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  • Birthday 27/08/1957

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    Allan Matheson
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    Ardent Red Evora 2+2 S.+ Elise S2 S in Magnetic Blue Pearl + Emira Deposit.
  • Modifications
    The SR look + Bespoke interior + Pioneer ICE + winter tyres/alloys + more and Elise has Stage 1 Exhaust, Nitrons and TRD Induction kit.
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    Dunblane, Central Scotland

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  1. That would be great David if you could as the pair of us don't do FB
  2. Yep one of the F1 editions and owner lives in same village as me. He has had a number of Ferrari most recently before that and further back he was an Esprit man. Hi David, nice catching up again but where did you see the photos? Nothing on the website I could see.
  3. Well I was a 10th July deposit. Have already told them I do not want a LE V6 as want a test drive first and probably not even a LE i4 as don't particularly like any of the 6 colours. What do I get today from Lotus? E-mail stating need to lock in my V6 spec by 1st May and by 6th May no changes. Car will be finished Sept. and delivered October! Well that must be good news for somebody! Just not me. I contacted somebody who is wanting a LE i4 (not on our list) who's deposit was a few days ahead of me and he has heard nothing to date! Passed the info on to him and he phoned them to get his i4 Link sent out for speccing. Seemed a bit of confusion today. Who would have guessed. However a final paragraph did say "News around test drives will be shared in the coming weeks."
  4. I ordered car mats recently from Bibs (not sure I got any discount tho') as they were listed in the shop but didn't realise you could order anything Lotus! Is that still the case Bibs with this bright new world?
  5. This arrived on 10th March from Lotus Cars. I tried to order the fins then and got all the way to the card authentication section and it kept failing. I had picked Bell & Covill as only 3 dealers, sorry Agents, were listed at the time but I see more are now. In true Lotus fashion it didn't actually go live until 14th so so much for the offer if I'd been interested! This is the link Dear Allan Matheson Introducing Lotus Parts Online The new and easy way to order parts online, directly from your nearest Lotus retailer. Pick from thousands of genuine Lotus parts designed specifically for your car. MARCH 2022 PROMOTION FREE SHIPPING On orders over £100 made between March 12th – 13th 2022 FREE GIFT A Lotus Wordmark lapel badge on all orders made during March Visit now Lotus Cars Most importantly did you find a suitable venue? Happy Wife to be = Happy life to be! Both my sons have been through this mill in Scotland looking anywhere/everywhere between Borders and Inverness in last 5 years last one being 2021. If you would like any feed back on your chosen one or want some suggestions, then PM me with thoughts and I'll see if they can help. Youngest and most recent is a 3rd time Lotus man as well so will be pleased to help.
  6. I've just fitted the shark fins myself to an Arden Red S (Sports Racer look) car and put on top of the PPF. Used a bit of T Cut (because it was the first product I found in the cupboard that would do the trick - not necessarily as it was the best thing!) carefully where I was going to fit to remove any unwanted surface contaminants and it was an easy fit. Bought the 2 bits via that recent e-mail about Lotus Parts. They come on a template larger than the fin itself cut to the wheel arch profile and the lower/upper clam line so any idiot can do it - as I have proved 😝
  7. What do we all know that the Lotus suspension guru's don't? I find it all slightly amusing that after all this time and not having even driven one yet we are modding it to probably/possibly reduce its abilities!
  8. Well I suppose you have to be in it to win it. Never tried. Good effort though. Does that mean nobody won it? Suiting them as they can't hand one over.........
  9. Oh dear, however I guess I shouldn't be surprised as a mate has just taken delivery of a new A6 Allroad after a 5 month or so order time and was surprised to find some of the toys like centre console phone charging pad was now no longer fitted (which they had wanted) and wasn't even mentioned at handover and then when they asked were told it was the chip shortage so we have fitted USB-C ports in the centre armrest for you instead.
  10. Just a bump up for this. At least 3 of us will be there now as David above, myself and my son in his Exige 350 Sport are signed up. You can't turn up on the day and have to make contact in advance if anybody thinking about it and numbers are limited. £10 for a car and 1 person which gets you a coffee and a bacon or whatever buttie.
  11. Came in to post exactly the same thing. In fact I hadn't even worked out what the delay was for for sure.
  12. For those who get EVO mag as subscribers the new mag arrived Saturday with me and has great editorial by Stuart Gallagher about the Emira and then a Hethel track drive by Richard Meaden in VP007 like everybody else (on p106 if you are newsstand flicking). All very positive and already said elsewhere. He does seem to get it more sideways than all the others however.
  13. Well up here in Scotland I get 3 English options. 😡 B&C, Silverstone and I can't remember the last one but all the same 300+ miles away. Anyway I chose B&C and 2 items I wanted and it kept coming up in US $ prices. Marvellous. After giving up and going back in and starting from scratch I got £ okay and even got all the way to the checkout and when it came to the credit card authorisation it failed completely despite no block on card etc. Gave up and walked away in frustration. Jeesh! Can't they even get this right? What chance ordering a whole car over the internet? 🤨
  14. Interestingly relating to tattooed ladies, I had two sets of wheels for the car when I had it as I also had a set of Winters for it to make the car a year round proposition. (Still have them in fact and unused for about last 3 years due to such mild winters even up this way and maybe my UK time not maximising the use). Anyway the winters were gloss black and summers were standard silver and I did a vote thing on here as I wasn't sure myself which I thought were best looking and it went about 60:40 to the silvers when paired with Aquamarine. Also the younger age group tended towards black. My red cars have been all black wheels and present car is a Sports Racer also which I just think is the dogs dangly bits looks wise. So suits the car.
  15. Don't think they have anything new but 2 more links anyway from basically the same test drive Auto Express and EVO magazine
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