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About Al.

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    LEGS Regional Co-Ordinator
  • Birthday 27/08/1957

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    Motorsport Rescue Crew and Marshal since mid 70's

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    Allan Matheson
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    Aquamarine Evora LE 2+2 (#13) then Aquamarine Evora 2+2 NA, then Ardent Red Evora 2+0 N/A, CR box - currently - Ardent Red 2+2 S with bespoke interior + Evoque 2.0T Si4
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    The SR look + Pioneer ICE + winter tyres/alloys + more
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    Dunblane, Central Scotland

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  1. Hi Folks, Just a note to say that due to date clash with our other arrangements for the 5th May LEGS Breakfast Club (See other post for visit to private car collection) Level Lotus have decided to move their Breakfast Club meeting at the dealership on by a week to the 12th May so if you are/were tugged between the two options life is now much simpler. Do both. Hurry up and sign up for the visit to the private car collection elsewhere in LEGS if interested as places are going fast and numbers are limited we cannot exceed them on the day. Should be a great day. To sign up for the Leven Lotus event here is the link: and drop in on Laura and the rest of the team and hear what other exciting things are happening in the Lotus World this year. If you didn't make it to the track day then they have some news for you. Cheers, Al.
  2. Hi folks, just landed back in the UK after a 20 hour last day at work followed by 36 hours of travel, inc. 4 flights and considering starting a petition to not allow parents on flights with babies or children under about age 10. Serves them right for having brats. Holiday in the UK until you don’t cause sleeess flights for fellow pax @C8RKH surprised to hear that as I’ve had lots from them right since the first approach and even warning me sessions filing fast if I wanted choice. @alicrozier looking forward to seeing one in the flesh so to speak
  3. So who has all got invitations for this then? My son Gregor and I will be there in the afternoon session in our Evora S’s. Got our more detailed info through this afternoon and looks like a few things lined up as well as some ‘interesting’ lines showing some different routes on and off track. I wonder what it all means . Looking forward to it anyway. A few off track things in the pipeline as well.
  4. Hi Folks, Well having canvassed many members (but not as many as I'd have liked!) at the January meeting, also at ClubLotus/LDC/LEGS gathering last night, for ideas and feelings and chatted with Brian this is our intention for the LEGS Breakfasts going forward. These ideas can be modified under review and we are open to further ideas if somebody else would like to step up to the plate. We will continue to meet once a month on the 1st Sunday. The default location will be Mannerstons Farm Shop & Cafe where we have met a few times already. We will not be sending out notifications or lists, PM's etc. for these. It is very much a turn up if you wish. We will continue to have other trips and visits on an Ad-Hoc basis which we will post up in the old manner. These we will try for the 1st Sunday as usual but if clashes dictate may be other dates. We already have one very exciting new addition for the 5th May more of which later and we hoped to resurrect the Petit Paris meet again this year. These are going to be organised by individuals helping us, although Brian will still send out group PM's as information is provided. Anybody wishing to arrange something please contact Brian or myself for discussion. For those who may not know Ian Parkin has moved on from Leven Lotus and I am in touch with his replacement Laura Montgomery and we hope to also be hearing a bit more from her as she gets settled in including a possible track evening at Knockhill mid week mid April to dust the cars off for. All to follow in the usual manner. She will also be joining us on here soon. Cheers, Al.
  5. Hi Jan, I only read this after returning but I have sent you a PM with some information. Have a great visit and I hope the infamous midges aren't too bad that early in the season! Cheers, Al.
  6. Hi Jan, You are correct about the 12th June being a meeting in Bo-ness. It is officially a Club Lotus meeting (which many of us are also members of) But they throw open the doors to all the Lotus groups like LEGS and Lotus Drivers club etc. There aren't so many of us that we can't all get along! There is a meeting tomorrow evening (9th) which I am attending so I will pass on this message to them and come back to you with a point of contact. Unfortunately I am flying abroad that morning myself so will not be there. The meeting is actually above a Motor Museum which has a very strong James Bond theme running though it including a white S1 Esprit and lots of other memorabilia so I'm sure we can get that opened for you as well. As far as accommodation is concerned I am not sure about Bo'ness itself as not a particularly great area for tourists or visitors but Stirling is close by which has a good choice of hotel price ranges. There is also Linlithgow which is nice enough but again accommodation may be limited. Falkirk is closer than Stirling and your choice of hotel will be more towards the cheaper end as more of an industrial location.
  7. Hi All who have posted and attended. I will be speaking to Brian in the next few days and we will post up the way forward. Slight delay in posting is Club Lotus January meet is tomorrow evening and I'll be along at that and they were having some internal chat along similar lines and any regulars will know this is tied in with Lotus Drivers Club I think it is. After all that I'll post up something......... Brian, that looks bloody cold. Nice and mild back here. New winter boots at the ready but no snow.
  8. Having told son to get his name down I've realised that I hadn't actually done it myself. I did check with Peter a couple of weeks back about availability and we should get the car park opposite opened as well as usual and I'll drop in again tomorrow. Looking forward to a good turn out to see what we can arrange going forward. Don't worry about turning up and being shoe horned into a role you don't want. If nobody wants to volunteer then there will be no press gang so to speak. Sounds like my heavies are in Mexico! Having been married almost 36 years Andy I think the reason is because I go away! So a list is due even if late: 1. Al. 2. Dude (Mini-me - well all but in physique ) 3. Alfa2Evora 4
  9. ......... and how is the old girl doing? Just out of interest how are you sure that is the one? I had 2 that new effectively identical although only one was the actual launch edition. (that one above) Those photos were taken about this time of year in 2009 not far from Balmoral Castle. For those of you who may have been thinking I've left the building, I haven't. Just been extremely busy building a house for last lifetime it seems and busy at work.
  10. Forgot to post up after the event but we ended up with about 20 there across about 9 cars so still a good turnout in the end. I didn’t go on to the hill climb as I’d been there all day Saturday and had other things on but it looked like they were organised for about 25 car clubs or so to be showing and a fair selection of other side attractions to make it family friendly. It has certainly been growing year on year and more and more organisation going into it , so hopefully those who went along had a good time. Al.
  11. Sorry I completely forgot to add myself to this as actually home for one of these for a change 1 & 2 Richard +1 (Breakfast only) 3 & 4 Steve & Julie 5 & 6 David & Shirley (breakfast only) 7 & 8 Johnny & Audrey (breakfast only)  9 & 10 Fergus plus one  11 Al. (Breakfast)
  12. I'll be there for something at last this year! Other (better half) is working however so I'm free to head up to the show after. 1&2 Brian & Jackie 3&4 Mark and Jane 5 Duggie 6&7 Steve and Julie if the weathers good (we're planning on going to the Thirlestane show, but it's a long way to go if the weather is crap!) 8 Al.
  13. Hi Brian I intend to be there and not 100% but most likely with Debbie depending on work rota not yet published. 1 & 2 Brian & Jackie 3 & 4 Allan & Debbie
  14. Roll up, roll up! If you re thinking of coming along please add your names soonest, as I have to let them know approximate numbers and this is about half or less of who normally turns out. I'll be without +1 as we are entertaining on the Saturday and somebody has to do the dishes! Cheers, Al.
  15. Damn! (Great video though) That means everybody will now head to the Dukes Pass in their flocks to drive the damn thing and another secret road will become too busy, just like the NC 500. One of my favourite areas to drive only being 10 miles away but these days the biggest issue is the number of people wearing lycra who hear you coming and have plenty of time to set them selves up to be a mobile road block, or indignant, or both. Best not done in high season as too many buses now taking it as well. If doing it I prefer the south to north direction as it starts with a series of uphill hairpins at Aberfoyle. Start wiith some adrenaline at Go-Ape at Aberfoyle if you feel brave and don't mind heights as it starts and finishes with the longest zip wires in the UK over a valley Back in the car you can then come down the other side and either nip along to the cafe at Loch Katerine or just head along Loch Venechar to the E and back onto the main road. At Kilmahog turn left onto the A84 and drive up past Loch Lubnaig which is a great flowing drive but beware of every sort of speed trap on that road as so may motorbikes use it and kill themselves annually. When you get to Balquhidder station/Kingshouse Hotel that is where you come off for Balquhidder and towards Loch Voil and that church. Enjoy.
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