free hit
counters
Leaderboard - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 29/04/21 in all areas

  1. Been giving #005 some mechanical TLC this week. Lovely mota.
    13 points
  2. Did anyone else notice that the matte black one in Scotland (previously called Dexter) disappeared off Autotrader this weekend? You reckon some idiot was mad enough to travel an approx 500mi trip to buy a car unseen and drive it all the way home? ... On an entirely unconnected note. Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning products for matte black paint? 😉
    11 points
  3. Out for a country lane spin last weekend
    11 points
  4. I popped those images released the other day into Lightroom and upped as many levels as I could! The 'U' in the first pic could have done with a clean before they took the snaps
    10 points
  5. Finally we could enjoy some sun and more than 10 degrees 🙂
    9 points
  6. This is spot on. The number of people who comment that they either didn't know Lotus still existed, or that that they made anything other than the Elise is a real challenge for the brand. It always surprises me - and then I remember that Motoring Forums in general, certainly the more specialist ones, tend to be a microcosm where the inhabitants forget that pretty much the rest of the universe base their choices and decisions on the popular view and perceived wisdom. This more than anything has to be the hurdle that Lotus needs to clear. We can get bent out of shape that Lotus is
    9 points
  7. 8 points
  8. The “large platform” collection.
    7 points
  9. Managed to finally get my Esprit started again today after battery woes going back to December. Had charged the battery, nope, tried to fire, but immediately died, and wouldn't restart. Used the Start the Engine mode on the charger, same thing. I had to use this mode in December to start the car to get it to Gerald. Bought a battery conditioner to use instead of just my charger - took a week to condition the battery. Fired for a bit longer, but died. The battery was a Yuasa Black with an unlimited life guarantee - had it 6 or 7 years. Got a replacement, changed it thi
    7 points
  10. Just looking through some old pictures and found this, the bacon sandwich and coffee before the Brands festival 😍the sun shines on the righteous 😛
    7 points
  11. Just putting this out there now so that you can put it in your diary. We are waiting to hear back from a location, so not 100% sure yet, but the venue will probably be in Essex (I can hear Wayne from here) Hopefully will be a sit down breakfast (outdoors) - and it is somewhere we have been before. I'll update this thread with more details when we have them.
    6 points
  12. Lovely drive tonight. Roads empty again. Actually stopped to take a couple of photo's which is a rarity...
    6 points
  13. Wonder how the pop up headlights are gonna look.
    6 points
  14. Judging by the picture, your hobby is either playing the guitar or dress up in squirts and Nylon 🤔
    6 points
  15. I just burn through fossil fuel 🙈
    6 points
  16. There's a huge amount of assumption which seems to turn into outrage on here based on very little knowledge. Just saying! 6th July isn't that far away, hang onto your hats!
    6 points
  17. Deposit down this afternoon 👍 If I like it I have a decision to make, if not money back... win win so to speak.
    5 points
  18. seeing my father in law come home from 6 months of rehab after a major stroke
    5 points
  19. Whoaaa, spoiler alert. You mean those Dino's are not real? Get away with you.... If the green cover in the original photo is eArt then I have to admit it looks damned good. Keep your straw hat ready just in case you need to it.
    5 points
  20. I can't help but think that a lot of people try to read between the lines to fill in the gaps that have been left intentionally. I'm not a customer. I have already said that. However, I have taken the announcement from the other day at face value. I haven't tried to fill in the gaps. Maybe I am being naive. Maybe I haven't been around Lotus long enough. Just wait until GFOS and wait and see what happens. Lotus must have had something going on or what would they be bringing to GFOS? Yeah I know. Glass half full.
    5 points
  21. I meant, "I did too" (turn one of my hobby into my job) When you like to drive cars around tracks and been dreaming of cars since you're a kid, being paid to subjectively assess and develop tyres for your company and for next generation cars for OEM is a dream job for me. Either driving on home proving ground, car companie's proving grounds or independent ones such as the Nordschleife. I feel lucky every day, even if like all jobs we do, some days are tougher than others.
    5 points
  22. After working on my own Land Rover and then more and more others, I started Escape's Workshop as a second job. This evolved to classic cars as the 4x4 scene slowed down. It's no real income, but it does pay for my cars, as well as the garage and tools, equipment, ... I never really considered doing it full time, as that would mean I would HAVE to do it and it wouldn't be a hobby anymore. Now I can take a step back or go on holiday when I like. As long as I don't take on too many projects that is. It's frustrating at times, things rarely go as planned when working on classic cars as we a
    5 points
  23. 2nd car event in as many weekends. Great to be out again. 👍😊
    5 points
  24. Without lotus Forum team I would have missed this one ☝️ brilliant team
    5 points
  25. Great news Eddie look forward to seeing it. Like the colour combo. How did you find the IPS? Keep it nice and I’ll buy it off you in 6 years 👍🏻👍🏻🤣 Meanwhile.....
    5 points
  26. I have been told dealers will have demo’s in there showrooms from mid July ready for potential customers to see in the flesh, spec, order for early 2022 delivery.
    5 points
  27. JayEmm Sports Racer Review.....
    5 points
  28. Yes we are both looking forward to seeing the Emira at FoS Had an extremely good chat with Scott Walker yesterday morning and we don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t have both the Emira and GT430 on the drive this time next year. Unless we end up at the wrong end of the waiting list.
    5 points
  29. Apart from laying under an Esprit, the only other hobby I have. I haven't done it for a long time due to lockdown, though.
    5 points
  30. Was looking through PC and came across this one of the old girl.
    5 points
  31. Stopping a ferry from leaving, which is one thing that they said they wouldn’t do. There is now a video on Sky News showing a French fishing boat ramming a British fishing boat...........-.........so much for a peaceful protest🙄 My understanding is that the approach by Jersey is in line with what was approved by the EU in the negotiations. However, this all comes back to what a French businessman told me many years ago during an acquisition process I was involved in. Over dinner he said “the problem with the British is that they want to dot all of the “I”s & cross all of
    4 points
  32. Just sharing my short clip from a trackday two weeks ago. I took my Elise Cup for some fun, but decided to publish a little bit more than just lap video.... I must admit, it was fun and I'm keen to try to do more stuff (and maybe a bit more professional too)
    4 points
  33. That’s tosh @Bibs - I’ve got a mate down the pub who’s sisters husbands cousin knows an Amazon guy who’s brother spoke to a source who has a direct link into the factory. It’s gonna be a tesla motor 👍
    4 points
  34. They're probably better off listening to Lotus than elsewhere, they're a pretty reliable source on what cars they're making!
    4 points
  35. There are several different types of prototype. Engineering Prototypes (EPs) are the various cars used to prove handling, drivetrain, ABS etc - what are often called mules and mostly look like hacked about Evoras. There have been "spyshots" of these. The final cars won't look like these. Validation of Production (VP) cars are after the design is proven and to iron out how they are going to build them. Lotus are building these, some dealers have seen and sat in them. Lotus followed the same approach for the Evora and some of us were lucky enough to see the EP and VP cars. Goo
    4 points
  36. I think when the world gets to see the Emira a lot of these statistical comparisons will go out of the window. When you look at a Cayman, it really is a bland design for a mid-engined sports car and it’s been around for donkeys years, so surely it’s time for something special to take some sales off it.
    4 points
  37. Did some panelling today for eldest son
    4 points
  38. If you like the Nightfall blue, here is mine... https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-TqTw6W/ But I have to admit, they drive good in all colours.. 😉
    4 points
  39. It's been a long time coming and for me it's one of the final major pieces to finish my car in a cosmetic sense. I've finally ordered a carbon fibre 380 Cup/410/430 style engine hatch! It's by far the most expensive cosmetic/exterior component I've bought so I'm hoping it's worth the outlay!
    4 points
  40. I’ve owned 2 Evoras and they are epic in every way. Of course they are. And the easiest to live with Lotus yet. And they don’t do little wee’s on the garage floor. And you can hear yourself think, even when you’re going along. The fuel gauge is still completely random, mind. It’s all mod cons. But, they’re not a timeless Esprit. And they never will be.
    4 points
  41. Just some random quick photos of the car in London. Was nice to use it to drive round town for a shoot I had to do. Small update on the exhaust, I was having problems with the vacuum pressure on the valve, I had a leak somewhere and was struggling to work out where it was. After buying some long vacuum hose I tested every part of the system and eventually found that the pipe that goes through the subframe was either leaking somewhere, or blocked. I did a temporary fix and will replace that pipe, but unfortunately I will have to remove the cat to access it properly. Lovely to have the exh
    4 points
  42. Both are the last of the original style...
    4 points
  43. Been great to have a week doing some joinery in the workshop
    4 points
  44. The old shed after a considerable (still ongoing) scrub up over the winter:
    4 points
  45. No idea who the bloke on the left is.
    4 points
  46. Top gear driving the Evija
    4 points

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.


  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?

    Sign Up
×
×
  • Create New...