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    David White
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    Elise S3
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  1. David in NZ

  2. Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    In mapping out a route for a car run next weekend, here is a preview of my favourite section - a 1.3km stretch of Ridge Road: It is not a fast road. In fact, because it is so narrow, you have to be quite sedate, in case you meet other traffic (this happened in my video). But there are many tight corners to enjoy. And the corresponding Google map:
  3. Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Good idea to record these, Rich. This is one of the roads we traversed after the brunch with the Triumph TR register and Jaguar club on Sunday. It is just south of Warkworth. The video is of a short portion of the route, as it's not as much fun when following normal traffic: And the corresponding Google Map:
  4. Workshop visit, Drive and a Feed... (Event)

    It will be great to see you again, Darren. And Rich.
  5. Elise/Exige/Europa picture thread

    @NeilPis that Aston Martin Lagonda building the one in Newport Pagnell? I lived not far from there for several years - back when there were Lagondas parked out the front.
  6. Light Cars to the Lighthouse (NZ)


    Well, that went really well. Far better than I anticipated. 3x Evora, 2x Elise, 1x Esprit, 1x VX220 and 1x MGF headed to the beach, the lighthouse, the beach and back to a wonderful cafe. Weather varied from sun (and cold) to heavy rain (and very cold) to gusty wind (and still cold).
  7. Another new NZ Lotus fanatic!

    Impressive photos, Nigel.
  8. Vehicle: Lotus Elise

    Name: Lotus Elise Click to view: Lotus Elise
  9. Lotus Elise

    Lotus Elise
  10. How to put a roof on an Elise...

    And it helps when there is not someone with a video camera nearby. (Or any other convertible that can do the job in seconds, while still seated.) Still, that's a small price to pay for the weight reduction.
  11. How to put a roof on an Elise...

    There's a first time for everything. (And it's a good thing that we're friends!)
  12. Elise/Exige/Europa picture thread

    A photography student had my car in the studio for 10 hours. This is one of his efforts.
  13. New coat of paint for my Excel

    That's a very smart paint job. You must be very pleased.
  14. Elise hire in Scotland

    These cars sell themselves. I managed to hire one for a day, about 3 years ago. That got it on the "one day when we have the money" shopping list. Then we discovered that our local dealer was happy to let us try one out for a weekend (well, late Saturday and return it on Monday morning). That was sufficient to get us over the line. You park it in your own garage, show your friends, drive it, let your spouse drive it... totally hooked! So, I wonder whether any of the dealers up your way do that sort of thing? I guess they'd have to be convinced that you're a genuine customer. (We had already joined our local Lotus club. And I'm not dodgy at all!)