At one time, I was interested in trying to get the car shipped out there. Not sure have is a financial viable plan anymore. September is pretty filled up for me, but its not out of the question.
In the nearly 30 years I’ve been going to LOGs, I know of many times people have looked, and been unable to get a good enough deal. You can possibly get a good deal to transport several cars out, because the truck and driver have a gap in their schedule. Then, when they realize you want to use the car for 4 days,and have it shipped back…they want you to pay for the driver’s food & lodging, and it’s unlikely that a ‘good’ shipper happens to have the ship-back days free.
About 10 years ago, LOG was in Vegas. A friend of ours scoured the internet, and found a good deal for a closed truck from Richmond to LV. They picked up his M100 Elan, and our friend flew out to Vegas with his wife. When the car didn’t arrive the morning it was promised,he called the trucking firm. After several tries, he reached them, and they claimed not to be able to reach the driver. A day or two later, that driver was stopped at the California border, after somebody reported their shipped car (on that truck) missing. The driver refused to open the truck. That stalemate lasted a couple of hours. My friend finally got his car back, but it could just as easily have been shipped overseas!
The moral: Cheapest ain’t necessarily the best. We are flying out to SLC, and spending an extra week with several friends from out west. I’m keeping an eye out – seems logical that Geely(who owns the SLC track complex) might bring in some Lotus cars for people to drive on track. I’m hoping!
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2020 18:49:40 GMT -5 by rcollum