Lotus Elan

Donnington 2009-18th,19th April

PostPost by: alexblack13 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:15 pm

Weather is looking suspect so Elan will be confined to garage. Using wifes car (Z4) needs must! :lol:

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:27 pm

John,

Many years ago (early '70s ) Near Moenchen Gladbach ( Rheindahlen) for 4 years with a father posted on secondment to UK forces.
Sorry about the German spelling !
Can't remember.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:43 pm

Hi Stuart,

Here's an e-mail I just rec'd. Seems like things are looking gloomy about crossing the cahannel.

Hi John,

in fact I have just left Oostende poort onboard the ferry to Ramsgate - but booked in advance a week ago .... - if you show up without reseravtion, you have to wait easily 2 days to get aboard the next vessel !!
France seems to be completely blocked.

I?ll have a beer on your behalf at Donington.

Take care, Joerg



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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:17 pm

D.J.Pelly wrote:Hi Stuart,

Here's an e-mail I just rec'd. Seems like things are looking gloomy about crossing the cahannel.

Hi John,

in fact I have just left Oostende poort onboard the ferry to Ramsgate - but booked in advance a week ago .... - if you show up without reseravtion, you have to wait easily 2 days to get aboard the next vessel !!
France seems to be completely blocked.

I?ll have a beer on your behalf at Donington.

Take care, Joerg



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Maybe , it's time to try the Shuttle .
Calais - Folkestone for 35?
Don't know if it's faster for you but it remain another solution.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm

Old English White wrote:
D.J.Pelly wrote:Hi Stuart,

Here's an e-mail I just rec'd. Seems like things are looking gloomy about crossing the cahannel.

Hi John,

in fact I have just left Oostende poort onboard the ferry to Ramsgate - but booked in advance a week ago .... - if you show up without reseravtion, you have to wait easily 2 days to get aboard the next vessel !!
France seems to be completely blocked.

I?ll have a beer on your behalf at Donington.

Take care, Joerg



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Maybe , it's time to try the Shuttle .
Calais - Folkestone for 35?
Don't know if it's faster for you but it remain another solution.
Christian.


Thanks for the tip Christian,

I'm against the "Tunnel" so long as there are terrorists around, not to say that I'm a strong swimmer if a ferry went down.
In this case I've bitten the bullet & given up.
I hope all of you guys do get together & regardless of my previous sarcastic remarks, that you to get some group photos together.
(I would have done it :wink: )
Apart from than that there will certainly be some fantastic cars there, not just Elans. I hope that a lot of photos from the event will be posted.
I'm sure our friends from the "Antipodes" & those "across the pond" would be grateful

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PostPost by: AlanM » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:48 pm

John,

Really sorry you'll not be there this year - we'll raise a glass or two to your health.

We're off to Donington tomorrow for early start on Friday with set-up.

Fingers crossed for decent weather - local forecast is for sunny intervals and hopefully no wet stuff, let's hope they're right

See you all there.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:21 am

Thanks Alan,

I'd have been on the road myself by now.
Anyway have that drink on me, anything up to 8 quid :wink: :lol: :wink: :lol: :wink:
I hope you have a great time & that all runs well.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:50 am

Start planning for Castle Coombe, John!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:27 am

Aaaaargh!
don't do that to me now Mark.

Roll on 2010, I'll be a free agent then, maybe the house prices in GB will have dropped down to somewhere near normality by then & becoming once again resident in GB could be on the cards.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:49 pm

Come on you wusses,looks like it's going to be a good one...

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ ... ather.html

I'll be there both days if the gearbox holds out..

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:12 pm

Yep .Big improvement in the weather by the looks. John is right.Lets get out there :wink:

Doing some last min fixes and might just be there in the Elan.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:22 pm

....and I've got me a nice new Lotuselan.net badge with my name on it (alzheimers)..

See you all there

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:23 pm

Last post before I go to bobo's,am doing Donnington Saturday and Sunday (gearbox willing) and will be taking my digital camera but am useless at re-doing my photos to post,anyone out there willing to take my photos ,adjust them and post here?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:18 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Last post before I go to bobo's,am doing Donnington Saturday and Sunday (gearbox willing) and will be taking my digital camera but am useless at re-doing my photos to post,anyone out there willing to take my photos ,adjust them and post here?

John :wink:

P.S. email address will get my photos



I also have to admit to being dumb with computers & digital Photography but am learning slowly.
Try giving FastStone Photo resizer a go; it's a free download & works for me sometimes.
For normal people it should work all of the time :roll: :D :D

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:40 pm

John,

I too enjoyed the run up to Donnington and back.

If you wish, send the pics to me: sgbooth "at" totalise.co.uk
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send me an email with your tel no, and I'll ring you at an agreed time and talk you through the resizing thing
then you'll be good to go !

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