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Everything posted by Atthelimit

  1. Hi Matt, Sorry we cannot do track day covers, however if you are not already fixed up try R.E.I.S who might be worth a shot. Kim
  2. Hi Eddie, I love the picture in the list of the Lotus 19 (not) LOL
  3. I would like "Dan the Man" but don't think he has the car unless the Renault engine comes on strong and I don't see that happening!
  4. On the 20th May this year the current MOT rules change. For newer cars they become stricter with new areas to be tested such as daytime running lights, reversing lights, brake pad warning lights and it will take a much tougher stance on emissions and particularly on diesel vehicles. On the other side of the coin is is the fact that vehicles over 40 years old will no longer need an MOT unless they have been significantly altered. So most Loti first registered before May 1978 should be exempt, you will need to declare the vehicle as such when you tax the vehicle, even thought it is tax exempt anyway. However if the car has been modified or what DVLA consider to be significantly altered then the car will still need to have an MOT test. The DVLA definition of substantially changed vehicles includes items like engines, so Elans fitted with Ford Ztec engines will have to undertake the new stricter MOT, Chassis of the "same pattern" as the original are not considered as a substantial change but I am not quite sure if a space frame Spyder chassis is the same pattern as a folded steel chassis? I would not think it is but who knows what DVLA will think of them. I know of other substantially changed Loti such as Excels with V8 engines in them etc and they will certainly have to take the MOT test. From an insurance point of view the lack of an MOT is not an issue, in all motor policies there is a clause that states, "a vehicle must be kept in a road worthy condition at all times" so nothing has changed in that respect, so if you have bald tyres, can see the road through the floor of the car, you are already in trouble anyway! This is a rolling exemption and as cars become 40 years old they fall into this group, so most Loti up to and including early Esprits should qualify but you will have to register it as MOT exempt. Kim
  5. With the first view races out of the way we all have a good idea of who is realistically in the running. With 3 teams domination the top step of the podium lets see who you think will be on the top step at the end of the year. Just for fun!
  6. Hi Eddie, Investigating options, but yes having looked at the parts the standard items look a bit thin!. Elise Parts and the Elise Shop do upgrade kits, just trying to work out which one is best, I will be doing the whole rear end to be on the safe side. Kim
  7. Had a great weekend, meeting old friends and new. Unfortunately we broke down on the way home (broken rear toe link) so thanks to those who stopped to offer help. Not much can be done with this sort of failure and so we waited for the tow truck which arrived in an hour (great for a busy bank holiday) and delivered us back home. I am sure this will give Colin our chairman a good giggle as its normally him that needs the truck! Still it could have been worse, it could have happened on the way down and messed up the weekend. Thanks to Dave, Chris and Tash who as always delivered a great and very hot weekend. Kim & Jules
  8. I've just spoken to The Gower, 3 rooms still available, but booking must be made by phone, ie LDC rooms don't appear on any booking website 01834 813452 Jules
  9. Atthelimit


    Arch motors make the chassis, always have and still in business. You could call them and find out but it won't be cheap. 01480 459661 They are in Huntingdon Google them! Kim
  10. This might be very good news. Lotus have the know how, the inventive streak to make great cars, what they have always been short on is investment. If they get the funds I'm sure they can do great things but we will have to wait and see, low cost, low volume niche sports cars are very difficult to make money on but very high price tag cars do. Will this mean we see Lotus enter the high-end super car market? Although beyond me, that would be fine as long as they continue an entry level Lotus. I am sure we will see the SUV, it's the biggest market now for all manufacturers, Porsche included, dosen't do it for me, but there are lots who want them so it makes commercial sense. At least Lotus should be "safe" for a while which all us enthusiasts will welcome. Kim
  11. 109 has landed - unfortunately hubby is in bed with a cold so I get it all to myself instead of the usual fight to read it first. Housework on hold, mug of tea in hand, chuckling at Chairman's Chatter! Jules
  12. To everyone on the "Welsh Weekend" Thanks to David, Sian, Chris & Tash for a great weekend, your effort is really appreciated. It was great to meet new people, but hopeless with names so next year definitely got to have name badges! Kim & Jules
  13. Dave, For us luddites amongst us, will you still be doing the route in printed format? Kim & Jules
  14. 11 Kim, Jules and Lottie, S1 Elise and Big Blue LDC Tea/Coffee Van
  15. Fab - will aim to meet you all at Raglan after we've done the boring bit!
  16. Hi David, As a past editor I understand what a big job this is. Each new editor brings something different, I dragged the magazine from the dark ages, literally, black and white to full colour! I wish you well and look forward to the next issue with great expectation, no pressure then. Best wishes Kim
  17. Thanks to Ian and Kay for organising it. To every one there and Lotus friends who could not make it, Merry Christmas. Well done to CJ and Simon, well deserved awards. See you all next year.
  18. Wow that's fantastic, really looking forward to it! Jules, Kim and Lottie