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Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Tue 11.08.2020, 20:52

Potential good news for you westies with more modern marques https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-n ... -scotland/
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 11.08.2020, 21:11

Buy an Evija after breakfast and then lunch down in London?
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Tue 11.08.2020, 21:58

TH - you jest but I know someone in Scotland who flew down to Hethel and picked up one if the first production Evora's on Friday, drove 1000 miles in France over the w/e and returned it on Monday morning for its preliminary service/check. Drove it back to Scotland the same day :shock:

I believe he did the same thing with a supercharged Exige but drove it up to Scotland and back over a w/e

Not surprisingly, he is one of Hethel's best customers
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby TorqueHorse » Wed 12.08.2020, 01:12

YESSSS!!!!!
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Wed 12.08.2020, 08:38

And his other mate bought the supercharged Evora especially commissioned for Kimi Raikonnen when he was racing for Lotus. In fact, Kimi was so successful a driver for Lotus that he nearly bankrupted them due to a performance clause :burnout:

But, back to the KR Evora which bore Kimi's signature in several places... It is now owned, and has been for several years, by LEC's very own BigErch. As well as owning this Archie has owned 2 M100's, 2 Esprits (including the Peter Stevens Esprit) and now also has a new "baby" Elan

I gave Archie his 1st ever drive in a Lotus M100 and he was so impressed he went out and bought a BRG. Unfortunately Archie has never let me drive Kimi's Evora. Yet !
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby KenCarson » Wed 12.08.2020, 18:50

Just wondering when Hamilton moved to the West of Scotland rather than being in the Central Belt :D
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Wed 12.08.2020, 20:05

Ken - anything left of Shotts is west and anything right of Shotts is east

In its strictest sense we do have a central belt ie Stirling, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Shotts, Clackmannanshire, Lanarkshire etc... but to all intents and purposes east is east and west is best (waits slagging off from ScottJ :twisted: )

And technically the west of Scotland is anything from Portpatrick northwards. And the east of Scotland is anything north of Berwick to JoG

Anything left of me is west and anything right is the north sea
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Scott J » Wed 19.08.2020, 07:55

Parks to be officially announced in Sept according to rumour mill.

Rambo - Archie has a GTE but i'm sure its not Kimis. Archies is starlight black and Kimis was the only 1 in carbon fibre, though it is owned by somebody in Edinburgh East . Archie has Star Wars logos on his and Kimis is signed by Kimi.

Hamilton is sort of south go Glasgow so would be classified as West to Edunbuggers and sheepshaggers from Perth and Aberdeen.
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Wed 19.08.2020, 08:17

You're right Scott. Big Erch has the Darth Vadar GTE and Alan Macpherson has Kimi's car as I've seen it in the flesh at Blowness. Lots of C/F as you say.

Will you use Park's for the Elise or still go over to Craig's in Edinbuggerland ?
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Scott J » Thu 20.08.2020, 06:48

McPherson - he's the guy, couldn't remember his name. Archies is painted fibreglass and Kimis was a one off all carbon job. Imagine the spares availability for panels :o

I doubt if Parks will now the first thing about K series S2s, i'll be still be using Craig as he knows them inside out.
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Thu 20.08.2020, 08:28

Scott J wrote:Archies is painted fibreglass and Kimis was a one off all carbon job. Imagine the spares availability for panels :o


Especially the panels with Kimi's signature :lol: :lol: :lol:

He's still doing well, despite being in a very slow car these days. No points and I doubt very much he'll get a single point for fastest lap :burnout: Stick him in a good car though and I reckon he's still one of the best
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Scott J » Thu 20.08.2020, 18:23

PARKS of Hamilton now official

https://www.parks.uk.com/lotus/

Rambo , get signed up for a cup of coffee from the lovely Laura, and book an Evija test drive, i'm sure you can afford one if you offloaded some of the acres from your borders estate :D
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Re: Lotus announce new dealership in west of Scotland

Postby Rambo » Thu 20.08.2020, 18:36

Scott J wrote:PARKS of Hamilton now official

https://www.parks.uk.com/lotus/

Rambo , get signed up for a cup of coffee from the lovely Laura, and book an Evija test drive, i'm sure you can afford one if you offloaded some of the acres from your borders estate :D


Is that before or after the McLaren ?
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