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  1. Redwoods Road Trip 2013 Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. As noted in other events I have organized, this is where the insanity of what I do comes in. Don't ask I don't get it either. I recently made a website to help broadcast day drives and these road trips. --------------------------------------------- This is a road trip event for anyone and everyone. This is not a race or rally so if you are looking for a Gumball event this is not the event for you. The event does have fun back roads driving and some great stops. For references on past events look up Euro Cars Road Trip Yellowstone and California 500 Miglia. Register here: http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52 Deadline to register is April 5th for decals to be mailed. Final registration is April 14th, decal pickup at event start. Event details and registration: Redwoods Road Trip – April 26 - 28 The Redwoods Road Trip is a fun three-day event that takes us through the land of giants. The event starts in Novato and heads north up the Pacific Coast Highway, making stops along the way for pictures and to socialize. The key stop for the first day is the Point Arena Lighthouse Museum and lunch in Mendocino. Day two is all about seeing the giant redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and Big Tree Wayside. Day three the group drives home with one more stop to see the Redwoods and ending in Redding for participants to make their way home. Unlike rallies and road course events, we encourage people to stay in a group and stop at the planned destinations, as this is a road trip not a rally. However, the stops and activities are suggestions, not mandates. Our format is for those individuals, couples or families, who want to have an adventure as well as make new friends with fellow enthusiasts. We mix the day up between driving sections, photo stops and sightseeing opportunities for everyone. This is not a race, so if you are looking for a competitive event this is not for you. Fees schedule I worked out group rates for all the activities and two nights of hotels. The hotels also include a full hot breakfast for hotel 1 and continental for hotel 2. The totals below are for the two nights of hotels, event insurance, decals with your number choice and shipping. - 2 nights with King Bed $282.92 - 2 nights dual queen beds - $284.84 The 2013 Redwoods Road Trip Itinerary: April 26 – 28 Day 1: Meeting Location Date: April 26th Address: Starbucks - 132 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 Time: 8:00am Depart: 8:30am - drive start Activity: Registration and assist with decal application. There will be several stops along the way north for participants to take pictures of the breath taking California Coast. The major stop for the day will be at Point Arena Lighthouse Museum Address: 45500 Lighthouse Road , Point Arena, CA 95468 Time: ~11:00am arrive and 11:30ish departure Lunch stop will be in Mendocino Address: Mendocino Cafe - 10451 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 Time: ~12:10pm arrive with a 1 hour lunch stop After lunch, we will drive and make a stop at Mendocino Park for quick photos and then head north to Fort Bragg. On the way to Fort Bragg, we will make a stop at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse for photos and a quick tour of the grounds. Once in Fort Bragg, we will make a fuel stop for those who need to top off their tanks. Hotel stop for Day 1 – Best Western - Includes full hot breakfast Address: 701 Redwood Drive Garberville, CA 95542 Time: ~ 5:00pm Dinner at: Amillias - 443 Melville Road, Garberville, CA 95542 Day 2: Walking with giants This day will be focused on making stops at several trails that take you in and around the giant redwoods of the area. These are easy trails and are not that strenuous. Make sure to have a charged camera, as you will be taking lots of pictures. Leave from Garberville at 9:00am On the DOT Stops on the Avenue of the Giants trail: - The F.K. Lane Grove - Founder Tree Grove - Eternal Tree House (for gifts and souvenirs) Lunch stop day two will be in Eureka: Brick & Fire Bistro Address: 1630 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 After lunch, we will make a fuel stop before driving to the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center for maps and pictures. After the Visitor Center we will head to Lady Bird Johnson Grove to walk the trails there. The last stop for the day will be Big Tree Wayside to conclude a fun day of walking amongst the Giant Redwoods. Hotel for Day 2: Quality Inn and Suites Address: 3535 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521 Continental breakfast included Lunch will be at: Alibi - 744 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521 Dinner will be at: Lost Coast Brewing Company Time: 7:00pm Address: 617 4th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Day 3: Drive home The drive home will start for the group at 9:00am from the hotel. We will take Highway 36 over to Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. From here, people can either trek back to 101 to head to the Bay Area, or do the full loop to Red Bluff to enjoy an amazing road of twists and turns. We advise you do the Highway 36 run, as the road is amazing. As with all these events, they are meant to be fun a social so tell others as all are welcome. Register here: http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=52
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  2. Ah the glory days Bibs!.... That was fun indeed, just a shame the car wasn't running right, never really did! I had it mapped by someone in Scotland who I think now didn't really know what they were doing, in hindsight I should have sent the car down to Steve Greenald in Kent for mapping.. If I had I think I'd still own it Only sold as I couldn't afford to fix her after she burnt the top of a cylinder liner ( Ran Lean ) and I got divorced... I'll be back behind the wheel of a Lotus again soon
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  3. One of my fondest memories is the grin on your face as we tore down the A14 together at huge speeds after the factory day back in 2006!
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  4. Just as a matter of interest to Lotus interested parties, I owned a fire damaged Esprit that had a colour of blue, but then found the copper colour below the blue. I was busy investigating the strange origin of this car (thinking Essex), as it had the chassis numbers changed at the factory from a normally aspirated to the turbo type. The new owner now seems to believe that it was the first production turbo Esprit, but I suspect that it may also have been a back-up copper colour car for the movie "For Your eyes only", as it was at that time period. I still have the engine for that car and can get in contact with the owner of the chassis. I will have copy paperwork to establish chassis numbers etc. Any interested parties can contact me. Best wishes, Joe dos Santos
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  6. Yep but I bet like me you can engineer an excuse for a drink so that allows you time to socialise and practice all your other skills. Well it's a good excuse.
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  7. you are right, I allways thought the secondaries are only meant to 'top-up' ...but if you say those are *on* most of the time with notable amounts of fuel ..and mentioned all this long way for the secondary-injectors 'fuel spray' up to the front cylinders, not sure how much fuel is allready steady wasted there on the plenum walls. With a full independent set of secondaries for every cylinder the engine-management could run the 918 even more efficient, don't you think ? ..other point is the amount of those 'on/off' times of a electro-magnetic valve influence the precize timing of the valve, as we know ..the point with hysteresis effects -you know it. So it would not make much sense to let only run a type of small primaries to much of its duty-cycle if you need exact reactions of the engine on the full rpm-range. If you go for a 'base contamination' with fuel in the inlet (via the steady fuel spray of the secondaries into the plenum) you can "fine tune" the duty cycle of the still called primary injectors even more. This means a refined running, with good response directly for every cylinder ..right ? We could even say that primaries are in fact more 'second' and the base amound (or lets call it the primary amount) of fuel comes from those secondaries ..hahaa .. a confusing situation, anyway
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  8. 1. Trevsked - Sport 350 2. Bazza - Essex Esprit 3. Hopo - Esprit S3 4. The Pits - Exige V6 5. TomE - Evora S 6. Justin Pressland - 340r 7. GT111 - S1 Elise 8. Mayesprit 9. Sizona - Evora or Esprit 10. kim.com (Seven S1, could change!) 11. Mike 6 - Esprit carb turbo. 12. obione - Esprit Carb Turbo (Very last one registered) 13. Daniel - Esprit S2 14. Mr Pig & Wilf - Esprit S4 15. internets - Esprit GT3 16. mdw- Esprit Stevens N/A 17. Choppa - Esprit S3 18. Sparky - Esprit GT3 19. ChrisJ - Turbo Esprit 20. Delands - Exige S 21. V39 Esprit S4S 22. [email protected] Evora 23. Mario308 - Exige S V6 Coupé 24 Andrewc Esprit V8 25 Jukka - Evora IPS or Esprit V8 26. Whirlybird - Esprit GT3 27. MDE - Esprit Stevens 28. Caulkhead68 - 1988 Esprit carb turbo 29. Esprit22 - 1986 Esprit turbo 30. theelanman - Elan M100 SE or Elan +2 31. exige1 - S1 Exige 32. Stubox Exige V6 33. Cor van Nistelrooij Audi exige or eleven or both? 34. trevorB - Elan M100 SE Turbo 35. Al. - Evora S (SR looks) 36. JohnB - ÉLAN M100 SE Turbo. 37. Duncellow Eclat S2 V8 - (other 2+2 wedges will be added shortly...) 38. Skiing - Esprit S3 39. Geoff - Elan M100 S2 40. Anthony_111 - Elise S1 41. Steve A - M100 42. Kevin W - Esprit S3 or Elise S2 43 alan e-M100 turbo 44 Jon B (Novacaine) - Elan M100 S2 45 ShaunM - Elan M100 S2 46 Dave & Ann Excell - Lotus Excell or V8 Esprit 47. Mattthesparks- Esprit stevens carb turbo 48. Punky - Esprit 49. Mr.oogieboogie S4 50. Sbfdave & Sharron - Evora 51. Andy Esprit SE - 1989 Esprit SE 52. Lansledj - Elan M100 53. Daveiow - Elan M100 54. Softlips - Evora 55. Leigh G - Essex Elite S2.2 56. Martyn - Esprit SE 57 Spadger 27 Esprit Carb Turbo 88 58. Dave - Esprit S2 59 Espritmania S4 Esprit 60. top-plumber / Esprit S4 61. Brian- Esprit N/A S3 62. Nelly9000 - Elise S2 (or MAYBE Esprit S2..!) 63. LotusLeftLotusRight - Evora 64. V96GLF - Europa S 65. Stirling_Villeneuve - Evora or MP4 66. Dodge 1979 67. Changes 68. Chris v8 69. Palmergeddon 70. nigeninja 71. Another chap I cant remember the name of 72. GasmanGT3 - GT3 73. robcarter - Evora? 74. auRouge - Evora 75. Duncati - 340R 76. MalcolmS - Esprit Turbo 77. Alex -GT3 (with +1 Calum) 78. Ian R - Series 1 Elise 111s. 79. Hot banana (Elan plus 2) 80. 2 eleven (2 eleven or Elise S1 Type 79) 81. 1982S3 (Esprit S3) 82. Elite501 (Esprit V8) 83. lotuself (esprit turbo hc) 84. mrr - Elan +2 130/5 85. Geoff = Lotus Europa 86. Moya = Lotus Elan M100 87. Temple GT3 88. Mr Philip Pilgrim - Lotus Elise 111R 89. Tredders - 340R 90. Plucker - 340R 91. UPE 9 - Seven Series One or Lotus Mk.VI (no windscreen) depending on weather. 92, 93, 94. Steff & pals - Exige V6 Cup, S1 Elise 135 Sport & Exige 260 Cup 95. Ken Lyndon - Esprit V8 - R6KDL
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  9. Ade has done a great job in developing and promoting The Sunday Cup. A big thanks to TLF for your help.
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  10. I have decided that, as it looks like people would watch, I am going to invest in an HD capture card. I hadnt thought about it before, as I dont have super fast fibre optic broadband, but I will be getting it on Feb 21st. With a capture card, I will be able to stream the races live, but only from my drivers view. So if people want to watch my race they can, and during the week after the races, I will make a shortened highlight video of the whole race. Im not sure when I will be getting the capture card, as I have a speed awareness course to pay for, but it is my birthday next month so I will put it on my wish list. Hopefully I will be ready to start streaming from race 3 or 4.
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  11. I do like the F Type but I'm putting off trying one for now as I think I may like it too much!
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