" status.

Improved styling and better performance kept the Esprit name alive.
Four generations of the Esprit model were produced over 28 years.
Later versions of the Esprit got faster and more powerful with V8 power.
And there were various special models, along with numerous race winning competition versions (Lotus Sport).

And of course, Agent 007 didn't hurt the reputation either.
Had the original S1 Esprit not be turned into James Bond's underwater getaway car,
the Esprit name might have died an early death.

I think my favorite Esprit is the series 3 Turbo Esprit, for its improved styling (over the S1),
and the fact that it still retains the original 4 cylinder engine, but with turbocharged power.
Its affordable and economical and turns heads wherever its seen.
The V8 Esprit is much redesigned and beautifully restyled...and much more powerful
...if money was not an issue, it would probably be my choice (if I was to buy an Esprit).
But I can't deny the appeal of one of the original Esprit models....and the S3 Turbo Esprit is the best of that group.

If you've never seen a video from Harry's Garage, you are missing one of the best things on youtube.
I honestly don't know much about Harry...I've just enjoyed his Car Videos.

[About Harry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIB...guIMYCg/about]

Recently I watched this video on Harry's channel: "1000mile Euro-trip in the Lotus Esprit Turbo" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIn7gCN6uC4
If you want to be thoroughly impressed with the Turbo Esprit and see why its such a great "supercar", watch the video.


You'll find the Koolwheelz Turbo Esprit in the Specialz-Road Carz section.



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Old 02-28-2020, 08:08 PM
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Its friday friday...yeah yeah its friday friday!

Time for another one of those long annoying editorials that you are forced to read with every new release.
It must be terribly painful for you....lol....avert your eyes if you need to.
Nah, I always learn something new with these!

And I think I'm seeing a theme here, time will tell.

Thanks, Dave!
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:37 PM
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Fascinating back story and a good-looking model!

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Old 02-29-2020, 05:56 AM
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Lovely! I'm a British car enthusiast, so I'm thrilled to see this one. Thank you, Dave.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:28 AM
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another one great i love it airdave thank's! what will be your next suprize in march?
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