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Lotus in the Peak
28th - 30th June 2024
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Lotus ownership.

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1983 Eclat Excel.

As some of you may know im also the proud owner of a 1983 Eclat Excel. Its 2.2 litre with Toyota running gear. I believe Lotus made 186 of this type. I wonder how many are still going ? Liz has nicknamed it Bob, which stands for big old beast. Any similarity in this name and the name of the previous owner is a pure coincidence Its also fantastic fun. It was first bought for £14000. It did 50000 miles up to the first MOT. It has now done about 87000, so it has done 37000 in the last 20 years.

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First Track Day.

I decided to take the plunge and do a track day. This was after watching a couple just to get a feel for it. We decided to go to Llandow to do the one run by Peter from MLOC for a couple of reasons. First because quite a few MLOC ers went ( 13 i think ) and second because it was a small circuit to cut our teeth on. What can i say but bloody fantastic. Well run and a great day out. I managed to spin a couple of times due to over enthusiasm. You would be very unlucky to do any real damage to your

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S1 111s Mods And Thoughts.

I will list the things here i have done to our little blue bomber and my thoughts on them.1) A service carried out 18/10/2004, yawn.2) New rear tyres fitted Toyo T1R, 225/45/16. 19/10/2004. I could not afford the fronts at the same time so just changed the rears. I have been using them for about 12 months now and im impressed. Reasonable price for a good all round tyre IMO.3) Aluminium indicator stalks fitted, 20/10/2004.4) Aluminium heater controls fitted 20/10/2004.5) Aluminium switch covers f

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The Choice Is Made.

I thought i would start a blog to explain my thoughts, feelings and experiences as a Lotus owner. First things first. Why a Lotus ? Its fair to say Liz ( my long suffering partner ) and i are not in the first flushes of youth We have got to this stage in life and finally scrapped up enough money to buy a sports car but which one ? Im old enough to have grown up watching old gold leaf coloured Lotus Elan sprints dash about ( deep joy ) Ive been smitten ever since. Me being me it had to be a Br

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