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  1. Thanks Dumbas, I have always owned red sport cars as I always think they look beautiful when polished but I must admit that I find that with the V6 Exige Coupe and Roadster that dark colours seem to suit it better. This was my hardest decision really as going away from red was a really tough decision but luckily at the Bristish GP this year Lotus Silverstone had a red roadster parked behind the LF1 and the LF1 won that one hands down, pics below. I have to say that was an expensive GP to attend as I wasn't even aware of the LF1 before then. Luckily I do love cleaning my cars although I own a black van and it actually never looks clean which is slightly worrying. Cheers,
  2. I was told to expect mine around the end of September which I will be amazed if that actually happens, not that I'm in any rush tbh, doesn't stop me thinking about it every moment of the day though
  3. Thanks again The Pits, you speak a lot of sense Looks like the LF1 and me are off to Silverstone in the near future, really can't wait tbh, it will be excellent to explore its performance without worrying about points on the license. Cheers,
  4. Thanks for the feedback, I was looking last night and Silverstone do a novice session, something like £30 for 30 mins, that may be worth a try to dip my toe in, are their noise restrictions as strict? I was at the British GP this year and there is no chance of this years cars threatening any noise limits, god they sounded flat
  5. Thanks for the vid, that is certainly an interesting way of doing things, keeping the stock back box and using a Larini manifold, certainly sounds the part though
  6. Found this on You Tube last night, certainly sounds quite different to the Quicksilver -
  7. Seems crazy to think that I haven't even heard the Exige V6 yet but I have really enjoyed the Larini Race Exhaust on my Elise so I was looking around on You Tube last night and came across the below, I can certainly see one of these ending up on the LF1
  8. Can't blame you at all on that one T3Jn, it was the same thinking that nearly led me down the Senna at Monaco win, but in the end the lure of the Lotus 25 and Jim Clark was to strong to resist, even though I wasn't even a glint in my Dads eye back then Have you seen this thread, will be worth putting your details up as only 2 on the list so far. http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/67720-lf1-registry/
  9. I have to admit that I have done a lot of karting in my time but have always been a little intimidated by the whole track day thing and my probable lack of ability but when I get my hands on the LF1 it just seems the right thing to do as I know the roads around here are not going to let me enjoy it to anywhere near its full potential, eventually I'd love to do Spa, I was watching the V6 Exige lap around the full Nurbergring last night, how exhilarating is that, respect
  10. Thanks again Bibs, I've got a friend who takes his M3 round there regularly and keeps pestering me to go along, I don't think that once the LF1 arrives that he will take no as an answer any longer
  11. Thanks Bibs, you read my mind, the for sale sign was going to be my next question As long as the weather is good I'll see you there bright and early, really can't wait to spend the day rejoicing in all things Lotus
  12. Being that I have never done a track day and that the Bedford Autodrome is just up the road I'd be interested in whether it is considered a good place to start or would I be better going to somewhere like Brands or Silverstone?
  13. That really is quite stunning, I'd be tempted to stick a full Larini exhaust on it, for me they still make the most fantastic noise.
  14. Hey Bibs, I know I am probably a little late to this party but is there room for one more, my Elise Sport Racer? Thanks, Paul.
  15. That will be a real shame if it no longer exists in its original layout, it would make a great Northern Goodwood, I'll go and explore next time I'm up that way.
  16. Thanks for your reply Exploded, I'll check the video out later, do you know if the Aintree track is still used for track days etc? I was looking into it a while ago but couldn't really find out, next time I'm 'Up North' visiting the out laws I'll go and have a look as it is only a couple of miles away. Wouldn't it make a great feature though, maybe Dario Franchitti in the Type 25 and The Stig in the LF1, that definitely sounds right up Top Gears street. I'll see if I can find a way of contacting them and seeing what they say. Cheers,
  17. Thanks ramjet, I come from writing on a lot of HiFi forums and they can be very particular about this type of thing, have to say that I'm finding the Lotus Forums to be quite refreshing
  18. Hi Guys, Hope this doesn't break any forum rules but I have just listed my beloved Sport Racer which needs a good home to go to make way for the LF1 if anyone would like a look - http://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/lotus-elise-111r-16v-sports-racer/ Cheers,
  19. Hi Guys, Hope this doesn't break any forum rules but I have just listed my beloved Sport Racer which needs a good home to go to make way for the LF1 if anyone would like a look - http://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/lotus-elise-111r-16v-sports-racer/ Cheers,
  20. Vipers

    LF1 Registry

    I was just going to mention something similar, great idea, nice choice btw Only ordered mine yesterday but details below. No Year Race Location Owner 7 1962 British GP, Aintree Bedfordshire, UK Vipers
  21. Awesome, keep the pictures coming delands, any feedback would be appreciated to help pass the long days whilst I wait for mine to arrive. What race win did you go for?
  22. Thanks Exploded, originally I wanted win no 27, Jim Clark at Silverstone, 1967, in the Type 49 but someone beat me to that one so then the Aintree win jumped out at me as it was his first British GP win that he got pole for, won and got fastest lap, even now he still holds the lap record which is pretty cool, I was nearly tempted by Senna at Monaco but I was never a huge Senna fan, still I'm amazed that one is still available. Compared to Jim Clarks lap record in the Type 25, I wonder how the LF1 would compare? Cheers,
  23. Thanks for the invite, I have never actually done a track day which seems criminal when I look back at all the cars I have owned, what with Spa being my favourite track it is a very tempting offer but at the moment I'm tied to work as I try to get my new'ish business established, I have an idea for an event next year which I have already discussed with Lotus Silverstone which I'd love to do in conjunction with this forum so hopefully next Spring we can start planning something together At the moment my Sport Racer isn't advertised on here, but I will look to put it up later once I get home, I really know I will regret selling this one day. Cheers,
  24. Thanks for all your replies guys, thanks also for the link to the video Bibs, I have watched that many many times over the last couple of weeks as I wrestled with conscience about ordering the LF1, now the deal is done watching it again made me go all funny, I actually think that I am going to be too scared to drive it as it just looks like a work of art standing still, I'm sure once I feel the power of that V6 though I will soon change my mind Thanks again guys.
  25. Hi Everyone, Just wanted to say a quick hello from sunny Bedfordshire. I have been a longtime Lotus owner and enthusiast, starting with a Elan M100 back in 1991 then a few Elise's later I have just ordered a LF1, race no 7, Jim Clark at Aintree, as I said in the LF1 thread, I feel slightly guilty at spending so much money on a car but am equally as excited looking forward to the delivery :-) I have just put my mint Elise Sport Racer up for sale if anyone is interested, I have really enjoyed owning this car for the last 7 years, it is the longest I have ever owned any car so it must have done something right, if it wasn't for the LF1 I would have probably have kept it a lot longer, just hope I don't regret selling it. Look forward to contributing more to the Lotus Forums and I'll post some pics as soon as the LF1 arrives. Cheers, Paul.
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