CONVOY COLOUR ORDER ?

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GOOD IDEA OR HATE IT?

Poll ended at Sat 29.03.2008, 21:32

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Postby rip » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:02

Most colours will be there already. 'Stick with your own colour' should not be that hard.

Should it? :shock:
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Postby clemo » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:04

without trying to appear to be in dissagreement with you on this ,either way is fine ..... (thought as having silver i prefere the standard colour formation)

those with yellow or green cars seem to be more in favor , whist the others don't really have as much to say on it as it doesn't really matter to them.. ( i know you and rambo are blue and red)

so may as well go with the green yellow combo..

i'm not fighting it ,i just don't favor it either..

and it may even make the front page of club lotus mag

thats if LEF don't bag it with their RED WHITE AND BLUE combo...

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Postby Dave Eds » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:07

rip wrote:Most colours will be there already. 'Stick with your own colour' should not be that hard.

Should it? :shock:


Yes.

I got a Red and a Yellow and I'm driving a Blue, and to top it all I'm colourblind and only see in black and white, except in daylight when they all look grey, except Gary's that just looks :gray:
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Postby Paul.P » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:09

Dave Eds wrote: except Gary's that just looks :gray:


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Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:10

Rambo wrote:Or is that a little OTT ?


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Postby clemo » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:10

Dave Eds wrote:
rip wrote:Most colours will be there already. 'Stick with your own colour' should not be that hard.

Should it? :shock:


Yes.

I got a Red and a Yellow and I'm driving a Blue, and to top it all I'm colourblind and only see in black and white, except in daylight when they all look grey, except Gary's that just looks :gray:


sorry dave don't follow what you are saying?
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Postby AndyL » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:15

Yellow/Green/Yellow etc. is starting to sound a but awkward and probably difficult to work - it will also look totally wrong if one car gets out of place - I vote we go for standard grouped colours - alot easier to get right.
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Postby Dave Eds » Thu 27.03.2008, 22:23

clemo wrote:
Dave Eds wrote:
rip wrote:Most colours will be there already. 'Stick with your own colour' should not be that hard.

Should it? :shock:


Yes.

I got a Red and a Yellow and I'm driving a Blue, and to top it all I'm colourblind and only see in black and white, except in daylight when they all look grey, except Gary's that just looks :gray:


sorry dave don't follow what you are saying?


Not a lot! Just getting overexcited :oops:
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Postby clemo » Thu 27.03.2008, 23:08

well here a great solution

if those with yellows and greens want to do a combo then let them do it....

it makes no odds to the rest of us in the colour convoy..

only thing that would be good is that they are all in agreement ...

the main thing is that we have a fun run to the highlight of the M100 DONNY calander..

see you for curry tommorrow night ..

BYE FOR NOW...

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Postby rip » Thu 27.03.2008, 23:54

Dave Eds wrote:
rip wrote:Most colours will be there already. 'Stick with your own colour' should not be that hard.

Should it? :shock:


Yes.

I got a Red and a Yellow and I'm driving a Blue, and to top it all I'm colourblind and only see in black and white, except in daylight when they all look grey, except Gary's that just looks :gray:


Bollocks. If you're piloting the Blue Beast, you're hooning with EE. :lol:

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Postby Dave Eds » Fri 28.03.2008, 00:01

rip wrote: If you're piloting the Blue Beast, you're hooning with EE. :lol:



I'll be able to follow steam cos it dont have a colour. Hope it aint foggy though :shock:
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Postby Gazza » Fri 28.03.2008, 00:02

rip wrote:
Gazza wrote:No Midnight Blue's this year I'm afraid boys. I'm still going though.

Gazza


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You mean you're S2 is a non-runner :?: :cry:




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Turns out I have a leaking oil cooler, rad and guess what HGF!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

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Postby rip » Fri 28.03.2008, 00:13

Gazza wrote:
rip wrote:
Gazza wrote:No Midnight Blue's this year I'm afraid boys. I'm still going though.

Gazza


:!:
You mean you're S2 is a non-runner :?: :cry:




Took the car in yesterday to have the front tyres balanced and asked them to have a look at oil and water leaks I've got.

Turns out I have a leaking oil cooler, rad and guess what HGF!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

Gazza


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Postby theelanman » Fri 28.03.2008, 02:29

stripey
green
yellow
green
yellow
etc etc etc :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Postby Sy V » Fri 28.03.2008, 06:55

rip wrote:...you're hooning with EE. :lol:...


Jack

Don't take this personally, I know you've convoyed with LEF before, but having read this line I thought it best to remind/advise folk about this convoy.

It's a very short run-in with roundabouts traffic lights and some of it's even across gravel. The services in particular will be very busy with non-Lotuses, other Lotuses and pedestrians everywhere.

You will need eyes in the back, sides, top, and front of your heads - it's manic!

For simplicity I will put Stripey in the roadway within the car park in the corner furthest from the hotel, facing away from the petrol pumps fairly early, about 0925, I will then begin to roll all the way down that rear aisle to allow the other BRGs and NMs and following colours to form up behind me. I'll then make the loop around the front of the services building where all the pedestrian crossings are - with a view to dropping the clutch at 0935 at the exit to the services car park where we encounter our next problem; the roundabout.

What I'm trying to do here, is draw a picture of slow careful build up. Once we're out on the road the temptation will be to hammer it and look backwards at the ensuing convoy (it's a great sight) but please remember the cars in front of you. We have junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights and the pillocks in other cars to negotiate. The knock-on effect of me breaking gently (for whatever reason) will be amplified immeasurably towards the middle and rear of the convoy - cars towards the rear may never reach 60 MPH. You may actually find yourselves coming to an apparently inexplicable halt whilst on the open roads - trust me here; it happens.

So the bottom line is... enjoy the moment, because it'll be over quite quickly, but above all don't lose concentration and keep focused on the car in front.

I'll probably drop this missive into the other convoy-related threads.
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Postby muley » Fri 28.03.2008, 09:46

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Postby Enright » Fri 28.03.2008, 12:02

I hope this will support Sy's above post rather than detracting from it.

If we arrange ourselves approximately as per the attached picture that ChrisT has kindly put together (with Sy in the parking space in the top RH corner), we should easily be able to form up and set off in order.

At 9.35 we will be led off around the perimeter road, which runs clockise from the top RH corner around the edge of the picture, exiting at the bottom LH corner (just below the compass).
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Postby clemo » Fri 28.03.2008, 12:39

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Postby rip » Fri 28.03.2008, 12:53

Sy V wrote:
rip wrote:...you're hooning with EE. :lol:...


Jack

Don't take this personally, I know you've convoyed with LEF before, but having read this line I thought it best to remind/advise folk about this convoy.


Sy,

:goodposting:

Since this is my first Donny convoy, I now know a little more about what to expect.

When you have received the flak I have for steaming 3 Esprits with coolant, you learn to take comments on the chin with a smile :lol:

Even if you were directing that at me personally, I would not have got upset.

Sorry about the thread hijack...... :twisted:
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Postby M100 TWO » Fri 28.03.2008, 18:40

If the frontrunners go faster than 35 all that will happen is a large Concettina affect at the back leave the car park quickly to get as many out then back the convoy up just a thought
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