Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

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Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Vipers » Mon 19.06.2017, 10:45

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Hi All,

Well after the success of our first Boys Toys Day a couple of years ago, where we put my 2 passions and many of our customers passions of Cars and HiFi into one day, well it now time for Boys Toys Day II :-)

The first BTD was so much fun and I always wanted to do another one but was always a little nervous as that was the perfect day, we had a brilliant turnout, everyone had a great time and the weather was really good to us + the system PMC put together sounded epic, how could we possibly compete with that, well I think we may have just done it as we have something very special lined up for this years event, how does the chance of listening to a £300,000 system sound?

As part of our expansion we recently became dealers for dCS and Wilson Audio and what with dCS only being up the road and recently having just finished their new state of the art demo room it seemed like a match made in heaven and the seeds were sown for Boys Toys Day II who dCS and Absolute Sounds (The UK dCS and Wilson Audio Distributor among other highend brands) were really keen to support, so a big thanks to those guys.

So for those who missed the first event, what does the day entail? basically it is a chance to get your car out for a drive and hear one of the finest audio systems in the world, the idea is that if you have a sports car or any car of interest then please come along to HiFi Lounge from 9am where we will have the BBQ running for breakfast bacon and sausage rolls and will have a mini car meet then around 11am we will head up to dCS in Cambridgeshire for an afternoon listening to a very special HiFi System + factory tour.

dCS Vivaldi System

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I will announce more details over the next weeks but this is really a headsup so that you put July 22nd in your calendar and even if you haven’t got an interesting car you are more than welcome to come along, especially if you are interested in hearing the HiFi System that will consist of a full dCS Vivaldi stack, Wilson Alexx Speakers driven by Dan D'Agostino amps and a full Transparent wiring Loom, this really is an amazing opportunity and is a system I really can’t wait to hear myself :-)

Lotus Cars are my other passion and will be represented on the day by Lotus Silverstone, my very friendly Lotus dealer :-) who will be on hand to chat and answer any questions you may have, it was the M100 that started my addiction to all things Lotus when first announced so it will be great if we could get a few along, I'll be bringing mine :-)

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So all we need now is the weather to be on our side and we will have a great day, the only thing I ask is that if you think you can make it along could you please mail me at paul@hifilounge.co.uk so know how many people we can expect and the car you will be bringing, if any, and in particular if you want to listen to the HiFi System as the dCS demo room is optimised to give the best audio reproduction but can only fit a few people in at a time so we need a good idea of numbers here so please mail me with the 3 below answers -

1, Are you planning on attending?

2, What car are you brining, if any?

3, Do You Want to Listen to a £300,000 HiFi System?

More details to follow as I have them, please find links below to the everyone who is supporting the event.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/dcs

http://hifilounge.co.uk/wilson-audio

http://www.absolutesounds.com/

http://www.lotussilverstone.co.uk/

Please find a few picture below from the last Boys Toys Day + some of the epic HiFi we will be demonstrating.

Collage of cars from the First event.

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dCS Vivaldi Stack, The Worlds Best Digital Front End.

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Wilson Alexx Speakers, Quite Amazing!

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Dan D'Agostino Power Amplification, Beautiful.

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Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you on July 22nd.

Paul.
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Vipers » Sat 01.07.2017, 13:08

Hi All,

I know it is not a M100 but just had this little beauty delivered in readiness for our event, will still be bringing along our M100 though.

Had a great response to the event so far, should get a great turnout of Lotus Cars + many other marques :-)

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Cheers,
Paul.
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby HJ2 » Sun 02.07.2017, 08:46

Wow!

Is that the Esprit that was on a Belgium trip as well a couple of years ago?
What a great event! You Brits are far more better then us Dutchies in enjoying life in general :clap: :cheers:
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 02.07.2017, 19:27

HJ2 wrote:Wow!

Is that the Esprit that was on a Belgium trip as well a couple of years ago?
What a great event! You Brits are far more better then us Dutchies in enjoying life in general :clap: :cheers:


Highly unlikely ... UK Govt MOT website says it's only done 826 miles in 11 years - and seems to have problems passing the MOT, mainly due to lack of use. Bloody shame !

In my opinion the only Lotus that should be transported and not driven, has either broken down or is a race car and not street legal. I have no interest at all in 'show cars', certainly not what Mr Chapman ever intended ...

I was at a BBQ in Essex yesterday ... 35 miles on twisty B roads to get there, good company of Lotus owners who drive their cars and then 35 miles back .... now that's enjoying life ... :-D

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BTW, that Turbo Esprit has done 10k in the last 4 years and is still immaculate ... and he drives an Excel as well.
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Dave Eds » Sun 02.07.2017, 22:08

And the yellow Evora has done 35000 miles in 40 months - and he drives an Elan M100 as well :-D
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Dave Eds » Sun 02.07.2017, 22:42

BTW hoping to attend.

Anyone else?
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 03.07.2017, 09:09

Yeah, probably if not in France ... any excuse to drive a Lotus..
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Vipers » Mon 17.07.2017, 11:00

Be cool if you can make it guys, the more the merrier :-)
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Re: Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd, Calling all M100's!

Postby Vipers » Mon 17.07.2017, 11:01

Boys Toys Day II Information for This Saturday - July 22nd!

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Hi All,

Well as it is only a few days away now to our Boys Toys Day II Event I thought I had better write a quick blog with all the latest information, most importantly the weather is looking good, dry and around 70 degrees so perfect really, fingers crossed that doesn’t change.

So Just to recap, this Saturday, July 22nd, we are holding our 2nd HiFi and Car event, this year in collaboration with dCS, Wilson Audio, Absolute Sounds and Lotus Silverstone. Just as 2 years ago we will meet at HiFi Lounge from 9am onwards for a BBQ breakfast of sausage and bacon, my mouth is already watering :-) then around 11.30am we will head up to dCS to hear a very special HiFi System. dCS use Wilson Alexx Speakers in their demo room and having just come back from Utah for Wilson Audio Training where they use dCS I really recommend you don’t miss this as I am already trying to figure out how I can afford of Wilson Alexx’s for home, so to sum up if you have a car that is your pride and joy or you want to hear one of the world’s ultimate HiFi’s then please feel free to come along, if you are more interested in the HiFi system then please feel free to meet us at dCS from around Midday, please find a link to more information on the day below -

http://bit.ly/2rq9wPt

Finally Found What I’ve Been Looking For!

For those who didn’t already know, In the spirit of our Boys Toys Day I finally managed to find a car that I have been looking a long time for as basically good examples don’t come up very often, especially in white, but 3 weeks ago I took delivery of this beautiful 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo, straight out of ‘For Your Eyes Only’ It has been totally restored and is as if it has been transported through time direct from 1985, it really is a stunner.

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But, and it is a big but, I took it out for it’s first drive last week and after around 3 miles the clutch failed so at the moment it is in the garage, anyway I am hopeful to have it fixed in time for BTD II but if not then I guess I’ll have to polish the van :-(

New dCS Demo Room

Here is a sneak peak of the new demo room at dCS, as you can see we will only be able to fit a few poeple in at a time but once everyone has had a listen then anyone who would like an extended listen will be able to go back for another session, again I can’t stress enough how good this will be as after a few days of listening to the dCS Vivaldi into Dan D’agostino amps into Wilson Speakers on my trip to Utah last week I am totally sold, definitely not to be missed if you love music.

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A Late Addition - Alnwick Gin

So to be fair it probably isn’t the most appropriate match for a car event but through the summer is there really a better drink than a Gin and Tonic? Personally I don’t think you can beat it so at dCS Alnwick Gin will be on hand with samples for taste testing with bottles for sale on the day, just don’t get too carried away otherwise we may have to sleep in dCS’s demo room over night :-)

https://www.alnwickgin.co.uk/home

Lotus Silverstone

Matthew from Lotus Silverstone will be on hand to to talk all things Lotus and all being well will be bringing along this stunning Evora 410 Sport, being that we have quite a few Lotus’s coming along I am sure this will be of interest to quite a few.

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Parking at HiFi Lounge

I just wanted to say that if you are bringing your Pride and joy to the event then if these cars can be parked in front of HiFi Lounge as last time and in the car park that would be great, obviously you are more than welcome to come along in a normal car but could you please park on the hard standing where the barns are, also I should mention, if you have a low car then instead of turning right towards where the sign says ‘Granary Building’s’ you can go straight on to avoid the cattle grids.

Address’s

Please find the address’s below for HiFi Lounge and dCS Audio -

HiFi Lounge - 9am - 11.30am

4 The Granary Buildings
Millow Hall Farm
Millow
Bedfordshire
SG18 8RH

dCS - (Data Conversion Systems Ltd) Midday till 5.00pm.

Unit 1,
Buckingway Business Park
Anderson Road
Swavesey
Cambridge
CB24 4AE

Btw, if you haven’t registered yet could you just let me know you’ll be attending and what car you’ll be in and if you will also be heading over to dCS to hear the system, Thanks.

paul@hifilounge.co.uk

Any questions please feel free to get in touch and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

Cheers,

Paul.
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