Just a quick update, I've had an AA inspection done on a prospective new car, everything appears ok, and I should now be picking it up on Saturday. Not a Lotus, but still a different kind of fun.
I also just want to say a huge thank you for all your messages. It is really quite overwhelming the amount of comments/emails/texts and phone calls I have had from my MLOC buddies on this whole debacle. It really encapsulates what this club is about for me, and makes me very proud to be part of it and its future development. It does however make it rather sore visiting here knowing I am no longer an owner. Hopefully the new toy will go some way to healing the wound.
Hopefully the Bug will live on in one form or another - Leigh, you may well be staring at part of it whenever you're in you car! ;-) There is also possibly the chance of bigger plans for the car, but this remains to be finalised.
Incidentally, the former friend who caused all this has not responded like he said he would and chosen not to give any form of goodwill compensation for the stress, hassle and incredible inconvenience that his irresponsible actions have caused. I have spent two months battling with his insurance company, seeking professional advice and fighting my own corner as the completely innocent party. He has not done a thing apart from crash my car and phone his insurers. And the whole lack of apology thing leaves me so angry I can't express it properly in words.
So James Rowledge of Raw Autoworks, Bognor Regis is now named and shamed. Thanks for nothing.
I don't personally know you, but I genuinely feel for you as you probably don't need this 'hassle' in your life.
With regards to your so called 'friend' then f..ck him and I'm glad you have had the balls to name and shame him.
Edited. to remove any remarks that could result in 'deformation of character'!
Edited by Meister, 28 February 2014 - 2:10 AM.