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(Photo by Peter Gunnars)

Hey everyone, Here are some pictures of my Esprit from tonights classic car meet in Earls Barton Northampton... was great to see a couple of other lovely Esprits too, Robington's black one and Pa

Went out for a bit of blast this morning.  

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30 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Beautiful pics :thumbup:

Mind if I share that 2nd one on our social please? 

Hi @Bibs. Not at all. Just credit as 'Courtesy of David Jinks/Fridge Productions Limited' (as I operate as a business) ... and I'm currently in pursuit of a very large organisation who have infringed copyright of my commercial work. Or I could provide images with a semi-transparent credit, which may be preferable.

5 minutes ago, 910Esprit said:

If its the road that drops you down to Lockwood Beck reservoir, then its 15 mins from me too, via Grinkle Lane....

Yes it is @910Esprit

I messaged or tagged you about 2-3 years ago when I was deep in the middle of restoration. I live in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and we've filmed at Grinkle Park for the North York Moors National Park, who are one of our clients.

@Bibs I've sent you the images by DM.

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I actually like Tim's videos including the new one. It moves around and under the car, gives a bit of info, like the ebpv and the weight difference and shows a few shoot off's including some nice schreeches from the tires. If his new spacer ring will turn bad soon enough, is another thing.

In my humble view he has an honest simple joyfull approach to the Esprit, and that is refreshing. and he likes Lotus.

Kind regards,

jacques

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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30 minutes ago, Jeanvm said:

No mirrors?

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Unfortunately not @Jeanvm

They're quite expensive, and this car is not yet complete. In fact I'm just on shakedown testing after a 3 year full nut and bolt restoration. I have to get it reliable so that I can drive it to an Bond 25 event next spring. Unfortunately the seller of this project/wreck fleeced me on the wheels, and I had the additional expense of obtaining a set to get the car running. This set my quite considerable budget back somewhat. The seller now mocks me on social media as he got away with deplorable customer service.

 

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Looks exquisite just as it is. Ski racks not necessary! After all JB wouldn't have had them on for his UK missions!

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Considerably better than your model already and I think it's a case of gilding the lilly.

Fine if it was a tired old example but that's one of the very best G-turbos left. Can't you get a second engine cover sprayed up and have the racks stuck on to that? That way you can keep that immaculate louvred panel the way Chapman intended, as opposed to Cubby Broccoli!

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Fabian I have got to agree with @The Pits if you can make it removable then fine but to drill anything into that would be sacrilege. Your S1 can’t go underwater so this does not need skis. 
 

your car do what you wish but it makes me shudder to even think about it 

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