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phil flash

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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 LE & Subaru Forester 2.5XTN
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    Eclat has 16 bent valves
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    near Hadleigh, Suffolk

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  1. Noted... that's a bit closer to me than most but not sure how I'll be fixed - so much going on! Let you know closer to date.
  2. It's an Evora, which at launch had an integral rear wing that cleaned up the air off the rear without much drag, this was at the same race meeting in June 2009.
  3. Yup.. on original photos looks like seatbelt webbing going across the roof lights and through the window with gaffa tape holding it in place and the comm's aerial is stuck on with gaffa tape.
  4. Snetterton June 2009 - it's a good marketing ploy, particularly when the Safety Car was quicker than some of the race cars..
  5. It's the date of registration, not manufacture. Most delay to September to get the later Registration Age Identifier 59, rather than 09.
  6. UN Security Council, has 5 permanent members (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) and 10 other member countries who have a 2 year term but only 5 change each year. The 5 permanent members have the power of veto on any proposals, so a bit of a bugger that Russia can block any proposed UN action.
  7. Insurance stuff - When I bought my Evora LE in 2018 I was recommended Esure by somebody who already had one. Last December it auto-renewed at £238.76, £18 less than the previous year. That's for 6,000 miles per year, including Business Use. (The year to March 2020 I'd done 5,860 miles). Cover for France is extra but as I haven't been for 2 years because of Covid Restrictions that's not been necessary. When my Home Insurance needed renewing I checked Esure and they were best price .. but a few weeks later they sent me a cheque for £41.52 because I hadn't ticked the box to link it to the Evora Policy for the 'multiple policy discount'. Seem to be one of the few companies not trying to rip people off ... how they deal with claims, I'm pleased to say I do not know.
  8. No sympathy from me. Yet again proof that being able to buy a high performance car does not mean competence to drive one. The location on Google Maps can be seen to be a 40mph speed limit so it's a good job he found out early and didn't involve anybody else in his accident. It's idiots like that who make insurance of high performance cars expensive for all of us, when it should be cheaper. A car that can overtake quicker, brake quicker and swerve to avoid accidents without loss of control SHOULD be less likely to be involved in an accident so premiums should be less.
  9. This made me smile ..
  10. "being non-Nato at the time" .. I presume that means you. Can't be the French because they were founding members in 1949 and no founding members have ever left. France is a nuclear power, same as USA and UK, and have developed their own devices and maintains it's sea and air delivery systems independently of others so that may be why there was no interaction. Other Nato countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey also have nuclear delivery systems but weapons are provided by USA and maintained by USAF personnel under a 'sharing agreement' and USA has to supply the codes to activate them... so effectively control their use.
  11. No photoshopping, just Lotus, camera, pretty babe, location found on Google Maps and a bit of sunshine was a bonus..
  12. I bought mine BECAUSE it had Oyster and Aquamarine.. just thought it looked 'class', not 'flash'. Wasn't really looking for yet another Lotus but I got the "I really like that" urge. Seen photos of an Aquamarine that was "black packed", including roof, I think it was in Australia, and to me it looked like when a beautiful woman gets a tattoo - right across her face! His car, his choice but certainly not mine.
  13. I quoted the other guy's order number but I'm a few years after him so might be easier for them to find mine... BUT .. hopefully the East Anglian meets will start again soon - I can bring my 250ml bottle and let you have a squirt on a bit of sponge. I did the whole bolster panel and it hardly used any. I was a long legged beanpole that had to run around in the shower to get wet but I've got a lot wider since I stopped playing football but continued the same beer consumption. My normal seat position was fairly well back so it didn't occur to me.
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