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On ‎10‎/‎07‎/‎2016 at 14:56, swindon_alan said:

The only bummer of the trip was the hotel in La Rochelle. There aren't many hotels with secure private parking - I'm never, ever leaving my car out on a public street overnight - the one we stayed at had spaces under bloody trees, AAAARGH!!! Three nights of dripping sap, leaves, petals, bird poo (I even saw a cat p*ssing on my front valance :angry: ) later and the car was a right mess.

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Yep, French jetwashes are ace!

 

Not only is there no decent parking at the hotels, but the one-way system is a bloody nightmare. Especially when driving a minibus full of opinionated sailors who were all expert navigators (yeah, right), trying to find the Ibis Style hotel - only accessible after having negotiated a 'No Entry to Vehicles' sign which the GPS said didn't exist.

Beautiful place, La Rochelle, and the restaurant 'Le Bar Andre' was both sublime, and expensive. The Sole Meuniere was to die for.  Good job the Company was paying...........

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2 hours ago, BP81 said:

A picture of the old girl enjoying the sun!

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Photo was a bit blurry at first. Better when I put my bins on... :on2long:

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On 11 July 2016 at 12:20, JayEmm said:

Spotted this beauty yesterday.

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Just now, Veilside said:

 

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All back to standard !!!!! 

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Jeez I'm impressed Steve - the power of the people wins through. Does look better though........but can't be any easier for you when turning corners or trying to clear the rain off your windscreen:thumbup:

 

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On 13 July 2016 at 17:53, stephenwhyte said:

Thanks Barrie - yeah I remember that thread now. Was hoping there was maybe a restoration thread detailing the work completed 

Go to Lotus Esprit World, from the menu click on Other Stuff go down the page to Esprit Articles scroll down the articles (LH side 26 articles down) and you will find a title "Waking the Dead" the restoration of Essex 004. 

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13 minutes ago, Trevsked said:

Not used too much at the moment but I've had the 350 6 years now I think.

 

 

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Smitten for life indeed. ...

I've had Loti for 14 years now. I had a period of little use and storage due to work time and sproglets. However before then I warmed her boots several times a week. 

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On 7/20/2016 at 13:47, mike_sekinger said:

Having a moment of nostalgia for S350 #032

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Damn it's good to see you back on the forum, Mike. I've been absent for some time, so unaware of when you returned...can only recall that you had "hung up your spurs" with regards to V8 rebuilds a while back. I used to live for those threads! I was the guy who was always asking all the "what does that widget do, and why are you doing such and such," and you never failed to answer my questions in a manner that did not make me look like the village idiot. So........

How did you manage to have the number plate done as a "sheet" rather than a metal plate? They obviously look very "official," (read "MOT permitted") and I'd like to know if this is an option for others as well? Certainly makes for better airflow to the radiator I would think.

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Hi John,

Thanks for those kind words. It is good to be back in the Esprit world - especially with so many of the same great characters and of course, a few new ones.

The stick on number plates can be sourced easily enough on-line, but despite looking compliant the are still frowned upon and not officially acceptable. 

I had a similar stick on plate on my GT1 replica, but the positioning of that plate was really taking the mickey.... 

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On 7/19/2016 at 16:57, Veilside said:

 

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All back to standard !!!!! 

 

This is the extremely rare "high boot" model!

 

 

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15 hours ago, mike_sekinger said:

Hi John,

Thanks for those kind words. It is good to be back in the Esprit world - especially with so many of the same great characters and of course, a few new ones.

The stick on number plates can be sourced easily enough on-line, but despite looking compliant the are still frowned upon and not officially acceptable. 

I had a similar stick on plate on my GT1 replica, but the positioning of that plate was really taking the mickey.... 

 

Thanks for the answer to my question, Mike. Yeah, I'd say the number plate position on the GT1 is testing the waters a bit. :lol: On the other hand, it's so much easier to read as the citation is issued.:busted cop:

It appears that you currently have the same m.y. Esprit as I do. I will take this as a good omen, and I am happy to be associated with "the big dogs," if only by chance. For certain it heartens me to know that, should I have any inquiry having to do with my ride, I will know where to turn.

Cheers,

John 

Note the subtle, but tasteful positioning of the Esprit nose in close proximity to the beautiful Texas Purple Sage, the errant cloud floating, just so, in the azure Lone Star sky, the sweep of the pristine parking lot's "redline curve" allegorically drawing one to the hidden potential of the exotic creature at center stage, the commercial sign providing the necessary depth of field reference point, and the utter B.S. being delivered in an attempt to pass off a random mobile pic as a compositional masterpiece.:ermm:

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Absolutely goddam stunning Brooke.........it was lovely before you did all the little jobs you mention - now it's just totally stunning. :thumbup:

Hope I can get mine performing & looking as good when the time eventually comes.

Don't sell yours - you will definitely regret it!! :no

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