Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS GO)

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby dapinky » Mon 29.08.2016, 14:34

I'm sure if i'd packed it better it would have been easier - but I'd got my tent in the bottom of the boot, then airbed, sleeping bag, tools, petrol can, odds/ends, brolly, chairs, etc etc....

...... the metal spikes for the banner only just fit in the boot (widthways), but it could have been done if needed.

As I had no passenger, using the other half of the car was easier.

If I'd put the roof up before leaving I would have had storage space behind the seats - but then i wouldn't be able to complain about anything!

(Likewise, i hope there will be another chance to catch up next year :D )
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 14:34

And an excellent day for watching the football. :-D
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 14:36

alan e wrote:Dave I had no problem getting it and a rear exhaust box in my boot, sometimes you just can't please some people :D let's hope this not the last brands hatch weekend it was good to meet you all again

We got back to Dulwich and I had a flash of inspiration to delay the SWMBO discussion: Chris was coming back to Bristol so chuck in the back of his car... except it doesn't fit widthways in a Sirocco like it does in an Elan.
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby alan e » Mon 29.08.2016, 14:41

GeoffSmith wrote:And an excellent day for watching the football. :-D


Yer yer yer just wait until they make the trip down south then you will not be so happy :D :D
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 18:43

From the Brands Hatch pages:

For those on FaecesBook.

For MacAffro:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 18:53

Parade lap:

https://www.facebook.com/brandshatchoff ... =3&theater

0:30-0:40 Phil the flasher leaving Pinky for standing, me hanging back due to lack of brake lights on the car in front and AlanE.
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 21:14

Mike Kimberley liked these...
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby alan e » Mon 29.08.2016, 21:57

GeoffSmith wrote:Mike Kimberley liked these...
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Well that's just made my day thanks Jeff for posting this if you see that man that wanted to buy my car can you tell him the price has just gone up :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.08.2016, 22:07

For sale. As licked by MJK.

Whoops, there go my fat fingers again. :twisted:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby alan e » Mon 29.08.2016, 22:12

GeoffSmith wrote:For sale. As licked by MJK.

Whoops, there go my fat fingers again. :twisted:


I am never going to wash the part of the car that he licked again :bowdown:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Tue 30.08.2016, 14:14

Was good to meet up with every again and special thanks to Mr & Mrs Chris P and Dapinky for the assistance in rebolting my hood frame back to together :shock: And Mr Smith for the frequent coffee at Headquarters :-D
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 30.08.2016, 14:33

Just spotted Mike Kimberly liked this shot posted by Cliff Ledger ... says more about the driver than the car, but it was Friday night after a long drive - That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby Giniw » Tue 30.08.2016, 14:40

LOL, this is a good argument for preferring the later plate open design :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 30.08.2016, 15:09

lotustonybassplayer wrote:Was good to meet up with every again and special thanks to Mr & Mrs Chris P and Dapinky for the assistance in rebolting my hood frame back to together :shock: And Mr Smith for the frequent coffee at Headquarters :-D

Good to meet Mrs. LTBP as well but tell her she's a very naughty lady.... Big Bang Theory indeed. :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby Kathryn » Tue 30.08.2016, 19:25

I assume the half hour of rain Dave referred to was just the heaviest shower! (For a moment all that could be heard on the LEC stand was the clicking of hood catches!)

My brother and I both had a good day. :D Pete got to try out his new camera lens and I left £650 worse off! :shock:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby Rambo » Tue 30.08.2016, 21:09

GeoffSmith wrote:From the Brands Hatch pages:

For those on FaecesBook.

For MacAffro:
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That's great Geoff. But where are the M100's and where is the photo of MJK licking an M100 :poke:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby Rambo » Tue 30.08.2016, 21:12

lotusflasherman wrote:Just spotted Mike Kimberly liked this shot posted by Cliff Ledger ... says more about the driver than the car, but it was Friday night after a long drive - That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

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Phil - why do you have a bit of 4 x 4 as your rear bumper. Mine are fibreglass :poke:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 30.08.2016, 21:20

Rambo wrote:
lotusflasherman wrote:Just spotted Mike Kimberly liked this shot posted by Cliff Ledger ... says more about the driver than the car, but it was Friday night after a long drive - That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

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Phil - why do you have a bit of 4 x 4 as your rear bumper. Mine are fibreglass :poke:


Great minds.... I said "Galvanised bumper retaining bracket as well as the wishbones - must be an S2." :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby Rambo » Tue 30.08.2016, 21:25

Maybe that's why S2's are (alleged) to be slower ? A lump of 4 x 4 must be heavier than fibreglass. I had noticed the galvanized steel bracket too. Or is it passivated zinc /?? :lol:
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Re: Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch 27-28th Aug 2016 (TICKETS

Postby MPx » Wed 31.08.2016, 00:13

I invested £15 in a LotusBits ride just before we left on Sunday and Ian captured it all on his phone. Great fun, felt much faster and looser inside than it looks from outside.
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