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    Newbie In Texas

    Greetings from South Texas. Ever since I saw my first road test of an Atom on Top Gear I knew I had to have one. So, back in April I bought a 2006 Atom 2 300, VIN #1, to add to my extensive collection of classic cars. The car only had 32 miles, but it now has ~250 miles each one of which has brought a huge smile to my face. The car is interestingly optioned, with all track options and even a dry sump system but no pre-oiler. I don't intend on racing this car since it is #1, but I do intend on driving it. Because it is #1, and because of the other cars I have insured through them, Hagerty even agreed to insure it.

    I have my vintage racing license, and I have to say absolutely nothing I've ever driven handles like this car. The confidence it inspires is amazing. I took an editor of a car magazine for a ride recently, and had him screaming like a little girl. I wasn't trying to scare him, and was nowhere near the limit but still managed to scare him pretty badly. He videotaped himself and posted it to his Facebook page, I'm trying to get the video now.

    This car has to be the most fun you can have on 4 wheels and still be street legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraCollector View Post
    Greetings from South Texas. Ever since I saw my first road test of an Atom on Top Gear I knew I had to have one. So, back in April I bought a 2006 Atom 2 300, VIN #1, to add to my extensive collection of classic cars. The car only had 32 miles, but it now has ~250 miles each one of which has brought a huge smile to my face. The car is interestingly optioned, with all track options and even a dry sump system but no pre-oiler. I don't intend on racing this car since it is #1, but I do intend on driving it. Because it is #1, and because of the other cars I have insured through them, Hagerty even agreed to insure it.

    I have my vintage racing license, and I have to say absolutely nothing I've ever driven handles like this car. The confidence it inspires is amazing. I took an editor of a car magazine for a ride recently, and had him screaming like a little girl. I wasn't trying to scare him, and was nowhere near the limit but still managed to scare him pretty badly. He videotaped himself and posted it to his Facebook page, I'm trying to get the video now.

    This car has to be the most fun you can have on 4 wheels and still be street legal.
    Welcome fellow Texan. The car is a blast to drive on the street and the track. It is one of the few true dual purpose cars available. I take mine over to MSR Houston on occasion and the reliability both on and off track has been great with smiles mile after mile...........

    Post some pix of your whip!

    ben

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    Welcome, Cobra Collector and fellow Texan and Atomite!

    I could not agree more about how much fun! these cars are. I thought I might well be terminally BORED when I stopped driving my top fuel dragsters, but the Atoms saved my life! Fantastic acceleration, handling, looks, spectator appeal, incredibly reliable with extremely low operating/racing maintenance and the lowest cost-per-mile of any racer I can think of.

    You did good getting one, and you are set up for lots of smiles.

    Please remember from our phone conversation, that if some of the Brammo issues surface, that I have been through what is probably all of them, in the 7000+ miles I have enjoyed mine, and can tell you the cures.

    Again, Welcome, and Enjoy!

    Eddie
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    Very cool, where are you in a South Texas? I'm in SA.

    Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckertb View Post
    Welcome fellow Texan.
    Post some pix of your whip!

    ben
    Hey Ben, what's up brutha

    Wes

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