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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Wed 24.10.2012, 18:01

Being as it is in Cockermouth, my fathers home town, I feel strangely compelled to make a bid rather in the same way I always have to have a pint of Jennings whenever I find myself in a pub guesting the beer - a sort of homage!
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 24.10.2012, 18:10

OK I'll hold off.

But won't hold off on the Jennings though, Honeybole is a lovely pint. Friend of mine lives in Cockermouth and works as one of the brewery guides. Well that is when the brewery and her house aren't under 4ft water as was the case 3-4 yrs ago. All OK now though.

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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby vzh7gk » Wed 24.10.2012, 19:39

Ahhh,
I was 'Bidder 2'...

Never mind, it's gone higher than I'm prepared to pay. Sooner or later one will turn up at a reasonable price.

I'm with you on the Jennings!!! :D
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby vzh7gk » Fri 02.11.2012, 15:53

epipete wrote:Being as it is in Cockermouth, my fathers home town, I feel strangely compelled to make a bid rather in the same way I always have to have a pint of Jennings whenever I find myself in a pub guesting the beer - a sort of homage!

So,
Did you win the book? :)
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Fri 02.11.2012, 16:24

vzh7gk wrote:
epipete wrote:Being as it is in Cockermouth, my fathers home town, I feel strangely compelled to make a bid rather in the same way I always have to have a pint of Jennings whenever I find myself in a pub guesting the beer - a sort of homage!

So,
Did you win the book? :)


Did I heck?!?!? No, pipped at the post and also for a 'spare wheel retainer' that someone won with a last second bid - much to my annoyance :banghead: Buy hey ho next time eh?

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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby vzh7gk » Tue 06.11.2012, 15:37

That's a shame.
I know what you mean about the last second bidder though. There's even software that will do it for you... :roll:

Guess the answer is another pint! :D
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Tue 06.11.2012, 16:13

vzh7gk wrote:That's a shame.
I know what you mean about the last second bidder though. There's even software that will do it for you... :roll:

Guess the answer is another pint! :D


Funnily enough, on the very night that I lost the bid I consoled myself down the pub and, eerily enough, the guest beer that night was Jennings!, creepy eh?
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby vzh7gk » Tue 06.11.2012, 16:16

Creepy?
Just sounds like a plan coming together!! :lol:
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Tue 06.11.2012, 16:18

That'd be a first!
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Rob P » Fri 04.10.2013, 10:52

Came across a copy of this whilst browsing the book stalls at Goodwood the other week, priced at £75.00 it stayed on the shelf, it was mint but for a book which was originally £25.00 that just seems a little steep :shock: ....................or is that the going rate and is it worth a read ?
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby theelanman » Fri 04.10.2013, 11:12

lol.....
I have a signed version (well by MJK and Peter Stevens)....must be worth millions.....
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby daveiow » Fri 04.10.2013, 17:18

I belive SWMBO paid around £50 for my copy (not mint as it had spent some time "at Her Majesty's Pleasure" in Dorchester Prison library) but definatly worth getting a copy if you can :D

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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Rambo » Fri 04.10.2013, 18:29

I'll sell you mine..........












...........only £70 including postage ;-)
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Rob P » Fri 04.10.2013, 21:04

Well after doing some searching tonight I have found a copy in the states, £37.07 plus postage which in total equates to around £50.00 so well pleased, plus the book looks in really good condition :D
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Sun 20.10.2013, 20:57

Bugger me!!! Just acquired a copy of Mark Hughes book off eBay for 20 quid :bananasex: and since I was the only bidder it beggars the question why? What's wrong with it that put off the competition or weren't you all watching? 8)
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 20.10.2013, 20:59

I believe most that wanted it eventually purchased one. I don't think the demand is anywhere as great as when it first came out. Good find though!
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Fredjohn » Sun 20.10.2013, 21:04

epipete wrote:Bugger me!!! Just acquired a copy of Mark Hughes book off eBay for 20 quid :bananasex: and since I was the only bidder it beggars the question why? What's wrong with it that put off the competition or weren't you all watching? 8)


I'd rather not thank you. :bananasex:

Lucky you Pete!! Cost me £60+ from Amazon about a year ago.

Maybe the last page is missing so you never get to find out the end! The rest is a good read though.
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby epipete » Sun 20.10.2013, 21:14

John, if there are any pages missing I shall be in touch seeking photocopies!
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby Rambo » Sun 20.10.2013, 21:20

epipete wrote:Bugger me!!! Just acquired a copy of Mark Hughes book off eBay for 20 quid :bananasex: and since I was the only bidder it beggars the question why? What's wrong with it that put off the competition or weren't you all watching? 8)


You were robbed. I paid £19 for my copy :lol:
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Re: Mark Hughes Book Lotus Elan

Postby paulous » Sun 20.10.2013, 22:52

epipete wrote:Bugger me!!! Just acquired a copy of Mark Hughes book off eBay for 20 quid :bananasex: and since I was the only bidder it beggars the question why? What's wrong with it that put off the competition or weren't you all watching? 8)


I was watching and planning a late bid but my phone f'd up and my bid submitted with 1s remaining and didn't register! Almost....
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