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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Wed 14.06.2017, 10:43

I'm planning to be there in the Elan.
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 14.06.2017, 11:04

dapinky wrote:I'm planning to be there in the Elan.


Can you pick up an exhaust part for me from Tuga/Joao (its the short bit of pipe)?
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Wed 14.06.2017, 15:59

surfboardfiller wrote:
dapinky wrote:I'm planning to be there in the Elan.


Can you pick up an exhaust part for me from Tuga/Joao (its the short bit of pipe)?



Joao had previously mentioned the need for a bit of LEC courier systems - if he has it, I'll collect it!
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 14.06.2017, 16:16

There is the slight chance he will remember, one day :cheers:
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Wed 14.06.2017, 21:19

looks like a busy meet 2morrow .... better get there early to get a seat eh.
Looks good weather 4 a change will hope to have the hood down.
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Fri 16.06.2017, 01:29

surfboardfiller wrote:There is the slight chance he will remember, one day :cheers:


Well, he remembered, and I currently have it in the boot of the car!

Just got back - only a slight diversion - don't ever listen to John O. if he says that the M5 will definitely be open southbound....... it was shut from 4A to 6......

..... luckily I saw the sign just before J2 of the M42, so a minor diversion via Reditch and on towards Evesham before picking up the A46 down to J9.....

...... then it was closed at J17 for roadworks, but only off and back on again, so only 30 minutes at that one due to muppets who didn't know what lanes to use on the roundabout causing a huge tailback.

It was a good turnout, and nice to meet Deepak (sp?) who alegedly owns a yellow M100 but no -one has seen it (he did have a picture so we believe him!).

4 elans, and 2 other cars made the trip with 7 of us sitting on the most uncomfortable stools I have perched on in a long time.
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby surfboardfiller » Fri 16.06.2017, 02:21

Wohoo! :burnout:
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 16.06.2017, 08:16

The 0.1% happened yes the M5 was closed. But it was worse as the local council decided to re-surface the first roundabout down the A38 and had traffic light control, so the backlog was a nightmare all the 2 miles way to the motorway. All clear once past it, but took ages!

On the bright side, hood down all the way home, nicely cacooned with heater and heated seat on. :D :D :D

Good meet though, despite the seats. Need an advance scout to grab a proper table and chairs next time!

Sorry can't make July, but see you in August :D :cheers: :gathering:
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby tb10 » Fri 16.06.2017, 11:49

Fredjohn wrote:Sorry can't make July, but see you in August :D :cheers: :gathering:


None of us can make July ........................ we're all going to be in Malvern :lol:

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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby maz_r » Fri 16.06.2017, 12:38

Honestly, if the ceremony is at 10:00am and our event isn't until 7:30pm, I can't see what the problem is.... :wink:
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby tb10 » Fri 16.06.2017, 13:22

The problem? :poke:

The problem will be John's generosity with that open bar (he's obliged to provide) and therefore none of us will be in a fit state to drive.............
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Fri 16.06.2017, 14:48

tb10 wrote:The problem? :poke:

The problem will be John's generosity with that open bar (he's obliged to provide) and therefore none of us will be in a fit state to drive.............


In that case, can I ask for special dispensation to bring the campervan instead of the elan to the July meeting at Malvern :D
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Tue 18.07.2017, 08:50

Anyone going to the C&H this thursday ?
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 18.07.2017, 09:13

Can't make C&H but will be at the Swan in Hanley Swan from 8pm. Free bar from 11.30pm.

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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Tue 18.07.2017, 11:18

John,

I am prepared to accept your reason for non-attendance this month..... poor planning, but still acceptable.

(enjoy your day - and pass on our best regards to Grace for going along with this folly of spending the rest of her life with you)
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 18.07.2017, 11:59

Thanks Dave, I will (to coin a phrase!) pass it on, but I think she is aware of the pitfalls. Just dropped into another deep one (see signature)
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby dapinky » Tue 18.07.2017, 15:28

Hmmmm, does that mean that the red one hasn't had to go to provide space for it?????
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 19.07.2017, 12:26

dapinky wrote:Hmmmm, does that mean that the red one hasn't had to go to provide space for it?????



For now, yes. It will get some TLC in various areas (already had spray touch up) and ultimately sell for a better price than I was offered as px.

In the meantime I will wave at any other Lotus I see on the road, whichever car I'm in!!!!! (See relevant thread)
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 19.07.2017, 12:51

Elan passed MOT yesterday,

havent decided if im going to the C&H tomorow or not.
would like to know "who else"/"how many" will be there??
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Re: West Midlands Meetup

Postby petezipp » Thu 20.07.2017, 05:11

I'll be there if you are.
No sight of the rest of the group, probably all at Malvern
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