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Wow. great job. You tipped the room 90 deg and emptied the crap out the windows?

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The Lotus blew the head gasket at the track day on Saturday! :(

Bummer Travis. Hope it's not too difficult to sort out.

Great pic Roger :lol:

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Bummer... :(

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Always the charmer Roger.

Yesterday I killed a deer, not very nice especially as I used an Evora to do it :(

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the front bumper!

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Could have been a lot worse I guess. I was 10 mins from Hethel on my way to an LDA day and having just turned off to the A140 up the factory a deer jumped from an embankment about 3m in front to the car and ran off and I thanked fate for missing it, it was a close call! Less than a second later his pal followed, this time with the consequences above as he was hit square on and went into the recess in front of the rad. As I slowed he fell out and under the car, I stopped perhaps 10m up the road :(

I'm fairly sure the deer was killed instantly, it was very dead when I went back to check it although I'm not sure why as I've hardly the constitution and definitely not the means (other than the car) for a coup de grâce. I pulled it to the side of the road, checked the car for leaks and carried on to the factory and many "is it in the boot" questions and lip smacking!

Lotus have been excellent, the car is being picked up for repair and a laser blue replacement will be delivered (perhaps Alesi might pop it down!) and of a higher spec too. Accidents happen of course, there's nothing that could have been done to avoid it although that doesn't make me feel any better about the deer. I'm no hippy but I'm not a fan of a needless death, no matter the reason and I've never damaged a car as badly as this, especially such a nice one. Just a new front bumper required, the clam is untouched and the rads are all in perfect condition still so the bumper did its job well hitting a 10kg deer at 40-ish mph!

I must admit on the drive home I was very cautious, especially with so many pheasants about! I'm not the first person to hit a deer, nor in a press car but 2 in a day would have been careless!

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OWchies. Sorry to hear Bibbo. They are a definate hazard around here. I wrote one off with an Elan SE once....with the top down. Nearly lost our heads and my Girlfriend ended up covered, head to toe in blood, fat and guts.....ewwwww!

The trouble is they are so solid, they do alot more damage than their size would make you think.

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That's the fella!!

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A deer?

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You were lucky! a chap round here was killed a few weeks ago when he hit a deer and it came through the windscreen. Wife was next to him in the car and fortunately walked away but utterly horrific.

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Good thing it wasn't an American style Deer, Elk, Buffalo, or Moose! Those things are much, much larger!

I remember reading on Pistonheads a long time ago... Some guy hit a deer with his Peugeot 205, and the deer got stuck in the radiator opening. They had a vet come remove it when he discovered it, and it was still alive!

oooh! found it

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/beds/bucks/herts/3723508.stm

That would never happen with an American deer!

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But it's Bambi..... :cry:

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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I see deer stood next to the duel carriageway at least once a week as I pass at 70. Where there is one that jumps/walks out, it's usually followed by one or more other deer following. Come close but lucky so far and harder to spot at night.

Unlucky with the Evora - looks like you couldn't have hit it any more square on if you'd tried. Always feel a tad sorry for animals hit, but if its a toss up between the animal and me, ie swerving to avoid into anything oncoming, it'll be the animal that gets it i'm affraid. All happens quickly don't it.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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My 21 year old son was king hit on Sunday morning (2:30am) after he left a night club. His mate fronted the prick after it, but Jarryd won't report it to the police to get the a'hole charged.

I had to drive in and get him from the kebab shop he was holed up in and then spent most of Sunday in hospital waiting for him to get CT's, bloods etc done to make sure everything was ok.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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No lights, no bumper, no wheels, exhaust/cat off, gearbox out, cracked bell housing, broken clutch, snapped clutch fork...........this ones going to cost! :(

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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fun time of sunday track-run ..passed !

So the season could start ?..could

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Broke the mirror housing on my old banger the other day but I collected all the bits and bought some super-glue to put it back together. Went to fix it today and the super-glue tube, even though it was brand new, didn't have enough glue in it to even fill the nozzle, let alone get on the parts. Waste of money.

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