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Everything posted by Atthelimit

  1. [quote]"At 21 I used to get miffed when Girls gave me the Boot so I think Vettel's coping well with the pressure".[/quote] [font="Comic Sans MS"]So how do you cope now John, lol [/font]
  2. Well done to new entry Goders Elise who wins the Monaco GP. A tie for CJ & Tim and me last! Red Bulls flying and so is Trulli! Next stop Turkey!
  3. [font="Comic Sans MS"]Lets just make this clear, I am not a Shumi fan but.......... I think from what I understand it was legal, they were under racing conditions as opposed to the situation of finishing the race under safety car conditions. Even if he should not have overtaken, the penalty seems a bit harsh, seems like every dog has his day and this time it was Damons, Te Hee! I think the Red Bulls have shown they are the best car out there, if they have solved the niggles then they will be hard to stop. Glad to see Webber doing well, not only would no one fit him in a car but for many seasons he has been plain unlucky, I hope it keeps going well for him, he always comes across as a nice guy. Vetel looked a bit miffed in the press room, he dosen't like being beaten by Webber but his time will come again. [/font]
  4. [font="Comic Sans MS"] Happy Birthday, yippee Have a nice day, doing anything special? [/font]
  5. [font="Comic Sans MS"][b]Kims Monaco Madness[/b] I think this is the hardest race to call, anyone of 8 could win this I reckon but as I can only pick three, here they are. I was going with Tims prediction but he beat me to it. 1st Hamilton 2nd Alonso 3rd Button Trulli 16th Heikki 19th Kobyashi in the wall by lap 10! Red Bulls quick in quali with good one lap pace but brake problems put paid to race wins, they get overtaken in the pit stops[/font] This is harder to call than the lottery numbers!
  6. Atthelimit


    [font="Comic Sans MS"]Chris, Sounds like its getting exciting! Post a picture of the Elan when it comes back. I echo what has already been said on valuations. Insurance Make sure the insurance company increase the value on an "agreed value" basis so that you would get a full payout if a claim should occur. As the value of the car has increased and so the insurers potential payout you will probably be asked to pay a bit more premium. But its better to be properly insurerd rather than to cut corners for a few quid. We are insuring a lot more Elans now with values over 20K. If you are not already sorted or need any help give me a call. Kim Insurance man. 0116 2333559 work[/font]
  7. [quote name='tashuka' date='07 May 2010 - 08:07 PM' timestamp='1273259258' post='440'] not up to standard - this is a fab pic!!! also did i spot a fisheye in there? [/quote] No it is a fab car and an ok pic, lol
  8. [font="Century Gothic"][b]Curborough Pics[/b][/font] [font="Comic Sans MS"]Not up to a good standard I'm afraid, to busy waving flags you all ignored![/font] [img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/69.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/692.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/6922.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/de222.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/de22.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/de2.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/s1.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/7.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/y7.jpg[/img][img]http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/LotusElanMan/Decorated%20images/curborough%202010/e1.jpg[/img] [font="Comic Sans MS"]Also still have not got the hang of posting photos, it seems very long winded and I can only post some. I always have to edit the http tag, if I don't it shows a code but no picture, I must be doing something wrong![/font]
  9. [font="Comic Sans MS"][b]Spanish Grand Prix Predictions[/b] 1st Hamilton 2nd Button 3rd Vettel Heikki 17th Trulli 19th Although Lotus have upgrades, so do all the other teams. I think they will be closer than before lets say/hope 3-3.5 secs off the [u]race[/u] pace rather than 4-5 as it was before, Hopefully with a 3 week break they will have got a handle on the hydraulic problems and the cars might have a strong run to the finish. I expect them to still be best of the newbies and maybe in front of a couple of retirements. Just as a side issue I expect Shumi to out qualify Rosberg, but I think the car might be "light" to boost his confidence and to try and dent Nickos, also they can blame any poor showing on the wrong stratergy. Mercedes are throwing all their resources at Shumi, altering the car for his driving style etc, if he beats Rosberg then it will be a huge boost for him but demoralising for Nicko for despite his performances thus far they still seem to be focusing around Shumi. That could be bad for Nicko as the season goes on, but I still think Rosberg will out do him in the race. I hope he does because so far in equal cars he has outperformed him and now to give Shumi cars tailored to his needs seems unfair, same old Shumi situation then.[/font]
  10. RED BULL gives you wings ..................
  11. The saga goes on. The Irish regulator has allowd Quinns to write new business. But they have placed restrictions on themas to what they can write, The stated that they were trying to protect Quinns for punative losses in the uk insurance maket. Accordingly they have restricted Quinns to writing business for Provisional Licence holders only. Do they not know that learners pass their test at some point? kim
  12. Chris, Finaly finding my way around the new site, When I look at a topic there are very long page lenghts before the next reply, it's so long it often looks like there are no replies, is it just something on my cumputer settings or is this something you need to tweak at your end? If it's me, some tips would be appreciatted. Kim
  13. When does a lean become a wobble?
  14. Posted these before but had some problems. Now all I need to do is to learn how to resize them. ]
  15. Atthelimit


    [/url]Can't help on the shipping but there are some other things you need to be aware of. If you are from Oz you will probably already know but if not hold onto your hat. Importing cars in to Oz is hard work unless the cars is built before January 1989. But the car has to be original. Even then there are still a number of hoops to go throughnot least that not all ports will accept old cars into port! There are other schemes for personal import, Retuning expat Ozzies or for first time settlers when taxation rules are relaxed but lots of other regulations about ADRs, Austrailian Design Rules that the car might have to be altered to comply with and these can vary from state to state! Lots of paper work and veryfication of 12 months previous and continous use (Not just ownership) required if you are claiming it as a personal import. If the car has air con, more rules and regulations about polluting the ozone. Lots and lots of rules so check out this web site, http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/importing_vehicles/general/EligibilityCriteria_2.aspx
  16. Hi Chris, I know you will be doing your best but when I tried your "fux" thats a cross between a fix and a fudge, it just meant all the other websites i went into displayed in huge fonts! If it is of any interest/use this was not happening the first few times I used this new forum. Good luck, sorry about all us IE users! Kim
  17. Wanted a pair of good condition Tony Thompson or Pat Thomas (Kelsport) adjustable rear wishbones for small Elan. Kim
  18. Hi, Following on from my previous post (on the old forum) I can advise that the FSA have reversed their decision and as of the 22nd April, Quinns are allowed to write motor insurance once again. The restrictions placed on their other contracts remain in force. This could be good news for lots of young drivers as they were of course extremely competitive, especially for young males. It is not known if their rates will have altered so all you can do is get a quote in the normal way. Prospective clients should not be unduly worried by recent events as even if their permission was to be withdrawn once again, policies would remain in force and therefore claims would be paid. Quinns situation has had a lot to do with "politics" rather than any thing else and after a challenge in the courts it would seem that the FSA regulators have had to back down a little. Please note that I cannot write business with Quinns as this is a "direct to the public" operation but I thought it worth passing on for all of those of you who have youngsters insured with them or sons/daughters who will need insurance soon. If you need anymore information on this or general insurance advice, please contact me. Kim
  19. Amazing accident in practice at China GP Better quality video is on the BBC F1 website
  20. Alterations to my house have forced me into the loft to sift and discard the 25 years worth of tat or valuable memorabilia (depends on your point of view, which seems to be man versus woman at present) and decide what indeed to do with it. Keep it, sell it or throw it, being the various options before me. However, in order to reach a decision you have to look through all this stuff to “evaluate” it, is it a rare and treasured artifact or just something that was kept that, you were definitely going to do something with one day. In the course of this very time consuming “evaluation” I came across this photo which I remembered from this thread. Unfortunately the accompanying article made no further reference to the picture but it substantiates what has been said before and adds another bit to the puzzle. I have lots of stuff to evaluate/liberate and it’s all piled high in the hallway at present so watch out for some more gems from the archive or maybe watch the dustbin man get a hernia carting it all away! Kim
  21. Hi all, My name is Kim, a longtime LDC member, Lotus enthusiast and insurance broker. If anyone needs any help on insurance matters please feel free to post or send a pm. We insure all types of Lotus from the classics to the seriously modified, but I am willing to help out on general queries that you may have with other insurers just as much as providing quotes for your cherished car. We can also do personal fleet policies as well as all other types of cover, breakdown, trailers, storage and transit etc. Anything really so if you need help just give me a call. 0115 9737307