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Gm77

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About Gm77

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  • Birthday 12/09/1977

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    Greg Martin
  • Car
    Evora 400, TVR T350C, Midtec Spyder (don't judge!)
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    Colchester

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  1. But Bibs, it frees me up to look seriously at the new Lotus due shortly...! I really don't miss that steep carpark at all! Always worred about my handbrake failing...
  2. So, after starting this thread almost two years ago, I thought I would update it with the news that I have decided now is the time to sell the 400. The car has been brilliant throughout my almost 5 years of ownership, its just not getting used as much as it used to. That hasn't been helped by the lockdown, but additionally work in the future is likely to involve a lot less travel so my uses for a practical sports car have decreased significantly. I rarely have time to disappear out for drive for an extended period of time on some nice roads so it comes out the garage only when I need to go to the shop with the children - prefering to take one of my other cars if it is just me running solo. If anyone is interested in a metalic grey, red leather interior, manual with 24k miles on the clock, let me know. It will undoubtedly be a sad day though when it finally departs. Greg
  3. Gm77

    Almost there!

    Thanks guys. The 'garage' was a key part of why I convinced Charlotte we needed to move there. Its strange - I can't really remember much from the viewings of the house at all... And as for the colours, my Toxic Green Elise Club Racer really changed my view on green as a car colour. You can't beat a green metallic in my opinion.
  4. Gm77

    Almost there!

    Thought I’d attach some photos of my current project. IVA is booked for 13 March so fingers crossed. Any tips on things that the Norwich test centre are focused on would be highly appreciated. I’ve absolutely loved the build and don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s approaching the end. An Ultima perhaps...?!
  5. Gm77

    lotusless

    Cheers Bibs. Overall, yes. But there have been some frustrations...
  6. Gm77

    lotusless

    Funny you say that @Bibs!!!
  7. I’m the last to defend the EU but much of the above isn’t really the EU’s fault and would be tricky for them to address in isolation. We have an international (read global) tax system that largely allocates rights for countries to tax global profits based on having employees on the ground in that country, and what they actually do. Its a principle that goes back to a time well before the internet was even thought of that basically meant if you want to sell something in a country you’d likely need people in that country doing the selling, and elements of a supply chain supporting that sale, also in country. This local substance would give that country a right to tax. With the internet, and improvements in logistics and global trade, there are strong arguments to say that the old system doesn’t work effectively anymore. However, any new system has to be agreed globally, otherwise you end up with governments seeking to tax the same profits which isn’t great for a whole host of reasons. Reaching agreement on such a complicated change is not easy as there will be winners and losers. There is working ongoing on this though (at international not EU level) so watch this space. And just on UK Corporate Tax, I met with a representative of the Treasury years ago who said they would rather abolish it and recover the lost tax from a small increase in the VAT rate - the tax take on CT isn’t worth the cost in administering it.
  8. Phil, if you’re that close you’ll have to join us next time round! If you fancy it drop me a PM with your mobile number and I’ll add you to the WhatsApp group for the next get together. Greg
  9. Gm77

    TLF GT430 Club

    Thanks Trevor - great to hear such positive feedback and fingers crossed... Greg
  10. Gm77

    TLF GT430 Club

    You’re not wrong! I have to make do with the 10 year old Subaru diesel estate! Life is tough...
  11. Gm77

    TLF GT430 Club

    If Jamie can work his magic with the numbers, this may be sat on my drive this Summer...
  12. It was a celebration of the highest density of privately owned Evora in the world! All within 2 miles, and we were missing one...
  13. A public car park today - more common than Fiestas...!
  14. You learn something new everyday! I did think that was a chat up line to be used in Amsterdam. But then, I am from Essex...
  15. My only question is why cant you ever take a photo that’s straight?
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