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  1. Still can't believe I picked up my phone during my lunch break while having a burger and one hr later started the yellow beauty for the first time. It's now going to take another week or two to get her registered... but wow!!
    33 points
  2. 18 today! The site can buy booze now!! Thanks for all our your support over the years folks, it's been a long time and obvs we'd be nothing without you! It's been a fun adventure!
    14 points
  3. Stopped for to fuel my S nr Goodwood, yesterday, and coudln't belive the next car to pulll in, v.nice GT410.
    13 points
  4. Started the tour, but first a little „installation lap“ over Susten/Grimselpass and a little Furka is never wrong… But now on route to France 😉
    12 points
  5. Ready to bring the Evora out... Route des Grandes Alps for the next few days..;-) (Pictures will follow)
    12 points
  6. Chamonix - Cormet de Roselent - Col de I‘Iseran - Col du Galibier - Col d‘Izoard… Cannot think of any other Car to be in and attack these roads.. Nirvana! 😉
    11 points
  7. The Evora is one of the most beautiful cars that has ever come out of Hethel. It will be hard act to follow.
    11 points
  8. 10 points
  9. Surprised MJK after his bout of COVID, which has knocked him for 6. Planned a little Surprise with our lovely Scottish Members and they turned up on Mass, much to the enjoyment of the whole Street who all came out to look as well! Thank you so much guys (and girls), I can't tell you how emotional dad got after you left. But he was so chuffed to "See all his friends". He was so happy and even called me this morning to chat about it again! If anyone else has any pics, please feel free to post them! Watch the video here! https://www.facebook.com/575989039/videos/pcb.10160392890659040/636675461265765
    10 points
  10. Emira V6 and Esprit V8 SE (styling of both designs by Russell Carr)
    10 points
  11. Fabulous shots Andrew👍 Similar ones here from our trip through the Tyrol in to Italy and then Switzerland
    10 points
  12. Time to get back onto my old car after spending most of the summer on the LHD car. I thought it would be worth spending time on the bodywork before the colder months set in and give the car back it’s S1 guise.. Time to cut off this turbo tail to see what lie’s beneath 🫣 No going back now 🫣 The tail will create a nice bit of garage wall art 🙂 A flanged area had been added for the turbo valance to mount on which needed to go. Next was taking a mould from a repair panel Body area taken down to a knife edge ready for the mould. Mould tightly in place Area masked and gel coat applied Matting fully applied First repair done, it will need some final prep in the spring giving time for the repair to fully cure and settle but very happy with result and as good as new. 😁 Now onto the next corner before doing the rear, access to these areas is very good with the rear cut off, doing the rear is much tougher. Dave
    10 points
  13. Spotted at secret test facility, Looked like it cornered on rails. Could of had a go but it looked a bit too fast for me.
    10 points
  14. Yup the market was wrong now Lotus have to get it wrong in order to increase sales, right or wrong depending on your point of view of course. Right for Lotus for sure. Whatever stopped the likes of Harry Metcalfe from getting an Evora isn’t there in the Emira. But then you see an Evora out on the road and wow you forgot what presence they have. It’s a unique wtf presence that seems to be hard to capture in photos. Emira is more photogenic perhaps but both would be considered ‘supercars’ to the man in the street. Most of those unsure of what an Evora is guess Lambo. Especially after hearing the noise they make.
    10 points
  15. Sorting through some unidentified media, I stumbled across a treasure trove of Concorde pics from late 2003, and I've posted a tiny fraction of them here. Most of these were taken in October and November, around and after retirement. They were all taken by a mate who was a Concorde engineer, but I know he wouldn't mind their being shared. In no particular order. Some poignant ones here. Don't remember Graham taking this one! I'd arranged a Concorde hangar tour for some American enthusiasts. Some great entries in the tech logs for those final flights... Aft baggage hold, rarely seen. Can't be certain, but I believe this was Alpha Fox the day after her final commercial. Couple of 593s. Concorde staging. From tail staging. A good shot demonstrating function of the buckets. The pipes. Loads of fun strapping down here and running the engines up! The last time one could capture 3 together, I believe. I'll let you guess what this is. Olympus engine change. Quick pad change! Sentiment ran high in the company. Just a few more of many thousands in my Concorde collection. I miss her...
    9 points
  16. Thanks all for the nice comments. I'll be pressing my nose on the window of their showroom today. @TomE My dealer always "promised" me the first car he'll get. I told him weeks prior to the release event (the rainy live stream) that I'll be placing an order. Formally signed papers the morning after the release event. We didn't have the deposit game here in Germany, it was a straight forward contract & signature thing. But I guess this still makes me one of the very early "slots". He told me about exactly a week ago that my car will be on it's way soon and it showed up earlier than expected, he was expecting it to arrive end of this month. The VIN was in the system since about approx. 2-3 months according to him. @ScruteMy mate took another picture yesterday where you can see the wheels much better than on my photos: Maybe also an interesting topic for the ride height story - it's a touring spec car and the others in the showroom were sport and seemed to sit about 1,5cm lower. But one of the guys working in the shop said mine might still have transport spacers in the suspension. Something else I noticed: * The seating position is definitely lower than the pre-production cars. * The red flap over the start button is now made out of alloy or metal instead of plastic. * The doors close with a very satisfying and quality feel.
    9 points
  17. I'm a monarchist and much admire what QEII did throughout her life. However, I appear to have a different view of the current mood gripping the nation and thought I'd post just to see how hot the flames get. I was very sad when her death was announced - but it was not unexpected and in some ways I was pleased for her as death was the only thing that was ever going to give her rest. 96 is quite old to still be getting flogged. I found the well prepared television retrospectives of her life and times informative and enjoyed re-living significant sections of history that has occured through my lifetime. QEII did the best job ever as the country's figurehead. I thank her for it and am pleased to see that the significant majority want to thank her too. I'm also in a much smaller majority who is happy that Charles III has taken over with such dignity. I did not want both BBC channels and ITV to go 24 hours on the same programmes with no content. Channels 4 and 5 were close but not continuous. Once you heard the first half dozen pundits say how well she did and why, you have heard it...and probably knew it anyway. There was nothing more to say so the usual subjects - Huw Edwards, Clive Myrie, et al just um'd and er'd until some other numpty was found to express exactly the same sentiments yet again. I must have heard the speach from when she was 21 half a dozen times in the first couple of days and I would guess it been repeated many more times since. I dont understand the whipping up emotion to get people to queue for a day or two to look at a flag on a box. Put simply I dont understand why we're having 10 days of wall to wall queenie instead of a day or two at the start to get the stories out there...and then the funeral. Also putting Charles to work from day 1 seems unnecessarily cruel (I was offered time off work when my Dad died - as were most people I know). Maybe its just my views on death generally don't appear to chime with many, but we as a species really need to learn to take it in our stride a bit more. But each to their own - and I recognise a significant number are loving the misery.
    9 points
  18. Today I installed a new coolant temp sensor, topped up the coolant and took it for a good 30 minute drive. The temperature gauge sat perfectly steady at just under 90 degrees for the entire trip and warmed up a little bit more when it was parked back in the garage with the engine running. I still have no idea why the gauge shot up to nearly 140 degrees when I first drove it. I doubt it was the coolant temp sensor, but at least the car seems to be running fine now which is a huge relief for me. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread. I have learnt a huge amount about the car from this. 😊
    9 points
  19. A 300mile round trip yesterday to north Wales to do the Velocity zip line with Alice. A simply fantastic day out.
    9 points
  20. Had a chance to get a look under the car today after bringing some papers to the dealer, still no final date for road registration but chances are its done next week. They are waiting for registration paperwork from Lotus. Good to see the trustworthy AP Racing logo on the inside of the caliper. Also Bilstein dampers as expected. The photo with the black spring is not from my car, it's from a Sport suspension car they have in the showroom. Was curious to compare details to my Touring car, but couldn't find the numbers and didn't want to bother the mechanics to lower it again a few minutes before their start of the weekend 😅 FullSizeRender.MOV
    8 points
  21. And finally some Col de Vars, Bonette, Cayole etc.. Done for this stint, but will come back! Still love my Evora! Best car for road trips 😉
    8 points
  22. Finally got a chance to spray and install my wing, hope you like it as much as I do
    8 points
  23. Esprit d'aventure 3rd edition ! Auvergne, France, Sept 2022 Can't get my eyes out of this picture. On the right, the man in charge of the destiny of that afternoon. Nice flare
    8 points
  24. Well today I’ve seen an emira for the first time ever. Im blown away by the fit and finish of what is a dev fit car. It’s absolutely breathtaking in the flesh.
    8 points
  25. Two Lotus road cars in salubrious company among the Classic Team Lotus collection at the weekend (one is Scott's)
    7 points
  26. I received the Emira checkout email today, asking for payment, further options and final delivery type. Anybody else got this yet? I'm hoping this means the wait is over.
    7 points
  27. Goodbye Esprit! Crikey, been a while since I updated, not that there’s been that much progress with holiday, work and a potential house move on the horizon. Anyway, as per @Fridge I’ve been trying to keep momentum going and the time for the body to go off to paint snuck up on me a little bit (despite being planned in nearly 2 years ago!) I’ve been trying to do some final prep, mostly inside the cabin so that the outer paint marked the turning point of the restoration, but I underestimated the amount of time needed and just got some basics done before the car goes off to the body shop. Reading the various blogs on here, I wasn’t initially too bothered about painting the inside of my cabin as it’s going to be covered anyway with carpet etc. Having scraped the horsehair insulation and removed the incredibly heavy bulkhead insulation, I’ve revised this and will paint the interior with raptor or similar just to try and limit the dust that’s generated! Removing the heavy sound deadening panels has lifted nearly 13kg from the car, I’ll replace this with lighter weight sound matting. Also tidied the area around the windscreen which had a good 8mm of sealant from the last windscreen fitment some time in the distance past, now scraped off. Body shop reckon the body needs a lot of prep to make it ready, so will be a longer project……
    7 points
  28. Andrew Ferguson's gold Eclat at the Club Team Lotus do at Post House hotel Norwich, Rescanned it for better quality. Taken just 3 weeks before Chapman died in 1982. Did post this in a smaller 4 panel selection some time ago.
    7 points
  29. Not sure, technically i haven´t got the car yet... just got the call when it arrived at my dealer (M.A.S. in Wuppertal - cannot praise them enough! 🙌). It will now take another week or maybe a bit more for it to be road registered etc. I will also get the front PPF´ed etc. But I am soo happy to know that it is only a few days away now. I am not at the dealer anymore and unfortunately I haven´t taken that many pictures in the rush of excitement. The one I have where you can see the contrast the best is this one below. But I have to say that the dark painted areas on the wheels are matt black (or a veeery dark grey) and not glossy as they were e.g. on the forged wheels of my GT430 Sport.
    7 points
  30. I had the same V8-GT colour combination. Lovely car and fond, fond memories
    7 points
  31. 7 points
  32. Gotcha! Well, I'm pretty sure I have anyway. Sitting today, literally in the space next to where it was last Thursday, a white BMW X5 with black alloys. What are the chances of there being several of those so I had a closer look. Scraped along the rear passenger's door and wheel, but no immediately obvious paint transfer from mine although it does look like somebody may have had a session with some T-Cut lately. Then, I saw it. All those hours watching forensic examinations on TV paid off. On the rear wheel, a small amount of bright blue paint on the edge of the rim. I rest my case m'lud. Local force informed and they're going to follow it up ASAP, and view the CCTV images for final proof. Sad thing is, for it to be parked where it is at this time of day, it must belong to a member of the hospital staff, .
    7 points
  33. Fever Tree up 14% since your post, @pete. Can I give you a list of others to mention?
    7 points
  34. Finally got around to fitting the carbon rear deck. Only weights just over 3Kg so could be accomplished alone. The integral central rod allows for increasing the angle of opening.
    7 points
  35. I keep saying it, NA is the Evora sweet spot, a brilliant car and that lacks nothing for everyday UK use. Thrilling on an early morning B-road blat too. Criminally under-rated and under-sold, such a shame as Lotus will most likely no longer make such focussed and dynamic cars again. Why should they, they weren't profitable. The market has spoken and it's wrong. Very wrong. Justin
    7 points
  36. Started work at 0700 this morning and after 10 hours non stop decided I needed to go for a drive to refresh. So just drove. No where to go. No where to be. No deadline. The evening weather was superb. 18c, blue sky, so roof down and away I went. That's the Vale of Strathmore in the foreground and the Angus Glens (hills) in the background that I just had a wee play in. This was on the way home. God I am so freakin' lucky living here and NO traffic! Heaven.
    6 points
  37. Starter from Goodwood Revival, have loads more to add when I get a moment.
    6 points
  38. He’s seen how fat I am again @Rambo - it’s a subtle hint - and I’ve taken it well 😼 parts fitted this afternoon. Grass mowed and cars parked up
    6 points
  39. Op went well and she's now recuperating on the sofa with a rather fetching camo bandage around her neck
    6 points
  40. https://youtu.be/1OOtAtluc_s
    6 points
  41. The guv'nor giving the Eletre a once over!
    6 points
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