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Hartleyj last won the day on February 25 2019

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About Hartleyj

  • Birthday 11/06/1956

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  • Location
    Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Interests
    All things Lotus! Touring, Track Days, you name it!
  • Drives
    Elise 111R

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  1. The Northern Lights Cinema in Wirksworth ( see https://www.thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk/) DE4 4FG is showing the Le Mans ’66, which features the battle between Ford and Ferrari for honours in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966. Tickets need to be booked in advance via the website and cost £6.50 (£5.50 for concessions) in the afternoons and £9.50 (£8.50 for concessions) in the evenings. The showing dates are: Friday 13th December (7.30) Saturday 14th December (7.30) Sunday 15th December (2.00pm) Wednesday 18th December (2.00pm) I have no connection with the cinema, but it is good to support a business who are trying to cater for us Petrolheads
  2. My 06 111R (Toyota powered) never had an airbag, although it now has a removable Momo. Not sure but I think airbags didn't arrive until later (2010 anyone?)
  3. I've attended as many Scrambles as possible since my first visit over 2 years ago and I love the place to bits, and I appreciate the message they are trying to put out, and I can see why. That said, given the level of organisation and the number of their own people they have to manage the event, I really don't see that we need to get too wound up about this. They simply have far too much to do to police this down to the last car. We will, as LDC, try to encourage as many qualifying cars as possible, and I am sure BH will give us credit for trying, whether or not we achieve it to the letter. Let's not get too paranoid please. It's BH, not Goodwood (and all the better for that, IMHO).
  4. Yes you can get a replacement. If you contact a Lotus dealer they can order one given the VIN code. It does cost for the search, from memory, but it teaches you not to do it again! Christopher Neal got one for me after it went AWOL but I had to pay for the search. They said they didn't have a full set so it was easier to do the search rather than go over on the off chance.
  5. Well I've persuaded myself, even if no-one else has! Fingers crossed that the weather improves!
  6. This pinched off the Club Lotus site - wondered if any on here are planning to head north for the event? As many will know, this year is the 50th anniversary of Jim’s fatal accident at a cold and damp Hockenheim during a Formula 2 race on April 7th 1968. His Lotus 48 left the circuit at high speed and went off into the unprotected trees that lined the circuit. The cause of the accident was never conclusively established although the view of the majority is that it was caused by a deflating rear tyre. One thing for certain is on that part of the track - a gentle right hand curve - a driver error by someone of Jim’s ability was absolutely out of the question. In association with the Jim Clark Trust and the Chirnside Community we’re organising a series of events in Duns and Chirnside over the weekend of 7th-8th April. Over the past few years our annual Jim Clark Weekend has celebrated many of his remarkable achievements. Although this year sadly marks a tragic occasion, we all want it to be an upbeat weekend to remember and reflect on how special Jimmy was - a modest Borders farmer who was not only a gentleman but who also possessed a sublime ability as a racing driver.The weekend starts on Friday evening when we meet at the Jim Clark Clock tower in Chirnside at 19.00 for our traditional evening drive to Eyemouth for the freshest fish and chips. No booking is needed but we will be leaving at 19.15 sharp so please don’t be late.On Saturday we have the following events:11.00 - A ground-breaking ceremony at the Jim Clark Room in Duns to celebrate the start of the build programme for the new extension to the Room. Several racing and road cars driven by Jim and provided by Classic Team Lotus and others will be on display outside the Jim Clark Room together with many Lotus cars from Club Lotus members parked along Newtown Street.There will also be a piper and the Jim Clark Room will be open all weekend.15.00 - Service of Remembrance and wreath laying at Chirnside Parish Church.19.30 for 20.00 - Commemorative Remembrance Dinner at Carfraemill Hotel (www.carfraemill.co.uk) which was a regular watering hole of Jim, Innes Ireland and many other Scottish racing drivers. The menu has been carefully chosen to reflect the Borders and is all locally sourced: Starter: Ettrick Valley Smoked Scottish Salmon with lemon & mixed salad leavesMain:Roast Rib of Border Beef with Yorkshire pudding, skirlie tomatoes and chef’s selection of potatoes and fresh vegetablesPudding:Border Berries PavlovaTea, coffee & mintsA delicious vegetarian main course option will be available which is Oriental style vegetable filo cases with a mild spicy cream sauce. The cost is £36 per head including service and we will need full payment with your booking. We’re expecting many Lotus personalities to attend but we only have room for 130 guests. If you’d like to be there please book now to avoid any disappointment.To reserve your place please call Club HQ or email annemarie@clublotus.co.ukOn Sunday we meet at Chirnside from around 10.00 where the local community have organised an exhibition display of Jim's trophies and memorabilia in the village hall titled ‘Jim Clark - Chirnside’s World Champion’. Jim always considered Chirnside to be his home and expect to see many personal items not usually on public display. The exhibition will be in the Chirnside Community Centre, Main Street, East End, Chirnside, TD11 3XR (opposite the Jim Clark Clock tower) and is open from 10.00 to 16.00 on Friday April 6th to Sunday April 8th inclusive. Admission is free but donations are welcome on the door and UK taxpayers can also claim Gift Aid. Members and supporters can also donate to the exhibition via the ‘Just Giving’ button on the event website www.chirnsidecommongood.org. We might also take a drive out locally or perhaps arrange a convoy of Lotus road cars around the town. A long way I know, but I only need a little persuading... Hartley
  7. Ticket bought in December (must be the latent gambler instinct in me!). Still debating mode of transport (sorry Mark!)
  8. Tucked up Mark? How do you spell that please?
  9. Following a successful screening of the McLaren film, The Northern Lights cinema in Wirksworth (DE4 4FG) will be showing the Williams film on Thursday 30th November. Having had a good response to the McLaren film, the cinema is keen to repeat the experience with Williams. Booking is essential - see https://www.thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk/whats-on/ For those that missed the launch publicity, Williams is the story of Frank and the Team, based on the book that Frank’s wife Ginny wrote before her death in 2013. The film builds on the book with recent interviews with family and team members. There is also archive footage of the years Williams have operated in F1. Hartley
  10. Add Rachel & I to the list. Will be making own accom arrangements in Shrewsbury but joining all for dinner, and have booked the Holiday Inn in Swansea for the Saturday night. Looking forward to it.
  11. The Wirksworth cinema ("Northern Lights") is showing the Mclaren Film on Wednesday 26th July. There are still places available. The manager is keen to promote the cinema to specialist groups, and will consider showing the Williams film if the McLaren film goes well. This is a small cinema but the facilities are good. WIrksworth 15 miles north of Derby. Anyone interested should book online: https://www.thenorthernlightcinema.co.uk/whats-on/ Hartley
  12. The Bicester Sunday Scramble website says club members can obtain discounted tickets if their club has been registered. Can someone please explain what we have to do to get these tickets. Thanks.
  13. Any chance of some decent weather? Last time we went to Scotland in the Elise the rain gods followed for 2 weeks! Watching with interest, depends on dates.