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Sim@n last won the day on July 16 2016

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    Exige S
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    Carbon Grey
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    Stage 1 Exhaust, Forged Alloys

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  1. Hassop Breakfast Sunday 3rd June

    What a fab Sunday morning that was! Good to see so many out on the Elans and dad's first drive. It was the first time he's driven a Lotus in nearly 46 years and his first time driving an Elan, he absolutely loved it! Cheers all for the kind comments, I will pass them on to him. Top photography Phil and Duncan it's an S 220 ; )
  2. If the weather stays fine i'll be heading to Hassop Station this Sunday morning, there might be a freshly restored Elan there, an E-Type, a Renault Spyder and possibly others, anyone else up for a bacon butty and some banter?
  3. Help with Fireplaces

    Thank you all for the advice. It will be sometime later in the year before I start looking closer at this but it's good to know there are MLOCers with fireplace knowledge, thank you all again : )
  4. Help with Fireplaces

    I am in the process of buying a house that has two fireplaces and I am looking to see if anyone knows about such things on here. The house was built in the early 1950s and they were originally gas fires. These were removed in the 1980s, the chimneys were capped above the roof and the fireplaces haven't been used since. I don't know if I will utilise one or both but wondered if any MLOCers are involved in that line of business as I know nothing about them. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  5. FLEM Meetings... gauging interest

    Well done Fish, count me in!
  6. Goodwood FOS 2018

    Can anyone use a B & B for the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed? I have first refusal on accommodation in the village of Funtington, literally 5 minutes from the Goodwood Estate. The accommodation sleeps 9 people, they also have a field for camping and it has lots of room for off road parking away from the main road. I have stayed there a number of times and I love the place, it would really suit a group booking and I did briefly consider organising an MLOC trip. The accommodation comprises of an annexe to the owners house, it sleeps 4 with two double beds, has a kitchen, wet room, dining facilities and a tv. There is a converted barn which sleeps 5 with the same features as the annexe with the addition of a balcony with outdoor seats. They can take a group of campers in the field but I would need to speak with the owners for more information. For any tennis players they have a freshly surfaced tennis court. The property is smart, modern, clean and not expensive! The best part though is its location, you don't get stuck in the main body of Goodwood traffic, ten minutes in the car and you're parked up. The breakfasts are superb, the owners and the accommodation are an absolute delight. If interested please drop me a PM. Simon
  7. The One That Got Away

    Hi Nick, I am sure this car has been to an MLOC meet recently, I think one of the Lotus in the Peak meets, and I am also sure there is a photo of the car on here somewhere too. I have had a quick look through the gallery but didn't find an image. I've definitely seen the car and I knew the registration number as soon as I read your post. Sorry I can't help further, welcome to MLOC and good luck in your search. Simon
  8. S1 Elise/Exige Switch Blank (205)

    I've recently stripped out my 205, shout if there's anything you need, sorry only just looked at this thread
  9. 1966 Elan S3 DHC SE

    Thank you and likewise I have S1 Exige envy! Hope to catch up with you next year sometime ; )
  10. 1966 Elan S3 DHC SE

    Thank you all for the lovely comments, I must however give most of the credit to my father, he's done a lot of work to this car, scoured the planet for original parts and almost worn himself out in the process. The basics were there when we bought the car, original engine and transmission, the body is the original it left the factory with and even both doors have the matching body numbers written on the inside of each. The only part of the body we had to replace was the boot lid and we managed to source a used but original panel, oh, the light headlamp pods were replacements but again original parts. We decided to replace the Spyder chassis which turned out to be a wise move, according to Chris Foulds the Spyder chassis is too stiff compared with an original design and to the classic Lotus guys a Lotus chassis is a must, particularly when you want to sell the car. Thank you Dave for the images, made me chuckle seeing them, I'd forgotten just how bad she looked! It's a keeper Mark and thanks, she's turned out a real beauty. The car has been off the road since 1976 but it won't be long before she's out and about burning rubber on those twisty Derbyshire roads! Thanks again everyone!
  11. 1966 Elan S3 DHC SE

    Who remembers the old 'barn find' Lotus Elan that me and my father took to LitP three years ago? She looked like this.... After three years of work she's finally back on the road after having had a full nut and bolt re-build. The plan was to take the original matching numbers car painstakingly back to its original specification as supplied when new. Some of the works carried out includes the fitting a new original specification Lotus chassis, the body having been removed, fully restored and repainted in the original Lotus Cirrus white, a major overhaul of the engine, transmission, suspension, electrics, braking and fueling systems has been carried out. The interior has been fully re-trimmed by Allon White to original specification and a new convertible roof has just been fitted. The car is currently with Chris Foulds Lotus who are detailing the car mechanically and working their way through the snagging list. They've had the car for four days and with some luck should be complete and home before the year is out. Here's what she looks like now... Roll on Spring!
  12. Lotus Number 4...

    Oh I like that & the colour is fab, time for a new t-shirt? ; )
  13. Evora Specialised Indoor Car Cover

    Ooooooh that's nice Phil ; )
  14. McLaren Film

    The film was a great watch, thanks for the heads up Hartley ; )
  15. McLaren Film

    I booked tickets for this last night, anyone else going?

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