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reason for edit of the rest: the joke in my comment does only work in full version...

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Many thanks @LotusX180R for sending LEFty home and for the wonderful package too. I've got the t-shirt on right now and the posters are very nice  Who's next? Please PM me your details and I'll wo

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Time to revive this thread ! ! !     In the spring of 2011, Patty and I were fortunate to have LEFty. . .      These are the highlights of the pictures we took one cold and sunny day:        

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Mark (approaches wife with small toy car and can of whipped cream) - "Hi darling, you know I love you..."

Wife - "Well, erm..."

Mark - "No, no, no, not that. What is it, I need a favour. There's this website you see, and they want me too take these pics and post them online..."

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Brilliant work! We'll have to make the XXX LEFty edition now!

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Bibs.... I am thinking that where this is headed will give a whole new meaning to "Lefty - the worlds MOST traveled Esprit"...

Hahahaha.....

Cameron

BTW? where is he headed next? Rolex at Barber is in July and it would be great to get some shots of him there with all the vintage Lotus race cars!

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LEFty arrived with Scott in good time and is currently at the Ascari race circuit in Spain in the Lotus 2Eleven. I'd imagine on his return he'll spend some time with Scott's S1 and perhaps his new purchase too, another Esprit! :lol:

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Love how the pic is called 'Lefty Boobies'.. great stuff... that's the before pic - where's the after..lol

Having conquered a cpl of small peaks - Lefty vows to take in some larger peaks [xxx]

It's alive.. alive!!!..

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yeah, we love it. But always reckon 'who was the first one...' :)

PS. this topic shows exactly that man are "totally serious" -as long as no girl knows which button activates our instincts .... :lol:

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The LEFty page on the forum main site has been updated, 56,626 miles to date!

He's recently returned from Ascari in Spain with Scott, pics to follow. :thumbsup:

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Warmed up lefty??? hmmm... next time i'll think of that... should make Andi happier... hehe.

Modifying esprit's.. now that's fun..

PS... I AM NOT A CERTIFIED MECHANIC.. I Have chosen to help those in need, in the past and must not be construed as being a certified technician.

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warm, or cold "scenic attractions" :devil:

anyway - tell her she has now more fans worldwide :lol:

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Yep, back from Spain. Anywhere we went, Lefty came too. Little fella had a fondness for the water, for women, drinking, taking in sun, and racing cars too.

first night at my place - Lefty gets introduced and makes new friends...

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Lefty decided that the day before we left, he wanted to learn more about his past, and so I took him to the old folks home, where the Yellow Submarine and Goldie Lookin' Esprit educated Lefty about the good old days and how it came to be that Lefty was such a good looking little fellow. Lefty was very pleased and left with a Wurther's original and a pat on his roof; he felt such a special little chap....

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Following day, after a quick scrub and checkover, Lefty met the 2-Eleven - packed and departed for a ferry that would take him from Portsmouth across to Bilbao in Northern Spain.

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More to follow...................................

and more as promised........thanks Bibs and Photobucket.

Lefty made it to the ferry port safely, but the nice people at P&O were a little concerned as they did not a have rope small enough to tie down the little chap. It was concluded that he should be allowed onto the upper decks.

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Lefty sat out on deck taking in fine air and morning sun on approach to Bilbao.

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Once off the ferry, it was a seven hour blast home to Alicante, where Lefty enjoyed a few jars with another 2-eleven and a Porsche GT3.

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That afternoon the three were tired after their journey, and decided to rest.

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Once siestered, Lefty decided to fiesta and that evening hit the Sangria in a big way, before daft Lefty fell into the jar - narrowly escaping the bin! Was rescued and put to bed.

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Lefty awoke with a bit of a hangover, and looking a little more Yellow than normal, a dip in the pool was suggested.

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Lefty spent the next few days hanging aroung around, chilling out and meeting people, like Mad Manolo the barking taxi driver. Manolo had a little launch that ferried Lefty to Tabarca Island, playing 70's disco classics at full chat and at full throttle.

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Remebering the "Spy Who Loved Me" story recited to him at the old peoples home, Lefty had a go at a Bond style exit from the sea.

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After few days chilling out, Lefty passengered on a road trip to Ronda - across the amazing Alpujarrah mountains roads. Lefty made friends with the locals in the villiages, and rested with the other cars during stops. The old man near Lanjarron was very kind and most complimentary to Lefty, but thought Scott's legs looked like two celery sticks sticking out of a bin liner......

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Three was not a crowd in the 2-Eleven.

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Lefty arrived at Ascari Race Resort and was given a tour of the facilities, the workshop, the storage, and saw some amazing cars and bikes. Lefty wanted to get out on track, so the Friday afternoon and the Saturday were spent with him lazing around the pitlane, hanging out with the Ascari K10, being flung around the circuit in a 2-Eleven and having a grand time..............

Lefty had a head to head with a Radical, which beat him just:

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but he pulled his pride back by coming in quicker than the works BMW.

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Back at Alicante, Lefty become good mates with Felix the bar owner and spent much time drinking in the morning:

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And spending his afternoons in the pool:

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He's now back at Bell and Colvill, having a few bits and pieces done before going to Orlando to stay with Jeff and 039, but may go to the Motorshow to see the lauch of "project Eagle" first.

Left travelled 2145 road miles and 1052 "boat" miles, plus 16 miles in Mad Manolo's launch. Total mileage 3213. Well done Lefty - Was nice having you.

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Cheers,

Scott.

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wow, more [race]tourist scenery and nice lookin body landscapes...

this board should get listed in United Nations cultural found -OK, just kidding ! :flower:

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but that means (if Lefty ever try to visit me..) , i have to go in one of the Berlin Night Clubs (or other interesting locations :lol: ) as i do not have such legs (or should i shave them :) )

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It's okay Kylie... we can always send him back to you for round 2 if you'd rather have some less tame photos? If I get hold of him I plan to take him the FloraBama bar for wet T-Stirt contst night! Hahaha.... well, maybe not?

Anyway... where is Lefty these days? Seems like he has stalled a bit in his travels?

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LEFty returned from Spain and spent some time in London to meet his grandson and get to know him. He's off to Florida now to spend some time with Jeff and his restored S1 (and some other nice cars he has ;)) and then will head somewhere else in the States, keep your peepers peeled :on2long:

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Has Lefty ever arrived in FLA? It seems he was lost in the Bermuda Tri-Angle.... Queen Mary, Marine Sulfer Queen, Flight 19, and Lefty.... Whoooo Oooooo.... chahchahcha....

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"If you feel that you are in total control of the car, well, your just not driving fast enough". Jimmy Clark

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