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  1. 3 points
    😂😂🤣🤣 savage..
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    Hi Guys, I've just joined the forum so thought I should say "Hi!". I am Joe, I have an Exige 410 Sport in Military Grey. It is my second Exige - the first being a black 350 Sport. I am 100% smitten with my 410 and hope to keep it for many years to come. I live in Northants on the Cambs/Rutland border and i am a life-long petrol head. I have a regular column in Absolute Lotus Magazine and i am a photo hawk on Instagram @jcxmig posting tons of pics of MIG 191 my beautiful 410. I also feature on the #MyLotus page richly filled with Lotus owner stories. I recently attended the C&M meet organised by Lotus Cars and was pleased to meet a bunch of guys who I had gotten to know a bit via Instagram and i guess some may well be on here too. I look forward to meeting more of you in due course. Cheers! Joe
  3. 3 points
    Very nice. Or 131 of these for the same price 🤣
  4. 2 points
    Ah ok, Aston is more Rotherham side (the right Aston?) so a few extra hills between us Anyhow I'm out of the picture for a month, 2 weeks holiday then 2 weeks isolation so no runs for me for a while You lot had better behave yourselves while I'm away!
  5. 2 points
    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lotus/106611/new-2021-lotus-type-131-join-line-between-exige-and-evora Huummm I might just wait..
  6. 2 points
    Hi All Thanks for all your feedback and as you suspected it was the battery, and thanks to Jonathan E a new battery was collected and fitted today! Here’s hoping that the weather will be good this Sunday so I can make up for the aborted drive last Sunday keep safe all Kevin
  7. 2 points
    You’ll need to remember where your car is first 😂
  8. 2 points
    I would like to give a massive thumbs up to pjs lotus at burton on trent. My car comes come back today in 35 years of car ownership I have never known such a nice place to deal with. You can ring anytime and you never get that "its him again feeling" Prices good and work done fantastic. Workshop pristine . Paul and his team weldone mate.
  9. 2 points
    An older/second hand car will always hold its value better because somebody else has taken the initial hit in regards to depreciation this bit is no different from any other car. Things get a bit different when it comes to options, touring packs are popular but add little come resale time, hard tops are great if the car is going to be used all year round, having said that, a dry and bright winters day with the roof off is hard to beat. I’ve never purchased a new Elise with a hardtop and those that came with a hardtop I’ve sold the hardtop on as a separate item, some people like them for track days but personally I think they are an expensive option which is also a bit of a faff to change over, and if your looking at newer cars the soft tops have got better over time. Most newer cars come with a stereo, they’re pretty pointless over certain speeds this will certainly be the case with the factory supplied units and most prefer to listen to the soundtrack of the car, however there are a few out there that have upgraded the head unit to Knebworth* matching standards, adding huge amps and speakers so they can drive aimlessly around their local town centre playing a choice of crap music at ear damaging levels for the benefit of people within a 3 mile radius of their car, not only does this go against the Lotus ethos, it also makes you look a weapons grade bellend to boot, and should be avoided. A/C is a real anomaly, I’ve just purchased my 10th Elise it’s the first I’ve ever had with air con, I was strongly advised to add it as an option, I don’t think it adds value at resale but it probably does make the car more desirable, I’m very much in the no A/C camp here, the car is a convertible take the roof off if it’s hot, but that’s from someone who has always been very aware of the cars power to weight ratio and in the end I figured that losing 25kg from my personal fat bastard framework and the addition of the extra bhp from my previous 111s the addition of a/c wouldn’t be noticeable and I can report it isn’t, although it is renowned for breaking so if your buying second hand check it works well. The single biggest thing in regards to Lotus ownership is the mindset, don’t expect it to be on a par with German/Japanese build quality, it will have “issues” even new ones do, be prepared to have to take a screwdriver or spanner to it occasionally, if something squeaks or falls off be prepared to roll your eyes and sort it yourself, fast Audi and Fords will beat you off the lights and probably be faster too and every Chavved up shit bucket will want to race you. Your car will probably leak too. I’m not sure what age you are or your personal situation but they are not a fanny magnet, young boys will take a very keen interest in the car, girls will think your missing something in the trouser department and give you a very wide birth. The above are just my opinion, but one thing is a given, get it onto a decent road or track and you won’t stop smiling! Hope the above helps. *age related content, google for information if required.
  10. 2 points
    Let’s see them ......
  11. 2 points
    I’ve been spending most of my time driving around the fantastically empty roads of Wales, very few vehicles, no scameras and beautiful views, sadly it’s in a Mercedes Sprinter rather than a Lotus🙄, delivering groceries for a well known supermarket. I did the same thing for a short time when I set up my own business three and a half years ago which is now on hold, they rang me a couple of weeks back and asked if I’d be interested in doing some shifts for them as they were desperate for drivers and I’d had the training( it’s not as simple as it looks you know). With the odd exception like the couple who were dressed in full NBC suits complete with WWII gas masks who insisted I deliver their groceries to the middle of a field and kept at least 100m away, and the old boy who threatened to shoot my tyres out because the store had substituted his famous grouse whiskey for the own brand stuff, I’m still not convinced he was joking either. Most people have been so grateful to not only get their groceries but also to see a different face, some of the customers live miles away from anyone and I’ve discovered some fabulous new roads for when my car finally gets to me, who knows when. Gets me out of the house too. Good to see your all keeping occupied and staying safe, that driving rig reminds me of my Sprinter van cockpit, Not!!
  12. 2 points
    Er, why not just do the frames, you'll use alot less paint! 🤔
  13. 2 points
    Dean your going to have to stop playing with yourself 🤣
  14. 1 point
    Hi all, Just been messaging Scott Scotty on Instagram and joined up. I’m based in Sheffield, any locals? I’ve recently jumped into my Club Racer finally getting a proper Lotus having had a VX220 when I was 23 back in the day! Just treated myself to a valved 2bular system...it’s a thing of beauty to hear! 😂 Be delighted to join you on some runs out and meet you all soon Cheers Matt
  15. 1 point
    Hi Matt, Not been on the Forum for a while and just seen your post. I'm in Ecclesall - where are you? Cheers, Andrew
  16. 1 point
    Great drive out to Hathersage this morning for a swim in the open air pool which is fab, heated to 28deg all year. First proper drive out on quiet roads after changing squealing 2 piece disks for EBC turbos so I could properly enjoy the car. What a machine 😍💨
  17. 1 point
    I saw it on the Exige facebook group. Yellow Audi
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    It’s funny you say that as I’ve been trying to buy an S1 111S for three years!! It’s still a possibility if I can persuade him to part with it. My powers of persuasion have failed so far. They’re all special in their own way Dean, as we all know. 👍🏻👍🏻
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    My last Lotus went at the weekend and it feels like the end of an era. Ten years ish continuous ownership and probably 15 years since I bought my first. They have been very good to me over the years but strangely I haven’t missed one of them yet. I’m sure I’ll be back at some point down the line but I have other priorities in my life at the mo. All the best to you all and I’m sure our paths will cross sooner or later.
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    Haha thanks Rich, yes they’ve all stayed in the UK, which is probably down to Covid restrictions. I’m glad they have to be honest, had a couple of enquiries from France and Belgium but nothing came of them. Cup 260 was probably the toughest one to see drive off, as it took me over 4 years to find one! I’ll be back I’m sure 😊
  21. 1 point
    I waited January to end of June...bloody Covid! As above will be well worth the wait, then you just have the 1k running in to do🤣
  22. 1 point
    AHH man Maths the secret of bridging the distance between long pockets and short arms
  23. 1 point
    Love the Elan +2. Welcome, looking forward to meeting you and seeing the car 👍🏻
  24. 1 point
    Welcome mate, she's a beaut 😍
  25. 1 point
    Thanks @MrWill. In the first six months it has had a new alloy rad, new alloy fuel tank (including a one way valve, otherwise fuel spills out of the filler!), CV driveshafts, LED exterior lighting, tyres and a stainless exhaust - so loads of invisible stuff. Next is a new roof, which won't be cheap, and a new dash to replace the homemade one. As the dash is coming out then I may as well rewire it too. You never really own an old Lotus, you just keep restoring it for the next owner!
  26. 1 point
    Great wheels Joe, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. If the cat in the picture is anything like mine, it’ll wait for the car to be spotless before walking over every panel with dirty paws. I honestly believe she aims to get every panel with the least steps. I actually found her sleeping in the passenger seat at the weekend, post wash. By the look in her eye and the speed of her movement, she know what was coming her way. Didn’t stop her curling up there 10 minutes later.😠
  27. 1 point
    welcome to MLOC! The elan looks very nice 😊
  28. 1 point
    Thanks Ray. 2 sleeps to go though...a little over 36hrs to go.
  29. 1 point
    New acquisition agreed with collection next Saturday. As it’s covered c300miles and described as new/mint my expectations are rather clearer than the last purchase attempt. For those like me who enjoy the geeky lotus build specs, for some reason this car has the door cards (arm rest/pocket) belonging to the Phil popham gt410 (or 400), yet it was built after the 400 ceased production and prior to the launch of the gt410🤔.
  30. 1 point
    An Elise is ok in a garage, but an Exige really needs a padded cell! 🤣😂. Congratulations on your purchase. Great colour choice. Look forward to maybe seeing it one day.
  31. 1 point
    Ooh that's lovely!
  32. 1 point
    Ray and I had a little (social distance) spin in the dales (for our physical and mental wellbeing).
  33. 1 point
    Alex, It it looks and sounds great, The strap holding the car on the rollers looks a bit fragile I hope to see it on track sometime in the not too distant future.
  34. 1 point
    Sams sitting at the top of the heap so far! MG4 has pulled out all the excuses. Is he a racing driver? 😂
  35. 1 point
    With the paint off the body (260 hrs of scraping) the full extent of all the previous damage and sub standard repairs are now revealed... https://youtu.be/EgJ8buDTQjc
  36. 1 point
    When you get to my age Dean and getting up at some ungodly hour on a Sunday for a raz around the Peaks is out of the question, if you have a TVR in your stable, for some strange reason you are quite happy to rumble around in 5th gear in the midst of the Sunday drivers just listening to the sound of the exhaust.
  37. 1 point
    Reading is on today's isolation agenda.
  38. 1 point
    Nice looking car Alex
  39. 1 point
    Great stuff Paul, I had a long chat to Paul Shipley recently and he’s a great chap. PJS are very well regarded as you can see, and we are lucky to have an excellent official Lotus service centre and superb independents in the Midlands.
  40. 1 point
    Lovely, you can't beat a good suspension refresh
  41. 1 point
    You're welcome to have a ride in it when it's done if you want mate. I get the dampers tomorrow. Giddy. 😁 Really can't wait to try it.
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  43. 1 point
    Nah, that means driving it! 😁😉
  44. 1 point
    Great choice Alex, always fancied one TBH, good luck with the sale.
  45. 1 point
    fingers crossed then 🤞
  46. 1 point
    Possibly, paid up members get them first and then any left get sold, we wont have as many spare this year as the cut-off number for printing was very close to the number of paid up members.
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  48. 1 point
    Sheldon, i may well have a part (front) or full (both front and back) cl5 if you want to try those first in my garage. Let me know. I have never had a set fail and its all i used for years. Not quite as good as cl6 but still more than good enough for the odd trackday.
  49. 1 point
    I think he gets a little bit of a bad coverage ? How many 6 times world champions have we produced here in the last 50 years ? if he does go on to equal and surpass MS record doesn’t he deserve all the praise and accolade the title of the greatest F1 driver gets ? also surprise he hasn’t been given a gong in one of honours list ? Certainly there been given for a lot less ?
  50. 1 point
    I've used Performance Autocare on the way to Knaresborough ..Not in Teesside obviously but worth the drive down They looked after me so i would use again and recommend Cheers
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