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hartleyj last won the day on April 5 2016

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About hartleyj

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  • Birthday 06/11/1956

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    Matlock (Derbyshire)
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    Anything with wheels!

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    Elise Heritage Editi
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    As standard, stuffed with options

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  1. Yes I am glad my car has the 'old' logo, but 2 different logos, one for the car and one for the signage/letterheads - surely not! Interesting.
  2. So over 12 months ago (August 19) , Lotus announced a revamp of the logo: This month (October 2020) I took delivery of a new Heritage Edition Elise. Here's the bonnet badge: So the question is: 1) Was my car made last year and just hung around waiting for a quiet period to launch it? 2) Did Lotus decide not to use the new logo after a backlash from UsLot? 3) Are the stocks of badges so high that we'll have to wait until they run out before it's used? Personally I prefer the old badge, but really, why bother launching a new logo if you're not going to use it straightaway? What does MLOC think?
  3. Well, she's here at last! Worth the wait, and boy does this colour combo look good! Not a colour scheme for those who want to blend into the background! So far: Not missing all the rattles and squeaks from the old car, but maybe they will join me later? Seats comfy and grip better, not as quiet as I thought it would be (previous car had Stage 1 exhaust), feels more solid and handles road imperfections better, plenty of 'go' (the 111R didn't wake up till 5750 was on the rev counter), and Mrs J has noticed the passenger footrest is no longer there (this item being attended to...). Thanks to Central Lotus for supplying the car and pwpro for the xpel ultimate. All we need now is the weather...
  4. Mine ordered 5th June. Apparently it has 'left the factory' but hasn't shown up in Nottingham yet. Fingers crossed then...
  5. The 111R has to go I'm afraid. Not enough space in the garage for 2 Elise's plus the Jag. Connor is taking the 111R and apparently intends to retail it out himself. It's been a stunning car, I'm hoping the new one will be just as good, if not better!
  6. To lift any risk of Covid related depression I popped over to our friends at Central Lotus in Nottingham last week and ordered a Heritage Edition Elise in Essex Blue. I was tempted by the Red one but those not paying attention might not have noticed the difference! Changing the 111R after 14 years will be a bit of a wrench but Connor over at Central made it a fairly easy process. A 12 month gap between taking a test drive of a 220 Sport last August and anticipated delivery date in September probably doesn't break any records but it must be close! Thanks Connor. Just have to wait a few more months now....
  7. Only known Gav for 2 years, so I have obviously got a long wait for a cuppa then... Mind you a young lady did come along one day I was there and asked me if I wanted an ice cream, so I guess that will have to count then!
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