The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

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The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rambo » Sun 13.11.2016, 22:20

Next Sunday (20 Nov) on Chanel 4 at 20:00 - programme about rebuilding the lost Lotus, an early Lotus Elite race car. Phil Glenister et al and a couple of handy mechanics

Gotta be better than watching Antiques Roadshow :twisted:
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Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 14.11.2016, 12:38

Phil

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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rob P » Mon 14.11.2016, 15:34

The car has just been sold at the NEC Classic car show, silverstone Auctions, for a nice tidy sum of money

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/lotus-elite

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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Jamie N » Mon 14.11.2016, 22:05

Rambo wrote: Chanel 4


I always thought it was Chanel No 5 ?? :P .
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 14.11.2016, 23:39

Jamie N wrote:
Rambo wrote: Chanel 4


I always thought it was Chanel No 5 ?? :P .


He's adding lightness :lol: Who needs 2 N's anyway?
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Steve A » Mon 21.11.2016, 00:38

8) Now that was a car program, if only they would do an M100
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 21.11.2016, 00:52

Elite sold at auction for £121,500. Somehow I don't think an M100 would be quite so profitable...
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby chris.t » Mon 21.11.2016, 09:45

Couldn't quite follow the provenance but at least they were upfront with it. They did a good job though.
Could the 'Hokey-Cokey' actually be what it's all about?
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rambo » Tue 22.11.2016, 20:59

Car SOS....

Just watching this programme about doing up a Daimler Dart SP250

I used to quite like this programme but it's gone down the Top Gear route. All about the people and not enough about the cars. Tim is the new Clarkson ie head Wanker and Fuzz has become James May. Fortunately there is no Hammond unless it's old grandad on the spanners

When can we have a proper car show about cars and restoration rather than over inflated personalities ?
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Steve A » Wed 23.11.2016, 07:22

Rambo wrote:Car SOS....

Just watching this programme about doing up a Daimler Dart SP250

I used to quite like this programme but it's gone down the Top Gear route. All about the people and not enough about the cars. Tim is the new Clarkson ie head Wanker and Fuzz has become James May. Fortunately there is no Hammond unless it's old grandad on the spanners

When can we have a proper car show about cars and restoration rather than over inflated personalities ?


What about "old out yer and" wheeler dealers :lol:
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rambo » Wed 23.11.2016, 10:18

I like Wheeler Dealers and Mike Brewer certainly knows his stuff. I've been to his live shows at Silverstone the past 3 years and, not only, is he informative and knowledgeable, but is also genuinely funny as well. He has some great stories to tell too

Next year I will ask him what he thinks of the M100 and see if we can raise the profile of our pride and joys :wink:
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rob P » Wed 23.11.2016, 11:57

Rambo wrote:I like Wheeler Dealers and Mike Brewer certainly knows his stuff. I've been to his live shows at Silverstone the past 3 years and, not only, is he informative and knowledgeable, but is also genuinely funny as well. He has some great stories to tell too
Next year I will ask him what he thinks of the M100 and see if we can raise the profile of our pride and joys :wink:


I don't mind Wheeler Dealer, although every now and then they buy a lemon and don't really restore more replace the whole car. Maybe time for them to pick up a M100 and restore, would be interesting to see and hear how that went.

Enjoy car SOS as well, think once you look past Tim's antics they do a decent job.
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby Rambo » Wed 23.11.2016, 17:40

Agreed, they do do a very good job on the cars but I suspect it is mainly hard graft by Fuzz. Tim just provides the bullshit. Maybe he's related to JC ?
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Re: The lost Lotus -restoring a race car

Postby chris.t » Thu 24.11.2016, 22:35

Anyone seen Project Binky on YouTube, well worth a watch if you haven't.
Could the 'Hokey-Cokey' actually be what it's all about?
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