Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby LO 2 US » Fri 14.08.2015, 19:54

Can't get there this year, good to meet some of you, last year tho

Wish you all a great weekend

Also regards to Alan E who I saw again at Goodwood "roofless" earlier in the year

WOT.... No Lap of the full old GP circuit this year????
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Mike T » Fri 14.08.2015, 20:07

My passenger cannot make it now, so I have a spare entrance ticket for Sunday if of use to anyone.
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sat 15.08.2015, 22:31

Hi Mike,

Alan E has a couple of spare tickets that there was some confusion as to which were used. If you could let me have your unused one on arrival I'll return it to the organisers as it reduces the show cost a little.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Cheers,

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sat 15.08.2015, 22:34

My photos are now online from Saturday, here:

http://www.abs-zero.com/car-club-meetin ... -saturday/

Here's our club 'lawn': ;)

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby mitreklov » Sat 15.08.2015, 22:45

Looks good Ian.

Hope you have a plan to fit us all in tomorrow!

See you tomorrow.

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sat 15.08.2015, 22:50

Apparently, the windscreen frame will support the car while inverted, so I reckon if we borrow the cranes they use for rescuing stranded race cars from the gravel traps, we could go for double decker style.

Actually, (today at least) Bibs has been very generous and given us enough space for (I'd say) 21-24 cars in 3 rows of 7/8. I hadn't appreciated that Hans was joining us (nice to meet him) until after I had distributed the LEC tickets so we have 21 currently and that will be 22 with Tuga (Joao) assuming everyone arrives.

I reckon we'll be OK. :)
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 16.08.2015, 14:35

lotusflasherman wrote:
Tuga2112 wrote:
ShaunM wrote:16-19 deg??? OMG it was 26 in Norwich today, will pack my jumper!


I lived in Newcastle for 6 years, that's pretty much shorts and t-shirt (or less) weather :P
should i bring my black and white shirt ? :bonk:


As long as you keep it on :lol: -


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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sun 16.08.2015, 21:05

it looks like I'm the first home and online after this years meeting, so I'll start. I'd just like to say thank you to everyone for coming along and your company this weekend - I've had a great time and once again underlined what I love about my Elan and LEC.

My Sunday photos are uploading as I type and I'll post a link shortly. If anyone wants the full size files for any particular photo, let me know and I'll email it across.

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Given the Indy circuit is much shorter, they gave us two laps. No exceeding 50mph or bunching up they told us. Cue lots of hill starts and periods spent stationary as the best part of 100 Lotus cars got onto the track at the same time. I still enjoyed it though, as there were a couple of opportunities to open the old girl up and look for that 'best line' through the corners, albeit at very safe speeds for a Lotus.

So - thanks again everyone, for pitching in and making this easy and pleasurable. :D
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sun 16.08.2015, 21:10

GeoffSmith wrote:
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OI! I have image rights you know.


Didn't know you'd grown a moustache Geoff...
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Steve A » Sun 16.08.2015, 21:35

8) We had a really great day, the weather was just about perfect :D , good racing and best of all, quality tire kicking 8)
Great chatting to new and old LEC members, thanks to Ian for his organisational skills :bowdown: the LEC "pitch" looked great :smt023
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby TrevorB » Sun 16.08.2015, 22:02

Great weekend, the standard has been set :wink: Well done Ian :clap:

20 LEC Elans on the lawn today, excellent turnout.

Good to meet everyone and hope you all got home safely especially those who had a long journey :burnout:

See you next year

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Ian T » Sun 16.08.2015, 22:04

And here are the better photos I took today. :)

http://www.abs-zero.com/car-club-meetin ... 15-sunday/
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby rip » Sun 16.08.2015, 22:27

Looks like a good weekend. Weather was ok too.
These are the first pics I've seen of Dave P's Elan since going green (apart from his avatar). I think It looks great.
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Dave Eds » Sun 16.08.2015, 22:32

Had to rip the p!$$ out of Shaun as you weren't Rippers :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby rip » Sun 16.08.2015, 22:35

Dave Eds wrote:Had to rip the p!$$ out of Shaun as you weren't Rippers :lol:

My turn on Wednesday at the Ace then?
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby mitreklov » Mon 17.08.2015, 00:16

Great to see you all and thanks for making it such a memorable day :D

Ian you are a star, your car parking attendant skills are second to none :bowdown:

I think the weight of my new brakes help to slow me down before I've even fitted them :shock:

Here are a few captured memories of the day:

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Until next time.

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby Kathryn » Mon 17.08.2015, 01:19

Had a fab day! After a dodgy start (why did the little madam have to pick today of all days to have a flat battery for only the second time ever?!) but after a minor panic and much cursing we got on our way!

Great to meet some of you! Sorry I didn't stay around much, I'm not really a chatty person and my bro wanted to watch some of the track events. It really was a great day and Pete enjoyed it too. :) (could have been a bit sunnier, but hey, it's a British summer, what do we expect?)

Highlights, of course meeting LECers and seeing your cars, and also seeing another Palacio M100 as mine was the only one I'd ever seen!

Spent some of the journey home in convoy with white SE B16 LAN, until we left the M25 a few junctions early, 1, to avoid the traffic and 2, it was raining not insignificantly and the hood was still down!! I was later amused when approaching a roundabout in the left lane, Pete spots a Harvester on the right, so I checked my mirrors and nipped across between two exiges travelling together! (Well I was amused anyway!) :lol:

Nice photos Ian, I'll upload a few of mine tomorrow.
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby steve291274 » Mon 17.08.2015, 01:31

Just also to say a big thank you to Ian and all you guys that organise a great day. Slowly putting names to faces, also a big thank you to Peter for his kind donation of free wipers. :cheers: . Back to reality now and off to work I go.. life of a greengrocer : :banana:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 17.08.2015, 01:55

Great weekend. Well done Ian T' - I think the T' stands for Ticketmaster :lol: .

Lovely to meet all the LEC'ers and chat about Elans. One topic was problem with rubber windscreen surround bits and lack of availability and I said to somebody, can't remember who now, that you can cast your own rubber parts - here's the key links... I'll leave it to moderators to decide where this message would best be 'parked' ...

www.frost.co.uk/how-to-cast-small-metal-rubber-parts-by-william-a-cannon.html

www.frost.co.uk/hard-rubber-moulding-kit.html

www.frost.co.uk/medium-rubber-moulding-kit.html

www.frost.co.uk/soft-rubber-moulding-kit.html

Not cheap and haven't used it myself yet but I'd buy the book first to help me decide which kit I needed.. but it's your choice..
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch - 15/16 August 2015

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 17.08.2015, 10:05

Once again, Mr Pink is correct.... :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Most of us who lifted the bonnet were missing this ... Parts Manual Page 42.07A Item 54, Anti-Tamper Plug, throttle by pass screw -A100E6430S

https://www.sjsportscars.co.uk/files/42 ... jpg?mod=10

95p plus POSTAGE plus VAT from SJS .... I'm sure I've got something suitable in my 'grommet box'.. :lol:
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