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First back

Postby Benmac » Sat 29.03.2008, 15:51

Well I'm back home. Got a few bits to do here later on today so needed an early bath. With the weather getting worse it didn't seem a bad time to make an exit.

In sympathy with the wonky mechanism on the offside light the nearside dipped light decided to die on the way back. Dunno why as it was fine last night. I presume just something minor as the main beam works fine.

Just like to say thanks to everyone and particularly those involved in organising the meal, the convoy and the stand (Sy, Neil, Gareth, Paul etc etc). Top effort lads, you did us proud. The most amusing thing was while driving down to the car park in the convoy a bloke walking along who was looking turned to his mate and said "How many more of them are there?". Considering I was about half way in the convoy he had a fair bit longer to wait.
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Postby abmunro » Sat 29.03.2008, 16:49

Funny that my nearside dipped stopped working during the convoy..


Im back in the Travel Lodge looking forward to a couple of Shandies tonight.

Enjoyed today...

Highlight for me was Passenger Laps with Martin Donnely in the Race prepared Elise...Awsome...

Highlight for Nicky was passenger laps in 2 Eleven....


Thanks to all the oganisers...
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Postby Benmac » Sat 29.03.2008, 17:35

It was something simple. One of the connectors had dropped off. Put it back on and it fell off again. Closer inspection showed that it was a bit on the loose side, quick squeeze with pliers and all sorted. Dismantled the offside and the j bar is indeed stripped. Started making a new one out of steel this time.

Oh, yes, forgot to mention how it was good to see how busy the stand was all the time. Loads of people crowded round almost continuously. Considering how small it was compared to some of the others it seemed to be almost inversely proportional in terms of space available to people on the stand.
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Postby Stef » Sat 29.03.2008, 18:57

Top marks from me and JB to everyone who organised stuff or took part! :clap:

It was good I stumbled accross the East Mids team driving up on the M1 so I could join them!

Also followed the chap from Wellingborough with my local competitor red Elan with Hard top on my way back. I tell you, my exclusivity around these parts has been destroyed! :evil:

Real good to catch up with old and new faces. Missed you all!
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Postby Paul.P » Sat 29.03.2008, 19:09

Is that all you've got to tell Stef :wink:

Big thanks to Geoff & his son Chris, who sorted my elanscan, & everyone else i had parts off. Although it was cold ( as normal ! ), really enjoyed the day, & if it hadn't of rained, would of watched our boys on track, but believe they had a good time.
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Postby Rodman » Sat 29.03.2008, 19:47

Thanks to the organisers and those on the stand. Need a bigger one next year? Cheers Neil and Gareth.
Well done. Didn't know the deal included getting my car washed on the way home :?
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Postby The Ref » Sat 29.03.2008, 19:58

this was my first day out with the gang and it WILL not be the last thank you for the warm welcome.

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Postby The Ref » Sat 29.03.2008, 20:08

some photos of M100 on the track.

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Postby Sy V » Sat 29.03.2008, 20:10

Hey I like that last one two of the three loves of my life.
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Postby The Ref » Sat 29.03.2008, 20:24

Sy V wrote:Hey I like that last one two of the three loves of my life.
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Which one Sy ? lec Number ?

Here is some photos of the kia Elan
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Postby Sy V » Sat 29.03.2008, 20:34

3 - Stripey and my son, Dan (with me) in one shot.
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Postby The Ref » Sat 29.03.2008, 20:45

go for it Sy. I have some good dvd of to-day. but i do not know how to get it on the lec web page.

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Postby Sy V » Sat 29.03.2008, 21:03

Just upload it to any holding site and post up a link to it.
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Postby rip » Sun 30.03.2008, 07:23

Stef wrote:It was good I stumbled accross the East Mids team driving up on the M1 so I could join them!

Caught me by surprise. I was checking my mirrors for Josler, then saw an unknown red Elan behind him
The penny dropped when I saw your plate though.
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Postby Stef » Tue 01.04.2008, 10:35

Paul.P wrote:Is that all you've got to tell Stef :wink:

Big thanks to Geoff & his son Chris, who sorted my elanscan, & everyone else i had parts off. Although it was cold ( as normal ! ), really enjoyed the day, & if it hadn't of rained, would of watched our boys on track, but believe they had a good time.


Yes Paul. The rest is all just vicious rumours...

Although I do have to thank someone for the rear brake discs and someone else for bringing in the rusty suspension arm. Sorry, my memory for names fails me but thank you both! :-)
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Postby Stef » Tue 01.04.2008, 10:40

rip wrote:
Stef wrote:It was good I stumbled accross the East Mids team driving up on the M1 so I could join them!

Caught me by surprise. I was checking my mirrors for Josler, then saw an unknown red Elan behind him
The penny dropped when I saw your plate though.


You lot made me slow down significantly as I was hacking up to make good time but there is a great sense of pride and show being in convoy and I was pleased to find you all! Thakfully no plod were spotted either way to or from Donington.
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Postby dermotbell » Tue 01.04.2008, 21:43

I was glad to get rid of rusty suspension arm. It may not have lasted much longer if it had stayed in the car!
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