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phil flash last won the day on June 21 2016

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  • Birthday 10/04/1949

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    3 M100 SE's, Eclat Riviera, Elan+2S & Evora
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    Eclat has 16 bent valves
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    near Hadleigh, Suffolk

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  1. Won't be there - too far to come for breakfast, I'll be in Italy. It's time for the annual trip to spend a week sliding sideways on skis, assuming that the titanium plate in my left ankle does its job..
  2. at !0:30 in the vid he's talking about how good the steering is and says "it has the Lotus feel". McLaren will be pleased! He tested an Evora GT with a big smile on his face... I use my Launch Edition for Calais to Agde, or vice versa, and cross the Millau Viaduct so I found his journey interesting - I wouldn't go that way to get to NIce though. My trip is 666 miles so I do it in a single hit with just fuel stops, just over 9 hours, but Péage Tolls total 73€. I've tried the scenic off motorway roads but don't make decent progress - and since the 80kmph (50mph) speed limit on the open road there are too many 'boys in blue' with cameras.
  3. Thanks for posting that. I've got a Pioneer AVIC-F70DAB that looks similar to that and I often select the Trip Computer to give me the big GPS driven Speedo display but hadn't yet found there was a Trip Summary. I'm still trying to find time to read the 240 page Operation Manual ... but have now found out how to access and use the Trip Summary. Cheers. . Personally, I reckon it's the Driving Average Speed achieved that is more significant than Max Speed, that's the one that says you get there soonest ...
  4. I was refueling my Evora at a Shell filling station this morning and a bright purple metalflake BMW M8 with really aggressive styling and aero' add-ons pulled up to refill. M8 had German plates and a 6ft 6" man mountain with really aggressive styling got out. Black leather trousers, a black string vest style shirt, pecs and biceps covered in tattoos that were bigger than my thighs, gold bangles and his hair tied up in a bun at the back ... looked like a cage fighter and certainly not to be messed with. Paid for my fuel with him waiting behind me and I returned to my car, fired up and was set to drive away but 'man mountain' was now walking straight at me deliberately in the way. Shall we say I was 'a little concerned' ... He came round to the passenger side, squatted down and looked through the window smiling (thank heavens!), gave me a thumbs up and said "Zat is the most booootiful car I have seen in a long time". I smiled back and said 'Thanks' and blipped the throttle and got two thumbs up and a big smile. He waved as I drove away with my own big smile, get a few nice comments from time to time but if there is anybody I'd like on 'My Friends' list it has to be that guy ..
  5. Not impressed with a video shot in square format and is a third gone before the Evora appears ... and then he says 'this is a driver's car' . FFS, don't we all know that. Gets a thumbs down from me..
  6. Broken ankle so cannot drive till cast comes off on 17th September... and then I'll find out if I need an Evora with IPS - lucky it's the left one.
  7. Broke my left ankle playing football Tuesday. Screwed and plated but cannot load it for 6 weeks. Need to borrow an Evora with IPS...
  8. Mine was the black & gold of JPS era because it looks so smart and the 78 & 79 were such brilliant cars.
  9. I'm not sure why an "Evora Picture and Video Thread'" is discussing those boring old 'pumped up VW Beetles' but I'll just add that my business partner has a Porsche registered as a "911 Carrera" but he always refers to it as a '993'. "It's a classic, the last air-cooled made, state of the art in 1994" " he tells me .. but cross-country, no quicker than my M100 Elan. As Consultant Power Engineers we can need to go off-road so I use a Subaru Forester, he has a VW Tiguan. Attending meetings or going to an office I will use a Lotus, he'll use the Tiguan. Porsche 911 Carrera - he's done 1,703 miles in the last 12 years. Wow, that must be such an exciting car to drive !
  10. I bought a set of wheels with winter tyres and one TPMS sender did not work - it appears that using the can of goo to fix a puncture can gum up the sender. The tyre had been replaced but not the sender. I ordered a Lotus B121G6000F and it, and the old one that was gummed up, are both GM part 13227143. Search for 13227143 and you'll be able to choose the cheapest supplier of the OE part (and I'm sure it won't be Lotus) Others TPMS senders are available that claim to work but I played safe with the OE to ensure it communicated. Even so, the new TPS took several miles before it produced a reading on the dash, which caused me some anxiety until it did. Page 62 of the (UK) Handbook says integral batteries should have an average service life of 10 years. My understanding is that they switch off when not rotating for a while so will depend whether your Evora is a daily use or weekend toy for how long the batteries last ... and whether you run on another set of wheels in winter.. Cost me £20 at my local garage for them to install the new sender so I'll be applying the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it' proverb ..
  11. Had a phone call this week that shook me .. friend had his Maserati in France two weeks ago and has got a Speeding Fine through the post FROM FRANCE ! WTF... it used to be "At the moment, British drivers can be fined for most offences in Europe only if they are stopped by an officer, who can issue an on-the-spot penalty. The new rules mean that speed and CCTV cameras can be used to capture the licence plate of the car, allowing police to trace its owner across the Channel. Parking offences are not covered by the new rules because they are not regarded as a road safety problem." So the new rules are here, even after 37.4% voted for Brexit years ago, and we can't rely on the 'gilet jaune' doing their stuff on the cameras ... In March a French Gov official said ""approximately 75 percent of the radars (speed cameras to us) have been either destroyed, deteriorated, attacked or put out of action" and then he said "January 2019 road deaths of 238 people, an increase of 9 deaths compared to January 2018 when 229 people were killed, was because of this lack of cameras" (No mention of a possible variation due to weather, or that 2017 was 45 higher than 2018, when the cameras were all working.) He then went on "“We estimate 500 million euros in losses (due to lack of fines) and 50 million euros in repair costs,” Hang On ! So when they are working drivers are not slowing down ... It's all about money! Expect them to get all the cameras working again soon - spend 50, get back 500 in a couple of months sounds like a good return to me!
  12. 'No' to your PS.. I brought my copy along to show you in case you wanted to buy one, which you obviously did. I also have Nigel Bennet and Keith Duckworth in that series, which I'd recommend. PPS .. December .. not sure when I'll get up there but here's a photo I took with a Nikon and some Speedlights ... a proper camera !
  13. Any photos? Shame it moved to 2nd Thursday and now clashes with Essex, Herts & Cambridge meets. We had 3 evoras , 2 excels, 2 esprits and 1 exige 
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