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wookiecj last won the day on May 16 2010

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  • Birthday 28/12/1952

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    Chris Ireland
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    Marcos Mantis, Marcos Mantula, none of the Eclat that Sparky and I no longer own.

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  1. Was up at Maison Sparky yesterday and assisted, mainly holding and steadying, during the pin extraction. It should have been renamed a Grudgeon Pin given the reluctance it showed in venturing out in to the light! Having seen all of the bits, casings, chambers etc, branding this job as 'challenging' is a fairly mild assessment of what lies ahead. Doable, of course, but Sparky will need a snorkel as he won't be surfacing soon!
  2. Have you told them that the guarantee expires as soon as the engine is turned off?
  3. Having been the passenger in Christine on her handover day during the relocation run to Watford Exotics Esprit Emporium and witnessed, first hand on a weekly basis, the progress starting from mild euphoria at the prospect of a 'C' check with some rectification work and descending into a life sentence of Herculean proportions via the fifteenth sub-basement located underneath the Slough Of Despond before the Phoenix like rise to regaining 'wheels on ground with engine running' status, I can only marvel at the tenacity and quantity of effort that has been poured into this motor. Truly awesome. I'm currently designing the tickets for Sparky's forthcoming event. "Pushing water uphill, using only his nose, with his hands tied behind his back and his gentleman parts shackled to a 10ton weight - Live". Although it will be fairly easy for a man of his abilities, I think it will be worth witnessing... I'll let you know when the event is scheduled.
  4. Happy Birthday Trev. Trying to catch me up? Don't worry, you'll soon be an old fart...... if you're not one already! Mwah (big man-kiss).
  5. I had half expected that response...... But presumably you'll not be turning down any offers to assist with Marshalling etc. on the Brooklands site as I have a certain amount of experience, contacts and cache at that location!
  6. 1. Trevsked - New v6 Exige ( Would be nice) 2. Sparky - Believe it when I see it (He's promised!) 3. Bazza - some funny coloured car (Bet it's the mini) 4. Internets 5. Dodge1867 6. Hopo - an Esprit 7. Sizona 8. Wookie - Not a Lotus, maybe a sleigh.
  7. Can't remember if I've posted this one before but it's my favourite from the 2012 USA GP. Seems like a good time to trot it out. It's Jenson putting some manners on Bruno at turn 15 round about lap 20.
  8. re:- "So, Massa has joined Williams, Maldonado is out, probably taking his $30m sponsorship with him." Frank must have a financial rabbit to pull out of his hat because Massa doesn't usually bring money to a team...... Heard any rumours?
  9. Oops, still haven't finished thinning out last years 2,000+ photos and won't be adding any this year but I will be enjoying it from my living room. As to who wins? Would love it to be Webber, Grosjean or Button but it will probably be Vettel. One day I'll forgive him for 'multi21'.... but not this year! Bearing in mind our multi-talk-but-no-meet fiasco of last year, I think you guys should arrange your meeting place and time before you get there. Enjoy.....
  10. Unfortunately, I shall not be able to attend due to a prior engagement. Have a great time everyone!
  11. It's TOMORROW.... 18th May 2013 from 18:00...... Hope to see you there. Wookie.
  12. Trust the Regional DisCoordinator to get it wrong....... It's Lotus, TVR, Noble, Ginetta and Marcos (aka Esprit S5s)! You must have blinked and missed our contingent....... I will however disappoint you next month by turning up. Your yearning for scarcity value may be satisfied on Saturday 18th by turning up at the Ace as it is the ANNUAL Marcos and Morgan event at which there will, of course, be a lot of visible tarmac.
  13. Merry Christmas to all, from somewhere near Hethel (9 miles away).
  14. Sadly I'll have to bottle out of this one as Wednesday evening is my only pre-christmas opportunity to deliver my Goddaughter and her brother's Xmas prezzies down to Southampton. 1/ Trevsked (Sport 350, the best of the best of the best :-)) 2/ Sparky (Best GT3 ever) 3/ Internets (Second best GT3 ever) 4/ Wookie (S5 Esprit) 5/ Skiing (Most Expensive S3 Ever). 6/ Dave Freeman (Lowest and least mobile SE ever) 7/ Hopo (s3 turbo) 8/ Dodge (S4 the yellow terror) 9/ Palmergeddon (S4 the blue new boy) Trev, tyres currently fitted are Front 235/40 18 Goodyear Eagle F1 (£157.99 ea incl) Rear 255/35 18 Bridgestone Potenza (£197.44 ea incl) Prices are from two different companies, delivered to my place. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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