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Forum friends and much respected independent Lotus specialist Sportomotive Service have recently moved from their Salisbury base to a new premises in Bournemouth. The old phone number "should" automatically divert to their present phone, but it may be worth updating your mobile with the new details below rather than relying on BT..

Cos and Dave still offer servicing, repairs and performance tuning to any Lotus model from the earliest Seven through to the latest V6 Exige and Evora via everything in between drawing on well over thirty years of Lotus experience.

The new address and contact details:

 Sportomotive Service
 Blue Roof Farm Industrial Estate
 Throop Road
 BOURNEMOUTH
 BH8 0DQ

01202 538868

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Good to know they are back up and running.  I had the Elsie serviced there on their last Salisbury day in July and Cos had just found the new premises.

Dave wasn't going to stay on when I spoke to him that day, has he changed his mind?

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Crikey, didn't know they were moving!

Whilst now closer its a pain in the a*se traffic wise to get there :angry:

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Dave wasn't going to stay on when I spoke to him that day, has he changed his mind?

Must admit, I wrote Cos and Dave as an automatic action without actually checking. I've known them for about twenty years (Supersprint/Haydon/Sportomotive) and it's like saying Fish and Chips or Ernie and Bert:lol:

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So why have they parted ways ? 

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The lease was up on the Salisbury base with no chance of renewal (the property was owned by an old chap who wanted to keep "car stuff" going on there which was stipulated in his Will and upheld by his  bereaved wife for many years, but I think she's now passed on and the remaining family wish to cash in).

I can only guess Dave thought that Bournemouth was too far a commute.

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That's exactly the reason.  He also fancied a change after all these years.

 

No more Chas and Dave at Sportomotive!

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Sadly i can't blame him, that area of Bournemouth is a total pain to get at from all directions! Not helped by the building of the castlepoint shopping centre . I'd hate that as a daily commute.

Dammit! It's gonna cost me more money each time I visit, if the Mrs takes me she's gonna want to go to the bloody shopping centre :cry:

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Good news for me, they are now closer than before and quite a nice drive there and back too. 

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Just spotted this thread. I was at Esprit Engineering just south of Salisbury and the old Sportomotive place the other day. There's a chap called Dave doing some work on an old Ginetta there. Could it be that Geoff has taken him on?

Edited by qwerty123

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Yes, Dave Snook has joined Esprit Engineering. That's a bit of a coup for Geoff and can only be good news for Lotus owners.

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Wow, Geoff's expanding.  He's kept that quiet.  So double the knowledge, good news for us who get our cars serviced there.

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Interesting news, and as said great that Dave is back on the scene, surprised the thought didn't occur earlier.

I have never used EE before, so that leaves an interesting decision - stick with Sporto or head to EE?  I know Dave did all the work on my Elise, but not sure who out of Cos or Dave is best on the earlier Esprits?  Any thoughts?

 

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