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    Jan Blom
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    Lotus Elise S1
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    Herpen, the Netherlands
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  1. Hi Kieran, thanks for your reply. We're arriving in Newcastle early morning. Since we only have 1 day to cover the distance to Inverness I'm afraid Kininmonth and Fettercairns are a bit to far east for us ūüėě. We do pass Pitlochry though, it seems. Maybe we can avoid the dual carriageways in the second part of that day, if we are on schedule to arrive in Inverness somewhere late afternoon. But thanks for thinking with me!
  2. Hi Gerry, thank you so much for the info!! For now I'm planning the route for satnav (with MyRouteApp) so I can share the route with the other participants, but I will keep your offer in mind! The photo's are great and the info so useful! Thanks again and when I have some questions about what you wrote I will sent you a PM. Have a great day, Regards Jan Hi Duggie, also a big thank you to you! This all makes me wish it was June already. I will sent you a PM if I would like to know some more :-). Best regards, Jan
  3. Thanks Brian! In a few weeks time the dates should be set; I will update this topic as soon as possible.
  4. Jan Blom

    North Coast 500 road trip

    Hi all, With the fantastic memories of the Jim Clark Memorial Tour 2018 of April in mind, I'm planning a new road trip for a group of Dutch Lotus owners and enthousiasts. All participants of the JCMT2018 want to taste more of wonderful Scotland. And the challenge of the North Coast 500 is so appealing that it didn't need much encouragement and persuation to make this our goal. June 2019 will be the month to do it. We will probably be with 8-10 cars and 12-15 people. Since we can't make it a trip of two weeks, we are limited to 5 full days for the 500 miles. This means we will probably miss out on enjoying all of the sceneries, but since more road trips are planned in 2019 choices have to be made. Maybe you can help me with some info: Suggestions for accomodation is welcome. I've got a membership on the NC500 website where accomodation is featured, but own experciences help a lot. The same goes for the 'must-stops'. Recommendations are welcome. I'm looking for photo's of Lotus on the NC500 to use in the road book and website I want to built. If you have them and I can use them, please post them in this topic. Actually all tips and suggestions are welcome. Looking forward to your info. Regards, Jan
  5. Hi all, With the fantastic memories of the Jim Clark Memorial Tour 2018 of April in mind, I'm planning a new road trip for a group of Dutch Lotus owners and enthousiasts. All participants of the JCMT2018 want to taste more of wonderful Scotland. And the challenge of the North Coast 500 is so appealing that it didn't need much encouragement and persuation to make this our goal. June 2019 will be the month to do it. We will probably be with 8-10 cars and 12-15 people. Since we can't make it a trip of two weeks, we are limited to 5 full days for the 500 miles. This means we will probably miss out on enjoying all of the sceneries, but since more road trips are planned in 2019 choices have to be made. Maybe you can help me with some info: Suggestions for accomodation is welcome. I've got a membership on the NC500 website where accomodation is featured, but own experciences help a lot. The same goes for the 'must-stops'. Recommendations are welcome. I'm looking for photo's of Lotus on the NC500 to use in the road book and website I want to built. If you have them and I can use them, please post them in this topic. Any chance to meet LEGS members during a LEGS-meeting? We've met some TLF members during the JCMT2018 and these were all fantastic meetings. Actually all tips and suggestions are welcome. Looking forward to your info. Regards, Jan
  6. Nice, just paid for a party of 3 from the Netherlands (Jan, Joost) and Italy (Elisa). Hope we will be there in time, all horror stories about traffic on Friday from Dover to Norwich make that I hope you all keep some meat on the grill until late at night ūüėČ
  7. Jan Blom

    Biarritz - Grey Evora 400

    Biarritz, Radisson Blu hotel, Septembre 2nd.
  8. Hi, From The Netherlands a convoy organised by Van der Kooi Sportscars will be using the HoH-Harwich connection friday evening. Me and my co-pilot-with-a-rather-big-Elise-heart ūüėČinstead prefer to drive so we plan to arrive in Dover via Antwerp and Calais somewhere around 2-3 pm and from there we'll take the various Mxx's to arrive in Norwich Central Hotel somewhere end of the afternoon of maybe early evening. Sunday morning we'll leave from the hotel direction Stanstead. Suggestions to join a convoy are welcome!!
  9. Found a perfectly good one at Frederic Koninckx Motors near Antwerp ūüôā
  10. Hi, yeah I have emailed them, no reply yet. Thanks for the offer, I wait for a used one for now.
  11. Hi, a moment of stupidness means my Elise S1 has no fuel filler cap anymore. Someone at a petrol station in Sterzing Italy is probably the new owner. Hence I'm looking for an original replacement. Anyone?
  12. Thanks all for meeting us in the Bird in Hand! Our trip was already great but you've lifted it to fantastic! Special thanks to Phil for co√∂rdinating it all. It was wonderful. Today we've planned a tour to the coast (direction Great Yarmouth) and the to Southwold for lunch. After that we'll drive on to Harwich for our final dinnerstop and then off to the ferry. Please contact me when you're in Holland so maybe we can arrange a meeting and tour at our side of the sea ([email protected] or +31 6 2866 2491). Thanks again, stay well! Kind regards, Jan
  13. Dry cold wheather is on its way, so maybe some miles can be covered this weekend and coming week :-). Looking forward to April already!
  14. Hi Phil, could you let me know at what time approx. you guys will be at The Bird in Hand on April 9th for the meeting? We will have dinner with our group at The Bird in Hand, and they would like to know at what time we want to eat.

    Do you also have dinner at The Bird in Hand with eachother or is the meeting after dinner? Of course we can all have dinner togehther but then we should let the manager know I guess.

    Regards, Jan

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    2. PhilW

      PhilW

      Jan I will call them to discuss and let you know.

      Phil

    3. PhilW

      PhilW

      Jan. Ok, I have spoken to The Bird In Hand. They confirm the booking for 20 spaces to eat. The booking was for 7:30pm. However I took the decision and extended it to 7:45pm. This is because firstly people from here have to get home from work, put the kids to bed, do whatever and then come out so sometimes 7pm is quite difficult to get there on time. Also there are going to be maybe 6 cars the uk guys have not seen before and hopefully a few you have never seen so I'm sure we will need a bit of time in the carpark!  Will be nice for everyone to have a chat around the cars before sitting down to dinner. Hope you agree. They also asked if it will be possible to confirm everyone's meal order by 2nd April as the group is hopefully going to be in the region of 20 people. If you PM me you're email address I will get a menu to you. If you can get the order to me I will ensure the pub get it in time. I am writing this on an old unreliable iPad so will update the forum tomorrow from a computer. Hope all this is ok with you. Phil

      Jan. Ok, I have spoken to The Bird In Hand. They confirm the booking for 20 spaces to eat. The booking was for 7:30pm. However I took the decision and extended it to 7:45pm. This is because firstly people from here have to get home from work, put the kids to bed, do whatever and then come out so sometimes 7pm is quite difficult to get there on time. Also there are going to be maybe 6 cars the uk guys have not seen before and hopefully a few you have never seen so I'm sure we will need a bit of time in the carpark!  Will be nice for everyone to have a chat around the cars before sitting down to dinner. Hope you agree. They also asked if it will be possible to confirm everyone's meal order by 2nd April as the group is hopefully going to be in the region of 20 people. If you PM me you're email address I will get a menu to you. If you can get the order to me I will ensure the pub get it in time. I am writing this on an old unreliable iPad so will update the forum tomorrow from a computer. Hope all this is ok with you. Phil

    4. Jan Blom

      Jan Blom

      Hi Phil, thank you for arranging things with The Bird in Hand. 7.45 pm or later is no problem, of course everybody should have some time to do their personal things at home. And for sure we want to spent time in the carpark :-). 

      I'll PM my e-mail and will spread the menu amongst our participants. 

      Thanks again, all you've arranged is totally ok with us!

  15. Jan Blom

    Checklist roadtrip

    Thanks a lot Filip! I've added your input to the longlist --> next step is bringing it down to a shortlist. Thanks again! Yep, that's the idea. I've sent a request to al tourmembers, from that I'll make a list with who will bring what to prevent each taking the same thing ;-).

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