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      11-28-2020, 05:24 PM   #45
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How was the track day Terry, did you get to Snetterton?
No, it was cancelled due to the lockdown. I may look at some dates in the next couple of months, but chances are the days will be wet as well as short due to the light so it's not so much fun.
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I blame those now 25 to 35 who had so bad driving records when 17 to 25 that means that any current 17 to 25 cannot avoid car insurance if they pass their tests
My daughter is 28 and son 27, it was bloody expensive back then! Maybe its the 35 to 40 year olds....
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      11-29-2020, 07:43 AM   #47
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On the subject of my new car, just got it back after getting all the things sorted on it that I wanted, so I was sure it was driving perfectly. Full suspension alignment and corner weighting, Nitron 3 way dampers checked over and set up for fast road/track use, new 2 piece Alcon discs, 4 new Michelin Cup2 tyres, and the exhaust sorted (previous owner had welded the valve open), so it could be run more quietly.

A bit of expenditure, but all budgeted for as I like my cars to be just so, especially with how they get used.

Took it out for what was meant to be an hours run to bed the brakes in, and ended up being 3 hours and 120 miles of Wiltshire A and B roads. I used to enjoy these roads in the boxster, but not so much the M4.

One of the best drives I can remember in ages! It was damp and lots of dense fog patches around, so on the face of it, not a great day for a drive out. Didn't matter in the slightest, as the Lotus just feels alive at any speed, with a corner becoming a much more vivid and 3 dimensional experience... with a more clear sense and feeling of entry, rotation, exit, and the small size of the car giving you a little more choice in the exact line or arc you want to take. In a larger car, on narrower and twisty roads you're often just keeping your car in lane, or as far to the left as you can.

I've also now acclimatised to the Simple Lotus interior, such that it no longer matters, that it's so bare and simple!

If you want to go fast it can do it, but I've never enjoyed as much just cruising along, at a steady pace, since my MX5 Mk1 days.

Love it!
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      11-29-2020, 08:13 AM   #48
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No, it was cancelled due to the lockdown. I may look at some dates in the next couple of months, but chances are the days will be wet as well as short due to the light so it's not so much fun.
No, Snetterton was not cancelled - I was there. If you're thinking for the BMWCCGB organised one...
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No, it was cancelled due to the lockdown. I may look at some dates in the next couple of months, but chances are the days will be wet as well as short due to the light so it's not so much fun.
No, Snetterton was not cancelled - I was there. If you're thinking for the BMWCCGB organised one...
Javelin on 7th November was cancelled.
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On the subject of my new car, just got it back after getting all the things sorted on it that I wanted, so I was sure it was driving perfectly. Full suspension alignment and corner weighting, Nitron 3 way dampers checked over and set up for fast road/track use, new 2 piece Alcon discs, 4 new Michelin Cup2 tyres, and the exhaust sorted (previous owner had welded the valve open), so it could be run more quietly.

A bit of expenditure, but all budgeted for as I like my cars to be just so, especially with how they get used.

Took it out for what was meant to be an hours run to bed the brakes in, and ended up being 3 hours and 120 miles of Wiltshire A and B roads. I used to enjoy these roads in the boxster, but not so much the M4.

One of the best drives I can remember in ages! It was damp and lots of dense fog patches around, so on the face of it, not a great day for a drive out. Didn't matter in the slightest, as the Lotus just feels alive at any speed, with a corner becoming a much more vivid and 3 dimensional experience... with a more clear sense and feeling of entry, rotation, exit, and the small size of the car giving you a little more choice in the exact line or arc you want to take. In a larger car, on narrower and twisty roads you're often just keeping your car in lane, or as far to the left as you can.

I've also now acclimatised to the Simple Lotus interior, such that it no longer matters, that it's so bare and simple!

If you want to go fast it can do it, but I've never enjoyed as much just cruising along, at a steady pace, since my MX5 Mk1 days.

Love it!
Honestly I would be worried getting back into that being parked on that muddy ground what a fabulous piece of kit.
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      11-29-2020, 09:01 AM   #51
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Absolutely mega bit of bit that. No doubt a fun few hours out and about.

Assume the roof panel comes out? Would you go seasonal with that and leave it out most of summer as it's garaged?

Don't be shy posting updates and pics, honestly like 10x an M4 as car appeal.
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Absolutely mega bit of bit that. No doubt a fun few hours out and about.

Assume the roof panel comes out? Would you go seasonal with that and leave it out most of summer as it's garaged?

Don't be shy posting updates and pics, honestly like 10x an M4 as car appeal.
Yes, the roof panel takes a few mins to remove I believe. Mine has had the conversion so I can fit a soft top if I want, but I don't have one and they cost about a grand new, if you can actually get hold of one. So for summer weekend drives I'll more likely just remove it and leave at home, and hope it doesn't rain.
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No, it was cancelled due to the lockdown. I may look at some dates in the next couple of months, but chances are the days will be wet as well as short due to the light so it's not so much fun.
No, Snetterton was not cancelled - I was there. If you're thinking for the BMWCCGB organised one...
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Very nice Tengocity, i really like it in white
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      11-29-2020, 07:31 PM   #55
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Were the pics taken at the old recycling centre at Everleigh? Thats about 10 mins from my house. It is very foggy around here at the moment.
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      11-30-2020, 01:37 AM   #56
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Were the pics taken at the old recycling centre at Everleigh? Thats about 10 mins from my house. It is very foggy around here at the moment.
Yes, that's exactly right! I had been looking for a place to stop so I could check my road atlas and have a pee, and it just randomly ended up being there.
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check my road atlas
Love it, proper old school! Thought you'd have a stick-on TomTom!
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Love it, proper old school! Thought you'd have a stick-on TomTom!
I use Waze whilst driving and have a mount for my phone, but you can't beat a proper road atlas for deciding on a route in an area you don't know that well.
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My daughter is 28 and son 27, it was bloody expensive back then! Maybe its the 35 to 40 year olds....
No, I have friends that age, it was expensive back then for them too.

I can trace it all back to one event though, so we all know who’s to blame. It’s my brother.

At 21 in 1994 my brother tried to drift his Sierra Sapphire Cosworth round a corner on a residential street. He hit two parked cars as well as damaging his own.

His annual insurance premium increased from £400 a year to £3,000 a year. That’s the moment, hard evidence that it’s someone else’s fault.
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No, I have friends that age, it was expensive back then for them too.

I can trace it all back to one event though, so we all know whoís to blame. Itís my brother.

At 21 in 1994 my brother tried to drift his Sierra Sapphire Cosworth round a corner on a residential street. He hit two parked cars as well as damaging his own.

His annual insurance premium increased from £400 a year to £3,000 a year. Thatís the moment, hard evidence that itís someone elseís fault.
I remember going in to the brokers aged about 24 to insure my Nova Sr and the young lad next to me was handing over 1200 quid to pay for his XR2.... so maybe we are all wrong and its been expensive forever? I was too tight to pay expensive insurance for me back then - think the M5 at £900 was most expensive I have ever paid for me (although I did pay £600 to insure a base Fiesta for my wife once...
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