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  1. 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

  2. Surely girls have enough to do without having to lower the seat.

    Us guys are just big fat lazy slobs, who do no work about the house and only get off our arses to fetch the tv remote or another beer from the fridge.

    Please guys, give these hard working unsung heroes a break. They deserve all the praise we can heap on them.

    That's how it seems in my home anyway

  3. OK guys we may as well use this thread rather than starting so new one so please add your name below if you'd like a ticket and whether you need one for a passenger :

    1. Officer Dibble + 1

    2. Oneshot + 1

    3. Dodgy

    4. Nijeninja

    5. Dodge1979

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie

  4. Mark,

    I imagine its a combination of your age, the cars desirability to the less honest members of society and its ability to cover distance in a short period of time.

    I guess its a case of phoning round the specialist brokers.

    I see you've tried Adrian Flux Try Hegarty, Classic Line etc.

    Do a search on the Forum and you'll find all their details.

    And don't forget that Full Forum Account Members get a 10% discount on many policies

    Good luck

  5. Hi Darren,

    Living in Coventry means you're an NMEG member by default :thumbsup:

    Welcome aboard :gathering:

    You can find all NMEG meetings either in the calendar or in the Regional Groups section.

    We usually meet once a month at RAF Cosford before setting off. See the Provisional Dates thread and make sure you're there for the next one, Right Royal Romp on Friday 29th April.

    I have asked the organisers to let me have the full quota of drivers tickets ( 12 ) and passenger tickets ( 18 ).

    I will start a thread offering the tickets on a 1st come 1st served basis. If we find that we need more, they can normally make a few extra available.

    So we will be there :thumbsup:



    Well that's how it felt.

    Contrary to the weatherman's assurances, I woke not to breaking cloud but to heavy rain :thumbdown:

    Ah well, if you don't use your car in the rain in the UK then you don't use your car.

    A quick check of The Forum and iPhone confirmed that 2 of the squadron were crying off .............. shame on you both :harhar:

    The rain continued to batter down all the way to RAF Cosford but no sooner had I landed that the downpour ceased :thumbup:

    Dave " CHANGES" dropped by in his Discovery to see us off, and with thoughts of being back for the Calcutta Cup, we made progress.

    Now having led the last two blasts down the A448 I offered to stand aside and let someone else have the fun of the open road. No takers so it was mine for the taking........ yum yum

    Having spent many years as a biker searching for those knee-scraping play grounds, I can honestly say the A448 ranks up there with the best.

    Fantastic bends running some 30 miles from Shrewsbury to Knighton.

    As Mrs Oneshot rightly said, next year we'll do it 'tuther way round, Knighton to Shrewsbury

    Dry all the way and glorious sunshine.

    The Food Centre itself was fairly quiet, perhaps even Ludlow folk are feeling the pinch :shock:

    After coffee and cakes ( which saw Nigel silenced for about 5 minutes demolishing a lovely looking slice of apple & cinnamon cake ) we wandered over to the Food Centre to salivate over their offerings and re-stock on the Hobsons.

    With Calcutta Cup kick-off beckoning we chose the A49/A5/M54 combo.

    I jumped off at junction 2 only to find myself compromised by some Jap Pap who threw down the gauntlet.

    To defend my county's honour I hit the gas, only to be greeted by the terrifying sight of the SCAMERA VAN :shock:

    If he got me, its ban not fixed penalty :help:

    If he missed me, then you're reading the story of one lucky bunny :detective:

    Hopefully I'll still be on the road when we venture out again next month for our Right Royal Romp ( Friday 29th April )

  7. 1) Alex --GT3--

    2) Nigeninja

    3) Officer Dibble

    4) Dodgy with working heater!

    5) Oneshot

    6) GasmanGT3

    Ok chaps,

    The Loop is the A488/A4113/A49

    We'll meet at the car park outside the NAAFI at RAF Cosford at 10.00 with a view to leaving there at 10.30am at the latest.

    We'll use the M54 & A5 to get us round Shrewsbury before switching in to fun mode :thumbsup:

    The route does involve a trip over the Welsh border so remember to bring passport and wellies :getmecoat:

    See you there

  8. Welcome aboard matey.

    Fire away with your questions, we've all been Newbies at some stage in our Lotus ownership careers.

    Hope you're on the road sharpish and that you enjoy your time with the car.


  9. Check your T & C's.

    You should/may have limited jurisdiction to the courts of England & Wales.

    If so, issue here. You must then serve outside the jurisdiction but different time limits apply for him to respond ( not the usual 14 days )

    If your T & C's don't limit jurisdiction to England & Wales, you issue in his jurisdiction or where the contract was concluded. If he paid before you delivered the goods, I would argue the contract was concluded here.

    Hope this helps.

  10. Thanks for organising todays run Alex.

    The weather certainly conspired against us but at least it made us spend time indoors i.e. two good museums.

    Dodgy threw the towel in at Nantwich and went straight for the M6. I decided to stick with the A51 although the standing water made me reach for the submarine button a number of times :censored:

    Hopefully next months sortie will be a dry one and more members of the squadron will take to the skies :thumbsup:

    See you soon

    Officer Dibble

  11. I would say it is very competitively priced.

    Mine is a 2000 model and although my mileage is 12000 less I'd like to think it's the same value.

    Clearly you need to check the history ( repaired accident damage can for example lower the value ) but it certainly looks and reads fine.

    Can't say it would be my colour choice but thankfully we're all different on that score.

    Its certainly worth a look.

    Good luck

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