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Suddabym

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  1. You're right, gold just is better. Everyone says that. You're also right in that when you're rounds complete you can sit back and know that you did it all. It's all your effort alone, and that's a real thing. Plus we get to watch! Awesome!
  2. George, dude... You're attention to detail is making feel very inadequate. Very. I like to think that I'm a bit of a perfectionist, but seriously, you make me look lazy and slapdash. My guilt is becoming unbearable. I'm thinking of throwing everything away and starting again - the house, the lot - using the GTK method of absolute and mindbendingly pure version of total perfectionism. You're car is going to be better than mine and I'm not sure if I can take it! I may have to get an Aston. Great job, chief. You are nailing the whole YouTube thing. Nailing. It.
  3. So it uses the Exige chassis (with with a bespoke rear subframe) so technically... whatever they can do, an Exile owner could (maybe) do. Don't forget Lotus had the sequential box for the 311, they probably didn't have the cash to do 500, 600 bhp, and by the time that they did, the Evora was in the rearview. But, the Emira, well now...
  4. I just bombed FB with this, but I feel like it needs to be said. - We've equalled our best ever overseas result - We're 4th in the medals table - We won 22 Gold medals - We totalled 65 medals - We won across more disciplines than any other country - in the world! - During Covid - Kenny and Laura are now our to greatest ever Olympians - And Lotus (with Hope) built the bleedin' bike! - And, it's not the first time!! We should be shouting this from the rooftops. How many other car manufactures can make this claim? It's sensational. I'm literally gobsmacked. And what will Lotus do with this massive great lump of awesome publicity? But anyway, I just felt it needed saying. I feel better now.
  5. Oh, I get you now - image, right. So, theyโ€™re not great. Mirrors are still better. But it has two uses. Right up close when backing right up to something, and then kinda looking around the corner, say when reversing out of a parking space, or onto a road, where you can see approaching cars and hold off. With the car so low, youโ€™ve little peripheral vision, so it does help there.
  6. Right there - centre of the rear bumper.
  7. So, I've made up a page for the Esprit on a new website I'm developing for my other stuff, and thought I'd share the link. https://www.markjsuddaby.com/plus-also/ What with the magazine article, it feels like there's more of a story to tell. For anyone interested, there are a few more shots of the car, but I don't go into grinding resto detail, as this was much more a destination than a journey project.
  8. How cool is that? (pretty cool) ๐Ÿ˜
  9. You know what, I have both of those magazines as well!
  10. Well, the car's gonna be at the Supercar Fest and the Salon Prive a week later ๐Ÿ™‚ And at some point, I need to get over to Caffeine and Machine - a pilgrimage I have yet to make. Extra love my car. Drove it to Ledders today and it was spectacular (had two keep the frozen stuff on the passenger seat, mind).
  11. Paul, I am loving the Gulf paint job. Looking forward to seeing that in the flesh. Can't do Bromyard sadly, as have friends coming over. But, am signed up for Supercar Fest at Shelsley Walsh on 29th August, which I am superly looking forward to. Who else is going? BTW, not sure if it's just me but I thought that C4 docu on Lotus was a tiny bit rubbish.
  12. Not me. I was tucked up in Herefordshire at the time, but good to know there are G Cars out there for no good reason ๐Ÿ˜
  13. So, we'll cancel for next Sunday (25th) and look to rearrange in September. Don't forget Channel 4, 1745hrs (straight after the sprint race!). Awesome!
  14. That is quite literally, the one! Yeah. How awesome does Lexi look there? I can't believe (having paid for supercar parking) that they put me next to a BMW! Brilliant. Thanks Bibs, made my day!
  15. So I went to Goodwood yesterday and it was epic. Loved the massive Lotus vibe, seeing the Emira in the flesh, more Evija, lots of Lotusness; I even had a chat with Russell Carr! Just ace. And, the Esprit, got me there and back without issue. 2 fantastic drives in one day! Brilliant. Could not have had a more fun day and the Esprit even solicited attention while it was parked up. A guy posted a pic of it on the internet! Awesome! Barry, Robin - shame you both can't make it. Real shame. I wanted to catch up about the online Emira launch and being on the big screen! If there's anyone out there planning to come, please shout, and we'll keep the date. If no one shouts up, then I think it'll need postponing to a date in Sep, say, when people aren't quite as away-y. So... if you're coming on 25th Jul, shout, and we'll crack on with it.
  16. All car manufactured after 2011 will be fine with E10. The increase in ethanol tends to corrode pipes and the like mostly (happy to be corrected). Older cars therefore don't take to it well, because of older rubber hoses. And especially not great to be left standing for long periods with it in the system. I suspect it burns hotter as well. Super unleaded will stay E5, so you're fine but you have to stick with Super, which I'm assuming you're using anyway. Govt has committed to another 5 years for Super being E5 and I suspect that they will do the same again in 5 years. But, longer term, engine modification might be required. That's my take, but I'm not an expert.
  17. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My glasses broke so I was doing an emergency run to Specsavers. Ah, I get so much positive attention on the road I kinda get blasรฉ with it. If only I'd known it was you! Highnam car show on Sun. Bicester Heritage for LDC veterans day on Mon. The car's been awesome!
  18. So, just to say, what with the delay to freedom and all, that the plan is to still have the meet on 25th July (week after Silverstone GP). For those of us going to Goodwood, we're still waiting for clarification and that may become a thing, but I doubt it will affect us. Awesome. Looking forward to it.
  19. So that's you and me, Barry, at least ๐Ÿ˜
  20. So, let's go firm on Sunday 25th Jul, for 1000hrs. Recommend that we meet again at Coco's Cafe (which will be open this time), and maybe over a brew, chat through options for a run out. Pass the word. Be nice to chat in not terrible rain (hopefully) and with a buttie and a brew.
  21. So I wasn't gonna go to Goodwood FOS. Bit far and all just to see the Emira whizz past, but then Lotus announced that they are this year's central theme/advertiser/interactive thingy wotsit, and I decided that I can't not do this year if Lotus are doing many things. I can always not go next year! So, I'm ticketed for the 8th and I've booked myself into the West supercar park ๐Ÿ˜. Am excited. Took the car to Silverstone and back today, which turned into a great fun drive. Every kind of road (and road user) and just sublime. Man, I love my car! This coming Wednesday morning (2nd Jun), I'm going to head over to Caffeine and Machine and check it out. I think the cross-country journey could be pretty awesome. Which brings me to - next meet, and I'm thinking something like w/e of 24/25 Jul ??? Local, like Coco's, or a drive to something like C&M (or similar). It's the weekend after the GB GP. What do we think?
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