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LEFty's journey from the US left the rear suspension sagging a bit - so off to the workshop:

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Every well-appointed workshop needs a manual and good tools:

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Now how does it come apart? :lol: Maybe if I have a drink and think on it...

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Iain & LEFty.

ps. what a great looking S2! - you should check out this topic: (shamless i know... :) )

http://www.lotusespritforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=13908

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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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There's definitely something up with the rear suspension. She needed an alignment when she got to the states, there was a bad pull to the left. LEFty also had a couple paint blemishes that needed attending... I wonder if there is a new design Lotus suspension available for her?

It is a Lotus after all...

(Lots of trouble, usually serious)

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Ian, do what you want ,but please -don't hit it with the hammer there on the table...! :lol:

PS. i'm also on the list, and i know where my first trip goes -a bit of *secret agent* playground area around (we have some of them... )

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Here's one of LEFty getting some serious drift on the Gold Coast motorway B)

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Ahhhh, the coast :)

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LEFty makes an impressive entry to the beach (don't worry - he got a good underbody rinse and dry!)

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The crowds (girls) were intrigued... :blushing:

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Oh to be young again...

LEFty is heading off around the world tomorrow, after a quick stop in at my work... maybe a race is on the cards.

Iain & LEFty :)

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Brilliant pics Iain, great work dude :)

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Is there a list of places been and places (members) still to come. ie an itinary for the next few months?

Great pics Iain - you've really shown LEFty the sights.

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I've got a list of another 15 destinations so far. I'm going to minimise journey time from now on rather than maximise mileage so he spends less time in an envelope and more time sightseeing :)

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As a treat, LEFty got a tour of the formidable F-111 aircraft.

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(this is our PR jet, so unclassified stuff - thankyou to the guys at 23SQN for their help)

LEFty taking an interest in everything

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'lil Iain had a blast

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LEFty is off to sunny England now, to the charming care of Ian May (mayesprit). Good luck and farewell from Brisbane, Australia. :)

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LEFty is off to sunny England now, to the charming care of Ian May (mayesprit). Good luck and farewell from Brisbane, Australia. :)

I will shortley inform the postman of the impending arrival of a VIP (very important parcel) and duely lay out the red carpet.

Ready and waiting

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so LEFty is not only the most traveled from now on, it's the fastest! Or did you not go on a speed trip into the sky with the PR-jet !?

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Naaa, no flying as it was too hard trying to glue on the Velcro and miniature parachute. Also, LEFty is so up himself, the last thing he needs is a shot of Mach 2.5.

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212 Miles while with me, and 10,272 to Devon. :) If my understanding about time zones is right, LEFty should arrive in Devon sometime around last Thursday. :)

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@Ian; does that mean you can go back in life, if you turn around in the right way :)

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He's back down south next to Kylie then over the ditch to Aus afterwards then we'll head to Asia and back to Europe/USA after that!

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i hope you all know what is possible in medicine nowadays :)

always do a Karyogramm blood-test , and find out if it is a XX or XY chromosome :)

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Not sure of postage time between Brisbane and Devon. Guessing at 10-14 days so LEFty should arrive sometime this week with me maybe.

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LEFty has arrived safe and well - more pics to follow.

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LEFty was given his space on the drive next to my Esprit as soon as he arrived to make him feel right at home.

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Next up was atrip to work with me - We stopped off at the Driving Test Centre for a photocall.

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Over this weekend I have taken him on visits to Newton Abbot Race Course

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And a trip to Paignton Zoo with daughter Katie.

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And just happened to be passing the Ferrari dealership so a pic with Jean Alesi's F1 car was in order.

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Nice one Ian, he looks right at home in the driveway, that's a cracking pic :welcome:

That's 25,887 miles so far! I think a million miles was a tad optimistic with our postal service. We either need to fit a turbo or manage our expectations with little LEFty.

Off to New Zealand next to play with his Sport350 big brother which is the last big journey, the rest will be more manageable :)

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