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  1. Peter Smiths near Derby replaced one of mine a couple of years ago. Not too expensive. Not sure whether they do tank repairs though
  2. I'm not a wine buff but I am a wine snob. For that reason red has to be French. So my opinion, for what its worth, is " Good ". Usual caveat about price/value for money though. If you really value this opinion then just send me a bottle too
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    Reads to me like you do need a pilots licence. The blurb states that anyone with a pilots licence can fly one straight out the crate. Everyone else has to learn the law of the air, or in other words, get a pilots licence. Not sure I fancy the wet landing. Sunderland flying boat I could live with but these buggers demand a wet suit by the looks of things
  4. 1. Officer Dibble 2. Dodgy 3. Gasman GT3 (all being well) 4. Nigeninja
  5. This is England This knife of Sheffield steel This is England This is how we feel The Clash
  6. Seems that way Great to see his name on the list
  7. 1. Officer Dibble 2. Dodgy 3. Gasman GT3 (all being well) 4. Changes (as long as i get the Esprit back soon )
  8. Dave, More than happy with that idea mate. You'll be passing my front door to get there so I'll let you pick me up
  9. It's Newcastle-under-lyme rather than Stafford. I'm about 5 miles away and would happily have a look for your. Mechanically, I'm useless but I can question the owner and generally cast an eye over the car if you wish. Regards, Graham
  10. Folks, I have decided that I'd like to sell my V8-GT. I'm no longer getting the same amount of fun from driving the car, so I think it's time someone else enjoyed it. It won't go on sale until the end of May when Peter Smith's dealership will have given it an MoT and A service. Once that has been done the car will be advertised here and elsewhere. If you know of anyone who may be interested in enjoying this car, please let them know and tip me the nod too. I've owned 3 Esprit's over the last 6 years and enjoyed every minute of the experience Not sure what the replacement w
  11. Ok guys & gals, The plan is to take advantage of what will hopefully be quiet roads on the day of the big wedding. I fancy a trip to the seaside so the idea is to visit Barmouth for lunch before returning home. We'll be setting off from RAF Cosford as usual, probably about 10.30am So all those with buckets & spades please sign on below: 1. Officer Dibble
  12. I'm with Mark, who the hell is this guy (Hawkins not Kimbers )? I suppose I should run him through Google ( Hawkins not Kimbers ) but can I be arsed? Sounds like a puff. The guys in my gym stink ( self included )
  13. Happy birthday both. Now bring on the scantily clad young ladies please
  14. Dave, We'll finalise timings once we hear more from Gaydon, but probably be around 9am. The organisers will give us an entry time and we'll have to fit in around them.
  15. Well after Dave Oneshot highly recommended " Challenger - a major malfunction " by Malcolm McConnell, I thought I'd better take the plunge ( no pun intended ). At first I found it a little hard going concentrating as it did on the political back drop and the major industrial players involved. Who got the huge contracts and why etc Once the crew were introduced and we began to move towards take off, the book took on a whole new feel. Now we were dealing with real human lives rather than political/industrial manoeuvring. It was sad that a known problem led to the loss of human life,
  16. 1. Officer Dibble + 1 2. Oneshot + 1 3. Dodgy 4. Nijeninja 5. Dodge1979 + 1 6. Martynv 7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1 8. Alex --GT3-- 9. bibs + 1 10. sparky 11. PFD +1 12. fsrowsell 13. Alan + 1 (probably in Tesla if thats OK) 14 Changes... 15 Alan & Evi? 16 Mangel + 1 17 Nelly 9000
  17. Make sure you have an enjoyable birthday
  18. What a coincidence, I too live in Stone My Stone is in Staffordshire though not Kent. I did live in Canterbury though for 3 years between 1977 - 1980 Whatever Lotus you're looking for, you'll get plenty of friendly expert advice on here. Good luck
  19. Not sure where you guys met last year, but we normally meet on a pub car park a couple of miles way. The publican is known to Dave Oneshot and the location is a picturesque one. As for the circuit passes, I'll check this with the organisers. The Go-Kart tickets are usually bought on the day
  20. Would it help if I bought iPad2 tomorrow at your expense to see if it works ok on that
  21. And don't forget the outdoor go-kart track. Great fun
  22. Alan, You'd be surprised Corsa's, Nova's etc We've seen 'em all on previous occassions pretending to be Super Cars Accordingly, anything with a Lotus badge on the front will qualify
  23. Ooh we've got a long way to go yet to beat the number of Esprits that turned up at the factory a couple of years ago If we saw those sort of numbers at Gaydon, there'd be no room for any other Super Cars Be good to see a turn out of 20+ Esprits
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