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Postby theelanman » Sun 16.03.2008, 03:19

Monty wrote:I now believe that Club Lotus are doing the Charity laps for £25 and you get 5 laps.


havin seen your video footage Im not sure about 1 lap......if you can manage it :-D :-D :-D :-D :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
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Postby chris.t » Sun 16.03.2008, 09:31

I was talking to a guy who will be driving his VX at Donny and he said he would give me a pax session for nought. So there seems to be mixed messages about all this charideeee stuff.
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Postby Sy V » Sun 16.03.2008, 10:26

...and there seems to be some mixed messages about what constitutes a Lotus!

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Postby Monty » Sun 16.03.2008, 12:03

theelanman wrote:
Monty wrote:I now believe that Club Lotus are doing the Charity laps for £25 and you get 5 laps.


havin seen your video footage Im not sure about 1 lap......if you can manage it :-D :-D :-D :-D :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044


What do you want for £25 :-D
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Postby Monty » Sun 16.03.2008, 13:44

chris.t wrote:I was talking to a guy who will be driving his VX at Donny and he said he would give me a pax session for nought. So there seems to be mixed messages about all this charideeee stuff.


Chris,

The only way he can give you a pax ride is if you sign on as his personal passanger at the briefing and then you will be given a wrist band. If he tries taking you as a passanger wihout the wristband then he`ll be in deep s**t and may lose his membership, since your a member of LoT you`ll be putting yourself at risk as you should know that you need a wrist band to be out as a passanger.

Sounds like he`s going to sneak you on as there doing the charity laps, but thats risky.
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Postby chris.t » Sun 16.03.2008, 14:40

monty, no intention of going on and getting anyone into trouble just saying what he told me the other day. i'll take my helmet along and see what happens at the end of the day. I'll give you a wave as we go past :-D

Sy, what constitutes a Lotus? well the official CL line is any car that comes out of Hethel according to Alan Morgan. I asked when i saw a VX220 Turbo tracking at Castle Combe last year.
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Postby Monty » Sun 16.03.2008, 18:59

I was hoping to give the a few LECers pax rides, have to see what happens on the day.

This is from LoT
we had a sit down on this a couple of weeks ago looking at what happened last year and decided on..

100 sessions of 5 laps sold during the whole day in batches of 25 every couple of hours. we'll try and get a couple cars that are there specifically for the pax laps to do this - walshy, donnelly and a couple of factory cars. these will be toped up by those who have volunteered. but if all goes well we should have to ask for more than 1 or 2 stints tops from the t/day regulars who have volunteered. this should make things MUCH easier and give us plenty of flexibility just in case we plough through numbers.

obviously if it's a dry day we will get more people but after last year we definitely didn't charge enough and may as well have a go at £25 - that would raise £2500 if sold out.. we may be able to do more obviously with your help BUT we don't want the nightmare we had last year where in the morning it took over from being a track day.

so playing safe..

another thing we'll be doing is restricting access to the paddock ONLY to those who have signed on - pushing spectators into the grandstand and the viewing area behind the fuel pumps.


So it looks like no spectators on the pit wall :roll:

BTW can someone get some High quality photo`s of us M100`s out on track for the 2009 calander :wink:
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Postby chris.t » Sun 16.03.2008, 20:03

so if i read that right Monty, you have to volunteer to do the charity rides. Well thats ok then, don't volunteer. I will donate a fiver to your favorite charity though. As you say, we'll see what happens on the day. i would just like to go round the circuit to see what its like but its not the b end and end all.
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Postby Monty » Sun 16.03.2008, 21:35

chris.t wrote:so if i read that right Monty, you have to volunteer to do the charity rides. Well thats ok then, don't volunteer. I will donate a fiver to your favorite charity though. As you say, we'll see what happens on the day. i would just like to go round the circuit to see what its like but its not the b end and end all.


Yeah thats right, i don`t have to do the Charity rides, i won`t be doing to many anyway as i would imagine most will want to be in the Elise, Exige or 2-11.
But even if it was just a normal trackday you have to sign on as a passanger and get a wrist band and most TDO`s charge to have a passanger :roll:

BTW, just a warning to everyone. If you manage to get in to the pit area please don`t do any type of timing as it puts the club in to trouble with the insurance as it`s not a timed event.
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Postby rip » Mon 17.03.2008, 09:19

Monty wrote:
BTW can someone get some High quality photo's of us M100's out on track for the 2009 calander :wink:


I'll have a go. I have got some decent 35mm gear at home but am not very experienced with it. It'll give me some practice. :D
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Postby Monty » Mon 17.03.2008, 11:03

rip wrote:
Monty wrote:
BTW can someone get some High quality photo's of us M100's out on track for the 2009 calander :wink:


I'll have a go. I have got some decent 35mm gear at home but am not very experienced with it. It'll give me some practice. :D


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long as someone gets decent shots :wink: you might even see dico with chunder in his helmet, hopefully his visor will be down :smt044
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Postby Monty » Mon 24.03.2008, 19:51

Well the Pink Bomb has had oil & filter change and all the brake calipers cleaned to make sure there all working and Wilwoods 570 high temp brake fluid.

Need to change those rear calipers at some point as the sliding pins on Left rear caliper were very stiff even though i cleaned them up last year :twisted:

Also got 2 new trackday tyres for the front :wink:



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Postby Nige » Mon 24.03.2008, 21:41

Monty,

Do you have any details from LOT as yet. start time, signing on, briefings etc as I've heard nothing at all?
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Postby Monty » Mon 24.03.2008, 22:23

Nige wrote:Monty,

Do you have any details from LOT as yet. start time, signing on, briefings etc as I've heard nothing at all?


No nothing yet, but it`s been the Elise racing this weekend. I`ll leave a question on LoT.

BTW hows the car? ready to rock & roll?
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Postby Nige » Mon 24.03.2008, 23:14

Thanks, I've recently changed e mail and was concerned they might not have caught up, have emailed them with new details as well as changing details on site to be sure.

Cars Ok, sort of. Need to fit track tyres and sort out some play in a ball joint but have been away a lot of late so not around to do things. Have, however managed to fit Quaife, clutch and flywheel, but elsie seats are still a way off. relying on drive up to Donington to free everything off :shock: .
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Postby Nige » Tue 25.03.2008, 10:35

I received a reply from LOT last night saying details will be emailed to everybody today.
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Postby Martin R » Tue 25.03.2008, 20:09

I hope the weather forcast is wrong. Ive got the semi slicks on the Elise as one of the road tyres has a great big nail in. Could be entertaining if it rains as forcast :D
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Postby Monty » Tue 25.03.2008, 21:15

Martin R wrote:I hope the weather forcast is wrong. Ive got the semi slicks on the Elise as one of the road tyres has a great big nail in. Could be entertaining if it rains as forcast :D


it was showing dry for saturday :twisted:

looks like a wet one :roll:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=1653


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Good to see you`ve got the quaife, clutch & fly fitted :smt023
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Postby chris.t » Tue 25.03.2008, 21:53

Nige doesn't worry about a little surface water on the track well if Castle Combe was anything to go by anyway.

Anyone in an Elise - good luck :wink:
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Postby Nige » Tue 25.03.2008, 22:25

If it's raining the tyres will last longer :D .
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