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Malcolm Ricketts' Workshop open Evening 14 Aug 2013

PostPost by: billwill » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:21 pm

I didn't get the usual email notice from Anne Marie of club lotus, but Club Lotus News arrived today and I see the following notice:
From 6pm onwards. There will be a BBQ and refreshments available throughout the evening. All funds raised go to the Isobel Hospice.

The Old Dairy Barn, Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts UK, AL4 8RG


Inside it also says:
On display will be some special historic Lotus racing cars ... etc
Malcolm and Jill are great hosts and it's always a lovely evening - everyone's welcome including guests so just arrive from 6pm and enjoy yourself.


I shall probably go, especially to show Malcolm and Jill that their very first Lotus is back on the road again. Though they only owned it about 15 months versus the 44 years I have owned it since. :)

Anyone else going?
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PostPost by: Coupe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:45 pm

Went a couple of years ago and a very good and worthwhile event it was. Cannot make it this year as will be on holiday and will have done the Stelvio pass that day.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:32 pm

I hope to go if SWMBO lets me!
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Pop to the top as the event is next Wednesday.

I'm poor at recognising faces (the bane of my life) , so if I've met any of you before, I may not recognise you.

But this is what I look like nowadays.
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And yes in that photo I had two hats on as a joke.
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PostPost by: Tappetman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:45 pm

I will be going.I have a Lotus Elan +2 JPS. It will be my 1st time but I have been told it will be interesting.
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:20 pm

Today.

8)
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:50 pm

Kermit is all fuelled up and ready to go. :wink:

I shall probably be arriving early as I have the dreaded Dartford Tunnel on my route from Tunbridge Wells, but Malcolm won't mind me helping to shift the cars about I'm sure.
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Save a place for my car inside the main compound, I am coming in Malcolm's first Elan.

8) 8)
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Roger Willco!

I will make Kermit very wide
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:19 pm

i sure wish you were more in the vicinity boys and girls! have a nice evening everybody and many alpine
greetings from your swiss/american member sandy johnson
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:22 pm

A great time was had at the BBQ.

Malcolm & Jill were pleased to see their original Elan again and I noticed Malcolm explaining their history of the car to many of the visitors.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:51 pm

A few photo's below, please follow this link for the rest http://s991.photobucket.com/user/spyderfan/library/Malcolm%20Ricketts%20BBQ?sort=2&page=1

Nice to meet up with Bill Will and Leslie (512BB) as well as to briefly say Ciao! to Tappetman (sorry didn't catch your name).

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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:45 pm

What an amazing car collection... I see an eleven GT, Ian Walker 26R etc, anyone know the background on Malcolm? I have not heard of him before...
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:09 pm

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:27 am

Some of my photos:
Rest of my pics at:
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Malcolm talking to Pete ? with Alan near my Yellow Elan
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Alan's Supersprint
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Leslie with his Sprint
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A DeLorean, a regular at these events.
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Tappetman in his smart Plus 2 JPS
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