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  1. There is a documentary starting tonight (27/01/2021) on BBC2 about the DeLorean. Its called DeLorean: Back From The Future.
    5 points
  2. Funny. Steve from SJ Sportscars called me one morning about a large order, but he didn't announce himself. I run a business and often get folks trying to sell stuff, like photocopiers, water coolers, telephony systems and the like, so I gave him short shrift as he would only say he wanted to speak to me. A typical tactic in these type of sales calls. He ended up ringing me back explaining that wives often intercept calls with probably disastrous results. I had to laugh.
    4 points
  3. The special one? hasn't that been used before? The fact is we have now left the EU and it is down to us to make the best of it. As long as the idiots in government don't f.. mess it up we can make it work.
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  5. @Buddsy The point of social distancing and enhanced hygiene etc .... is not so that you will never catch it ever. It is to try and slow down the infection rate so the heath services doesn't collapse and our infrastructure are not bought down. The NHS is struggling incredibly hard to treat everyone that needs help whether it's COVID or a different condition. These steps help to reduce the probability but do not reduce it to zero. COVID won't go away it's here to stay but if we can slow it down we have a chance to give people better quality of care. We also have a chance to vaccinate enoug
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  6. https://www.wattonandswaffhamtimes.co.uk/news/education/lotus-donates-new-laptops-to-every-child-online-7076024?fbclid=IwAR3c2x3oYhFTsNdIOlPfurHNE9t-Q-SbgpZoMr1yUbYGk_wDQfEU9rtKr1g
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  7. I do wish you'd stop there, Paul. Any further and I'll be forced to block my wife from this thread!
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  8. Sorry but your analogies are ridiculous. If free speech is allowing deniers into our hospitals to harass our nurses then no I don't want it.
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  9. I would be up for something - and happy to sort. I seem to spend my life on Videoconfernces these days, so I feel your pain Kenny. When would suit everyone? Next Wednesday night at 1930?
    3 points
  10. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Do you know how he caught it then? Despite what many may think of me Im not a Covid denier. I am a skeptic of the lock downs. One of my friends who has it was seriously OCD before this started. Cleans everything all the time many times over. He done the whole social distance and mask thing so how did he get it? I have a relative who had a brain tumor before Xmas. Hes in the Royal London and has been waiting for brain surgery. Due to his high blood pressure they have to wait. Hes very unwell. He cant talk, eat or walk but can understan
    3 points
  11. I had a new Evora Sport 410 on a 50/50 deal. It took some extreme man maths to make the case and I justified it as ‘you only live once‘! I had a great time in the car and loved every minute but had to sell it when the other 50% needed repaying. Given the whole COVID thing I am having another ‘you only live once’ bout of man maths and after considering getting a Porsche Boxster GTS or an Exige 350 I have gone for another Evora Sport 410. In fact it’s the same Evora as I owned before. So, 4 owners but my twice. Should be getting delivery on Friday from Lotus Silverstone. Can’t wait to get
    2 points
  12. I did similar , drove an LE at the very short lived dealers in Preston when my Elise was serviced once ... Waited till 2020 to buy one ... Yes I'm slow on the uptake but was having too much fun with the Elise . Your right though once bitten there's no easy cure without actually going out and buying one.
    2 points
  13. True, but the FOM issue is a decision for rUK - we could (unlikely ) allow EU citizens to cross the border at will, it's a purely political decision for rUK. My point is, it's written in stone in the EU rules that unless you are in a customs union with them they will demand a hard border - it's NOT up for negotiation. Like you say, a nightmare situation EDIT: Sorry, yeah you're right, the EU wouldn'ty allow rUK citizens to wander back the other way either
    2 points
  14. Locked myself in the spare foom with Doombar and wotsits! I may just stay here until next week!
    2 points
  15. No progress on the build since last time ( apart from fitting the refurbished steering rack and new track rod ends) but I decided to source/order all the bits I need ( of course it won't be all the bits ...) 4 pots front calipers and discs, rear PNM calipers and discs plus handbrake cables, all the fuel pipes including aeroquip carb hoses , all the alloy pipes and a full rubber hose set, all the brake pipes, coil overs and adjustable shocks, seat rails, master and slave clutch cylinders , a rear suspension link, chassis strut and all bushes, new rear bearings in the uprights, window sw
    2 points
  16. @Buddsy- like with many things It's not irony. You cannot compare the UK leaving the EU with Scotland leaving the UK. The only thing they have in common is that one party is leaving another party. The issues are compounded by a single currency in the UK, no central bank in Scotland, a hard land border, etc. Also please remember that almost as many Scots (less than 50k) voted for Brexit as did for the SNP at the last election. So some mandate that is for Independence after the country had said no when asked directly.
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  17. EU Health Commissioner now demanding AZ divert supplies produced in and for UK, to EU. EU Health Commissioner insists that AZ honours its contracts, except AZ's contract with the UK! Simultaneously, she says AZ is wrong when AZ says that their contract is "non binding". A complete mischaracterisation worthy of Trump, because AZ never said that their contract was not binding. AZ clarified that it promised to use "best efforts" to deliver, instead of "will" deliver. Both are equally binding; the latter, no ifs and no buts; the former, ifs and buts possible. UK's AZ contract is also "be
    2 points
  18. Hardly. It’s not as if Lotus dealers have had anything really new to sell for the past few years anyway. If anything, this announcement will give the ‘wow, I’d better get my last Elise/Exige/Evora’ sales a shot in the arm. I suspect that the next wave of cars will attract more first time Lotus buyers than previous owners.
    2 points
  19. cute mink... nice😀
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  20. The media has only focused on the bad news, nothing else. As that generates most revenue. Unsurprising, since no one buys newspapers anymore. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Not so far .. more transmissible apparently, but not more deadly
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  21. Denied scans and treatment is all that is reported though (ie the bad news). I don’t recall, as part of any balanced media reporting, any reports about those whose scan and treatment haven’t been affected. For myself, I have continued to have quarterly CT and MRI scans and any additional necessary treatment as per the 3 years before the pandemic started. Ipswich hospital contracted out all of their cancer care to the local Nuffield, including treatment where needed, no doubt the cost being taken by the local hospital trust. I’m not sure that anyone has been “shouted down” as you
    2 points
  22. Chassis clean up next. I've never had to overcome a large amount of dirt on the chassis just a bit of mud etc. But this car had this strange black film all over it. As mentioned before it also had a really sweet cherry smell on the fabrics. So the air freshener combined with this black stuff made me think that one of two things had happened: Someone smoked in the car then the carpets were coated with air refresher causes the dye to leak onto the chassis Someone left a window open, and it got wet causing the dye to leak, then it was air freshened to hide a manky smell
    2 points
  23. This is a very real issue - first time I’ve heard it admitted publicly was yesterday by the political elite. There have been thousands and thousands denied scans and treatment due to covid. sadly these folks have been utterly forgotten by most on this thread and simply sentenced to death. There was lots of evidence to support WMD and invading the Middle East. Plenty of evidence produced to lock up folks wrongly convicted whom are subsequently cleared. What I do see on this thread is some questioning the validity in free speech - these folks are challenged and sh
    2 points
  24. I do not have any problem with people not having the vaccination, we live in a free country, it is your choice. However now knowing 11 people who have died of this ( and yes actually of COVID) through friends and extended family I also don’t want you in the same pub as me when I have had the vaccine. so that in my mind is the choice and obviously if you get it you refuse all treatment. The one thing that really done me was watching the news with nurses saying they had to walk through COVID deniers to get to work.
    2 points
  25. Without the lockdowns the number of people infected would have reached high levels and quite simply those that needed any form of medical assistance to survive would gave not received it. So the level / number of deaths would have been much greater. I'm not saying the lockdowns were managed well or correctly. In many cases, we could have gone for short events that could have kicked in much sooner, rather like the way we see people manage forest fires by having controlled fires. the government tried to bring the level right down, which took ages, then they allowed it to gain lots o
    2 points
  26. Not very impressed with the fitted car covers. Sure TLF could do better...
    2 points
  27. I first drove Evora in 2009. Loved it. I waited until 2018 before buying a 2010 NA. I rarely buy new-ish cars and had other stuff to play with in-between. 18,000 miles in and I cannot imagine life without this brilliant automobile. I suspect I am not the only Evora owner who feels the same. So some early cars are basically 'off market' permanently. They get under ya skin, doz Evora. Justin
    1 point
  28. I used to work near Aeroequip in Redditch after I graduated. Not sure if they're still there. My spreadsheet is not for the faint hearted. @Paul Coleman is a mere novice 😜
    1 point
  29. All quite confusing from this side of the pond. All I know of Scotland, I get from the telly. I do know the difference between Scots and Scotch though I hear both are "quite tasty." [end levity, resume discussion]
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  30. The ONLY reason that there is no hard border between NI and Eire is due to the Good Friday Agreement - NI is a unique case. In fact I believe it's written into the EU rules that there MUST be a hard border unless you are in customs union with the EU, they are absolutely committed to protecting their single market. Of course the UK is not in a customs union so a hard border is absolutely inevitable between an EU Scotland and a non-EU England.
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  31. Wow, I really admire your dedication!
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  32. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55779171
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  33. Yes Please 😀 I think you need this link - Link is in Carina's name. share.octopus.energy/cute-mink-541 Any in one else wanting to switch - I think anyone can use this - enough people switch and I can buy an Evora 🤪
    1 point
  34. That isn’t how virology works. A success virus isn’t stronger - it burns out faster if it is. It should get less fatal and more transmissible
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  35. Stop it @Buddsy.... you’ll be called a swivel eyed tin foil hat wearing loon. sadly people die and they do everyday believe it or not. Many will before their time undoubtedly due to Covid. It’s about time a proper route cause was carried out. That’s not freedom of speech - that’s being a twat
    1 point
  36. A very interesting and intelligently written short read from an Academic in Edinburgh. She's also very brave as she will get targeted on social media for this. https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-subversion-of-history-education-in-scotland The "airbrushing" and twisting of facts is quite astounding, but not as much as the forward planning as this was going on for 10 years before the "vote" and goes some way to explain why the SNP Government was so keen on getting 16-18 year olds included in the vote. It also may explain (1) the rise in nationalist support amongst the younger gen
    1 point
  37. So your point is; not everything the government tells us is true? Sure I agree that’s true. But .... WMD was done by a coalition of a few countries not the entire world. The evidence wasn’t really visible unless you were a non government agency with top security clearance. And when eventually questioned by the everyday person it soon fell apart. There were also motivations for those governments to go to war claiming WMD. COVID is world wide, literally every country is aligned with “the lie”. The evidence is easily available to people. You can see it for your self in hos
    1 point
  38. There’s a four year old Exige S V6 in yellow for sale on Pistonheads, that should help you. Sorry, I can’t do links.
    1 point
  39. The material of those flexible connectors in which the strands terminate resembles that from which the clear strap of my scuba mask is made. Silicone?
    1 point
  40. fixed that for you .. Government has gone very quiet about this, hasn't it?
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  41. What a coincidence - car cover on as no alternative and I've got these micro blisters on headlamp pods and a few other places - which until this thread, I thought I must have just not noticed. If I understand everyone's comments here the choice seems to be - car cover off and no blisters but car open to elements or car cover on and further damage to all paintwork ?? If any knows who Hobson is, tell him to call me and let me know what choice to make 😉 when the snow/frost/rain clears, I'll get some pics and add then to this collection. Maybe - we could all get paintwork done o
    1 point
  42. As a Moderator I must point out that we are a friendly community and everyone is entitled to their opinions. @Barrykearley you are a valued member as is @BuddsyInfact Buddsy I go as far to say we have been friends for a long while. However I cannot subscribe to your views and infact consider them dangerous and selfish. I have seen first hand how that ignorance is both dangerous and life threatening having been in Hospital several times recently for my job. I cannot even begin to tell you how scared I was just being there and how brave and amazing our Nurses and Doctors are. Seeing s
    1 point
  43. I popped the image into photoshop and upped some levels so you don't have to
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  44. @Team LotusThanks for the response. Did you have protection film installed over the wrap? It sounds like you did what I have been told that a few people will do and makes the car look like it was painted. I'm really leaning towards a wrap but just haven't decided, yet. Thanks, Eldon
    1 point
  45. There are some pretty odd ones in here, plus the obligatory Lotuses.
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