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Old 08-08-2005, 08:38 AM
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Cool I saw you driving your RX-8.

Something funny happened on the way to the beach and back this weekend. On my entire road trip (about 2.5 hour drive from Baltimore to Dewey Beach, Delaware), I did not see another RX-8 on the road. Figured I would, but alas I did not...

Figured I should start a forum for spotting other RX-8s on the road. So far, in owning this car for a little over a month, I have seen a grand total of 3 other RX-8s.

Since I haven't seen any in the past couple of weeks, I cannot report that I saw one recently. But if you do, here is the post for NE folks to mention it.

May I suggest the following, if you see another RX-8 on the road, tell the following and see if you saw another RX-8 NE owner.

I saw a (fill in color) RX-8 with (any extras you noticed) (driving/parked) (approximate location and direction if applicable) at (approximate date and time).

If it turns out that you were spotted, mention it if you like.

Here is an example:

Let's say I was spotted driving this morning by you. You may write:

I saw a silver RX-8 with a spolier and areo flares with a UM license plate holder driving north on US1 near Route 24 in Bel Air MD on July 8, 2005 at 8:30 am.

My reply if I saw the post would be (quoting the other post)

Yep, that was me you spotted
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:46 AM
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what if you know all the 8 owners in your area so if you see them you alreaady know them? :D
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Same thing happened with us on our trip from NC to NY. Not a single rotary spotting in the entire week we were on the road. Night-time spotting is a little difficult, and maybe some slipped by unnoticed, but for all of the daytime driving we did, not a one.

Saw a Titanium Gray one, coming in the opposite direction, yesterday (8/7) around 5pm in the Roxboro NC area. We were coming back from the VIR field trip.
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:12 PM
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Should I post every time the guy down the street drives by in his white one? Hehe :p
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:17 PM
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there are at least THREE RX-8's (including mine) in my subdivsion :p

i see RX-8's quite often where I am, i lost count :D
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:36 PM
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Sound like RX-8 owners live in certain cluster areas.

Seems that in my area, there are none I see. I do have a reverse commute each day and don't always go the same route.
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:51 PM
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there are a few by me....and i see the acosta boys almost every day......and for some reason i get spotted allot
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:35 PM
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Friday night in AC I saw a silver Rx-8 and I'm pretty sure I saw a chrome gas tank cover too. I couldnt' catch up to see who it was though

I also saw RX-GR8 on my way home from work last week, but I was driving my other car and going in the other direction so I couldn't really do anything
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:33 PM
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I saw a silver 8 on 320 about 3 or 4 days ago, i tried to get them to play on the curves with me but they held back.
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:40 PM
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i almost never see any 8's in my area. when i do, i wave but nobody seems to wave back, very few times do i see one going the same way either, almost always going other way. and out of all the ones i do see, i dont see very many with the full appearance package (spoiler, front lip side pieces and rear "mudflaps")

though i can say i met my first fellow member last week, and i must say it was pretty cool.
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lurch519
i almost never see any 8's in my area. when i do, i wave but nobody seems to wave back,
I always wave!


I saw a titanium gray one the other day on 64E (fellow officer) and last Sunday I saw a hot blonde driving a black or black cherry one on 64E.

There's also a red one that lives in my friend's neighborhood off Chesterbrook in VA Beach.

I haven't seen much more than that.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:31 AM
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Yesterday @ 6:20PM there was a VR 8 right behind me when we pulled out of the shopping center, by Apple Ford in Columbia, onto Dobbin Road.

It was driven by an older woman with short blond hair. She took a right onto 175.

No spoiler or any mods I could tell from looking in the rear view mirror.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:12 AM
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saw a guy yesterday break his neck as he saw mine.....he was driving a VR on 17S in hasbrook heights, nj and i was on 17N
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Today, around 11:30am, on 40 just before the RDU airport exit, I spotted a red 8 heading west while I was east bound. Whoever you were, you were just hitting the traffic jam due to a flatbed truck blocking traffic and retrieving a car that looked like it had jumped the guardrail and ended up at the bottom of the embankment.
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Old 08-13-2005, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by psbjames1970
Sound like RX-8 owners live in certain cluster areas.

Seems that in my area, there are none I see. I do have a reverse commute each day and don't always go the same route.
That's been my experience too. My commute is 50 miles round-trip on rural, yet very congested roads. I too take different routes home each day. Yet I can easily go weeks without seeing another RX-8. I see more Vipers, 911s, Evos, STis, even Elises(!) than RX-8s.

I do occasionally see a blue one with an aftermarket exhaust on 202 here in New Hope (PA), and another(?) blue one in Morrisville with some sort of vanity plate. And once in awhile a black one on 32 between Yardley and Morrisville.

No response to waves
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:30 AM
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I just saw a black one but not with the driver. It was parked at the Gemcraft Offices parking lot in Forest Hill Maryland. Could not believe one has been so close to my office.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:34 PM
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There's a blue 8 that runs around Exton a lot. I've waved a few times, but never get a response. I see a blue, a tit gray, and VR on 422 going west in the afternoon every now and again. I try to acknowledge them, but sometimes I'm moving too fast in the opposite direction. When I do flash or wave, I get nothing. Finally I saw VR on the turnpike between Valley Forge and Downingtown the other week. Got right next to them, waved, nothing.

I give up. No more signaling unless signaled to first. :p
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:26 PM
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well finally, I saw a twin (close twin... no spoiler and no bumper cover) of my car right on I-95 when I was going home yesterday.

He did ackowledge me... kewl.
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:33 PM
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Most ever sightings for me in a day .....
Shinka from NC with 30 day tags on 95S from 32 to 198 this morning the passenger seemed excited to see another 8
Red like mine with lights on ...on 495 outer loop near rt 50 me inner loop.
Another red and a blue this afternoon .... on the inner loop rt 4 to 50 me outer loop
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:10 PM
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Whever I trailer my car to events across the country... nothing. DOn't see a one.

When I'm driving my Baja? Or Tahoe? They're everywhere.

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Old 08-25-2005, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MadRonin
There's a blue 8 that runs around Exton a lot. I've waved a few times, but never get a response. I see a blue, a tit gray, and VR on 422 going west in the afternoon every now and again. I try to acknowledge them, but sometimes I'm moving too fast in the opposite direction. When I do flash or wave, I get nothing. Finally I saw VR on the turnpike between Valley Forge and Downingtown the other week. Got right next to them, waved, nothing.

I give up. No more signaling unless signaled to first. :p
What color is your 8? I think I saw the Blue, once.

I got a Silver 8, no aero kit or strakes. I live in Chester Springs and commute on 202. There's a yellow 8 nearby, but I've never seen him/her driving it, only in their driveway. There's some woman around Exton in a silver, she never acknowledges, waves, blinks or anything, just stares straight ahead. Also a Silver on 202 South one day, woman 30-ish, again, just staring straight. I'm not a hideous looking guy, but they could wave or something! At work I park near a Titanium with a spoiler, haven't met the owner yet.
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:48 PM
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I spotted a silver rx-8 in Pennsylvania, yesterday: Aug. 26, 2005 @ approx. 2:45pm on R65 heading North, at the Mckeesrocks Bridge. I was in a red one heading South. We did the head nod.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by pcimino
What color is your 8? I think I saw the Blue, once.

I got a Silver 8, no aero kit or strakes. I live in Chester Springs and commute on 202. There's a yellow 8 nearby, but I've never seen him/her driving it, only in their driveway. There's some woman around Exton in a silver, she never acknowledges, waves, blinks or anything, just stares straight ahead. Also a Silver on 202 South one day, woman 30-ish, again, just staring straight. I'm not a hideous looking guy, but they could wave or something! At work I park near a Titanium with a spoiler, haven't met the owner yet.
My 8's a black GT w/front and rear rotary accents; no spoiler. I'm a big guy, so I'm not hard to miss. :D
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Originally Posted by RenoIV
Most ever sightings for me in a day .....
Shinka from NC with 30 day tags on 95S from 32 to 198 this morning the passenger seemed excited to see another 8
Red like mine with lights on ...on 495 outer loop near rt 50 me inner loop.
Another red and a blue this afternoon .... on the inner loop rt 4 to 50 me outer loop
I drive a Red 8 that area so maybe it was me. (I always wave)....
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:04 PM
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Silver 8 on 22 East

I flew pass a female driving a Silver 8 on Rte. 22 West in Bridgewater yesterday at around 6:45 pm. I got off at Commons Way and she got off behind me. At least she acknowledged me. She was pretty hott too! :D I can't stand when people don't say hi back. Anyway, I just wanted to see if she belonged to the club!

-Lata-
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