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  1. 12 hours ago, LJR said:

    Dropped the car at detailers this morning to look nice for the weekend..........

    If you've seen my posts in the Evora picture thread, I am now past caring. I have my detailing kit with me which may or may not get used before the event depending on the performance of Eurotunnel on Friday afternoon and my subsequent performance on the M25. 

    Any awards going for the filthiest car in attendance could well be coming my way!

    Sorry @C8RKH

    😂

  2.  Loads of photo opportunities today (OK, OK I can hear the groans from here but do feel free to post pics of other than Laser Blue Evoras if you want) as I confined my activities to within a 30 mile radius of my hotel. 

    In the cold light of day the car didn't look any better - that dust had got everywhere, including the engine bay.......

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    ........but I can almost forgive when the compensation is this...... 

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    Today's run was only down to near Fortuna to visit friends but that didn't prevent me using some nice little back roads with spectacular backdrops... 

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  3. Very few pics taken today some of you will be relieved to hear - spent all my time driving. 

    Left my overnight B&B in Montigny-les-Monts at 0930........

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    ...... then it was just a short drive, albeit in the opposite direction to where I really should have been heading, to my favourite producer to collect 12 bottles of his finest cidre fermier brut - not exactly following the 'added lightness' edict I know.......... 

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    .........9 hours, 2 pitstops and 550 miles later, it was a quick stretch of my legs before the Evora got a good workout through the Pyrenees........

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    ....... for a further 2 hours and 100 miles to arrive at my stop for tonight in Santpedor in Catalunya.

    As it was dark on arrival exterior pics will need to wait until the morning but suffice to say that whilst it might not look it from outside, the interior is petrolhead heaven......... 

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    Damn cheek of the 911 guy pinching my reserved parking spot though!...... 

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  4. 23 hours ago, theelanman said:

    ...... looks like I'll need to ring them then...lol

    I heard that they recently announced that they are ceasing trading and are therefore not taking any new orders which could explain the 'rubbish website '. 

    Disaster I know as they had only just added Oyster to their database and the other place I tried previously was miles off in matching the shade, 😞

  5. I haven't seen a single Lotus since starting the drive down from Scotland until about 18h00 yesterday (Friday) when I was 'proceeding briskly' along the A26 between Reims and Troyes and the spotted vehicle crossed above me on an overpass heading in the general direction of Paris.

    Gratuitous "I'm on a European road-trip" post, 😁

  6. I might as well have just used some plywood and sellotape - one enormous unseen dip (for that read "Grand Canyon replica") on a French back road encountered at an 'enthusiastic' rate of knots and the rubber splitter is no more, 😢. Got a nice scrape on the bottom of the bumper too and when I went back to retrieve the displaced aero, it had vanished somewhere into the Aube scenery. 

    What I have learned though is that it must have been having some effect as the car now feels decidedly nose-light at motorway speeds so it will be interesting to try again and this time get some data on it. 

  7. Didn't I read somewhere that the Cairn o' Mount road was going to be closed for several weeks after someone demolished part of a bridge? 

    Not sure at this stage if I'll make this as I'm planning on staying in the deepest darkest south for a few more days after the 70th and might only be getting home late on the Saturday. Arriving back from a 3 week solo road-trip to Spain then going straight out again to a LEGS event wouldn't win me too many brownie points with SWMBO. 

  8. 5 minutes ago, Buddsy said:

    Hate to tell you but thats definitely top right! :lol:

     

    buddsy

    It's top left from where I'm sitting, :P.

    In any case, I've got t'other side filled as well with my Euroland emissions stickers, :rolleyes: .

    I'll just stick it in the middle and they can sort it out from there.................on no, wait a minute - that's filled with the interior mirror and a couple of toll-tags. Hmmmmm, now what?

  9. It's probably best done as a two-man job to keep it steady but I managed it single-handed.

    Propped the tailgate open just enough to get into the mounting screws with an allen key and laid plenty of soft blankets on the surrounding panels just in case the wing slipped. On the subject of the screws, they're a different size from the OE ones - M8 rather than M6 but all the holes in the bodywork and mounting plates are slightly oversize anyway so no drilling required. Apart from that, less than 10 minutes and it was 'job done', :) .

    I'm reckoning on a fair bit of downforce, judging by the highly cambered inverted aerofoil section that is clearly visible with the end-plates off. I've not had a chance to calculate even roughly what levels it's likely to be but I'm working on a front splitter which I'll be taking through various stages of development over the coming months.

    For now I've fitted a deformable rubber lip to the existing 'chin' which you can see in the frontal shots. As the airspeed increases, so it should dip down further and further and so create an increasing downforce at the front. When I get back from my trip to Hethel via Spain I'll rig it up with some sensors to measure the deflection angles against speed, and also take some airflow and pressure readings from above and below the rear wing then use the results to design a permanent version of the front splitter, possibly incorporating some 'active technology' if I can keep the weight down to 2-3 kgs maximum.

    I'm signing-off now as I've already divulged too much information on this secret 'Skunk Works' project, :rolleyes: :lol: .

  10. 4 hours ago, SH said:

    ..................we cant have 2 laser blue Evora's in the Lothians!  😂

    FTFY - I don't remember giving permission for my exclusivity to be compromised!!!! :P

    Seriously, good choice - best colour out there. It could be worse - at least you're in East Lothian. The last Laser Blue Evora to muscle-in on my territory was only about 5 miles along the road from me, wasn't it @The Lotus Position ? :rolleyes:

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    Note to self: "Must make the clues harder next time!"

    I've finally got around to doing something about it having bought the wing in April 2016. At least nobody can accuse me of being impetuous, :P.

    Sorry Gavin but unfortunately you don't win anything as you didn't abide by the T's & C's - 'entries on the back of a £20 note'.  :excl:

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