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That's Purdey............

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I'm really pleased there are people left in the world who have a good eye for colour (y)

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That's lovely.  Oh lordy, I can feel the siren call of Lotus again.... :o

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9 hours ago, patently said:

That's lovely.  Oh lordy, I can feel the siren call of Lotus again.... :o

Sure that’s not the AA?

Lotus cars are all the perfect size to carry off really bold colours - I love it. 

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Parking at Goodwood today wasn't Evora friendly. :roflmao:

26986016948_cb7503dc4e_b.jpgLet's offroad by James Thorburn, on Flickr

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Didn't help with the marshal directing us all towards the boggiest patch of grass possible, and then buggering off once a Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin, Citroen Berlingo and myself were all stranded!

39055466330_657f86f628_b.jpgTractor pulling by James Thorburn, on Flickr

Tractor dragged us to a space with a gap in the fence to park up, and then a few kind passers by gave us a push start when we were leaving.

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Tractors were quite busy, but lots of people helping stranded cars

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The Members parking area was quite well drained, after this years MM and the bitter cold of MM74 I'm lobbying the GRRC to move the MM to May !

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Elise out on track at Silverstone.

26719741417_5220a73200_b.jpgLotus Elise S1 Silverstone GP Track Day by James Thorburn, on Flickr

Was going well until it blew a load of coolant out in the first afternoon session. :(

Think it was just a duff coolant expansion tank cap - seal goes and coolant boils. Had a spare so let it cool off, topped back up and popped a new one on, but didn't risk taking it back out on track afterwards and headed home - didn't want to disrupt the running for others and easier to call the AA to the A34 than the Silverstone paddock. ;)

Plans now a foot to give the car a fairly through refresh (it is 20 years after all), including switching to a S2 VVC engine with 160bhp or so.

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Dropping coolant all over the track - we’ve all been there!

Plans sound good - a mate dropped a Type-R engine into his. 

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3 minutes ago, eldavo69 said:

Dropping coolant all over the track - we’ve all been there!

Fortunately not - was boiling it out the expansion cap so noticed steam coming out the engine cover.

Shame as didn't think I was going round too badly for first time on track in 7 years up to that point.

Type-R engines are a nice option, but £11,750 inc VAT for a turn key installation from MSC is more than I want to spend. Also traditionally driveshafts are a bit of an issue with converted cars as the angles aren't ideal on converted K-series cars.

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21 hours ago, Thorburn said:

Elise out on track at Silverstone.

26719741417_5220a73200_b.jpgLotus Elise S1 Silverstone GP Track Day by James Thorburn, on Flickr

Was going well until it blew a load of coolant out in the first afternoon session. :(

Think it was just a duff coolant expansion tank cap - seal goes and coolant boils. Had a spare so let it cool off, topped back up and popped a new one on, but didn't risk taking it back out on track afterwards and headed home - didn't want to disrupt the running for others and easier to call the AA to the A34 than the Silverstone paddock. ;)

Plans now a foot to give the car a fairly through refresh (it is 20 years after all), including switching to a S2 VVC engine with 160bhp or so.

20 years old, and over half of that must have been under your ownership by now?  Refresh sounds fun.  +++

PS.  Full size number plate?  Whats going on there?  Thought you'd ditched that years ago and gone for a stick on plate

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1 hour ago, Ian_C said:

20 years old, and over half of that must have been under your ownership by now?  Refresh sounds fun.  +++

PS.  Full size number plate?  Whats going on there?  Thought you'd ditched that years ago and gone for a stick on plate

10 years in March, so definitely its longest term owner. Only 20,000 miles in that time though!

I ran no front plate at all for a number of years as I got fed up of knocking them off and losing them. Never had a smaller/stick on one, just kept one in the boot.

Put it back on a few years ago (along with an original plinth) as the missus refused to drive the car without it.

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Hahaha!  Wondered if there was a story behind it reappearing, but wasn't expecting that answer!

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I drive too slowly now to bother taking it off. ;)

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That blue highlight in the sun is superb...

V12 Vantage S

 

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Don’t think I have shared this one yet. Can’t comment on it really as I have only done 100 miles in it since I bought it a couple of months ago but silverstone shakedown this Thursday :)

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A very nice bumble bee spec motor. +++

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On 4/23/2018 at 9:22 AM, eldavo69 said:

Dropping coolant all over the track - we’ve all been there!

Not all of us.

 

 

Yet

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