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Goodwood Revival 2013

PostPost by: paddy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:50 am

It's that time of year again .. looks like we'll be getting a bit damp this time.

As always, it would be great to be able to say hello face to face if you're around. I'll be at the Lavant Bank parking all 3 days.

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PostPost by: Etienne 7 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:15 pm

Unfortunately, I sold out way to early for me (I looked mid-august... :cry: )

A bit gutted, as I couldn't go last year due to other commitments...
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:23 pm

I hope to see you, Paddy, and I'll be in Park B. I've only noticed three other cars from the forum at the Revival (Rod, StoatWithToast [or his ex-car] and jimj) based on number plates.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:50 pm

Apart from Paddy on his usual spot and the StoatOnToast car (was it sold in May?) I made a chance encounter with a charming couple and their immaculate S4 on Thursday, not at Goodwood, and on Friday at the Revival who turned out to be nebogipfel. I encouraged them to return to the forum which had dismayed them earlier this year.

Out of 23 Elans in the "early car" park I did not recognise 10 from previous years whereas last year 17 out of 30 were new. There were also five +2 models of which two were unknown.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:45 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Apart from Paddy on his usual spot and the StoatOnToast car (was it sold in May?) I made a chance encounter with a charming couple and their immaculate S4 on Thursday, not at Goodwood, and on Friday at the Revival who turned out to be nebogipfel. I encouraged them to return to the forum which had dismayed them earlier this year.


Greetings all and hello Jerry,

It was a real pleasure to meet you both at the Revival and despite the dire weather forecasts I trust that you also had an enjoyable weekend. We are already looking forward to 2014 :) Thanks for the kind description of us and our car and I would agree that my Sarah is charming .....not so sure about me however :lol:

For anyone who may be interested I have attached a picture of Jerry's very nice Elan with a quarter of a million miles under it's belt. Also pictured are exterior and interior shots of a very famous Elan and one of Little'un with an MG TC for company (a model I now have an urge to own)

You have persuaded me to break radio silence Jerry :wink:
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PostPost by: casalunge » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Hi John

Who own's the White LHD "Baby" Elan at the top?
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:39 pm

nebogipfel wrote:Greetings all and hello Jerry,

For anyone who may be interested I have attached a picture of Jerry's very nice Elan with a quarter of a million miles under it's belt.

You have persuaded me to break radio silence Jerry :wink:

Welcome back, John, but that's not actually my car! It wasn't until casalunga spotted it as being LHD that I realised and mine has black bumpers and black bolt-on wheels and is pretty scruffy, check your photos from Friday. Nice outfits, by the way, especially Sarah's.

I didn't see another S2 at Goodwood, Colin, or any other 26 apart from Paddy's inside the circuit, but I only did a tour of the car park on Sunday.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Welcome back, John, but that's not actually my car! It wasn't until casalunga spotted it as being LHD that I realised and mine has black bumpers and black bolt-on wheels and is pretty scruffy,


:oops: That's embarrassing. Not sure how it happened but we seem to have lots of pictures of cars/elans but somehow managed to miss yours :oops: ....and I failed to notice that the car pictured is LHD. :lol:

That said, you car still looks good but the dear readers will just have to take my word for it. It's nice to see an early elan and a clearly loved and enjoyed one.

I will pass your kind comment on to Sarah :wink:
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PostPost by: casalunge » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:08 am

John

Who s the chap in your photo of the white S2? you?

I know the car because I bought it back from San Diego late 2011, one owner from new circa 45k miles, The small green sticker bottom left of the screen is a Californian Highway Patrol Inspection sticker.

Its current owner who has completed a superb sympathetic restoration is lurking in the background as per the photo below.

It shared a garage in San Diego with my Series 2 Seven in the other photo.

Another forum member pointed me in their direction.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:25 am

casalunge wrote:John

Who s the chap in your photo of the white S2? you?


Hello Colin,
Yes it's me. My dear wife laments the fact that there is often a skinny old man ruining her perfectly good photographs :wink: I have another disturbing habit of inhaling the aroma of old car interiors whenever possible :lol:

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:26 am

The gentleman in the photo looks as if he has a Lotus key fob in his hand, is he trying to figure out where the steering wheel has gone? :D :D

Great photos! Great cars!
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PostPost by: casalunge » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:53 am

John

You'll be telling me next the Red S1 in your photo's was once owned by Jim Clark :D :D
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:03 am

nebogipfel wrote: :oops: That's embarrassing. Not sure how it happened but we seem to have lots of pictures of cars/elans but somehow managed to miss yours :oops: ....


I'm not being narcissistic but I took a couple of you both on your camera by our S2 on the Friday when we met up before entry, perhaps I pressed the wrong button! I should have taken a couple of you myself and perhaps Anne did though I haven't downloaded her camera yet. If so I might have to publish again.

Great to see you back in print; I'd forgotten your avatar, could it be Sarah?

Edit: Oops, I thought I'd sent this as a PM! :oops:
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:28 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Great to see you back in print; I'd forgotten your avatar, could it be Sarah?


No, It's the late and lovely Janet Munro, star of one of my favourite films "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" a classic British film from 1961.
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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:49 pm

I see that 997 NUR is missing the claylastic bumper trim and dash edging and also has the wrong (or broken) heater pull. :shock:

It seems nothing is perfect (especially my car) :wink:
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