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TdM

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  1. Just came back from a drive, chap walks past... "It's lovely isn't it, a real work of art" Special every time you go out in it.
  2. I'll IM you as it's a bit OT
  3. Went to Ashdown forest last week and parked up in a quiet carpark. Young girl and lad emerge lad says 'WOW! WOW! Lotus, WOW!' the girl says 'we love your car!' Also went to West Wittering, driving behind a family car, kids notice the car and start staring out the back. Slightly uncomfortable driving along with two faces starting at you from the car in front!
  4. I have no problem with them pushing electric cars, I think they should focus on green energy sources primarily as this is the root issue with any generation of power. I don't think they need to force everyone into electric, there will be diminishing returns as you reach less and less people, so as long as the majority have migrated (which should be possible) the minority, where it's a total PITA to own one should be left alone. 25% of people park on the road, a reasonable amount of those will be doing short journeys and/or the pavement will be big enough to accommodate a charging point for each car (nicely integrated please!) There will be a group remaining who live in little roads or are enthusiasts and just want a petrol car. They will not have a large impact at this point, you just need to get over tipping point with the majority. Synthetic fuels should be used in these instances as well to minimise impact. I do have issues with the idea of heat pumps in housing and banning gas fired boilers. Again, those in smaller houses are going to suffer. Ground source will not be possible because there is nowhere to sink it/nowhere to store the enormous tech to actually deal with the heat conversion to your house. Air to air heat recovery is alright until it gets quite cold and then it just stops working... Which is rather unfortunate for a heat source! I think some new tech is needed there.
  5. Title says it all I was on foot
  6. I took this as a challenge... But you are right, I tried my best to make it bad and ended up with a car that looked really good...
  7. I actually quite like it with the boot open, it adds some dynamism to the shot.
  8. Let us know how it goes. Just beware of the perceived effect vs real outcome. Once you've spent money you could swear you feel a difference when there isn't really one!
  9. Nice bit of history there. Hope you have many happy miles together
  10. Must admit that at the time, I decided that a bank won't give you much interest and whilst I could put it into shares, I have a decent portfolio already so might as well 'diversify'. Not saying a car is an investment in any way shape or form, but decided that if the price holds up alright it's cheaper/around the same price as buying a newer cheaper car
  11. TdM

    Formula One

    I don't think so, unless RB keep pushing the narrative strongly. Hopefully they can move on after a bit of complaining this weekend.
  12. TdM

    Formula One

    Max has an awful lot to say about it for someone who wanted to stay out of it though: https://www.racefans.net/2021/07/29/verstappen-surprised-stewards-did-not-wholly-blame-hamilton-for-crash/ https://www.racefans.net/2021/07/29/hamilton-waving-a-flag-like-nothing-happened-shows-what-mercedes-are-really-like-verstappen/ Honestly hope this is just thrown out. What a waste of time. Racing incident through and through
  13. Welcome, I look forward to seeing your car. A good choice if I do say so myself
  14. That's hilarious. When the fuel gets too low, all the indicators point at the fuel warning light.
  15. TdM

    Formula One

    Out of interest does the cost of a lawyer come out of RBR's budget cap?
  16. What I do find a little worrying in my experience is quite a lot of drivers coming in the opposite direction tend to drift towards the Evora. I presume that this is because they are staring and your hands tend to take you where you are looking. It happens quite a bit though and it's quite disconcerting.
  17. I believe 60l is true. I trust you have the long ratio gear box. On a run, I think I can get into the mid 30s, I've seen some on here have returned over 40mpg at times but I'm relatively certain it's impossible with the short ratio box.
  18. What's it like on the road with that negative camber dialed in? Do you find it tugging and wandering a lot?
  19. TdM

    Formula One

    I agree C8. Racing incident. Both could have avoided, I think it was important for Lewis not to yield here though. As per the end of the video you posted, he has, time and again yielded to Max to avoid accidents as the more mature driver. Unfortunately, you can't do that and fight a World Championship from behind, especially against someone who will just assume you are going to yield. You need to set a marker down and say, if you do that, there will be contact. Hamilton was alongside as they approached the corner. The folks who say it was front to rear wheel contact proves it was Hamilton's fault don't realise that a driver trying to be more sensible and slowing down is the one who will end up looking more at fault. Max obviously saw Hamilton, waited for him to lift (which he did slightly) and then tried to chop across to make him lift more/brake and give himself space, it didn't work. Live by the sword etc..
  20. Hope you've got it in gear! The handbrake gives me the jitters
  21. It's funny, I've had leather dashes on old cars before and never had an issue leaving it out in the sun. This suggests to me that it's the particular leather that they are using that is the problem (or the way they are fitting it). It must be sortable fairly easily by a retrimmer
  22. Sorry, don't know the exact location! Both waved.
  23. All my in-laws are Japanese and so are a lot of my friends. I have that problem all the time but it's accidental.
  24. Can you not get it retrimmed by someone into something less affected by the sun? Better quality leather must be fine as other cars don't have this issue. If I was retrimming the whole dash, I'd just upgrade it at the same time... Although it'll cost a bit more than the current quoted price.
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