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  1. It's things like this that give Lotus a bad name: Seen at Fleet services on M3. Serious footnote: My sympathies - I'd be gutted if it was mine, hope it's back on the road soon mate!
  2. SJ Sportscars?
  3. I'd never even heard of a Sonicrafter until I read this post. Did some googling and just realised this is the power tool I've always promised myself. I immediately ordered one...
  4. Another IBM mainframe guy - brilliant! However - PL/1 is for wimps, cool guys use Assembler. But I think we can both look down on COBOL programmers....
  5. Just seen this on ebay Coventry Climax 1020cc FWP engine modified for road use with mazda 5 speed g/box I think the Coventry Climax FW engine was fitted to the type 14 - anyone doing a resto and need an engine? Don't know how much he wants for it as there's a reserve set. Based in Bournemouth. Worth a look at the picture - that engine looks great!
  6. I've used for a couple of things, had no problems. Also for some lettering, all went OK.
  7. Here's a few of my favourites: Dual carriageway: A34 north from M3 juction, drop on to A303 heading west up as far as Amesbury where the dual carriageway runs out. (Note speed cameras on A303 approaching Amesbury) Single carriageway (mainly straights): A30 from Micheldever to Firsdown - fast A roads, but not many bends. Slow crawl though Stockbridge High St, otherwise mainly fast and straight. Stop at The Haven (bikers cafe) for a coffee. Single carriageway (with a few twisty bits): B3084 from Dunbridge to Thruxton Hill good variety of roads (all single carriageway). If you need more coffee continue east on Thruxton Hill & visit the Jackaroo cafe at the circuit (check opening times). NB There's been some re-surfacing recently on B3084 so check for closures. A3057 from Stockbridge to Kings Somborne to Timsbury. Good variety of roads, bit difficult to overtake though in places. Enjoy!
  8. Just found these whilst idly browsing: and I think they look superb. I suggested these to the wife as a Birthday treat for me - she says I've got too much time on my hands. Maybe I'll suggest them to the kids, Fathers day coming up in June...
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    Thanks for the post and the link Bibs, been watching and enjoying. Great stuff!
  10. I don't usually pay attention to cat memes, but "Lawyer turns on Zoom filter by mistake - has to tell judge he's not a cat" made me paws for thought (sorry!):
  11. It's Sir Hamilton now: New Year Honours: Lewis Hamilton knighted
  12. Merry christmas one and all!
  13. Do we have a TLF award for services rendered in the cause of Lotus? If so this man should be nominated!
  14. It's a really impressive Lotus resource, the site owner(s) deserve a medal for the effort they've put into maintaining it. I've used it in the past for the Lotus modelcar listing - it's the most comprehensive I've seen anywhere for any marque. I wonder if Ronald (the site owner) is on TLF?
  15. Sadly I don't think I'm going to be able to get to the Mayfly on Tuesday. However that does mean one less for the rule-of-six planning for everyone else!
  16. Looking very clean & tidy on Esplanade Road and making a very pleasing change from the ubiquitous VW vans & campers around here...
  17. I'll happily support the desire for more factory events but ... being a pedant I need to say that the first Lotus F1 GP win was actually Monaco in 1960. And just to confirm my status as a total nerd, I'd also add that the first F1 (non-GP status) victory for Lotus was in 1954 in Cornwall: Lotus wins Pasty F1 at Davidstow
  18. Cheers guys! Great pleasure to meet you all last night and thank you for the very warm welcome. 22nd September at the Mayfly is also looking good for me at the moment.
  19. I've just posted this: don't know if that's any good for you?
  20. Just noticed some Elan+2 interior and other parts listed on ebay from this seller: Anyone restoring one of these needs some bits?
  21. Sadly we have "509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded" on again today. However I'm sure the techie guys will be on this pretty quickly 🙂
  22. Anyone else watching the Goodwood "live" streaming?
  23. Hi Richard It looks like Simon240 on this forum is the current owner - here's his post from the "The Elite and Eclat Register" thread: On 03/03/2019 at 13:31, Simon240 said: Hi, I have owned my Series 2 Eclat ref no JAN44W for the last fourteen years or so unfortunately she is SORN not because of any defect but too many projects and not enough time I suppose. We won best in show at the last Stoneleigh Lotus show when the wedges were the choose feature cars. She is Monaco white, about 45000 miles and apart from the wheels being refurbed she I see totally origina. I am hoping to get a cam belt change and MOT'ed before summer starts this year. Simon HUDSON Cheers
  24. Thanks for your efforts Richard, we'd be upset to lose, too much good stuff on there!
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