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  1. Still can't believe I picked up my phone during my lunch break while having a burger and one hr later started the yellow beauty for the first time. It's now going to take another week or two to get her registered... but wow!!
    25 points
  2. out and about this morning
    20 points
  3. Stopped for to fuel my S nr Goodwood, yesterday, and coudln't belive the next car to pulll in, v.nice GT410.
    13 points
  4. Back in worcester now - meeting up with a “friend” for lunch. here’s a pic of the car Few jobs to attend to - but the drive back was epic ❤️
    13 points
  5. Started the tour, but first a little „installation lap“ over Susten/Grimselpass and a little Furka is never wrong… But now on route to France 😉
    11 points
  6. Ready to bring the Evora out... Route des Grandes Alps for the next few days..;-) (Pictures will follow)
    11 points
  7. The Evora is one of the most beautiful cars that has ever come out of Hethel. It will be hard act to follow.
    11 points
  8. My new 420FE purchase..... and alongside my S1....first and last.
    11 points
  9. 18 today! The site can buy booze now!! Thanks for all our your support over the years folks, it's been a long time and obvs we'd be nothing without you! It's been a fun adventure!
    10 points
  10. Chamonix - Cormet de Roselent - Col de I‘Iseran - Col du Galibier - Col d‘Izoard… Cannot think of any other Car to be in and attack these roads.. Nirvana! 😉
    10 points
  11. Time to get back onto my old car after spending most of the summer on the LHD car. I thought it would be worth spending time on the bodywork before the colder months set in and give the car back it’s S1 guise.. Time to cut off this turbo tail to see what lie’s beneath 🫣 No going back now 🫣 The tail will create a nice bit of garage wall art 🙂 A flanged area had been added for the turbo valance to mount on which needed to go. Next was taking a mould from a repair panel Body area taken down to a knife edge ready for the mould. Mould tightly in place Area masked and gel coat applied Matting fully applied First repair done, it will need some final prep in the spring giving time for the repair to fully cure and settle but very happy with result and as good as new. 😁 Now onto the next corner before doing the rear, access to these areas is very good with the rear cut off, doing the rear is much tougher. Dave
    10 points
  12. Yup the market was wrong now Lotus have to get it wrong in order to increase sales, right or wrong depending on your point of view of course. Right for Lotus for sure. Whatever stopped the likes of Harry Metcalfe from getting an Evora isn’t there in the Emira. But then you see an Evora out on the road and wow you forgot what presence they have. It’s a unique wtf presence that seems to be hard to capture in photos. Emira is more photogenic perhaps but both would be considered ‘supercars’ to the man in the street. Most of those unsure of what an Evora is guess Lambo. Especially after hearing the noise they make.
    10 points
  13. This seems as good a place as any to introduce myself. I bought this '78 Elite a few months ago. Absolutely loving it so far.
    10 points
  14. I'm a monarchist and much admire what QEII did throughout her life. However, I appear to have a different view of the current mood gripping the nation and thought I'd post just to see how hot the flames get. I was very sad when her death was announced - but it was not unexpected and in some ways I was pleased for her as death was the only thing that was ever going to give her rest. 96 is quite old to still be getting flogged. I found the well prepared television retrospectives of her life and times informative and enjoyed re-living significant sections of history that has occured through my lifetime. QEII did the best job ever as the country's figurehead. I thank her for it and am pleased to see that the significant majority want to thank her too. I'm also in a much smaller majority who is happy that Charles III has taken over with such dignity. I did not want both BBC channels and ITV to go 24 hours on the same programmes with no content. Channels 4 and 5 were close but not continuous. Once you heard the first half dozen pundits say how well she did and why, you have heard it...and probably knew it anyway. There was nothing more to say so the usual subjects - Huw Edwards, Clive Myrie, et al just um'd and er'd until some other numpty was found to express exactly the same sentiments yet again. I must have heard the speach from when she was 21 half a dozen times in the first couple of days and I would guess it been repeated many more times since. I dont understand the whipping up emotion to get people to queue for a day or two to look at a flag on a box. Put simply I dont understand why we're having 10 days of wall to wall queenie instead of a day or two at the start to get the stories out there...and then the funeral. Also putting Charles to work from day 1 seems unnecessarily cruel (I was offered time off work when my Dad died - as were most people I know). Maybe its just my views on death generally don't appear to chime with many, but we as a species really need to learn to take it in our stride a bit more. But each to their own - and I recognise a significant number are loving the misery.
    9 points
  15. Spotted at secret test facility, Looked like it cornered on rails. Could of had a go but it looked a bit too fast for me.
    9 points
  16. Today I installed a new coolant temp sensor, topped up the coolant and took it for a good 30 minute drive. The temperature gauge sat perfectly steady at just under 90 degrees for the entire trip and warmed up a little bit more when it was parked back in the garage with the engine running. I still have no idea why the gauge shot up to nearly 140 degrees when I first drove it. I doubt it was the coolant temp sensor, but at least the car seems to be running fine now which is a huge relief for me. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread. I have learnt a huge amount about the car from this. 😊
    9 points
  17. A 300mile round trip yesterday to north Wales to do the Velocity zip line with Alice. A simply fantastic day out.
    9 points
  18. Fabulous shots Andrew👍 Similar ones here from our trip through the Tyrol in to Italy and then Switzerland
    8 points
  19. Finally got a chance to spray and install my wing, hope you like it as much as I do
    8 points
  20. Esprit d'aventure 3rd edition ! Auvergne, France, Sept 2022 Can't get my eyes out of this picture. On the right, the man in charge of the destiny of that afternoon. Nice flare
    8 points
  21. Well today I’ve seen an emira for the first time ever. Im blown away by the fit and finish of what is a dev fit car. It’s absolutely breathtaking in the flesh.
    8 points
  22. Yesterday I went to Blenheim Palace for the Salon Prive club day. I arrived early and parked up with a great bunch from the Lotus Drivers Club. Later in the day the Essex was picked out to represent Lotus by the Club Secretary and entered the main South Lawn event. It won a fantastic cup, medal and rosette. A superb day and great to meet so many friendly people who really cared about cars. I've attached a few pics taken by a lovely chap who also won a prize with his McLaren (RJVimages).
    8 points
  23. Gotcha! Well, I'm pretty sure I have anyway. Sitting today, literally in the space next to where it was last Thursday, a white BMW X5 with black alloys. What are the chances of there being several of those so I had a closer look. Scraped along the rear passenger's door and wheel, but no immediately obvious paint transfer from mine although it does look like somebody may have had a session with some T-Cut lately. Then, I saw it. All those hours watching forensic examinations on TV paid off. On the rear wheel, a small amount of bright blue paint on the edge of the rim. I rest my case m'lud. Local force informed and they're going to follow it up ASAP, and view the CCTV images for final proof. Sad thing is, for it to be parked where it is at this time of day, it must belong to a member of the hospital staff, .
    7 points
  24. Fever Tree up 14% since your post, @pete. Can I give you a list of others to mention?
    7 points
  25. Big news, Image wheels have recast the CX500! A guy in South Africa ordered 40 sets, so image recast them from an original centre. The good news is they can be made in any Lotus PCD. Superior quality to the originals, but look the same. The lips don’t have rolled edges, but I don’t think that is a big concern. Will post some pics when they send me them.
    7 points
  26. Finally got around to fitting the carbon rear deck. Only weights just over 3Kg so could be accomplished alone. The integral central rod allows for increasing the angle of opening.
    7 points
  27. I keep saying it, NA is the Evora sweet spot, a brilliant car and that lacks nothing for everyday UK use. Thrilling on an early morning B-road blat too. Criminally under-rated and under-sold, such a shame as Lotus will most likely no longer make such focussed and dynamic cars again. Why should they, they weren't profitable. The market has spoken and it's wrong. Very wrong. Justin
    7 points
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  29. Decided I hadn’t been out for a decent drive for a while, so once the rain stopped thought I do a couple of hours run yesterday 😀, even though the car was pretty dirty it still photographed well 👌
    7 points
  30. 7 points
  31. Funny as I did a similar photo shoot yesterday 😏
    7 points
  32. Happy today. Oh yes. Mrs W convinced me to have a day off. So we went and took in a car show further up the North East coast of Scotland, even took her car. Great day with brilliant sunshine and met up with like minded folk we haven't since pre Covid. Obligatory steak burger, followed by ice cream and a stop off at a local hotel for dinner on the way home. Fantastic day. Must remember to do it again sometime in the next year or two.
    7 points
  33. Great Sunday morning run in the Peak District.
    7 points
  34. This image is a portrayal of typical modern Britain according to someone. Lord only know who but.... They loved it so much Birmingham has had a sculpture made and installed on the spot the pic was taken. I hope the sculptor has another job, perhaps singing
    7 points
  35. As good as his budgeting
    7 points
  36. On the causeway to Holy Island
    7 points
  37. Thanks all for the nice comments. I'll be pressing my nose on the window of their showroom today. @TomE My dealer always "promised" me the first car he'll get. I told him weeks prior to the release event (the rainy live stream) that I'll be placing an order. Formally signed papers the morning after the release event. We didn't have the deposit game here in Germany, it was a straight forward contract & signature thing. But I guess this still makes me one of the very early "slots". He told me about exactly a week ago that my car will be on it's way soon and it showed up earlier than expected, he was expecting it to arrive end of this month. The VIN was in the system since about approx. 2-3 months according to him. @ScruteMy mate took another picture yesterday where you can see the wheels much better than on my photos: Maybe also an interesting topic for the ride height story - it's a touring spec car and the others in the showroom were sport and seemed to sit about 1,5cm lower. But one of the guys working in the shop said mine might still have transport spacers in the suspension. Something else I noticed: * The seating position is definitely lower than the pre-production cars. * The red flap over the start button is now made out of alloy or metal instead of plastic. * The doors close with a very satisfying and quality feel.
    6 points
  38. I am proud to say I worked yesterday at the Queens Norfolk Residence and met many wonderful people who just wanted to talk about the Funeral and procession I had missed that morning. I was very touched by 2 ladies, one from Ukraine and one from Jamaica who stopped where I was working at the time. The Ukrainian lady wanted to just talk about everything and tell me how much our country meant to her, having taken her in after the war started and how much she loved our Police and Royalty. In the end I had to move her on in a very polite manner and wished her well. I even added in a salute to the absolute delight of her kids who saluted me back, something I am sure they will talk about for a long time. The other lady asked if I had been able to see or listen to the funeral, which I replied to the negative so she started to show me the whole funeral on her phone because she felt "So awful you missed it, but very proud of you all". I was so touched by her gesture and apologised but I had to remain here and couldn't watch it all but I added in that it was a pleasure to have met her and that I was very touched by her gesture. After 14 hours I got home at midnight and binged watched the whole thing! Blubbing my eyes out at the Pony all on his own and when the solo Bagpiper slowly walked away. Several things I have taken from this. One, my renewal of the love of what I do, something that can be severely dented with negative press and just dealing with the people you deal with all the time. Two, my love of the monarchy and the contribution they make not only to the Income of the country but to the national wellbeing. And lastly that there is one thing our country does above any other. Pomp and Ceremony! Over 5 billion people watched that yesterday. Imagine how many billions in income this will generate down the line for the country. Tourism especially. Very tired today but proud to be British.
    6 points
  39. He’s seen how fat I am again @Rambo - it’s a subtle hint - and I’ve taken it well 😼 parts fitted this afternoon. Grass mowed and cars parked up
    6 points
  40. https://youtu.be/1OOtAtluc_s
    6 points
  41. ***** Interesting post on the Emira forum regarding EVO's review of the EVORA: And a confirmation of what many of us knew long about their Evora ..........they were not willing to replace their Evora for a Emira 6v FE...... This month's EVO has a review on the original Evora where it gives it 5 stars (Emira 4*) and reminds us it beat a gt3 to car of the year on launch. See further...........: https://www.emiraforum.com/threads/evora-5-evo-car-review-to-emira-4.1844/#post-49784
    6 points
  42. Parts supply - lack of right hand steering wheels 🤣
    6 points
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