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Went to my delayed anniversary gift - blacksmith forging some rings :) Was trying to avoid the usual "precious metals" or crap gifts... so went out for 7 hours and physically made ours out of steel, with LOTS of sweat and love instead. Results aren't to everyone's taste but I liked the rugged look rather than a dainty pretty thing. I have more pictures but they're not as artsy - but show off the pattern better.

 

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Do you and your Mrs like a rusty ring then?

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5 minutes ago, tim_marra said:

Do you and your Mrs like a rusty ring then?

It won't rust provided its worn, your natural oils will keep it from tarnishing and even polish it over time

(Yes I'm ignoring your innuendo)

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6:45.

Not too bad, he could have been a bit quicker but his shoes got a bit worn at the end.

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1 hour ago, Arregueti said:

And what was your best laptime? 😬

He was much faster in the type 130.... pics to follow

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Only here once

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On ‎13‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 17:34, Bibs said:

Walked the entire 'Ring today, all 21km! 

Was it the VLN series this weekend? 

 

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Yup. Our very own David Pittard came third too! 

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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So off for nephews stag tomorrow, Croatian Yacht week, looks terrifying! They seem to forget I am nearly 50 😂

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1 hour ago, Dan E said:

So off for nephews stag tomorrow, Croatian Yacht week, looks terrifying! They seem to forget I am nearly 50 😂

Oh. I thought you'd retired some years back. :getmecoat:

 

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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Eldest son graduated on Wednesday and Thursday gets confirmation of job he really wanted after a long interview process. Chuffed to bits for him. 

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16 hours ago, Dan E said:

So off for nephews stag tomorrow, Croatian Yacht week, looks terrifying! They seem to forget I am nearly 50 😂

No, YOU seem to forget you’re nearly 50.


Margate Exotics.

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On 14/07/2019 at 02:34, Bibs said:

Walked the entire 'Ring today, all 21km! 

I’ll take a guess and say at least 4.5hours

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6 with stops for lunch and watching the racing. From Adenau to Brunchen is an almighty, relentless hill too, about a 2000ft climb! 

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On 19/07/2019 at 18:09, Dan E said:

So off for nephews stag tomorrow, Croatian Yacht week, looks terrifying! They seem to forget I am nearly 50 😂

No, YOU seem to forget you’re nearly 50.


Margate Exotics.

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Meeting Steve Crijns at the brilliant Bell and Colvill open day on Saturday. Steve is generally considered the designer of the Evora though I don't know the divide on this between him and Russell Carr, so don't shoot me if I have got this a bit wrong. Both are legends to me. Steve also worked on the 340R and of course other Elise.

Chatted to Steve who managed to not walk away for over 30 minutes and provided some lovely nuggets of info.

He now works at McLaren and has just finished work on the latest long-tail. Or that was at least the most he could tell me as I am sure he is working on 2020 and beyond Mc's. He designed the interior of the 720. 

He drives an Evora NA, his only car. Nice to think of that turning up to Woking HQ every day. 

And many thanks to Jamie at B&C and Scott Walker, late of that parish and now at HQ, for the introduction. Magic day.

Justin 

18 hours ago, USAndretti42 said:

Got a new car!

Best colour for the Excel...….is that blue leather I spy inside?

Well done. Excel is a total bargain and a hidden gem. 

Justin

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Managed to play around with some spray paint today, primer, satin black and then clear coat.

Looks much better for minimal effort. Keeping the bolts silver too as I like the contrast and it matches the key slot

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Bliss! 

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Dropped the 340R to Silverstone today with the spare wheels, shod with the original Yokohama AO38 tyres. 340R will be on the Yoko stand all weekend; collect on Monday. Yokohama are celebrating cars that they have made special tyres for and not many AO38 tyres have survived. I had to clamber in the loft to retrieve them.

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The 5GT made a good spares and tools wagon.

Justin

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Renault 5 Gordini/Turbo yours as well?

<edit - sorry, noticed afterwards the sentence below the pic!>


I tempted fate...now my Esprit V8 IS in bits...(sob)

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On 23/07/2019 at 23:05, Bibs said:

Bliss! 

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The ultimate blow job 😜

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