In south Georgia, it’s rare to see much of anything outside of the normal everyday type cars, SUVs, and pickups. So. Many. Pickups. But occasionally, the F-150s and Silverados part like the Red Sea and a heavenly light shines down on something special. Thus was the case this past weekend as I was driving my daughter’s friend home after spending the night.
Both the girls were riding in Memphis with me – my 50th Anniversary edition Mustang GT – and they spied it first. “Look at that!” A gray Lotus Evora right in front of us on North Valdosta Rd. As we slowed to a stop at the red light, 16 year old me instinctively tightened my grip on the steering wheel and grabbed 1st gear; ready to see if the Lotus could handle a healthy dose of badass ‘Murican V8. When my daughter leaned up from the back seat and snapped the picture you see above, I was reminded that I’m actually a 40 year old with two pre-teen kids in the car. Damn. The guy in the Lotus was obviously aware of Memphis because he shot off like a rocket when the light changed. It would have been close.