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Sundaydriver

Elise S1 Bought Today :-)

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Well I have to admit when in Feb last year I bought an Mx5 to attempt to scratch my Lotus itch, I didn't realise I'd be making

some good friends into the bargain , the car afterall is a lump of metal and plastic , nice as they are, so it's great to hear that MLOC are a good bunch, roll on the drives and meets :-D

 

Ciren is very easy for me to get to, and there's a lotus specialist in Cheltenham I was told aswell by a guy in your neck of the woods I think ?

 

I've no idea how good this one is, body condition wise, but I have a feeling I'm going to be a bit precious about it for a few weeks,

Once a few stone chips appear I might be less bothered and get into the swing more !!!

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Get in touch with Miles and get it inspected locally would be my advice     :)       Just dont let him talk you into a few passenger laps.

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Get in touch with Miles and get it inspected locally would be my advice     smile.png       Just dont let him talk you into a few passenger laps.

 

HAHA I know you miss me really Martin! :P

 

Drop me a message Sundaydriver (sorry I don't know your name) if you want the details of the mechanic I use. Or feel free to pop over, I have a similar azure blue S1 in my garage at the moment that has been slowly upgraded over the last 2 years for track / reliability reasons.

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Hi there,

Welcome to the party smile.png . Azure Blue...the best colour (in my opinion laugh.png ).

 

I am sure you will find a happy balance between treasuring your new toy and enjoying it. I have always been of the mind set that there is no reason owning a vehicle like ours unless you can enjoy it without getting too precious about stone chips on the paintwork and other minor wear and tear. I have been into cars, car clubs & shows long enough to realize that the ones that trailer their cars to events are far less animated than the ones that drive them to the shows. There is a reason for that rolleyes.gif . My philosophy is that I can live with a few war wounds, and if there is ever a time I come to sell my Elise ( yeah, like that's going to happen! laugh.png   ), I will get it blown in and tidied up just before.

 

 I am hoping to make it to Chatsworth so may see you there. 

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Thanks again guys , looks like I need to get to Chatsworth for sure :-)

 

Miles, I'll be in touch if that's ok , I'm aiming to collect the car on Friday all being well.

 

Looks like I'll be driving in a monsoon !!!

 

Dave

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Well don't worry if you get leaks around the roof!  TADTS!  (Although mine didn't leak until after I'd had to remove the doors and windows...) Have a suitable cloth handy to de-mist the inside of the screen.

 

Try to make sure you get to Chatsworth.  It's a great chance to show off your new toy and meet lots of MLOCers.

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Ha ha, sounds like a backward step from my 91 Eunos , with air con and no leaks ...

 

I dont care if I'm swimming , aslong as it's a lotus I'm swimming in.

 

I've just finished emptying the garage of a four foot high pile of celcon blocks , one more wall , a brick one , will

have to wait. The house I just moved into has a 'double garage', but not only is there a brick dividing wall,

It was used as a business premises for years , and he'd lined the whole building in celcon blocks - they looked

Like up and over doors from the outside .... But to get in you needed a sledgehammer lol !

 

We got the One door opened for first time in about twenty years only last week.

 

Space reserved for Lotus only it now says in graffiti on my temporary dividing wall :-)

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You will love it. These cars are addictive, you will never be same again!

 

Mine started off as a standard Azure S1, but now running 300bhp+ : D. Great cars.

 

Oh, welcome.

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