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Drive your Lotus in Scotland Day on11th April

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OK Guys as a number of you will know I tried to get a couple of outings organised last year but with one thing and another nothing happened.

My first proposal for this year is to meet up at Hermiston Gate Retail Park, Edinburgh (timings still to be worked out) and combine a drive around the borders with a visit to Jim Clark Room, Duns. Clicky . After the vist a short blast around the borders again and then a bite to eat at Carfraemill Hotel Clicky. Although we are not a Coach Party we may have to book if there is a number of us. Please add your name to the list below and indicate if you want to stay for a meal.

Clicky here for possible route

I have driven some of these roads and will check out the ones I haven't driven to make sure they are suitable/wide enough for Esprit's.

All Lotus models are welcome.

If anyone has suggestions for future runs or places to vist etc please post your suggestions in your reply.

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

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Bit of a long way from Cardiff though, but you would be more than welcome.

Great game today, for 40 minutes I thought Scotland were playing in Red shirts!!!!

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Sounds good to me Brian, if the dates work for us, we'll be there. When I moved to Scotland I vowed not to visit the Jim Clark Room until I had my own Lotus. That was a great day four years ago...

2 & 3 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

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Hi Brian, good to chat the other night at the club and an inspired route and location. I was naturally thinking further north but this is equally good and the Jim Clark room is well worth the visit for anybody not been previously. I haven't been for about 12 years.

3 & 4 Allan & Debbie.

We can discuss other ideas in due course.


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You Scots need to learn to list and to count!

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie

Good luck with the event, sounds like a fun day out, well done on the organisation so far Brian :D


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Far to many prerequisites there Bibs. In my defence look at the time I posted it. I barely remember posting that! cheers.gifwine.gifband.gifbeer.gif I rest my case! I was lucky that was all I made a mess off. bounce.gif (watching that bouncing Emoticon is making me feel sick sick.gif)


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Thanks Bib for sorting the post, I was so excited to get positive responses that I didn't check the counting.

Allan, Are you getting ready for ship's time that you were up so late? Hope the apostrophe is in the right place.

Hi Brian, good to chat the other night at the club and an inspired route and location. I was naturally thinking further north but this is equally good and the Jim Clark room is well worth the visit for anybody not been previously. I haven't been for about 12 years.

3 & 4 Allan & Debbie.

We can discuss other ideas in due course.

Allan,

I thought I would try a borders run to see if we get more takers than the proposed events last year. I am sure most of the guys have been to The Jim Clark Room in Duns but it was the only thing I could think of and I know the Carfreamill Hotel does good food. Will you and Debbie be stopping for something to eat? By my count that's 3 cars and 6 people so far. :P

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Hi Brian. Yup, count us in for the food. (Note to self: Don't add to Forum threads pi$$ed)

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies)


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I am doing a seperate tour of Scotland in the Esprit, 1st week of August...

Edinburgh, Fife (sneaking back as I previously lived there), then around the highlands.

I wanted to do it last year but was unable due to my car catching fire, hopefully there will be none of that before August!


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1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies)

17 & 143 Gordon & Linda

Hang on

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I am doing a seperate tour of Scotland in the Esprit, 1st week of August...

Edinburgh, Fife (sneaking back as I previously lived there), then around the highlands.

I wanted to do it last year but was unable due to my car catching fire, hopefully there will be none of that before August!

Andrew, Let me know when you are back in Fife and we can organise a gathering if you are interested. Where in Fife did you previously live?

Hi Gordon glad to see you are back on the road again.

As for timings and the route these are not finalised yet. The Jim Clark Room is only open from 2-4pm on a Sunday. Depending on the final route it could take from between 1 and 2 hours to get to Duns from Edinburgh so we should probably meet at midday.

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Hi Brian,

Just spotted this. Hopefully you wont mind a couple of interlopers with a mere 4 cylinders? We're collecting a new Type 72 Exige 240 in a couple of weeks, so subject to having the running-in service completed, we'd be delighted to join you.

Derek

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies)

7 & 8 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later

9 & 10 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters!

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Three four five

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Hi Derek & Karen,

It would be great to have you along and the outing is open to all Loti whether 4,6 or 8 cylinders.

I saw your new car at MMC on Monday, it looks great.

One question though have you got a black and gold pinstriped racing suit for Kermit or is he to attached to your Elise?

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Hi folks, I could defo be interested in this depending on the date. So, I'm defo a possible 11 & 12 depending who I can get to come with me (girlfriends just dumped me!) sad.gif

Keep me posted. Cheers!

Sorry, just re-read that - what a muppet! 11th April should be good for me! smile.gif Keep in touch re times...

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Hi Euan,

Sorry to hear about the GF.

I have added you name to the growing list.

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies)

7 & 8 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later

9 & 10 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters!

11 & 12 Euan & ????

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Hi Derek & Karen,

It would be great to have you along and the outing is open to all Loti whether 4,6 or 8 cylinders.

I saw your new car at MMC on Monday, it looks great.

One question though have you got a black and gold pinstriped racing suit for Kermit or is he to attached to your Elise?

Hi Brian,

Looking forward to the car car. I handed the Elise over to MMC on Tuesday, and pick the new one up early next month.

Kermit has re-located to Karen's Mini in the meantime, but is busy looking at the Classic Team Lotus webstore for the JPS overalls. :welcome:

Looking forward to catching up again on the 11th, if not before.

Derek


Three four five

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My Esprit is now in good hands in Holland. But I now have an S1 Elise 111s so should be up for this if my car is out of the bodyshop :lol: by then.. hope to be going in in about 2 weeks.

Mark :)


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Mark,

Good to hear from you and hopefully your Elise will be back on the road soon.

I will need to finalise numbers for the Carfraemill Hotel on 4th April if you want to stop there for a meal after the Jim Clark Room visit so if you could let me know by then I would be obliged.

Regards,

Brian

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Sorry everyone but my S2 is still not ready and is in storage :)

Im stuck in the south atlantic Falkland Islands untill the end of the year.

Hope you have a good jolly around the borders and the weather is ok.

Take some photos :lol:

Mike

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I received an email from Andrew C to say he would be coming along.

1 & 2 Brian & Jackie

3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies)

5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies)

7 & 8 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later

9 & 10 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters!

11 & 12 Euan & ????

13 & 14 Andrew C & ???

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Oh bugger. My wife and I have just booked (and paid for) a trip to the South of France as a surprise 80th for my father-in-law and the penny has just dropped its the weekend of the hoon. Sorry Brian, we will have to demure.

We happened to drive your suggested route yesterday. I had some new ICE fitted by Ray Smith who moved out of Edinburgh down to Dunbar a few months ago (they did an excellent job by the way). Drove down on the A1 and back cross country via Duns, Coldstream and Carfraemill. The weather was glorious and the roads deserted. Knowing where the speed cameras helped but it was a fantastic drive and what the Esprit (or any Lotus in fact) was made for.

For you guys going, I promise you it will be a great day.

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Mark

It was a great day for a drive, I was down that way yesterday in the Elise but didn't see any other Loti.

I am planning to recce the whole route next Sunday with Allan (Al.) just to check the timings etc. so if you fancy a run let me know.

What ICE did you have fitted, I remember you had a question about the unit James (EspritMiltonKeynes) has fitted to his car?

Thanks for letting me know about the 11th and enjoy the South of France.

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Its the JVC KD-AVX40 plus DAB unit and Bluetooth Brian. I fancied the idea of just a blank screen when its off. The proximity sensor for the controls is a bit weird - it comes to life when your finger is about a cm away then disappears when not in use. Good for impressing the neighbours though. I've just got in from trying to programme it up. A bit complicated but getting there. Sound quality and video from the iPod is excellent, as are DVDs, despite the single DIN size. Which I won't be watching when I'm driving officer. Honest.

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