When most people start a family, they buy an SUV or minivan. But I bought my Elise shortly after my son was born!

This car is something that initially I was attracted to because of the styling but after I bought it and began to learn more about Lotus, Chapman, and the history, the more of a connection I felt with the car.

The Lotus values align with my own in so many ways. Even after 11 years, my Elise puts a smile on my face every time I drive it…and it’s cheaper than a therapist too for my mental health!

I spend a decent amount of time driving at Laguna Seca raceway here in California and we have a lot of wonderful roads nearby. Probably my favorite is highway 29 from Calistoga to Middletown.