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26 minutes ago, au-yt said:

Had a visit from my Financial adviser and after a discussion about what I had replaced the dancing donkey with 

 

Is that what you call the ex-wife?

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2 hours ago, Steffen_Leitgeb-LSWGmbh said:

But: Lotus Barchetta - not a bad idea indeed. Evora GT 410 with a small windshield, two seater, rear seats fully covered and no roof and no rollbar … not a bad idea 🙂

Photoshop anyone?

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Took the kins into Glasgow last weekend for lunch - lots of pictures at lights, kids pointing, thumbs up and general head turning ...much to the complete embarassment of my teenage daughter lol  😄

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I went to Autoitalia, in Canberra today with a friend, driving in I went past the entry point for cars in my 400, the young guy on the gate was waving me in, he then stopped and looked at the badge, and with a real surprised look on his face,  I smiled, waved and drove off. 

 

 

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It looked really good in black and anthracite Wheels. I took a photo I'll up load it at home later.

I was admiring the Miura addition Aventadoor, gold Sills and wheels, food for thought...

 

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Just back from a driving experience day at my local track Mallory Park 

had a spin in Ferrari 458, lambo lp560 , Aston db9 and Nissan GT-R all very nice 

my driving instructor spotted my Evora in car park on side of home straits and commented that car he have despite driving around in all the exotica !

i didn’t say it was mine just had a big smile inside 😀

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Fantastic story @hyperviper, what a great first post, welcome to the forum! 

I think that's why Lotus's are so well received so well by the public its because the owners tend to be a different kind of person, a lot more friendly and sociable.  I've tried to say hello and compliment to a few other nice car owners and they can be so stuck up and unwelcoming.

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3 minutes ago, electro_boy said:

Fantastic story @hyperviper, what a great first post, welcome to the forum! 

I think that's why Lotus's are so well received so well by the public its because the owners tend to be a different kind of person, a lot more friendly and sociable.  I've tried to say hello and compliment to a few other nice car owners and they can be so stuck up and unwelcoming.

Thanks electro_boy  - I certainly agree with the sentiment that we Loti are an approachable bunch.. After all, what's the point in having something nice, if you can't share the experience once in a while?!!

The strangers that drift into my circle for a brief moment will never see me again, but they'll never forget (neither will I) that moment when they were in the seat, their faces said it all.. 

It didn't cost me anything apart from a few minutes - and no harm was done.., but the experience was, frankly, excellent..

I had a similar experience in Poitier, France when visiting Futuroscope in the Elise a few years back - a mini bus pulled up alongside me in the car park and 14 teenagers started taking pictures..

I just open the driver's door and said "bon".. (all i could think of) - and then each took turns to have selfies behind the wheel..

One youngster came over afterwards and said in broken English that Lotus was his favourite - i had a spare "Classic Team Lotus" cap in the boot, so took it out and placed it on his head..

It wasn't the smartest of moves - as they then all wanted one!

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I know its been put on here loads of times, petrol garage scenario... but I just had my first big one. First guy comes over and says "Lotus Evora, that's well cool... can I take a few pictures..." No problem I said. Then another guys comes out the garage and says"that is lovely, I bet that will keep it's value".... to which I replied I hope so.... By now pretty much the whole forecourt is now staring at the car ....☺.  I have to say though although it was a bit embarrassing, the whole experience was a positive one with positive reactions, and to be honest i loved it really.....😁 it does make me wonder how many other exotica gets a reaction like that.....🤩

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