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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:00 am

:lol: :lol: Okay okay, I get the message regarding 'DuraLAN' :lol: :lol:

The sidewinders are made and they say 'ELAN SUPERSPRINT', I'm hoping that purists will take it as a sort of homage rather than an attempt to wind people up, this definitely isn't going to be a car for shrinking violets :wink:

John, I could call it the ViagELAN for you? You probably will get all tumescent over it anyway :shock:

Gary, I actually thought it was a good name, but have realised it contains my own name Dur'ALAN' which is a bit pretentious I suppose, sorry to keep you awake thinking of a smart arse comment.

Greg, Etec is far too cerebral for us bunch of losers and is too similar to Zetec with all the bad feeling that little name gives some people.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:12 am

It's either a Spydeo or a Monder. Or a Spytec, Durader or, to keep up with the Dutch, a SpyKa (I think that the Ka has a Duratec, n'est pas?)

A Spydeo SuperSprint has a certain ring, especially if you have a lisp.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:15 am

Then delving further into the mire, how about "The Speedo" otherwise known as Alan Thomas 'Budgie Smuggler'.

I know, I know, it's a pants suggestion!

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am

I thought we were all having some fun. This wind up stuff is so boring and dead common .
No one cares about a name. do they?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:48 am

Gary
I think everyone is just getting their own back at me, ido ask for it after all

Just wait a few weeks and I will post up the finished article, then perhaps the car will do the talking :wink:
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:53 am

My friend Tom used to say (from his dad)

Money talks and bullshit walks!

Enough said.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:22 am

Very profound....but who's talking and who often goes for a walk??!!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Spyder fan wrote:
John, I could call it the ViagELAN for you? You probably will get all tumescent over it anyway :shock:




I'm sure that as soon as I get a look into the engine bay a mass of acne will break out anew. :lol:

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:54 pm

Here's a few pictures taken at SMS today. I wanted to see the bare painted shell before it went back to Spyder for assembly, I'm really pleased with the result.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:07 pm

That looks really nice Alan.

I came very close to painting my car in Pistachio when I did it. It's a colour you can't ignore :D
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:42 pm

I fell for a Lamborghini Miura in Pistachio when a lad....and I still think that it looks just fab on Elans.

Love it!!

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:I fell for a Lamborghini Miura in Pistachio when a lad...

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Me too! Don't tell me you owned one Mark - I'd be Pistachio with envy!

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:59 am

No I didn't........the closest I came was to have a poster on the wall !!

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:17 am

Did Lambo call it "pistachio"?

Seen it described as all sorts...apple green, lime green, acid apple green, verde athica....but never pistachio.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:26 am

ardee_selby wrote:Did Lambo call it "pistachio"?

Seen it described as all sorts...apple green, lime green, acid apple green, verde athica....but never pistachio.


Hi Richard,
I'm not sure about Lamborghini, but Lotus only called it Pistachio for a short time when the colour was first offered and then described the colour as Lime Green in their subsequent brochures. Tim's site has the details, I'm only going from memory on this.

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