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by richardw
Wed Apr 21, 2021 19:28
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

Good question! I am looking into that. Whilst checking out specialist repairers in our region I came across these. They look impressive on their website. Have you come across them? https://www.option1sportscars.co.uk/ Cheers Duke Yes, I have used Option 1 for some retrimming work, but not for bodyw...
by richardw
Wed Apr 21, 2021 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

Thanks for all the suggestions and don't worry i will not be sacrificing an Elite body shell! Unfortunately this particular sunroof has no spares available so I will have to get a paint shop to glass in the hole. My Excel needs a respray anyway following a botched job around five years ago which ha...
by richardw
Tue Apr 20, 2021 16:13
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

My sunroof hole was glassed in by the paint shop when it was resprayed, very successfully. Webasto sunroofs are, IMHO, the best type of sunroof on a classic and if you can restore it using the contact provided by AlanM then go for it! Please don’t butcher an Elite! Although the roof profile is the s...
by richardw
Tue Apr 13, 2021 19:23
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 72
Views: 16041

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Tomorrow’s meeting:

Time: Apr 14, 2021 06:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72060721924?p ... JZUHd0QT09

Meeting ID: 720 6072 1924
Passcode: 16FeRB

All welcome as always

See you there

Richard
by richardw
Sun Apr 11, 2021 19:43
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Quick update - the TVRCC has been in touch and are keen to get involved. We just have to be sure we have more Loti that they have TVRs. I’m also starting to think about some merchandise we could create. What do people think about Winterbottom Run rally plates? I’ll try to get some costings if you ar...
by richardw
Sun Apr 11, 2021 19:33
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

Well, I think you guys had the honour of holding the only meet-up last year, and this year you are the first!

Well done!

Richard
by richardw
Wed Apr 07, 2021 19:56
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Pictures of my Excel
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Pictures of my Excel

That’s a lovely car!

Welcome to the forum.

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Wed Apr 07, 2021 18:51
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED

I think we should spare a thought for the venues and organisers of the events being nonsensically restricted in this way. The sudden reversal in guidance means the strenuous efforts made by venues and organisers, together with the investments they have made, have been a waste. I don’t see how an eve...
by richardw
Wed Apr 07, 2021 16:07
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May

IMPORTANT Due to new Government restrictions, the event will now only be open to essential personnel, meaning that car clubs and spectators will not be admitted. Here is the message I received today from Karen Coe, the organiser, which explains everything: Dear Car Club Organisers I am immensely dis...
by richardw
Mon Apr 05, 2021 21:49
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Bird in Hand sounds good - I only used booking.com which didn’t show anything around there. Do they serve food in the evening?

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Mon Apr 05, 2021 13:24
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Thanks to everyone who wants to join in. There is no limit on cars or numbers at the moment; we’re trying to find a venue near Wymondham Abbey that can accommodate a reasonable number of cars as there may not be enough space in front of the Abbey. I would like to ask for a volunteer to act as coordi...
by richardw
Mon Apr 05, 2021 13:08
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: The Winterbottom Run

bash wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:09
Has the tvrcc in touch yet richard ?
Bash
Not yet, email sent over the weekend. I’ll let you know when they come back to me.

Cheers, Richard
by richardw
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:17
Forum: General
Topic: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950

Although an Excel owner I find the Elite much more attractive. The rear of the Excel is just a normal coupe rear, whereas the Elite has, in my eyes, a stunning profile and rear. However, for my tastes the Excel is much better engineered than the Elite, and that rules out ownership an Elite. I've al...
by richardw
Sun Apr 04, 2021 21:19
Forum: General
Topic: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950

And the Excel in at 45. Nice one. Good find Richard. Yes - the Elite Excel! I must admit to not understanding why it’s down at 45 if the Elite is at 4. The dimensions measured are from a frontal view which must be pretty much identical on both cars. Still, we should gratefully take whatever is offe...