Tag Archives: 1976

Giugaro and the Lotus M70 (Esprit)

Before the Lotus Esprit became the Lotus Esprit…it was known as the M70.  Penned by Giugaro (Italdesign) and quite a big step for Lotus as a company; It launched Lotus into the realm of supercars.

I have to say that the Series 1 Lotus Esprit is a pretty great looking car….and the M70 definitely looks like the purest expression of the design (obviously!).

Here are some original ideas thrown around for the M70:

(from Car Styling Magazine, April 1976: Lotusespritturbo.com)

 

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RIP Steve Jobs.

Yes I don’t really cover non-automotive related topics, but the passing of Steve Jobs made me sad.  Why? Because i’ve been using Apple computers since i was a little kid—–Mr. Jobs’ computers introduced me to computing, and without my trusty Macs, I wouldn’t be making music or writing blogs with such delightful ease as I do now….or sitting on airplanes with my fantastic iPad automotive e-magazines….or editing IEDEI from my iPhone. You will be missed, Steve.

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foto of the day. Jarama.

Lamborghini Jarama peeling out!

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IEDEI vs. Alaska, part 1, “Alaskan Fool’s Gold”

Brad from Automobiliac has aptly and entertainingly chronicled the story of my attempt to secure one of my all time classic cars (BMW 2002 Turbo) recently.  Late Friday night, i recieved confirmation that this was NOT going to work out…….as the car was not what i thought it was…..

I will be posting more about this weird and awkward attempt at finding a classic car for my collection later this week….but in the mean time, read Automobiliac’s version of the story here (very entertaining):

http://www.automobiliac.com/automobiliac/2010/8/7/alaskan-fools-gold-you-heard-it-here-first.html

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foto of the day.

1976 Fiat 131 Abarth!

(CLICK FOTO 2 TIMES TO GET HI-RES)

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