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    Jimmy
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    Lotus Evora Sport 410; Subaru Impreza STI Spec C Type RA, Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R
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  1. I had strict instructions from the TLF CEO: “Above all make sure the 430’s are lined-up together at the showroom entrance”. Plus the directive was accompanied by a colour coded spreadsheet including everyone on the stand by model & name. Couldn’t go wrong really! It was indeed an impressive sight. Having Elise’s namesake arrive all the way from Northern Italy and join us a little later was an added bonus. 😎
  2. +1 👍 Fantastic job done by bibs with very limited time to play with. Epic day & met some great people! Well worth the long road trip across from N Ireland.
  3. blindside

    New 410 musings - Ex Cayman

    Also interested in the power upgrade, just a little more puff mid range would make all the difference. Although on the tall side I find the 410 gear ratios to be OK for fast roads. Just need to consciously go down a gear to keep the rev range right for the car. After the 70th Anniversary weekend I’ll be putting the Lotus to bed and dragging the Scoob out to drive over the winter. Nothing like adjustable 4WD with loads of torque (& Goodyear Eagle F1s) on wet & slippery B roads. 😋
  4. ?? I'm still in if needed Bibs. Already have tickets ordered/confirmed via the 70th website if that helps.
  5. Happy to join in Bibs if you have room for an all black Evora Sport 410.😉
  6. 1. Bibs - Ticket Purchased 2 + 3. internets - 2 tickets purchased 4 + 5. Pascal Massun - 2 tickets purchased 6. David Boyd - Ticket Purchased - (if I'm still stuck on the M25, can you send me a burger via carrier pigeon please?) 7 + 8. nigeninja - 2 tickets purchased 9. C8RHK - 1 ticket purchased 10. Sizona - 1 ticket purchased 11. Advantage 1 ticket purchased (if I buy two can a stuff my face?) 12 + 13. scotty435 - 2 tickets purchased 14. theelanman - 1 ticket purchased 15 + 16. Can't count Clark aka Sparky - 2 tickets purchased 17 + 18. johnwalsh - 2 tickets purchased 19 + 20. Timjgor90 - 2 tickets purchased 21 + 22. Dunsfold Dave - 2 tickets purchased 23 + 24 + 25. Dan E - 3 tickets purchased 26. chrisroy - 1 ticket purchased  27 + 28. cweeden - 2 tickets purchased 29 + 30. mayesprit - 2 tickets purchased 31 + 32 + 33. RODOLPHESPRIT - 3 tickets purchased 34 + 35 + 36 + 37. dapinky - 4 tickets purchased 38 + 39 + 40. Jan Blom - 3 tickets purchased 41 + 42. march - 2 tickets purchased 43 + 44. Trevsked, 2 tickets purchased 45. kim.com - 1 ticket purchased 46. bingoking - 1 ticket purchased 47 + 48. blindside - 2 tickets purchased
  7. blindside

    Production of Evora 400 ceased?

    No, it’s just that 6 months have passed and still no word of yet another Evora or Exige ‘special edition’. 😉
  8. blindside

    NI Exige V6s - Essex Blue

    Many Congrats Andy, the Exige looks fantastic in that shade of blue! Health to drive. I'm driving across to the 70th Celebrations so we might get a chance to catch-up with you at Hethel.
  9. blindside

    Evora GT430

    Would guess that any new engines from here on are likely to come from within the Geely conglomerate. Would not rule out a 4 pot, or a clever hybrid drawing on Polestar’s success and learning to date (albeit all in touring cars). http://www.car-engineer.com/3-turbos-4-cylinder-high-performance-volvo-engine-prototype/
  10. @dapinky. I’m going across on the Dublin - Holyhead ferry and then driving to the event. Will probably be taking roughly the same route as you, so perhaps we could meet somewhere along the way? I can PM you with mobile number/contact details closer to the event.
  11. blindside

    Evora GT430

    Very sorry to hear this. Jonny @The Pits is a massive performance car (& Lotus in particular) enthusiast plus a valuable source of real world advice and knowledge about the marque. Especially the everyday driving experience and motorsport ability of the current crop of cars. With Jonny it is not all about his ego, but all about explaining the cars and expressing his thoughts in an objective and helpful way. Also lets not forget he has actually put his money & time commitment where his mouth is. Fingers crossed that he studiously ignores the nitpicking and resumes posting. I have always appreciated the advice received from him (both directly on here and indirectly through his videos). This is invariably given in a thoughtful, unassuming, considerate and very erudite way. Let's hope he returns to sharing his passion by contributing here again very soon.
  12. blindside

    Another GT410 incoming

    @SpinneyYes; and you should get a Lotus approved battery conditioner supplied with the car. Congrats on the new car and look forward to seeing pics when it's built.

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