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    Greetings

    Hello,
    I just joined this community. I live in Southern California (Orange County) and sadly to say I do not yet own an Atom. I am hoping to rectify this as soon as possible. A friend gave me the link to the infamous Jeremy Clarkson video and I have been hooked ever since. About three months ago I was lucky enough to get a ride with Jay Leno in his Ariel Atom which was incredible experience and solidified my addiction forever.

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    Lenos Atom looks stock and so...basic...simple...it is a nice looking early brammo unit. Wasn't it one of the first, if not "the" first Ecotecs?

    Sorry....welcome!
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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    Welcome, that's how many of us got hooked. Good luck on your search.
    When I grow up I'm going to have a collection like Jay. I've got a good start and have a couple of the same cars.

    Legend has it, I'm sure Terry can confirm/deny, Leno IS the reason we have the Ecotec.
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    Legend has it, I'm sure Terry can confirm/deny, Leno IS the reason we have the Ecotec.[/QUOTE]

    True that. I was told the story @ Brammo in Nov '05. (Thanks again Tom)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Lenos Atom looks stock and so...basic...simple...it is a nice looking early brammo unit. Wasn't it one of the first, if not "the" first Ecotecs?

    Sorry....welcome!
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    Welcome Chan!

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    Another welcome to the world of Ariel Atoms. From firsthand experience we can confirm the validity of Jay's involvement with GM & Brammo on the creation of the Ecotec powered US Atom2s. Somewhat ironically, those GM Ecotec engines were produced in Germany whereas the American Honda K20Z4 & the current K24 engines exclusively used by TMI were/are primarily US sourced. Overall, we at TMI AutoTech have been able to continuously increase the domestic US content of the Atom 3 to 85+%. We think that it's very meaningful to be able to legitimately claim "Made in the USA" with any product these days.

    The North American Atom 3 is now entering its 5th consecutive year of complete manufacturing & assembly by TMI AutoTech and the SRA version will soon be entering its 3rd year of production.

    Thus far, 2013 has set a record for combined new Atom 3/SRA sales.

    ---Team TMI---

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    Quote Originally Posted by Positron View Post
    Legend has it, I'm sure Terry can confirm/deny, Leno IS the reason we have the Ecotec.
    You can hear it from Craig Bramscher himself - skip to 3:30 in this video:


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    ChanCook,

    Welcome... wait till you drive one


    Thanks for sharing the Leno pic. That ride and tour of his garage must have been fun!

    Good luck with your search.

    RP

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