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  1. Taken yesterday by Lotus Drivers Club Scotland at Bo’ness Revival. Great turnout👍
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  2. Taken yesterday at the car show linked to the Bo'ness Hillclimb Revival event (thanks to @The Lotus Position for the photo), she scrubs up quite well for almost 9 years old and 73k miles on the clock, .
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  3. Had a great Petrolheads day on Saturday - Got to play with some Aston's in the morning as one of my sons works there and it was the Bi-annual employee family open day - this was fantastic - Then the Midlands Italian car day in the afternoon at the Jag Classic works in my hometime Cov - great to see great Jags still being made here - though the Reborn's and Recreation's were light years better in terms of quality than anything that ever left Browns Lane! (Mr K will like these....................)
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  4. Ok it was yesterday but a friend was given two VIP invites courtesy of Aston Martin Pro Racing to WEC round one at Silverstone. Full hospitality, free access to Aston garage even during the race, grid walk etc. Fabulous day.
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  5. Finally got my car on the track, was a fantastic experience and a great weekend, but dont do it like we did! 4 of us set off early Saturday morning and headed for Lydden Hill A straight 6, V6, V8 and a V10 - I picked up a lot of banter about my car not making it home 😒 We arrived nice and early for the briefing - which was something along the lines of - Very sticky track, hard on tyres, its 30oC, you will probably need new tyres - which is great, especially when your train leaves for france 1 hour after the track day finishes. My first sessio
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  6. Hi, I've decided to start a restoration thread to keep track of things, keep the motivation up and hopefully will be of interest to a few others. Also might pick up a few much needed pointers along the way. The car in question is a '89 SE in the familiar 'Esprit challenge on the amiga' spec - Red with tan interior. This must be by far the most common spec/model? The cars history is it has originally been looked after well (receipts from all the well regarded garages) but it has been off the road for 10 years and hasn't turned over for approx 5 years. I'm fairly sure it was wiring iss
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  7. What a great day at the official opening of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns by Sir Jackie Stewart with Alan McNish and other notables in attendance, including Doug Nye, Doug Niven, Sally Stokes, John Cleland, Loiuse Aitkin-Walker and a few others I didn't recognise The weather held and the speeches and reminiscing from those that knew Clark where wonderful. And some interesting cars in attendance of course, including a Bitter, only the second I've ever seen!😎
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  8. Now 533k views and an uplift from 9,800 subscribers to over 21k! It must have been my tweet to my 45 followers wot done it 😂 Seriously though - good stuff @GTK - just hope this doesn't start a pattern of you disappearing for months at a time, coming back with a monster episode on a quarterly basis!! GL
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  9. The ashtray is in! Been waiting for two and a half years to see it in the car.
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  10. I would fit a replacement hatch, and donate the signed one to the museum. Which is why. I deserve to win. Its Karma guys. Sorry.
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  11. Who walked in that concrete!!?? I'll find them...dont know how...but I will!
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  12. Alright, so went with Yasuo from here to Knutstorp Racetrack yesterday, as there was a trackday with a famous italian brand with a dancing donkey and McLaren. After having read and seen all kinds of not so pleasing stuff related to the later brand, I thought I'd better go there myself and take a closer look. All I can say is this: long lines of porches, and also long lines of ferrari's, lot's of McLaren cars, 1 viper and this Esprit. None broke Down during the day of 6 hours of constant racing. On the huge carpark inside the track, where guests could park their sportscar, the Esprit caugh
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  13. Picked up earlier today. Robert Beke at Silverstone has been great to deal with. Exhaust in open mode very addictive and seats are very supportive and comfortable. Just need practice on getting in and out easily !
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  14. So my eldest is now able to start learning to drive. Arek delivered up a nice car for her. needless to say - she’s feeling very happy and has just had her first ever drive round the industrial estate.
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  15. Thought I would add this as somebody else might be a cheapskate like me! I replaced my clutch linings with some new ones from a Triumph 2500. Cost £37 + £4 for new rivets.
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  16. saw this on the local news tonight and have downloaded it, will be so handy if any one needs to ring the emergency services and you have no idea where you are. The country has been divided into 1metre squares and each square has been given 3 words which when you go on the app it can pinpoint where you are and give the 3 words to the operator who can then tell exactly where you are. brilliant and so simple to use.
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  17. All torqued up, just need to bleed the brakes and tracking. ✌️ Going to change the Water hoses after Good wood. ✌️
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  18. Hi guys, Yeah I've popped the engine/g'box and tanks out already. Engine and g'box to be rebuilt and the tanks replaced. I've added a photo in the thread here, cheers.
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  19. You can use an App on a phone to take make a 3D representation of an object (it’s made of lots of individual points which when viewed in suitable software looks like a cloud of points) which a 3D printer can use to replicate hens teeth and cuff links for unicorns
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  20. Nice to have another GT3 on the drive, this one belonging to @Chris Onelevenr. A very pretty car in Nautilus Blue. The old system is out, all vacuum work done at the engine, and pump is mounted. Lotus position (seat insitu) achieved yet again without lasting damage (a miracle at my age), and brake pedal drilled appropriately. Again, @Chillidoggy will be attending this week to help me install, test and adjust the important stuff, followed by a night of celebration and all-round back-slapping at a local CAMRA hostelry.
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  21. Hi, it is my car. 40DC. Have owned it since 1989 and it has covered over 100,000miles. The car is still all original and still feels lovely to drive. The hotel was excellent. Cheers David Corns
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  22. Thanks to everyone who came along to our Boys Toys Day 2019! Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say a big thanks for everyone who came along to this years Boys Toys Day, we were jammy with the weather again which was a relief. It was a day of 2 halves really with the breakfast car meet at HFL where we had a great selection of Marques again including, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, TVR, Mercedes but arguably the star of the show was a 1981 Citroen GSA Special which really was quite unique. Then around midday many of us departed to Rye House for the Go Karting track
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  23. These are at least 32 years old as my mum asked me to buy them for when Halley's Comet passed our earth. I was in Sydney. My parents etc all lived in Gove, NT. No-one there sold binoculars. I got to see the comet before sending to my mother in the NT where she used them with my dad and sister and brother. Mum and dad are both gone now and the binoculars had sat in the NT weather for that time. My brother kept them in their case which is leather and I am slowly getting some life back into it. The lenses and prisms had fungus growing on them. I worked out how to get them all apart
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  24. Thomas sorry for the delay. I replied to Dave's suggestion that he is selling one of his customers EX460s at Hangar 111 and Ive agreed to buy it
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  25. The general rule is you never get the money back on upgrades. Some people will love them, for others it'll mean they run away. If you like it. Buy it. Drive it. Smile a lot etc. If you want minimum financial loss then don't buy a car in the first place and use public transport! There's plenty of hard evidence on here re prices, residuals etc. alteady. Apologies if I am coming over grumpy but with a car like this you might just as well ask Gypsy Rose Lea to swirl the tea leaves to predict future value. It's a one off. Good luck.
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  26. I’ve seen so many manual 410s stuck on the market while my Auto sold in 3 weeks. It depends entirely on condition, history and spec. For example my 410 came without a screen but I soon fitted one with car play, not only because I wanted it, but I knew this would be attractive to the next buyer. And I don’t think people know just how good the Auto is. It may lag behind Porsche’s PDK but you’ll only know this if you track it. Otherwise day to day around town there’s zero difference.
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  27. I'll try to clarify: I've had both old and new versions of the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. Old were good down to the last mm. On a light car. Newer version is a totally different patern, and they don't stick or last as well. Cornering is equal and wet weather drive is okay'ish on the old version (arrow) and a bit better on the new version (non-arrow). But of those two, I prefer the old arrow version. The sets I've done on Toyo Proxes T1r, and currently also have, are a good precise grip on dry warm road, but crappy as soap in damp or wet weather,. I mean that. Really! If you want t
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  28. Oh dear. You can disown her. Probably save you a fortune too 🤪
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  29. She'd have been better off in the Evora Barry. Andy why is she wearing a sheep! 🐑🤣
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  30. first post in a while 😁 I just went from Alfa Giulia Quad to Evora Sport 410. The Alfa is the best car I have ever owned. It does everything brilliantly. A couple of issues, CEL coming on for no apparent reason, climate control too hot on passenger side. That's it. Service was not expensive, but never had the major one done. It is brutally fast, economical, handles incredibly, and is also a quiet comfortable long distance cruiser with excellent ride quality. Not had the 410 long. It is new and there are a few minor issues to sort out, but the build quality overall is amazing. Lo
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  31. If you like it and can afford it, buy it. Feck future values, you're buying the wrong car as an investment if you're looking at Lotus.
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  32. That was one of the very best motoring videos I have seen period and to get Valentino and Arturo to act in them is fantastic Interesting the Miura was a one only car that has just resurfaced after a factory restore. The sound, there is nothing else that sounds like a carbureted V12 on full song.
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  33. Award for most awesome Video of the Summer goes to .................................. https://kidston.com/films/1969-the-rivals/?fbclid=IwAR25vop6kgV04oTWXiyWa74y7wdfoSrhbyhVFHV7enkqYkA1KGqZ0qOlE7Y
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  34. Very sad those days are gone now with the new F1 rules about pit ladies and dress code, same goes for those race car drivers, heroes of a by gone era sadly never to be seen again 😪
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  35. Appreciating that this might not be entirely in keeping with the title of this thread, even if keeping it within the family... (also Pflanzgarten)
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  36. I’d highly recommend checking those pesky air horns still work 👍
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  37. Think of the noise as you fire it up at midnight or in the early morning to head off. Are they new neighbours Dave or just recently been lobotomised by some new SNP edict?
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  38. Name: Lotus Elan Click to view: Lotus Elan
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  39. @Sparky @Chillidoggy we need to talk
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  40. BIG congrats to @GTK for 527,000+ views in 5 days! Looking forward to this tipping over 1m shortly, so well deserved
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  41. Talking of Bugs, this one cracked 300mph last month. This Chiron hit 304.77mph (490.48kmh) at VW's Ehra-Lessien track back on August 2nd. Driven by Andy Wallace - who else?
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