About Fred Simmler, RapidLotus
I remember reading about the upcoming release of the North American version of the Lotus Elise in 2004 and pouring over photos. I had 2 small children, was working 40 - 60 hour work weeks as a Space Shuttle engineer, and was driving a Honda Accord. I dreamed of owning an Elise but knew it was out of grasp. Fast forward to 2017 and the last kid is out the door to college. Finally, I could get an "interesting" car. I scoured the Web for an Elise and bought Griffin, sight unseen, in Virginia and drove it back to Florida. A true bonding experience! I have been hooked ever since and apply my engineering background and creativity to fabricating unique parts and decals for Lotus Elise and Exige. An Evora, Evora 400, Evora GT? I think I will bypass the Evora and go right to an Emira in 2022. My deposit is already in for a yellow with the Black Pack!