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    Talked enough about it... need to post a picture!!
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    I saw this beautifull 400 this weekend, a friendly driver who leave 10km from m'y house! I will try to have a shooting with him soon
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    Hi All, I'm back from my Bronze level training day and I had such a great time and highly recommend it! The hospitality was great, a big thank you to Guy and the whole team for making us feel very welcome, keeping us fed and watered all day. I really enjoyed the factory tour and seeing the assembly line and the cars in different states throughout the build process. The Team Classic Lotus tour was fantastic too, the smell of the workshop as you walk in was amazing, its a proper old school engineering place with lathes and metal working machines. Was amazing getting so close to the classic F1 cars and seeing inside the gubbins etc. Guy was very knowledgeable too and it was really interesting learning about the development of Lotus and F1 cars thought the ages. The track driving was SOOOOOO much fun. I'd never been on a track or driven a car in anger before so the first session was a massive eye opener for me. The sheer grip of the Elise is amazing, the track was quite wet from the previous evening's rain but that amazing little car just stuck to the road. Totally agree with the comments above that the Elise is definitely more than enough car to have a LOT of fun with. The instructors were really good, they are taking notes as you drive and correcting any mistakes you make or encouraging you get on the brakes later or accelerate faster (within limits of the car and driver of course) and you get a briefing before you start your session and quick debrief afterwards and then a proper debrief at the end of the day. You get the same instructor through out the day so you build up a bit of a rapport with them and the notes they take during each session means you get a real personalised experience. The demo laps at the end were amazing, scared the crap out of me, the line through the chicane was crazy and their ability to play around with the weight transfer of the car using the brake and throttle to go from understeer to oversteer was amazing! To summarise, the whole the day was very good, I learnt a lot and enjoyed my self throughly. I really recommend singing up for the scare your self sensible experience or if you want to learn how to drive a car round a track then sign up for the driving academy courses. Thank you to all at Lotus for a really amazing day!
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    First test drive yesterday, and got back in one piece. Result.
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    No. Please don't shoot him. The green is not that bad
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    My copper fire is for sale on Car and Classic, open to offers! PM me if anyone is interested. I can always get another S3 turbo and I have a stack of Compomotive CX500 split rim wheels in storage. Sport 300's on the other hand....
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    Very sad to hear this, the MBW days have been fantastic and along with the Brands festival one of the highlights of the year. I'm pretty sure most here would rather pay an entry fee than lose the event altogether. Still, must be a lot of hard work for very little financial reward (if any!) I can understand taking a break for a year. Thanks for all the days we have had.
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    Would it be better with drums ?
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    All Lotus cars are "limited editions" if you think about it due tot he volume of cars Lotus produce. I mean, for Christ's sake, Audi owners go on about the R8 RWS being a limited edition, yes limited to 999 of that one model - well that's nearly the entire output of lotus across ALL models for a year! 996 GT3RS - only 140 RHD cars made - Lotus world wide distribution of the Evora Sport 410 was less than that! Which car is rarer? 997.1 GT3 - 1,000 of these sold in the US and Canada alone - more than Lotus made of the Evora's for all markets in the same time period 997.2 GT3 - 600+ sold in the US and Canada.... Need I go on. EVERY Lotus car is special and unique.
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    Thanks Steve and Gis, for taking the time to post and the info which all helps. Hi Dave, thanks yep I'm lucky I did them for the S1 and posted it all on my S1 blog - which I'll have to look up myself as I don't remember a lot about it!
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    Put a deposit down on a Lotus. Can't say what it is yet or any other details because the deal has to be signed off and a bit of work done first but its a dream come true for me. Will take some time before I get it but very very excited! Will post up some pics when I have some.
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    Not a huge amount of Lotus stuff this time but a really interesting insight into Land Rover from a JLR guy and a nice development in the story of the last Europa ever built [that's near the end].
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    It's Norfolk Mustard, although I prefer Mica Yellow. The Birmingham Motor Show car was Mica, it must have been an early prototype as it had the TR7 door handles.
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    Right - I can’t believe he found this one. im gonna put this out there right now. If anyone knows of another like this - let me know please so the missus can put you on the divorce petition
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    Exactly! I don't think you'd get a chance of buying a car like this again for a long while. I'm surprised others didn't try. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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    It is your V8 for sale on Car and classic ? What a hard decision, looks stunning
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    I heard you had this last Friday. Nice one Jo
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    Well done, is it the car that sat outside lotus motor sport for ages. Cracking find
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    Just leave it a year, still call it the 70th celebration and tell everyone it has been on back order. Problem solved
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    I'll let you know after my daughter's basketball quarter finals this Saturday whether I'll be coming.
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    That’s fantastic - am on it - it might be the Essex though - hope that’s ok?
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    Speedo through with the loom at the top of the bulkhead, with the choke cable, oil pressure sender and throttle as below. In the picture the choke cable hasn't been put in yet, I just bought a new one. Incidentally puttingbthe crossgate in before pipes makes it easier. Force majure in my case!
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    Thanks Bibs. I certainly doesn't feel like a compromise. That said, it did take a lot of effort pre sale to nail down with Lotus what the actual spec would be. Neil in customer service was very helpful in that regard and as a result probably pushed us towards the Lotus. IMHO there is still a lot of rubbish written about current Lotus interiors and coming from a 2015 Cayman and a 911 (997) before that, I've been pleasantly surprised how well the interior is finished off and it certainly feels a nicer place to be than the mainly plastic interior of the Cayman and it actually feels closer to our old 911 with it's more bespoke feeling leather dashboard and trim.
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    Yep, this is us...... We opted for the standard interior because being totally honest, we had reached our maximum spend that we were prepared to go to. In truth the standard interior is great and if you don't want a red or tan interior then it's a good option. In summary: Ignoring the front seats......all areas including dash and door cards etc are full leather as they would be with the leather pack . The rear seats are also full leather. The only difference is that there are areas of technical fabric inserted to the side bolsters of the base and back sections of the seat and up to the headrest. The centre base and back are full leather. That's it really and also it's not contrasting stitching, but aside from the stitching and the technical fabric on the front seats, it's the same as the leather pack in reality.
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    Tbh, the red GTE was very good on track even before the Ohlins were fitted. The first drive I had in it was on a trackday at Donnington Park. It surprised, no, shocked me just how good it was. After fitting the Ohlins, I'd actually go as far to say the stock Bilsteins are better on the track than they are on the road. The smoother surface the track has lends itself better to them. The real difference the Ohlins have made is on the road. If you think the Evora drives good with the stock bilsteins, you should try one with a set of TTX that have been set for the road, the difference really is night and day and instantly noticeable. The std Evora setup feels somewhat 'crashy' by comparison, and that's saying something! I'm only going from my own experience but I had to do a couple of mods to the red car for track use which was some heat management issues in the engine bay and replace the front discs and uprated pads. I've already said the std discs don't stand up to much punishment on track, especially if used with uprated pads. I also found the boot compartment was getting frightfully hot. The Swindon back box is big (it's not just the engine you get, it should have a full swindon exhaust system also, manifolds, cats, link pipes and back box), which has nimbus heatsheild around it but it also seems to act like a heat blanket and doesn't let any of that heat out. Coupled with the very fine mesh that mansory used for the diffuser trim it's basically an oven in there with no airflow and was getting far too hot for my liking!! I swapped the glass engine cover panel out for a GT4 louvred panel to allow heat to escape from above and I also changed the diffuser out for a GT4 one (both reversible mods). This also required a new exhaust backbox to be made (single tip, straight though, side exit like the GT4 cars run, rather than the centre exit of the stock evora). The backbox was very easy to make and fit upto the Swindon centre pipe, the Swindon system is all on 'V' bands for quick change and the diffuser swapped straight over. Problem solved.
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    @Kimbers no its not mate but, if you got it reconditioned then you would have one ready to go straight on, so only one trip to the dealers to sort it. Gav
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    Have agreed first refusal on the car planning on visiting the workshop, drive their demo and meet the guys building the car. they are full GTEs with upper and Lower suspension. the Swindon engine has its own ecu so putting out between 420-430 bhp. Everything is original, seats, interior etc. Starting to get excited, just need to check the warranty fine print and negotitate price/trade in?
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    I’ve got a very annoying squeak/ creak coming from the passenger side arounds the plastic trim area. I’ve try a few time now to source the issue. But failed to identify the culprit. I originally thought it was the roof but it happens with the roof off. I also thought it was the area where ther rear clam and bodyside meet but I tried fixing this with no results. Any suggestions on fixing it? I've just booked it into the dealers so but can't fit me in until first sat in June! Other than that no much much has changed, just the usual wash, polish & wax.
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    You mentioned doing the capping rails the other day...hows that going? i presume you did them on your S1, but there are some great pics from @simon a-b otherwise. I just followed them and got mine sorted in about 2h per side.
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    All ordered! I hope this resto blog is helping people save time. Some of this info is a nightmare to find out! Why don't they just give you these connectors in the bag with the cable? What the other two unions are for I don't know! Oh, and a sketch of where to put them and the washers!
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    Hi, Bit of a newcomer/imposter here (as a VX220 owner) but Imran/Alias23 I was hoping you might still have some fire eaters available? Would really like one for the VX220 but if you have more I'd take two of you (for one of my other cars). If it helps (it probably doesn't ) Cocopops knows me and hopefully can vouch for me being a genuine person/buyer. I'll drop you a PM anyway. Graeme
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    Thats stunning!! Great find!
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    Didn't that used to belong to a chap called Martin up in the North West? I remember him saying he wanted to sell it at one of the Stoneleigh shows about 10 years ago and I'm sure I've still got his number! Good luck with the restoration Jo, it'll be stunning when you're done no doubt
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    It looks as though Cinders will be coming to the ball after all. IWM website down, though.
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    Jonny, not sure if you e driven another since mine but despite a relatively short drive I think you’ve summed them t up perfectly. Surprising is how very different the two cars are and clearly the MCL is a faster car but in no way does a GT430 feel slow in comparison. Trevor.
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    Update: TTRS was a nice drive. A sporty car that is rapid, but unfortunately doesn’t drive and feel like a true sports car. Nor does it feel special enough. Test drove the hethel edition auto at Silverstone yesterday. Was blown away by it. The Evora is my next car...time to sell the Cayman V
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    And I am the proud owner of a well know Evora Collecting it next weekend and can't wait!
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    New Passport design from the French company that got the gig...
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    Finally installed the harness belts into the car. Wasn't an easy install, for some reason everything was giving me an issue, even things that I wouldn't usually have problems with like installing the hard top was giving me problems today. But everything is fixed now and I'm glad. This will be the only mod and last mod i'll be doing on the car.
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    Sadly due to MBW telling us that they can no longer host this event due to 'anti-competitive' company policy we are looking for a new location for 2019 and this year will be skipped. Apologies for those who enjoyed coming but I have looked at alternatives and finding somewhere willing to host so many cars has been a struggle. I will endeavour to negotiate a new location for next year and will make every effort to keep this a Free of Charge event if possible. Like Glastonbury, it's sometimes good to have a year off and let the grass recover!
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    Martyn sorry mate gonna have to blow this one out got a job come up apologises Dan

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