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  1. 1xJPS Europa, 2x Evora, 3xEsprit, 1xM100 = 7. Drove through floods 18" deep to get there too. Good job I didn't stay home to watch England, even the 'highlights' were boring!
    5 points
  2. Can't comment on the 981, but my 987 felt as nimble as a fat bird after a day's free grazing in Greggs, compared to the Exige.
    4 points
  3. I was there to witness what happened to Toyota after the most cruel finish in Le Mans history. I did my best to console some of the Toyota team that I met but they were devastated. I know it's only motor racing but the hurt was very real. Just in case some of you don't already know Toyota have poured millions into attempts to win Le Mans since 1985 and have never won it despite fielding several very competitive cars. As before they were ferocious competitors again in 2016 and their efforts made this year one for the ages. It was genuinely the most thrilling 24 hour race I have ever seen. The n
    3 points
  4. Ill just leave this here! Start sharing on Face book. Buddsy
    3 points
  5. Hello Jamie. One of the reasons i bought my evora two years ago is that it wont' depreciate, but yes as others have said they don't seem to do well privately. Especially not if they are bogging yellow :P Of course the main "issue" is that once you have one it's difficult to imagine selling so you never really benefit from the non existent depreciation
    3 points
  6. Just make sure if you do vote to leave that you take a black pen with you and don't use the pencil they provide!!
    3 points
  7. Initially, I was drafting this as a quick post in response to a few warm welcomes under my first topic on this forum. However, very quickly developed into more detail and felt this post deserves it's own topic as some may find my babbling amateur review vaguely interesting lol. For those of you that don't know, I collected my first Lotus on Friday (Exige Roadster) managed to drive out in-between rain showers over the weekend and the opportunity to drive my brothers new 981 Boxster Spyder back to back against Exige Roadster. Notably, the Spyder's quality is far greater as expected.
    2 points
  8. Also managed to average about 30mpg over the whole trip, which considering the roads in the Alps, the speeds through Germany and the traffic jams at the Eurotunnel, I thought was brilliant. Love this photo ?
    2 points
  9. This is what happens when you give dumb people the right to vote. When I become the PM the first I am going to do is to change the law so only me and Barry get to vote. It's a form of proportional representation and will ensure that no more dumb people will mess it up. Simples.
    2 points
  10. So, the other Evora 400 owners and I have noticed a number of changes being made to the 400's spec. Mostly small, but nonetheless worth noting for future reference to perhaps help identify a model's age in the case of cars which may be unregistered for some time etc... I suggest a format of WHAT: State the change WHEN: When the change took place WHY: Reason for change (if known) I will start WHAT: Removal of L O T U S letters from dash, above sat nav WHEN: After first 20 cars (approx) WHY: General complaints about it WHAT: Brake disc changed to say "AP R
    1 point
  11. Just over a day to go until the front lawn of Goodwood House is opened to the public once more for this always popular event. No official factory presence from Lotus this time, but dealer support from Bell and Colvill and a plethora of historic Lotus racers will mean our favourite Hethel marque will still be well represented. As usual, the Goodwood website is a disjointed affair, but details can be found here and also here. Thursday is looking like it might be a waterproofs and wellies day, but fingers crossed for the rest of the weekend. If you can't make it there in person then, s
    1 point
  12. Mr. Paul Coleman and Tony K. Cheers guys. Be good.
    1 point
  13. I've got the template diagrams they use, will seek them out tomorrow and PM them to you. I picked which parts of the car to cover from the templates.
    1 point
  14. I have to admit Barry I have no idea what gears 5 and 6 are for and rarely use them if at all. Probably 2% of my time in the car is in 1st, 10% in 2nd and the rest evenly split in 3rd and 4th which generally gives me a power band sweet spot all the time and speeds from 0 to around 115 mph. They should have listened to Colin and dumped 5th and 6th to save weight. Lol. And now I have pulled the trigger on new headers and a single sports cat I probably won't use 4th much as I'll get more crackles, farts, burps and snorts accelerating and decelerating in 3rd so under 20mpg average hear
    1 point
  15. I found the thing I was looking for to lift my 400's interior. I am a very happy man. More to come on the story behind this, of course.
    1 point
  16. Sounds like your driving it just right @C8RKH any more and I'm sure you are stuck driving behind a caravan
    1 point
  17. Hi Brian. The factory are pushing to get mine built in time for my event, where we hope to have it on display at the MMC stand... Standard 400 is definitely slower than my Komotec Evora (which is still for sale!) - but I expect that the lower weight and more focussed approach of the 410 will make it the better overall car. Stand by for an update later in the year - hopefully Ian P will post up pics when it's ready - I'm collecting from Hethel (with some track time).
    1 point
  18. Well it's only taken about 9 months and the damn things aren't even finished yet but they look like what they are designed for. It's a start I suppose. Now need to have the bottom edge fettled and then drilled and tapped.. then the deck lid needs prepping and then... they get attached. Not much work or waiting then
    1 point
  19. No 410 has been delivered anywhere, yet. A recent post implied that the production spec is still yet to be even finalised. I think Anthony has just listed the spec of the car that he has on order.
    1 point
  20. Button is scheduled for Saturday, driving the new NSX. Hamilton will also be there Saturday, with teammate Rosberg doing duties on the Sunday. They will both be driving the 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 car.
    1 point
  21. Nearly 2k miles completed on the trip (29k miles in total) and loving the Evora more than ever. It just does everything so well. A special mention needs to be made about the brakes, even though the other cars I was with were able to keep up the majority of the time when we were on the down hill sections of passes, one by one they fell behind due to brake fade and I'd be waiting at the bottom for them with no issue at all and they with smoking discs. At one point we thought my dad's SL was on fire, the brakes were smoking so much! Really enjoyed the Stelvio - headed there early missing th
    1 point
  22. Its tempting, I could put myself out of the agony of having to deal with strange people who don't even know what a Gt3 is while bouncing around on my new pumped up trainers.
    1 point
  23. Been on ebay for an hour and already the daft messages have begun, I can honestly say I hate selling cars.
    1 point
  24. Pop over with your multimeter and some electric rope then Barry, I'm confident you'll have us up and running in a day or two
    1 point
  25. Liked and 'sad' face applied. Nice vid, must have been worse than the worst nightmare for the team. Does sound like Le Mans is getting better though without just Audi making a mockery of the race.
    1 point
  26. Might be a longshot but if you see a M/T Toxic Green Sport 350 in the production line I'd forever be indebted to you for some pictures!!
    1 point
  27. Today after a long long gap of Lotus-lessness my Elite S2 is nearly , so nearly ready to roar again ! See Elite thread for details...
    1 point
  28. That's it, no matter how nice you are, from now on i'm not going to like you! Unless you smuggle some muffins out.
    1 point
  29. But there are plenty of companies out there like Oracle Finance who will privately finance a car at £30k+ at the same rates as a dealer will offer. I think it is just people are conditioned to buy from a dealer. If I decide to sell my 2010 NA my first port of call will be a private conversation with Craig Moncrieff as he always has customers looking for cars. After that, I'd probably go to the classifieds here and MMC for a sale or return type of deal. But then after an early evening drive over the glens last night to Pitlochry I cannot see the prospect of a sale any time soon, even for a
    1 point
  30. And the Media Centre, there are free chocolate muffins
    1 point
  31. WTF - so someone who spends 80%+ of his time outside of the UK is telling us what to do. Jeez, surprised Sturgeon and the SNP haven't reeled out that old tax dodger and well know Scottish resident Sir Shhhhhhhhaun Shhicanery to tell us all how well off we will be to remain, while he leaves to his tax haven and warm beeches.... Anyone see the news that the EU parliament is applying for a seat on the United Nations (clue in the name) Security Council - mark my words, if we stay, in 20 years the UK will be like Florida, or Texas in the US - just another state in a larger Federal Entity. The
    1 point
  32. My Farm has just had a referemdum - WE (that is I as I have decided I am the only eligible voter) have decided to declare our independence from the UK. As a newly created poverty ridden state (the bloody bureaucrats have pinched all the money - that is me by the way) we plan to join the EU for all the money we can get in grants - We have a new science and academic community that needs lots of grants - that would be me in my garden shed and a farming industry that is definitely need some grants - that would also be me but in my tractor this time. We will also create a federation of farming stat
    1 point
  33. Belly up can happen at any time. The markets tend to dictate. They still embrace herd mentality. If a few get spooked about the unknown then there could well be a run that isn't supported by any actual issues encountered. I still cant buy that there will be greater than normal trade problems for business on 24th June 2018. If a business wants to trade with Mongolia next week, for the most part they set up a deal and do it, they don't wait for ten years to get a free trade deal or other bilateral agreement. Some may encounter tariffs and some may encounter technical restrictions. I bet n
    1 point
  34. There are lies, damned lies, the stay campaign and then the BBC. Awesome!
    1 point
  35. Tell her if that was the case, they'd be wearing a balaclava
    1 point
  36. Not sure what is standard, but my hatch only jumps up enough to clear the latches. Then I have to manually lift it to the almost fully up position (where it locks). If the car is on jacks, it doesn't always want to open because of body flexing.
    1 point
  37. So, today I followed through with my original plan. I hadn't told anyone. People on here had discussed paint options, stripes and all sorts (me included). So, I decided to do something that I think hasn't been done on an Evora yet. Plenty will hate, plenty will like, some might love, I'm not looking for approval just thought I'd share it.
    1 point
  38. Let's be absolutely clear. most of the remain campaign is utter bull and fear. The leave campaign is stating the obvious that most people in the pub are worried about. The remain campaign paint this as fear and zenophobia. be under no illusion turkey will be a full blown member very soon indeed. Probably within 3 years. Dave Cameron needs to hang his head in shame saying it's going to take them ages to get into the club. The eu has been rapidly expanding over its lifetime. And completely contrary to what was signed and agreed with Russia after ww2 regarding the boarders of Europe.
    1 point
  39. @Neal H, you are sooooo right. I've had this car since 2008 and still love the 2-Eleven…..what a blast to drive!
    1 point
  40. Great collection of cars out here tonight. 6 I think in total. Weather was a bit patchy but nice later on. @clivef38 Hope you couldnt make it rather than broken down some where. Buddsy
    1 point
  41. I'm getting the same now mate but it was a stevens hi wing ex press car 60k on the clock sold for £21,780
    1 point
  42. I took the other half to get her hair done the other day, but rather than sit around listening to a bunch of lady talk, I decided to wait in the car in a nearby supermarket car park. Never have I been pointed at so much, well, the car I suppose. It was bad enough, but then the nearby high school let out for lunch and I ended up with about 30 gawping teenage boys around the car taking pics and videos. So I decided to go fuel up rather than answer any more questions or eagle eye any more sticky fingers. I pull out the car park and my window is down, traffic in both directions STOP to let me out,
    1 point
  43. Met up with my brother today for a sunny day blast
    1 point
  44. Here's a photo of my new purchase. Have been working on buying this car since June 2012 and now finally it's going to be mine at long long last. The hardest and longest deal I've ever done buying a car. As Sod's law would have it I buy my Esprit S4s and then the seller of the red Turbo only goes and tells me he's ready to let it go........oh well can't complain as I'm finally there. Should be up in Scotland in the next week or so. Has been off the road since 1993 with still some work to do to get it roadworthy and match fit but we will get there with the help of the boys at Craig Moncrieff Car
    1 point
  45. I've got a set from Lotus Motorsport which I've fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 225/40-R18 (front) and 265/35-R18 (rear). I also looked at the Avon ZZR but couldn't get a good deal on them. The Michelin tires works great on track. Main reason to buy the rims from Lotus Motorsport was to make sure I got the correct offset etc.
    1 point
  46. She's getting there. Wish I could find some v8 fender flares
    1 point
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