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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:18 am

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year from sunny Sydney (finally)!
As always it’s been a pleasure to follow the forum and occasionally contribute.
Hope everyone’s lotus wishes come true and long restorations come to and end in 23, I for one aim to have the 26r back on the track.
If anyone’s planning on a trip down under a n 23 please reach out.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:25 am

Happy Christmas to all
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:43 pm

Merry Christmas to you & your families, happy Elaning in 2023!
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:47 pm

Merry Christmas Vaughan, and all!!!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:40 pm

Merry all

Very Canadian Christmas here in the West Kootenays of BC. 2 feet of snow in 24hr, and -20, how great! :D
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PostPost by: archigator » Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:28 pm

Merry Christmas to all from Miami. The iguanas are falling from the trees!
Must mean that Santa's on his way.

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PostPost by: Bill » Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:52 pm

Merry Christmas all!!

My most memorable Xmas gift to myself was 59 years ago when on December 20 I963 I received confirmation from the factory of my Elan1600 (26/0538) Order going to the production line.

Unfortunately I will not be able to drive it tomorrow -the snow is still on the ground but I will look forward to the Xmas drive next year on the 60th anniversary.

Thank you all for the advice and friendship we have shared through the year.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 25, 2022 3:03 am

Back atcha one and all!

It's freakishly cold here in the Atlanta area this weekend, so I'm having to pause work on Yelotus for a few days until the garage warms-up a bit, but that should happen by Monday or Tuesday. And if all goes well, I might be able to take the car out for the Polar Bear Run on Jan 1.
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PostPost by: alaric » Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:30 pm

Happy Christmas!

There are mouth watering smells coming from the kitchen.... I may not fit into the Elan after dinner. Lucky I have a +2 haha.

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PostPost by: TBG » Sun Dec 25, 2022 5:04 pm

OK - not 2 feet but we do our best................Happy New Year to you all.D

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PostPost by: bulfin » Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:05 pm

Hi Vaughan,

Merry Christmas to you and to all the Listers - what a wonderful group!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:04 am

Belated Merry Christmas from Marlborough, Wilts.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:59 am

The Veg wrote: And if all goes well, I might be able to take the car out for the Polar Bear Run on Jan 1.


Veg, it's Dec 31. Hope your wipers are working. Good chance of rain that day :-)
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:47 pm

gjz30075 wrote:
The Veg wrote: And if all goes well, I might be able to take the car out for the Polar Bear Run on Jan 1.


Veg, it's Dec 31. Hope your wipers are working. Good chance of rain that day :-)


Yeah, been watching the forecast. Wiper-motor has been out of the car for six years (low priority compared to everything else) and the blades are made of something crumbly that used to be rubber, so if the forecast doesn't change then Yelotus stays home. My modern car is a comfy crossover/SUV type thing that has heated seats and satellite radio. Might be just the thing on such a day. But I also remember the time several years ago when the weather was clear and dry but very cold and I showed up on a motorcycle...but it had heated handgrips and I was wearing an electric-heated jacket! I was prob'ly warmer than most if not all of the drivers of British cars, especially Dan in his TR6 that had no heater since he'd bought it from a Floridian.

But a friend's 19-year-old son may come over for a drive before the rain arrives. Most young kids today aren't interested in old (or any) cars but he is and gives me some hope that at least somebody will carry the torch eventually. Get this: he says that his dream-car is a late-'40s Studebaker!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:46 pm

Bugger - is it Christmas?

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