The83girl

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About The83girl

  • Birthday 12/27/1982

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Shipston on Stour
  • Drives
    Elise SC

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  1. Hi and welcome to the club.

    It's a sad time in the car world at present, we had a meeting last Sunday (only the second since lock down) at the Hilltop cafe on the Fosse Way and it was well attended. Unfortunately it looks like it might be the last one for a while under the current restrictions.

    Most of the clubs events have been canned due to Covid but of course as soon as we are able things will start to get moving again.

    Is this your first Lotus? a photo of it would be great to see.

    Once again, welcome

     

     

     

    1. The83girl

      The83girl

      Hi, thanks for the Welcome! This is indeed my first lotus, however you could say I’m not entirely new to the Lotus scene... or in fact the club itself. My brother and mum are both members, and my family have been involved as long as I can remember. My brother is the incredibly proud owner of a fantastic Type 83 Elite, which has been in the family for almost 30 years. He also has a Laser Blue Evora, which I’ve had the privilege of driving quite a bit. My brother inherited both cars from My late father, whom you may well have heard of; Mike Stripe, ex chairman of the LDC. Yes, I am his daughter, and I finally have my own (well, mine and my partner Martin’s own) Lotus. Still pinching myself! Such a shame Covid has put everything on a stand still, but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to the clubs meets and events as and when the situation allows. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mike Stripe Memorial Event last year in my brothers car... would be fantastic to do something similar in my own! 

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    2. Atthelimit

      Atthelimit

      Hi,

      I thought "The83Girl" might be part of the stripe clan. I knew your dad well and of course Carol and James, I lent him some tools when the Elite decided to play up at an event a couple of years back.

      Car looks fab and I hope we will all get to meet up at some point. 

      Kim, Jules & Lottie