Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

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Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby lotos » Tue 21.07.2015, 19:13

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Starting a list of those who are attending (stole the first few from another thread):

1) EM One Hundred
2) algirdas
3) DeanG
4) Geoff
5) Steve Brightman
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 21.07.2015, 20:34

Not you Randy?
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby lotos » Mon 27.07.2015, 16:00

I don't think so. My wife+kids can't go.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Tue 11.08.2015, 00:43

Looking forward to seeing everyone. LOG and McGoverns party, which we will probably miss this year, are the only places we see many of our Lotus friends.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby tweetdriver63 » Tue 11.08.2015, 04:08

My schedule doesn't allow me enough time to go to this one. Oh well. Next one I'll go to in my Esprit (fingers crossed).

I'm poised to purchase within the month.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Wed 12.08.2015, 00:28

Cool paint job. I think it needs shiny black wheels to make it pop a bit more. Maybe a bit of orange or red pin striping at the color change. Looking forward to hear the details once all is settled.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby tweetdriver63 » Wed 12.08.2015, 01:43

When I first saw it, it was all white (Pearl White, actually) and I already loved it. Then the guy went and did some Plasti-dipping to it. I haven't seen it in person yet, but I hope it looks as good as the pics. I will probably peel off the black bits right behind the side windows. I really like the look of the rest of it. I'm thinking at some point, I may remove the Plasti-dip from the top/back/mirrors/spoiler and get a carbon fibre wrap on those areas. It's just for appearance, and I think the CF would look even better.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Thu 20.08.2015, 01:05

We are checked into the alternate hote for tonight. It is probably the nicest room I have ever had.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby superbad » Thu 20.08.2015, 05:38

I'll be there.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Thu 20.08.2015, 15:41

People are checked into both hotels. I've seen: Esprit, M100, Elise, Exige, Europa. Some serious tourist work being done yesterday and today. We passed by the first retail pot store yesterday. Took the rental car to 9400 feet elevation, just under the cloud base obscuring the tops of the mountains. Today is clear. Some serious auto-x folks are already plotting their strategy for Sunday. Lotus people are meeting in the hotel bars and parking lots. Wear your Lotus logo stuff.

I'm starting to hear rumors for next year's LOG. I hope I can attend LOG 50.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby steve matthews » Thu 20.08.2015, 16:40

DeanG wrote:People are checked into both hotels. I've seen: Esprit, M100, Elise, Exige, Europa. Some serious tourist work being done yesterday and today. We passed by the first retail pot store yesterday. Took the rental car to 9400 feet elevation, just under the cloud base obscuring the tops of the mountains. Today is clear. Some serious auto-x folks are already plotting their strategy for Sunday. Lotus people are meeting in the hotel bars and parking lots. Wear your Lotus logo stuff.

I'm starting to hear rumors for next year's LOG. I hope I can attend LOG 50.



Thank's Dean. For those of us who could not attend this year we watch for your posts. :clap:

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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Fri 21.08.2015, 22:53

We are in the LOG hotel. Lots of friends around. 5 M100s in the parking lot and at least one more on the way. The Lotus USA folks are here. There are vintage posters, racing memoribilia, three gocarts that are amazing replications of the Seven... I missed lunch while washing the car and gabbing. Gratis rootbeer floats are being served. I just dropped $70 on books and badges. Time to circulate some more.

Wish you were here!
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 22.08.2015, 03:45

I'm here...
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Sat 22.08.2015, 14:16

The food at the reception was exceptional. Two sisters playing the harp. Lasar ligh show. A good lead on another Lotus. Clive Chapman, Arnie Johnson & Bobby Unser are in attendance. Must run to the photo venue.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Sat 22.08.2015, 22:45

Ten m100's and 2 more that couldn't make it due to issues. Burgers and dogs for lunch. I'm tired due to the altitude, sun and wind.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Thu 27.08.2015, 01:23

Lawrence, KS the internals of the muffler have let go. No effect except under high boost. Low boost is need to maintain 85 up the hills. The headlights don't go down when switched off. There is a new controler fitted, I will have to clean the contacts when I get home. The AC is working well.

I think we were the last M100 to leave. No touring laps at the track :( it looked like a nice place. The entire trip has been one good meal after another. We only had to visit a chain resteraunt once, last night when we went searching for food at 8:30 PM we ended up with only chains from which to chose.

Had my best beer ever. Subsuequent taste tests confirmed that Left Hand Milk Stout is my favorite beer. It was cool that the hotel had specials with Lotus related names JPS = black and tan...

I did hear of an Esprit that was stranded awaiting a new ECU. It should be ready to take a rollback to Cleveland, OH soon.

We have a line on both a Type 14 Elite and an Evora so one of our M100s and our 1967 Elan SE FHC may be for sale shortly.

Bob Dance couldn't make it this time. That slave driver :wink: Clive Chapman said that he is back at the shop working on a type 25 getting it ready for Goodwood.

We had a nice poster which many people signed for Arnie Johnson's retirement from Lotus USA.

More when I get home.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby tweetdriver63 » Thu 27.08.2015, 01:56

DeanG wrote:I'm starting to hear rumors for next year's LOG. I hope I can attend LOG 50.


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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Sun 30.08.2015, 15:01

We took the longest drive (corrected for the age of the car) award. I had hoped to get one of these awards for many years.

I can't honestly say that the drive was without incident however it was mostly smooth. The only mechanical issues were:
* The AC failing - fixed in Colorado Springs
* Internals of the muffler let go on Pikes Peak - awaiting repair at the local good muffler shop "Muffler King" I knew this would be an issue. I though it would take a bit longer to fail. We were getting poor mileage on the return trip due to this.
* Headlights will not retract on a regular basis
* Windshield washer fluid empty light stays on most of the time even though it is full - Knew this was a problem before we left. It got worse as the trip progressed.

Not bad for a new to us 24 year old car. All will be fixed in the next couple of months.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

Postby DeanG » Sun 30.08.2015, 15:05

Congratulations to the three M100s to receive awards: 1st - Ottis & Debby, green towed from South Carolina, 2nd Steve, white from Texas, 3rd Dean & Claudia red from Virginia.

The trophies are unique. Three pieces of aluminum on a wood base.
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Re: Who's going to LOG 35? (Colorado Springs, August 2015)

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