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Sprint Spotted near Heswall

PostPost by: ken ob » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:24 pm

Just wondered if it is anyone on here ?
As I was out cycling I spotted a blue over white Sprint near Heswall, Wirral today around 1.30 pm.

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:54 pm

If a DHC Probably mine, as I live in Willaston, if a FHC could be Richard S... Don't know of any others..
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:14 am

I forgot to say it was a fixed head.

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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:53 am

Hi Ken
Well spotted! As Mark correctly guessed it was me!
Where are you Ken?
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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:54 am

PS Glad to see you still have yours Mark
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:26 pm

Hi Richard,
I am in West Kirby and yes, even when 'on the rivet' ( a phrase i recently picked up from TV coverage of the Tour de France :? ) I never miss an opportunity to spot an Elan.

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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi Ken
Did see a green/White Elan at Thurstaston a couple of weekends ago - was that you by chance?
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:18 pm

Mine is a Medici blue S2 Richard, although i think i have seen the green over white car.
If it is the one i am thinking of he is a member of Wirral Classic Car Club.

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:48 pm

All this Wirral talk makes me quite nostalgic! We lived in Bebington from 1964 to 1978, my wife was born in Clatterbridge, and I was a member of Wallasey Motor Club for several years. Didn't have Lotus back then, Minis, Cortina GT, and Honda 'S' sports were our cars. Not to forget my Austin Seven Special, of course.

Sorry to deviate off topic, I'll go now.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:45 am

Roger,
Good job u didn't start talking about Houston, else I'd get the nostalgic head on too.

By the way, what's your opinion of the doge hellcat ( big one)

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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:16 am

Out of interest, is there any Lotus owners club or group on the Wirral? (I'm in Chester)
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PostPost by: ken ob » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:49 am

Club Lotus meet at the Tudor Rose on the A540 on the last Sunday each month, although i haven't been for years.
( other side of the road from the Mini dealership )

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PostPost by: RichardS » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:30 am

Roger -
I worked at Catterbridge in early 80s and have worked in Wallasey since 1985. I bought my Sorint in 1982 when I worked at Clatterbrige
Brought up on the Wirral so haven't strayed far!


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I will look out for you - a bit tied up for next few weekends but in due course would be great to meet up and have a look at your S2. Might see if I can tempt Mark and any other locals out
for a Wirral lotuselan.net inaugural meeting!

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:47 pm

mark030358 wrote:Roger,
Good job u didn't start talking about Houston, else I'd get the nostalgic head on too.

By the way, what's your opinion of the doge hellcat ( big one)

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:51 pm

@Roger,
Yes Roger wish I could have stayed longer. From Houston went to Australia on the Gorgon project, now just started in Algeria.

@Richard, Good beer in the Thatch, close to us all I think. I'm game, but only got about a week or so left before I leave for another 4 weeks.

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