I'm David from San Jose, CA. After lots of consideration and meeting a couple Exocet owners out in the wild, I finally pulled the trigger and order an Exocet Race kit. The first owner (sorry, I've forgotten his name) I met at a track day in February at Laguna Seca. The second owner is SeanW who spoke to briefly at Cars and Coffee at Canepa in April. Seeing registered Exocets on the street helped alleviate my fears about the registration process here in CA.
My track car is going to be the donor for the build. It's a 1996 Miata that I've owned for the past six years. I love my Miata but I've always dreamed of owning something like the Lotus Seven. I feel like an Exocet will get my pretty damn close and I already have a donor in my garage. My plan is to get one more track day in with the Miata before I start the disassembly process.