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  1. Sorry for being dim, but what is CC TVS 1900? My GTE is for sale here https://www.georgemackay.co.uk/used-cars/lotus-evora-3-5-vvt-i-v6-s-20-coupe-2dr-edinburgh-201902235229603 and although not mentioned in the advert, it has the Komo-tec upgrade to 430bhp
  2. As you will know it was decided earlier in the year to have a default location for our breakfast meet and Mannerstons near Linlithgow was the chosen venue. No need to add your name, just turn up between 10:00am and midday.
  3. @BigErchThanks for letting me know. Given that I am now the only one confirmed and given the weather outlook I will call off too, @Alfa2Evora and @C8RKH this might make your decision easier.
  4. Hi Mark, Thanks for letting me know. Have a good day at the American Speedfest.
  5. Thanks Archie My other friend is now coming, but I don't think we will be going to the Classic Festival.
  6. The 2nd June Breakfast Meet will be at Milestone Garden Centre, The Greenhouse Cafe (Formerly Route 68 Cafe) from 9:30am which we have visited once before. Unfortunately their website is being redesigned so there is only a holding page, however Visit Scotland has details and a location map. This has been chosen due to its proximity to Thirlestane Castle where the BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring will be held and a number of people expressed an interest in this event. The festival doors/gates open at 11:00am so I suggest we meet for breakfast from 9:30am at the garden centre. Usual meeting point Hermiston Gait Retail Park ready to leave by 8:30am if you want to travel in convoy. Spectator tickets are available in advance priced £8.50 from the BVAC website, tickets on the day will be £10 I would like to tell The Greenhouse Cafe how many to expect so please add your names to the list below. 1 Brian King
  7. Sorry I'm going to have to withdraw tomorrow so there is one space @stephenwhyte for breakfast. I am sure if you have a passenger they will be squeezed in somewhere. Have a great day everyone. I'm not going to renumber the list at this late stage. 1 & 2 Ian Corse + 1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 3 & 4 Andrew Laing + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 5 & 6 Allan Matheson + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 7 Brian King - Breakfast & Car Collection 8 & 9 Archie Buchanan +1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 10 Jim Selkirk - Breakfast & Car Collection 11 David Boyd - Breakfast & Car Collection 12 Andy (C8RKH) - Breakfast and car Collection 13 Tony Samuel - Breakfast and Car Collection 14 Clive Swantton - Breakfast and Car Collection 15 John Diamond - Breakfast and Car Collection 16 Mike Clarke - Breakfast and Car Collection 17. David Darling - Breakfast and car collection 18 & 19. Jamie and Michelle Lewis - Breakfast and car collection 20 & 21 Barry and Suzanne - Breakfast and Car Collection. 22 & 23 Dominic Shanahan & Ron Gordon, Breakfast & Car Collection 24 & 25 Dave MacPherson +1 - Breakfast & Car Collection 26 Richard (Evoman) - Breakfast & Car Collection 27 & 28 Craig (Colgy) - Breakfast & car collection 29 & 30 Scott Johnston + 1 - Breakfast & car collection
  8. 1 & 2 Ian Corse + 1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 3 & 4 Andrew Laing + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 5 & 6 Allan Matheson + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 7 Brian King - Breakfast & Car Collection 8 & 9 Archie Buchanan +1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 10 Jim Selkirk - Breakfast & Car Collection 11 David Boyd - Breakfast & Car Collection 12 Andy (C8RKH) - Breakfast and car Collection 13 Tony Samuel - Breakfast and Car Collection 14 Clive Swantton - Breakfast and Car Collection 15 John Diamond - Breakfast and Car Collection
  9. 1 & 2 Ian Corse + 1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 3 & 4 Andrew Laing + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 5 & 6 Allan Matheson + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 7 Brian King - Breakfast & Car Collection 8 & 9 Archie Buchanan +1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 10 Jim Selkirk - Breakfast & Car Collection 11 David Boyd - Breakfast & Car Collection 12 Andy (C8RKH) - Breakfast and car Collection
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    Thanks to Ian Corse for organising the visit to the car collection and Andrew Laing for organising breakfast. Copied to @Al. Breakfast will be at The Anglers Inn, Main Road, Guildtoun, PH2 6BS from 10:00am, suggest meeting at 9:30am to kick tyres and chat before breakfast. ***Please note that the entrance to the car park here is quite narrow and a bit of a dip on entering**** After breakfast we will be heading to a Private Car Collection nearby for 12:30pm and further details will be given out by Ian Corse at Breakfast. A donation of between £10-£20 per head in aid of SCCA-Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance is suggested. It might also be possible to take a trial flight organised by the local aeroclub at a cost of £80 per person. Please add your name to the list and also advise if you are having breakfast and then on to the car collection. There will be a limit of 30 people. CLICK here to go to original post to add your names please.
  11. Thanks to @Ian Corse for organising the visit to the car collection and @Andrew C for organising breakfast. Breakfast will be at The Anglers Inn, Main Road, Guildtoun, PH2 6BS from 10:00am, suggest meeting at 9:30am to kick tyres and chat before breakfast. ***Please note that the entrance to the car park here is quite narrow and a bit of a dip on entering**** After breakfast we will be heading to a Private Car Collection nearby for 12:30pm and further details will be given out by Ian Corse at Breakfast. A donation of between £10-£20 per head in aid of SCCA-Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance is suggested. It might also be possible to take a trial flight organised by the local aeroclub at a cost of £80 per person. Please add your name to the list and also advise if you are having breakfast and then on to the car collection. There will be a limit of 30 people. 1 & 2 Ian Corse + 1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 2 & 3 Andrew Laing + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 3 & 4 Allan Matheson + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 5 Brian King - Breakfast & Car Collection
  12. Copy of original post in Events from @delands https://www.facebook.com/events/769810076737026/?active_tab=about JIM CLARK COUNTRY DRIVE-OUT SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019 CLUB LOTUS ORGANISER - ANDREW LAING [email protected] This event is intended as a revival of the practice which developed in April each year in in the 1970s of Club members setting out as it were on a pilgrimage to Duns in Berwickshire, the home town of Formula 1 World Champion Jim Clark. It is not intended to replace the official Club Lotus national event which has taken place annually in May since 2008 in remembrance of one of our most successful Scottish sportsmen; this official event will take place later this year to coincide with the opening of the extended and refurbished Jim Clark Room in association with the Jim Clark Trust.  Perhaps the genesis of our event this April is best illustrated by the extract below from a report in the Club Lotus News magazine in 1978 when it was edited by the late Club Lotus President and ex-Lotus Cars Sales Manager Graham Arnold:- A NOSTALGIC WEEKEND On a windy day in April a larger than expected number members travelled quietly to Duns, in Berwickshire, to pay simple homage to the tenth anniversary of Jim Clark’s death. . This was not a wake or a public display of grief, just a hundred or so people visiting the Jim Clark trophy museum and then attending a film show and talk by Graham Gauld, author of Jim’s biography and other books about his life and careers… The hospitality of the people of Duns has to be experienced and we publish an unashamed “plug” for the proprietor of the Black Bull Hotel in Black Bull Street in Duns… He and his wife made our party unbelievably comfortable with a type of sincere and smiling service unseen for many a year in hotels further south, and the food was good and the bill so small we couldn’t believe it… Duns looks back on Jimmy’s life as probably the greatest achievement a son of Duns will ever record and his memory is held in high esteem. Someone once said: “A measure of a man’s true greatness in his lifetime is just how soon after his death people will speak ill of him.” Jim Clark certainly stands up to this simple yardstick. and so, on to SUNDAY 7th APRIL : CARFRAEMILL HOTEL to DUNS A697 and B6456 11.00 – 12.00 Our trip this year will start and finish at the Hotel at the junction of the A68 and the A697 just north of Lauder. This was the hotel that acted as a watering hole for Jim and his fellow racers on their way home from events up north such as the Hillclimbs in Bo’ness in West Lothian and the Rest-and-be-Thankful in Argyllshire. The hotel staff have been alerted that we are coming (0930 on) in association with the Lotus Enthusiasts Group Scotland (see L.E.G.S.’s website) for breakfast bacon and rolls and maybe more. At this point the arrivals will be issued with a sheet showing the Jim Clark trail with an explanation of the main points on the trail and a route map marking the highlights. This is purely for interest; our route will be clockwise whereas the Trail proper is anticlockwise. Thereafter at about 11.00 we shall set out for Duns in small groups and at a pace to suit, via the A697 and especially the B6456 The idea is to avoid a solid convoy as this would necessitate notifying the police - we must be careful not to frighten the local horses. Note the deletion for this reason in column two of the Trail of any reference to the Clark family farm now under new ownership. At Duns we can in park up wherever we can to catch our breath in Newton Street and inspect how the works are progressing on the Room. DUNS to CHIRNSIDE A6105 12.00 – 01.00 It is from Duns that the Trail proper starts out. We head however for The Cross in Chirnside via the A6105. There you may pay your respects at Jim’s graveside (see the Trail handout) and walk uphill to The Cross where a short ceremony will be conducted in his honour at the commemorative Clock at about one o’clock. CHIRNSIDE to KELSO B6437… B6461 13.30 - 14.30 From this point on, depending on numbers it may be advisable to take all the right roads, but not necessarily in the right order (see reference to horses above). The B6437 from Chirnside takes you to the B6461 and then all the way to Kelso for coffee and cake in the Crosskeys Hotel in the town square. Kelso incidentally was the scene in the early seventies where a certain budding little boy-racer caught sight and sound of the Ecurie Ecosse Racing Team arriving noisily in the town Square on their return from one of their forays to racing circuits south of the Border; thus was smitten at a tender age that small boy from Edinburgh with the addiction to drive fast and noisy sports cars for the rest of his life. KELSO to CARFRAEMILL A6089 and/or B6364 and/or B6397 15.00 – 16.00 From Kelso participants should make their way by whatever route they wish all the way back to the Hotel for a late afternoon dinner. This is not a formal affair - we are invited to choose from the usual menu but it would be useful to be able to give the Hotel an idea of how many of us intend to dine before we leave after breakfast in the morning.
  13. Mine is back on the market. #8 on the market
  14. bingoking

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    Yes myself and @Al. will be there from 10:00am, give me a call when convenient and we could meet up and you could sneak us on to the McL stand under your jacket
  15. This is your chance to drive your pride and joy around Knockhill and be part of the official launch of Caterham in Scotland! The Leven Car Company are delighted to announce that we are hosting an exclusive track evening at the famous Knockhill Circuit on Thursday 18th April for our Aston Martin, Specialist and Lotus customers. Our event will be running from 1pm - 8pm and we have split the event up into two sessions, the first being from 1pm-4pm and the second from 5pm-8pm. Helmets can be supplied, however drivers can bring their own, and drivers should wear warm clothing and trainer type shoes. We are also excited to announce that we have been chosen to be the official partner of Caterham in Scotland, therefore this spectacular evening will also act as our launch event... and we certainly have an incredible line-up for you all! During the evening we will have static displays from Aston Martin Edinburgh, Leven Lotus Edinburgh, Leven Specialist Cars and Caterham. Our expert and friendly team will be on hand to have a chat with you or answer any queries that you may have on any of our cars. • Sir Chris Hoy is expected in attendance for the day session ONLY, performing hot laps for customers. • Lotus will also be putting on a show, with factory input. Yet to be confirmed. • Caterham CEO; Graham Macdonald will be in attendance with his Caterham race car. • The Aston Martin factory at Gaydon have promised us something special for the evening, which is yet to be confirmed. • Caterham to provide cars for on track demonstrations, posing an opportunity for all to experience what the legendary Seven is capable of on track. Cost: £80 per vehicle *Spaces are highly limited, so act fast before you miss out! *Leven Car Company is not liable to any damage to vehicles on track and vehicles are used at owners risk, no insurance provided. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW Leven Lotus Edinburgh are excited to announce that we are hosting our first 2019 breakfast meeting at our showroom on Sunday 3rd March, from 9am - 12pm. Our team, including our new Sales Executive, Laura Montgomery and our Aftersales Specialist, Ian Campbell, will be on hand for a chat and a coffee at the recently refurbished showroom. If you own a Lotus or any other sports car, we'd love to see you here socialising with fellow owners. Breakfast rolls, coffees and teas will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Dates: March 3rd, May 5th, July 7th, September 1st. Address: 26 Bankhead Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4DJ REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW Aston Martin Edinburgh 22 Bankhead Drive Edinburgh EH11 4DJ Leven Lotus Edinburgh 26 Bankhead Drive Edinburgh EH11 4DJ Preferences | Unsubscribe
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    A reminder that our regular monthly breakfast meetings from 3rd February onwards will be at Mannerstons Cafe and Farm Shop , unless an alternative venue is posted up on the forum.
  18. You are correct on one front Mark, times change and other commitments get in the way, in my case it is Switzerland and further travel before I can’t do these long trips or motorhoming on the continent. On the other point when I had my DB9 I went along to one AM meeting for dinner and thought never again, that was 5 years ago. The AM crowd were just not the same as the Lotus fraternity. Hope you have a good turnout today and a consensus on going forward with future breakfast meets. Thanks for your help in the past. Today’s room with a view
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