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  1. big up to the man of the weekend. Thank you for all your effort ?
    5 points
  2. Heather and I were walking back to the car after doing some shopping in M&S in South Gyle (Had just been at MMC to look at Volvo's as the daily ) and the couple walking in front of us spotted the 400 in the car park. Yet again, and I'm getting a bit sick of this now in an amused way, woman to husband "Oh wow, check out that Ferrari", husband replies, and this is the bit that made us laugh "Aye, you'll never get a more stunning car than a Ferrari". I look at Heather and whisper "wanna bet?" So they're standing staring at it, and I think eventually it dawned on them that wait a minute,
    5 points
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  4. You're right Al. She's not had a good polish in the 22 years I've owned her so nothing ventured nothing gained! As she's a fairly common +2 (one girl one boy) it shouldn't affect the value too much. Would hate to over heat Scarletts front clam through poor technique! If you do see a Story in the Dundee Courier along the lines of 'man found in pieces in wheely bin" then you'll know my experiment went badly and Maggie returned the favour trying out my new chainsaw....
    4 points
  5. Big up the Bibs, marshalls and any unsung heroes who helped organise this event. Cracking day out! Funnily enough, for me, it wasn't just about these strange plastic cars we all have a fondness for but it was enjoying the company of others with the same interest. Cue Eastenders cockney accent - 'Faaaamily'. Roll on August and Brands Hatch. P.S. Now proud owner of white body tshirt and pink forearms. ?
    3 points
  6. Guys and girls, I have to say what a beautiful bunch of cars were in the Concours! MJK and myself were talking about it a short time ago and both of us are of the opinion that there were just as many gorgeous cars on the grass as there were on the Concours! I personally would have loved to have seen that gorgeous Mk1 Lotus Cortina in there, maybe a Carlton or 2, some of the lovely other cars as well. Anyway, MJK wanted to say that all those who were involved in the Concours did an excellent job and he absolutely loved them all.
    3 points
  7. Thanks to all those who took part and made it great spectacle. The quality of cars was exceptionality high making it very tough for the judges. Thanks to them and also to Chris who managed to fit 36 cars in an area for only 30. Brilliant day.
    3 points
  8. Thanks Barry and Andy. You are both right. It depends on what someone is prepared to pay for it and how well it's been done. In 2015 our S1 restoration won the Forums Concurs Competition. Today at Brooklands, the 2016 winner was another S1 restored by ourselves in 2014 so that should tell you something about the car. Only time will tell.
    3 points
  9. Hi Bibs, A wonderful event, and a great day at Brooklands. Thank you for making me so welcome, and that goes to everyone else I met, your all a lovely bunch of people. made the effort all worthwhile. Apple
    3 points
  10. 2bular's a profitable business. No debt, pays its suppliers and its taxes but I've taken it as far as one man can go. I'm INSANELY competitive and need to spread my wings. Be in no doubt - there will ALWAYS be a range of 2bular exhausts for the Lotus market. Demand worldwide is through the roof and this move will reduce the long lead times which is the only complaint I hear again and again. It can only be good for all concerned. I think the "no more Lotus exhausts" came about because I mentioned the new guy didn't like Lotus - but you don't turn your back on your current revenue stream!
    3 points
  11. Added some gold.... Mars gold...
    3 points
  12. Very pleasant evening, nice to see you all and excellent as always to here from MJK
    3 points
  13. Totally awesome couple of days and so great to see so many of my good friends and make new ones! Must admit that I did get asked "Are you Mike Kimberley's son?" about a gazillion times.
    2 points
  14. Whoops, my 2 hour drop-in was somewhat extended. Great to catch up with a bunch of mates. Kudos to Bibs & Co.
    2 points
  15. Absolutely fantastic day - 20+ gb of videos and photos to upload now..
    2 points
  16. Had a brilliant day and to win best in class was the absolute icing on the cake and something l was genuinely not expecting - many thanks to everyone who organised the event - one fantastic day and great to meet so many really friendly enthusiasts. Jonathan
    2 points
  17. Bibs, team and marshalls thanks for organising another great event.
    2 points
  18. Bloody scouse bird tried to Nick my wheels ?
    2 points
  19. Thanks to Barrie for organising this, thanks to the judges and well done to all the winners. Better luck for the rest of us next year
    2 points
  20. Bibs, I too would like to thank you for all your efforts...a superb weekend with really great folks. Wonderful Thanks G&K
    2 points
  21. Strong statement Tocus and if the car has to be completely original to command top money then why do so may people pay tens, sometimes, hundreds of thousands restoring Astons, Ferrari's and the others. Surely every new nut and bolt means the car is just that little bit more non original in your eyes so worth less? And what about the returning to order of those so called barn finds, where literally there is the faint outline of the car left in the total pile of rust that is held together by bird poo and old paint, that then miraculously comes to the market some years later as totally resto
    2 points
  22. Made me happy to take a good fast(-ish) drive some 670 kilometers in the Esprit today. Performed speedily and perfect too. Now in need for a sponge and a bucket of soapwater I can add, that the Sport300 seats are very comfortable, giving no pain or discomfort on to my skinny stature. Not bad for a handbuilt 26 year old British sportscar Jacques.
    1 point
  23. I thought the 'Ramair' foam filters looked quite good, I am an engineer by heart so could not leave them open, it's a bit short term really!
    1 point
  24. Great event, credit to Bibs and the team for organising. Truly fantastic machines lined up in the Concours and to be honest on the grass too. I'd not planned on entering but seeing as the other Exige S1 dropped out I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring. I think if there was a category for 'least original' then my ahem slighly modified machine might have had a chance. Regardless I enjoyed showing it off and chatting with other enthusiasts.
    1 point
  25. Shoulda just said "No, Mike Kimberley is my dad"
    1 point
  26. Oh go on then - as you asked so nicely....
    1 point
  27. Exactly the conversation I had with Tom today Andy!! S1 Evora plus Elise 250 = 400+change
    1 point
  28. Hi Charlie, the conversion using Toyota uprights from the Lotus Excel, this involves cutting and shutting the bottom links of both cars altering the steering track rod ends by inverting them and putting in a reverse taper in the steering arms to receive them and due to my modified wide lower links already being converted to wide wishbones a drop link for the anti roll bar. I would inspect the broken parts to ascertain the condition before failure. My failure was due to riding the kerbs and catching one that had a higher step in it. My conversion to Toyota parts allowed me to fit 310mm vented d
    1 point
  29. Great event - well done to all involved ??
    1 point
  30. Amazing cars on display today. I'm only sorry that my Esprit couldn't make it. I don't think we can rule out sabotage at this point! Congrats to all the winners.
    1 point
  31. How do you know I was drinking cider at Brooklands?
    1 point
  32. That looks great! Love those wheels
    1 point
  33. Ive just bought a DApolisher and the various pads, creams and lotions etc. Was going to try it on the wife first to get technique right before I tackled my beloved Scarlett! Will post up pictures as I've got a lot of swirl marks on my red evora too Colin. Maybe its the red paint shows them off more???
    1 point
  34. It was a very good day today........ and it'll be another good one tomorrow at MB World. See you all then. Looking forward to it.
    1 point
  35. Just when I was thinking whether the Tesco car park would be a safe place to leave the Evora, I bumped into this lovely Evora. Earlier this morning at around 10.30am at the brooklands tesco!
    1 point
  36. Reheat or it didn't happen
    1 point
  37. Just picked up Dexter after his few days with Paul Wilkins who must surely be one of the most talented car detailers on the planet; but fortunately based only 15 minutes from home. He's only had cold water jet washing for 6 months over winter and 8,000+ miles. Sooooo pleased Paul has been able to make him look totally stunning again ready for this weekend's TLF extravaganza. Repainted grills, machine polished plastic bits, special matt paint rejuvenation, wheels off and made like new again with seven different treatments, and loads of other stuff. Fantastic to see every detail o
    1 point
  38. good news matey cant wait . im also looking for next year now mine should have completion it will be like twins giving birth
    1 point
  39. Were you parked in the kennels down there?
    1 point
  40. Be a bit difficult for them in a garage, to be fair.
    1 point
  41. Had a run out of it this morning. Felt pretty good, nothing fell off on the road. Tracking is due to be done tomorrow so I don't wear the front tyres out in 5 minutes, KwikFit will also do me the Hunter print-out so I'll know what has to be done for the two set-up later. The new rad-pack and fan set-up works a treat, as does the air-con. I can't see any leaks from the oil coolers either, but I'll have another look underneath the car just to make sure I don't have anything leaking, or otherwise hanging off, including the brake lines. Oh, and no sooner had I washed the car off, a
    1 point
  42. Looks worth more than €80k to me. Unspeakably handsome with those AVI Monoblocs on. Vanya the way things are going your wild, implusive, irresponsible act of buying a late 90's supercar might just prove to be a very smart move after all. And lets not forget that the market still favours 70's and 80's cars at the moment, the 90's cars haven't yet had their day in the sun....
    1 point
  43. ^ summed that up perfectly
    1 point


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