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    Colin Cooley
  • Car
    2016 Elise 220 Cup. Previously owned Exige S2 N/A & Exige S2 S/C
  • Modifications
    Komo-Tec 260 bhp upgrade, Nitron 46's with track spring rates.
  • Location
    Southampton, uk

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  1. Hi guys. We booked a house on Airbnb over the weekend. We are staying for 7 nights as its a lovely area, and the property is about 2 miles from the circuit. Cost is about £800 in total. Worth checking out.
  2. Hi Danny. I've just bought a trailer and am pondering the issue too as i will be with my wife this year and I'm going to need some space to park. Last year a lotus owning buddy who attended used the campsite about 5 miles away called Spa D'or, however they also have a large range of cabins of various degrees of luxury. I'm thinking of going down on the Friday to watch the racing (and hopefully our Mr Pittard competing again) and departing Tuesday after the track day, so 4 nights. Their three upper levels of cabin came out at between £470 to £650 for the total stay. If i was going solo I would
  3. Hi Tony. I did send Paul at LOT a note last night asking about the prospects for Bilsterberg, but what you say would not surprise me.
  4. LOT are now taking bookings for their Monday 27th July date. As before, this immediately follows the 24 hrs of Spa festival, so a great weekend in store. Anyone from here going? Last year LOT booked Bilsterberg on the Saturday preceding, which made for the best weekend of the year by far.
  5. Circuit Days have opened up bookings for their Nurburgring track days. They have Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9 April and 12 October. I’ve booked 9th April. This usually sells out in about 48 hrs and is about the best value out there.
  6. Hi Alastair. So, are you moving on from Lotus or changing models?
  7. Hi Esa. Sounds to me as if you know exactly where you are going with this, so I'm expecting to see some reports in the near future of your race spec Esprit spanking all the local porkers. All the very best
  8. Hi @Ekku. Sounds like your hooked now and did well against the porkers, just surprised you can wait for a full year to repeat the experience!! I presume you have a much shorter season than we do here in the UK, but perhaps you have opportunities for ice driving?
  9. Hi @GER. That's the silencer design I have. For me, with the Elise 220 Cup its a little heavier than the lightweight Larini's/ 2bulars, but lighter than stock. Never had any noise problems on track so far, or any droning on the highways. I like the sound, which has matured nicely over the last 12 months or so that I've had it. I'll be at the LOT Spa track day on the 29th July so cannot make the Snetterton date.
  10. It certainly was @CocoPops. Initially I thought that was me on your left in this shot, orange Cup, but I think its actually a similarly coloured 250 Cup. I have silvered mirrors, not black. Must say i learnt a lot about the handling of 888R's in †he wet! Much better than I thought actually, however very pleased when it dried up later on. I also had my first ever ride in a Caterham, courtesy of @LF1. Visceral about sums it up and this was one of the lower powered derivatives!! Thank you Tom.
  11. I must say Alastair that looks a lot better, much more purposeful than the originals. Searching for a proper craftsman has paid dividends, may see a few more of these conversions then. Congratulations.
  12. Looks like a good turnout then. Hope you can make it @electro_boy. I'd love to put some faces to the names and it looks like many of you know each other, so if someone could tap me on the shoulder, Orange/Black Elise 220 Cup and effect some introductions that would be much appreciated. See you all Saturday.
  13. Last minute decision. just booked the LOT day at Bedford this Saturday 8th June. As I write there are three places left. Anyone else going on this? Noise limit: 101db static & 87.5db DriveBy
  14. Hi Alastair. Having done a little research I found the handbook does say the transmitter keys effectiveness "may be reduced by the presence of other radio signals or large metal structures in the vicinity". But as far as I know it was only our three Elise Cups that were effected at Crystal Palace. One of the marshals told me they have had this there in the past plus at one other sprint circuit somewhere where large electrical facilities rendered a number of car transmitters inoperative. The cure was always to shift the car about until they found a shielded spot. In fact on Sunday my alternate
  15. Hi @Gordon S. Are you part of the Palmersport organisation?
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