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Old 16 Dec 2017, 14:37 (Ref:3787476)   #3676
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260 Cup John ?
Fantastic around Spa,little bit 'lively'around here though.
Mike,our take on normal is obviously quite different.😂😂
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 15:08 (Ref:3787485)   #3677
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A chap I knew through work a couple of decades ago, being a bit of a petrolhead, bought a new Elise to replace a very leggy and well used Audi performance estate thingy (I forget exactly what but if they did an RS4 Quattro estate back then that was probably it. About 180k miles as I recall).

He was an engineer for a telecoms outfit. Ex. military, early 30s, married, starting family, huge debt on credit cards so he bought an Elise! 30 odd mile commute to the office but I think he had a company car for his frequent and lengthy field trips.

So one sunny early summer morning he brought the Elise to the office to show people and I had an opportunity to enjoy the experience of getting in and out of it. Nice looking thing. A pretty metallic blue.

After a few weeks of singing its praises he admitted that actually he was not really getting on with it at all and within about 4 months had gone back to the Lotus dealer and part exchanged it for a used Esprit, if memory serves me well.

It was around that time that I realised I had reached an age where, for regular travelling, I preferred the luxury leather of larger limos whose prices plummeted with age and miles and became good value at about 4 years old.
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 15:20 (Ref:3787486)   #3678
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260 Cup John ?
Fantastic around Spa,little bit 'lively'around here though.
Mike,our take on normal is obviously quite different.����
A bit older than that, Terence. It was the development car for the Autobytel series, & not central driver seat like the series race cars. I was treated to some very fast laps around Hethel.

I've not driven a race car, unless the 2-11 counts, just various road cars.

Once you are in, the Exige is surprisingly roomy. The Evora is much easier to get in, despite the wide sill, which I think has been reduced lately.
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 15:45 (Ref:3787491)   #3679
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At the risk of arousing Bauble, who presumably is dangling in a prickly tree by now, I'm going back to pensions & the joys of being a pensioner in France. The mayor of my village has just delivered me a very nice basket of goodies for Christmas that included two bottles of wine, pate, biscuits, various packets of sweets etc.

One could have second thoughts about Brexit!
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 16:13 (Ref:3787501)   #3680
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At the risk of arousing Bauble, who presumably is dangling in a prickly tree by now, I'm going back to pensions & the joys of being a pensioner in France. The mayor of my village has just delivered me a very nice basket of goodies for Christmas that included two bottles of wine, pate, biscuits, various packets of sweets etc.

One could have second thoughts about Brexit!
Sounds like a good night coming up John . Enjoy . All I've got today is a miserable football score
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 16:14 (Ref:3787503)   #3681
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Does that mean he'll be adding that to the Brexit divorce bill?
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 16:51 (Ref:3787514)   #3682
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At the risk of arousing Bauble, who presumably is dangling in a prickly tree by now, I'm going back to pensions & the joys of being a pensioner in France. The mayor of my village has just delivered me a very nice basket of goodies for Christmas that included two bottles of wine, pate, biscuits, various packets of sweets etc.

One could have second thoughts about Brexit!
You'll be fine for years to come, had you not heard that we're not leaving the EU.
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 17:14 (Ref:3787515)   #3683
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Sounds like a good night coming up John . Enjoy . All I've got today is a miserable football score
Come on, Yours wasn’t the only team to lose! And you didn’t fall off your bike on the ice this afternoon, so cheer up.
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 18:47 (Ref:3787526)   #3684
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C'on Mike, now you really do know about your skills on a two wheeler. May be you should consider adding two small wheels on your Mostro
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 19:54 (Ref:3787535)   #3685
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Sounds like a good night coming up John . Enjoy . All I've got today is a miserable football score
Yes Iain, it has been a good evening as it involved a walk down to La Cascade for some pretty potent Biere de Noel. The walk home was rather warmer than the walk there!

Mine host was in very good mood as his home team (Bath) had just won at rugby.
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None of you are having to endure what I am going though tonight . Neibours 50 th birthday party and mrs Delta keeps making me dance . Well move about on dance floor . Food was good . 🙄
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 21:27 (Ref:3787548)   #3687
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None of you are having to endure what I am going though tonight . Neibours 50 th birthday party and mrs Delta keeps making me dance . Well move about on dance floor . Food was good . 🙄
That's horrendous Iain.

There should be a law against it in my opinion.
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C'on Mike, now you really do know about your skills on a two wheeler. May be you should consider adding two small wheels on your Mostro
Thank you for that vote of confidence! Big mistake was the backroads route chosen to keep away from mad drivers. I'm paying the price this morning though- Standing is possible, but walking or running ain't going to happen! Not going to help my winter fitness target....
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Old 17 Dec 2017, 06:43 (Ref:3787574)   #3689
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Thank you for that vote of confidence!
You're welcome, Mike. May be you could dance with Delta to help your recovery… And please dont tell me about fitness cose atm I'm quite confident I couldn't wear my racing suit! May be the balaclava but not sure.
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Old 17 Dec 2017, 06:45 (Ref:3787575)   #3690
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None of you are having to endure what I am going though tonight . Neibours 50 th birthday party and mrs Delta keeps making me dance . Well move about on dance floor . Food was good . ��

Couldn't you just watch the dancing on TV?

It was the finals of Miss France on TV here. Much bigger than Strictly....
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