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  2. Sounds good Rich - Any excuse to put some k's on the car
  3. Instinct_NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Hey Mark, Good to see you have the Esprit on the road again. We have a run planned around West Auckland beaches in a couple of weeks. You should join in if you have the time? Cheers Rich
  4. Nice Was a good day to get out and about - Today, not so much
  5. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    @marktIt looks like you did the whole of Ridge Rd - definitely fun. And I didn't realise that Mill Flat Rd connects to Robinson Rd. We'll have to check that part out. It was a great day to get out there. I took some back roads to Orewa and popped up to Hatfields Beach, just for the photo op:
  6. Nice bit of road that Keeps you busy! Went for a quick drive around Coatesville this morning for the hell of it... Esprit's not as nimble as the Elise but at a relaxed pace, very enjoyable.
  7. Hello. Wanting to update my 88 turbo esprit. Does anyone have or know anyone thinking of selling an SE S4 or V8? Please let me know on 0210519518 Thanks! Al
  8. Things I learned today: Lotus still fit (or did in 2012) a radiator with a plastic end tank to new Elises Plastic end tanks get brittle and break You can't buy a replacement in NZ An all alloy replacement from Elise Parts costs $588 + shipping Question: should I worry about reusing the original fan mounting kit (made of mild steel, and thus prone to rusting in salty air), and pay an extra $40 for 316 marine grade stainless steel brackets, nuts, bolts, etc?
  9. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    It looks like I never posted this draft - oh well, just in time for Christmas... here is a preview of my favourite section - a 1.3km stretch of Ridge Road: It is not a fast road. In fact, because it is so narrow, you have to be quite sedate, in case you meet other traffic (this happened in my video). But there are many tight corners to enjoy. And the corresponding Google map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2ULujVDi3lSstuMntJlsQK5_9w&usp=sharing
  10. NZRUFF

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Thanks guys! Such a fun car to film... a really nice reminder of just how much enjoyment you can have from an older fully analog car.
  11. Stuart Monument

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Stunning video and a stunning car. Well done
  12. NZRUFF

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Thanks Rich! I really appreciate your support. Thanks for the warm welcome and the forum suggestions. (Yes, it sure does take time to make videos... glad you enjoy the process, and looking forward to seeing your finished result!)
  13. Instinct_NZ

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Amazing Video Ben!!! (And a stunning car too!) That puts the video's from Lotus Cars to shame! They should put you top of their list when they make their next video. I'll share this on a few facebook groups too.. Hope you get the Votes you need to win that amazing kit! I really enjoy making videos for Club Lotus NZ.. currently editing my 'Epic Trackday' footage.. spent about 30 hours on 3 min a footage and still another minute to go.. and I only do it for 'fun' lol. Please jump over here and say 'Hi'.. I'm sure you'll get a warm welcome. https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/forum/15-introductions/ I think you should also share your video with the wider 'global' community...maybe here: https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/forum/168-lotus-motoring-cars-chat/ Cheers Rich
  14. Bibs

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Wonderful, thank you for sharing
  15. Hi guys, I made this film about my Elan plus 2 on my favourite piece of road. http://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/tQqx9uc8iFI If you like it, please take the time to vote! Thanks,
  16. Instinct_NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    And here is another.. just a few KM's away from Ponga Rd listed above so why not extend your fun on the road to include these too! White Rd to Sky High Rd to Monument Rd.. most twisty goodness! And here is the Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ifU4YBhh-cUeECUeTz0NtQoWvdw&usp=sharing Have Fun!
  17. Instinct_NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Here is another great road... I haven't driven on this road for a while.. and it was the start of an impromptu 'Fish n Chip' run ending in Kaiaua.. and that is another great road and a video to follow! Anyway... this one is 'Ponga Rd'. As per the previous video.. and well, most of these NZ roads... please be careful as the roads are narrow in places and the other motorists and road users may not have the agility of a Lotus to corner and stop quickly! Here is the video link: And here is the map. (You can start at either end... both ways are great!). https://drive.google.com/open?id=10F7-xpGKSjJmztwqb38k4miuU6E&usp=sharing
  18. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    In mapping out a route for a car run next weekend, here is a preview of my favourite section - a 1.3km stretch of Ridge Road: It is not a fast road. In fact, because it is so narrow, you have to be quite sedate, in case you meet other traffic (this happened in my video). But there are many tight corners to enjoy. And the corresponding Google map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2ULujVDi3lSstuMntJlsQK5_9w&usp=sharing
  19. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Good idea to record these, Rich. This is one of the roads we traversed after the brunch with the Triumph TR register and Jaguar club on Sunday. It is just south of Warkworth. The video is of a short portion of the route, as it's not as much fun when following normal traffic: And the corresponding Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TKVACtsayASIyDvdeUT1U3TBnhk&usp=sharing
  20. Hi All, As you all know, we love to drive our cars along some amazing twisty roads that we're blessed with here in NZ. I'm always coming across new roads and there is one I'll share as soon as I've finished editing the video. So I thought I would start this thread to inform others of your favorite 'Amazing Driving Roads'. Perhaps you can post a video of the drive but better still include a link to a Google Map so we can all find and enjoy the road To get things going, here a great road in West Auckland... You'll find on the way to Piha 'Lone Kauri Road' And here is the Google Map https://drive.google.com/open?id=1brAskD7CVk5NMjnwszkFvXOADDE&usp=sharing
  21. Instinct_NZ

    New coat of paint for my Excel

    That's a great shot! One of the 'complaints' on the new 2017 CLNZ Calendar... is that there isn't any Excels... Easy to fix... send some in. We have also invited the Southern Lotus Register to submit photos too. We will put a call out again next year for the 2018 photos so hoefully we'll see some great shots of Hethel's finest!
  22. gizmo16

    New coat of paint for my Excel

    Nice looking machine with original mags.
  23. Plus2s

    Anyone near Queenstown?

    I am in the middle of the South Island. About 4 hours frm Queenstown
  24. Plus2s

    New coat of paint for my Excel

    Another NZ Excel
  25. Instinct_NZ

    Workshop visit, Drive and a Feed... (Event)

    Not a problem Darren, although the Kudos goes to @Esprit918 (Club President David Crandall) for this one. Hopefully we'll have a run up North in the not to distant future. There are photos from todays event over on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/clublotusnz/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1065408433494447 PS. The September run is ending up in Warkworth, it's going to be on the 18th. Hopefully We'll see you there. We are also going to join the TR Register on December 18th for an early morning Christmas breakfast run (Auckland to Warkworth).
  26. Hi Guys Just a quick note to say great to meet up again and thanks for organising a very interesting trip, it is always an inspiration to see around the workshops of true professionals. All the very best Darren
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