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I'm interested in connecting with others who have taken delivery or have deposits with Gator Motorsport in Indianapolis. My car was in port being processed 6 weeks ago (a month before the bridge collapse, so that's not a factor), but I still can't get any real information from Gator about where it is, when I can take delivery, etc.

I chose Gator even though I live in North Carolina because of their reputation. Plus I have family in Indiana and my Dad in particular really wanted to ride in my Emira when I took delivery. Well, Dad passed away last month, so that won't happen. In fact, he was in hospice when the CARB dam broke and the first Emira were being delivered to customers.

So if you're working with Gator, please let me know what you've heard about your Emira. If you've taken delivery, please post a pic and share the date you took delivery.

This is Dad on a test drive in one of the dealer cars last year.
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Congratulation!! 411. Finally, I picked up my Hethel Yellow this past May. The color Yellow really pop in the sun ;)
 
Whats your rote back? Can like up for a photo shoot if you go by my neck of the woods
 
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Whats your rote back? Can like up for a photo shoot if you go by my neck of the woods
Hey, not sure what neck of the woods you're in. But it was a one day drive and though I toyed with detours to enjoy more fun roads like Tail of the Dragon, there just wasn't time unfortunately. Friends were waiting at the end of the journey!

This is the route I took Saturday...

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Hey, not sure what neck of the woods you're in. But it was a one day drive and though I toyed with detours to enjoy more fun roads like Tail of the Dragon, there just wasn't time unfortunately. Friends were waiting at the end of the journey!

This is the route I took Saturday...

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Gotcha! Are you in the Emira in NC? I can show you a slight detour that will give you some amazing roads in VA into WV, wont add to much of your time. What day are you headed back?
 
Hey, not sure what neck of the woods you're in. But it was a one day drive and though I toyed with detours to enjoy more fun roads like Tail of the Dragon, there just wasn't time unfortunately. Friends were waiting at the end of the journey!

This is the route I took Saturday...

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You're a stronger man than I to resist the urge to detour to the Dragon etc. on the way down.

Are you near Kure Beach?
 
Hey, not sure what neck of the woods you're in. But it was a one day drive and though I toyed with detours to enjoy more fun roads like Tail of the Dragon, there just wasn't time unfortunately. Friends were waiting at the end of the journey!

This is the route I took Saturday...

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Ahh. So you LIVE in NC? I must have missed that. Was hoping you were heading back west a bit for a photo op.
 
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Gotcha! Are you in the Emira in NC? I can show you a slight detour that will give you some amazing roads in VA into WV, wont add to much of your time. What day are you headed back?
Darn! Wish we had connected a couple days ago. I'm already at my destination...Holden Beach NC...drove all day Saturday and got here around dinner time.
 
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You're a stronger man than I to resist the urge to detour to the Dragon etc. on the way down.

Are you near Kure Beach?
Believe me, it crossed my mind to detour to the dragon, but I only got 3 hours sleep the night before and never took the time to see how much of a detour it would be.

I live in Raleigh, but we're in Holden Beach this week...it's an annual trip for almost 20 years with two other families and now the next generation as well with 3 new couples and the first baby on the way.
 
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Ahh. So you LIVE in NC? I must have missed that. Was hoping you were heading back west a bit for a photo op.
Yes, Raleigh, sorry we couldn't connect...that would've been fun.
 
At what point in the process is eveyone being notified that their car is ready? Is it once it's manufactured, on a boat or at Gator?
 
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At what point in the process is eveyone being notified that their car is ready? Is it once it's manufactured, on a boat or at Gator?
I was notified in February (I think) of my car's VIN # and was told that it was "Processing at Port". But I later learned through @Nova VIN tracker that my car actually arrived stateside in December. And then a week ago Friday I was notified by Gator that the car was at the dealership and could be ready for delivery within a week. Hope this helps.
 
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Just curious if anyone has had any warranty work done on 3rd party PPF installed at Gator. I have a couple minor things that need correction. Was speaking with another Emira owner yesterday who had the factory PPF and they have already come to his house 2 or 3 times to correct things. That's pretty good service!
 
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I have requested but no response :(
Sorry to hear that. I'll DM you so we can keep in touch and maybe help each other through the process of getting the warranty work.
 

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