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MALCOLM RICKETTS' OPEN DAY 19TH AUGUST 2017

PostPost by: billwill » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Copied from the Club Lotus website.
MALCOLM RICKETTS' OPEN DAY 19TH AUGUST

Event Date: Saturday, 19 August 2017
Start time: 12:00:00
End time: 18:00:00
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Location Address: LAMER LANE WHEATHAMPSTEAD AL4 8RG
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Malcolm?s annual Workshop Open Day this year will be from 12.00 to 18.00 on Saturday August 19th. The venue is Malcolm?s race workshop in Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8RG and as usual there?ll be some special historic Lotus road and racing cars on display and Malcolm will also be supplying another Mystery Lotus that has not been seen for some 25 years. Following last year?s record attendance Malcolm has further improved and extended the parking area. Malcolm and his wife Jill are great hosts and as usual will provide a BBQ and drinks in exchange for a donation to their local charity The Isabel Hospice. This is always a lovely summer gathering amongst new and old Lotus friends; everyone?s welcome, including guests, so just come along from around midday and enjoy yourself.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:22 pm

That is next Saturday folks.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:20 am

I spoke to Malcolm at Silverstone . As my car is one of 3 Elans he has owned and the other 2 will be there, we'll be making the trip. See you there.
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:42 pm

661 wrote:I spoke to Malcolm at Silverstone . As my car is one of 3 Elans he has owned and the other 2 will be there, we'll be making the trip. See you there.



Yes I expect to be there with his first Elan :-) though he must be prophetic as I hadn't actually said I will be there on Saturday; i guess he is presuming I will be as I have attended all his meets for the last 5 years or so.



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PostPost by: wotsisname » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 am

Currently - the weather forecast looks promising.
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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:42 am

billwill wrote:
661 wrote:I spoke to Malcolm at Silverstone . As my car is one of 3 Elans he has owned and the other 2 will be there, we'll be making the trip. See you there.



Yes I expect to be there with his first Elan :-) though he must be prophetic as I hadn't actually said I will be there on Saturday; i guess he is presuming I will be as I have attended all his meets for the last 5 years or so.



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look forward to seeing you, Bill, with ALH 661H
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:40 pm

Real Soon now!

Saturday 19th!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:22 pm

Bill,
For the first time in about 5 years I won't be there due to being on grandparent duties, please take lots of photos and post them up for the rest of us.

I'm going to Brands Hatch 2nd September for The Lotus Festival, hope to see you and others at that venue.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Photos from Malcolm Rickett's open day.

I arrived early to bags a spot in the courtyard, so the attendence looks a bit thin, but wasn't. There were lots of people there and the overflow carpark (paddock) was pretty full around 3 to 4 pm.


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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Photos from Malcolm Rickett's open day.


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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:13 pm

Photos from Malcolm Rickett's open day.

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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:16 pm

I will hopefully post more photos later, my click finger is getting tired and I'm hungry.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:35 am

I bumped into Malcolm on Sunday and he was pretty pleased with the turnout, raising just over ?1K for his charity. First time the field ( car park - which is a show itself) has been completely full.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:36 am

Thanks for the pictures Bill, the Seven with the Climax engine looks interesting, did you glean any details about it? The label on the dashboard is fun..... I read it as this car is dangerous and the driver is a lunatic
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:16 am

Alan, apparently one of the very earliest ones. I recall Bill telling me it was unit no 04. No doubt he will be along soon with additional info.

It did look interesting as a barn find. It had a hillclimb or speed trial medal on the dash too.

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