Lotus Elan

May - VanDusen All British Field Meet, Vancouver BC

PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:08 pm

The ABFM in Vancouver BC is running Saturday May 18, 2013, followed by the Whistler Run on Sunday, May 19th.

I will be heading down again this year in my new Esprit. Staying at the host hotel and attending the Noggin ?n Natter Pub-Style Reception 6pm ? 9pm Friday night. Look forward to seeing you there. Signed up for Whistler as well.

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Last year I attended an informal dinner with the various area Lotus Clubs, which was fantastic. Any plans this year?

Cheers! Terrific event if you have not attended before. :)
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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:24 pm

See you there Stu.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:16 pm

Sounds good Bill.

Mike from White Rock (Europa) sent me details on a dinner after the show. Will be same location as last year after the show on Saturday at about 5:30.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue May 14, 2013 3:28 pm

Hey Guys, have fun at ABFM this weekend & remember to take photos!

I hope the weather is good.
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PostPost by: ken ob » Tue May 28, 2013 2:14 pm

I was in Squamish ( 50 miles north of Vancouver ) for two weeks so was able to visit this show. There were certainly some interesting cars to see. But best of all it was great to meet and chat to Bill. His Elan is just lovely and it is astonishing that he has owned it from new.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed May 29, 2013 4:31 am

Great you could make it Ken. It is a really wonderful show.

I unfortunately had several mis-adventures and didn't make it. I was all set to go in my new (to me) 2000 Esprit V8. I went in to a hand car wash for a buff up for the road. They left the head lights on so the pods would be up for washing. Well, the car wouldn't start after the wash; I naively assumed the engine was running. A jump start got it going, but it apparently sent a surge through the alternator and fried the regulator.

Several iterations of repair, towing, etc. followed, but to no avail. I ended up trailering the car down to Vancouver for some booked service with Richard at Richmond Auto Clinic. All appears good with the car now.

Hoping for better luck for the West Coast Lotus Meet in the Seattle area early July.
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