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  2. @Andy Norman Petit Paris restaurant in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh - cars parked en masse in the otherwise 'restricted access' area:
  3. Thanks for posting. Move not managed to attend since coming back into the Lotus fold last September however I’m keen to do so when weekends permit this year. I am very keen to do the Knockhill shakedown so keep me posted and did speak to Ian about it when I bought the car last year What is this Petit Paris thing which is being referred to? Hopefully meet up with some of you in the future. Andy.
  4. Thanks for posting this Al. Sorry I couldn't make it to the last meeting, I've been pretty busy recently. I'll definitely be making an effort to come to the regular meetings at Mannerston's. It sounds like there are a few interesting events on the horizon 👍 Big thanks to yourself and Brian for all the effort you've put in over the years. Duggie.
  5. Hi Folks, Well having canvassed many members (but not as many as I'd have liked!) at the January meeting, also at ClubLotus/LDC/LEGS gathering last night, for ideas and feelings and chatted with Brian this is our intention for the LEGS Breakfasts going forward. These ideas can be modified under review and we are open to further ideas if somebody else would like to step up to the plate. We will continue to meet once a month on the 1st Sunday. The default location will be Mannerstons Farm Shop & Cafe where we have met a few times already. We will not be sending out notifications or lists, PM's etc. for these. It is very much a turn up if you wish. We will continue to have other trips and visits on an Ad-Hoc basis which we will post up in the old manner. These we will try for the 1st Sunday as usual but if clashes dictate may be other dates. We already have one very exciting new addition for the 5th May more of which later and we hoped to resurrect the Petit Paris meet again this year. These are going to be organised by individuals helping us, although Brian will still send out group PM's as information is provided. Anybody wishing to arrange something please contact Brian or myself for discussion. For those who may not know Ian Parkin has moved on from Leven Lotus and I am in touch with his replacement Laura Montgomery and we hope to also be hearing a bit more from her as she gets settled in including a possible track evening at Knockhill mid week mid April to dust the cars off for. All to follow in the usual manner. She will also be joining us on here soon. Cheers, Al.
  6. Hi Jan, I only read this after returning but I have sent you a PM with some information. Have a great visit and I hope the infamous midges aren't too bad that early in the season! Cheers, Al.
  7. Hi Al, thank you very much for replying and the information. In the meantime I have been in contact with Brian and Jim Love who pointed out some other points of interest in the neighbourhood like the train museum and his help to get in touch with Colin of the Motor Museum. It all sounds really good and we definitely would like to meet you all in Bo'ness! Since I'm a member of Club Lotus as well as Lotus Drivers Club that shouldn't be a problem then ;-). In 1 or 2 weeks time I will be planning the itinerary for that day and then I will check on the hotels/B&B's; I've heard from others too the area around Bo'ness maybe better suited for 'tourists' to stay. I will check on Stirling for sure. It would be great if you can pop it up at tonights meeting and get a point of contact. Have a pleasant evening, Cheers, Jan
  8. Hi Jan, You are correct about the 12th June being a meeting in Bo-ness. It is officially a Club Lotus meeting (which many of us are also members of) But they throw open the doors to all the Lotus groups like LEGS and Lotus Drivers club etc. There aren't so many of us that we can't all get along! There is a meeting tomorrow evening (9th) which I am attending so I will pass on this message to them and come back to you with a point of contact. Unfortunately I am flying abroad that morning myself so will not be there. The meeting is actually above a Motor Museum which has a very strong James Bond theme running though it including a white S1 Esprit and lots of other memorabilia so I'm sure we can get that opened for you as well. As far as accommodation is concerned I am not sure about Bo'ness itself as not a particularly great area for tourists or visitors but Stirling is close by which has a good choice of hotel price ranges. There is also Linlithgow which is nice enough but again accommodation may be limited. Falkirk is closer than Stirling and your choice of hotel will be more towards the cheaper end as more of an industrial location.
  9. Hi All who have posted and attended. I will be speaking to Brian in the next few days and we will post up the way forward. Slight delay in posting is Club Lotus January meet is tomorrow evening and I'll be along at that and they were having some internal chat along similar lines and any regulars will know this is tied in with Lotus Drivers Club I think it is. After all that I'll post up something......... Brian, that looks bloody cold. Nice and mild back here. New winter boots at the ready but no snow.
  10. Completely but, I didn't realise the Matterhorn was an active volcano, . Must remember now to include it in my 'roadtrip in planning' to visit Etna, .
  11. Just realised that this is on today, so sorry for missing it. I was going to suggest this place; if you are looking for suggestions for venues. Pretty decent set up, great food, and great roads around for a run. Cheers Dom
  12. Happy New Year all. Apologies I had the best of intentions of getting to this mornings meet but having got back from 4 days driving back from Spain last night it was a task too far. Hope the turnout was reasonable and I hope there will be more meetings moving forward as I really do enjoy them. As far as meets to keep as a suggestion I previously thoroughly enjoyed the Rannoch Station run after the meet at Blairgowrie - epic roads!! The Petit Paris as mentioned is always fun and great for displaying the cars. The drive after the meet at Guildtown was great too and anymore like that would be great......can’t beat a hearty breakfast and then a drive of some of Scotland’s best roads. Apologies again for my no-show this morning - enjoy your breakfasts!!🍽 Cheers Stephen
  13. You are correct on one front Mark, times change and other commitments get in the way, in my case it is Switzerland and further travel before I can’t do these long trips or motorhoming on the continent. On the other point when I had my DB9 I went along to one AM meeting for dinner and thought never again, that was 5 years ago. The AM crowd were just not the same as the Lotus fraternity. Hope you have a good turnout today and a consensus on going forward with future breakfast meets. Thanks for your help in the past. Today’s room with a view 🇨🇭😀
  14. some random thoughts; Wintertime. Powmill only and/or cancel Nov, Dec, Jan meets as most people have plenty of other things on. Summertime. A fixed location most months (Powmill?) + a couple of special occasions i.e. Petit Paris Grassmarket, and Leven Lotus if they will have us . A lot of time the summer meets clash with other events, Jim Clark Duns, classic cars shows, Knockhill etc. Would be a shame to lose Petis Paris, didn't happen 2018 iirc as clashed with some other major event .
  15. As a LEGS founding member I'm disappointed not to have been able to contribute more to the organising, although I have sorted a few out over the years. But as many of us have found out, with business and family commitments at weekends its been getting more difficult to put the effort in to even attend as many as I'd like, never mind organise them. Big thanks to @bingoking for his efforts over the years, but I guess Brian you are hob nobbing with the AM crowd now 😉 If the consensus tomorrow is to continue to mix it up, rather than have a regular slot somewhere, I'm happy to organise a couple during the year (the run up to Gorgarff in October is a particular highlight for me). 1. Al. 2. Dude (Mini-me - well all but in physique 😁) 3. Alfa2Evora 4 & 5. Johnny & Audrey 6 & 7 Alan & Gwen 7 & 8 Mark & Jane (tentative)
  16. Hi Guys, Not many names up as yet, we will be going. I think my Son ids also bringing his exige. 1. Al. 2. Dude (Mini-me - well all but in physique 😁) 3. Alfa2Evora 4 & 5. Johnny & Audrey
  17. Having told son to get his name down I've realised that I hadn't actually done it myself. I did check with Peter a couple of weeks back about availability and we should get the car park opposite opened as well as usual and I'll drop in again tomorrow. Looking forward to a good turn out to see what we can arrange going forward. Don't worry about turning up and being shoe horned into a role you don't want. If nobody wants to volunteer then there will be no press gang so to speak. Sounds like my heavies are in Mexico! Having been married almost 36 years Andy I think the reason is because I go away! So a list is due even if late: 1. Al. 2. Dude (Mini-me - well all but in physique 😁) 3. Alfa2Evora 4
  18. Thank you very much Brian for all the hard work you've put into LEGS over the years mate
  19. Unfortunately I won’t be there as I am in 🇨🇭 Enjoy breakfast.
  20. Thanks for replying Andy. I now have this vision of you with a bricklayers trowel 😂 I am sure Mr Trump will manage to build his wall without you Yes we have had some great meets and runs over the years and I am a bit sad that it might not continue. Even if there are no regular meets organised in the future, anyone is welcome to post up on the forum if they are organising an impromptu run and I am sure a few others would tag along if they knew about it. I really hope a regular venue can be agreed on so the breakfast meets don’t fall by the wayside. Enjoy Mexico! 🇲🇽 and make sure you wear a sombrero to protect you from the 🌞 Kind regards Brian PS Just about to PM everyone again as a gentle reminder for Sunday as no one has added their name to the list yet although @Alfa2Evora and @Al. have said they will be there.
  21. I think i only managed 3 last year, my problem is I am away 5 days a week Mon_Fri and the only time I get to see the family is Sat and Sun and sometimes not then due to work. I must say, this year will be my 25th wedding anniversary and the 5 days away with work for the last 20 years must surely be the only reason that i am still married lol... Anyway, back to the point, I'd love to organise but will also struggle this year as I have a dozen track days organised and this will reduce the chances for me to attend, I'll miss this first one as I am with work this weekend and most likely Febs as I will probably be in Mexico with work. Before anyone asks, no, I'm not a brickie and no I'm not building a wall whilst there! Powmill sounds like a good option and maybe a more opportunistic approach to the others. I love the Edinburgh one, and 2 years ago the run to Kelso and the parking in the square was a real highlight. I do hope we can find a way to continue the runs have been memorable with good behaviour, great breakfasts and some spectacular roads and scenery.
  22. Thanks John Times change and folks have other interests and nothing wrong with that of course which is probably the main reason for dwindling enthusiasm for breakfast meets and attending shows etc. I do hope one of of our regulars steps up to the plate to help Al. in the future with our meets Hopefully the breakfast meets will continue, possibly at the same venue each month or whatever interval is deemed appropriate. Kind regards Brian
  23. Thanks for your reply and suggestions for future meets. Nothing wrong with your suggestions but it does need someone to organise the away days etc. Organising a regular meet at Powmill or another venue is probably the way forward so that the meets don’t fall by the wayside. Brian