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August 2007

BritBall Run 2007
by Adrian Health
This years Britball run was held over the recent August Bank Holiday weekend. Three Esprits entered this year, two GT3's and one S4.

The start venue this year was the Gaydon Motor Heritage Centre near Warwick.

Day one took us to the Welsh coast via Worcester, LLangurig the highest village in Wales 1000ft above sea level, then on to Aberystwyth, and Aberaeron, coming back via Abergavenny and Hereford to the day one end point of Solihull. Over 300 miles with a shopping list and challenges thrown in, one of which was that the Navigator had to memorise the order in which a pack of 52 playing cards had been shuffled. My navigator manager 3, but Gary Hodges wife Mary managed 46!

Day two we went East via Cambridge, on to Kings Lynn, then Peterborough, Leicester and finally Warwick, with more challenges along the way.

Day three was a precise navigation challenge through the Cotswolds to the end venue if Gaydon.

I am sad to report that I did not retain the championship but Gary & Mary came a very close second only 4 miles behind the winning Smart Brabus Roadster. Gary, Mary, GT3 Jonny, and myself all vowed to be back next year, why not join us for for a weekend I promise, you will not forget.

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Sport 300 tyres
Get an original set now!
SWLC have a special deal on rare Sport 300 tyres, for a set they are asking £600.00+ VAT and CARR. So if your lucky enough to own a Sport 300, then now might be the time to get a set, as you might have trouble later down the line!

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2008 Calendar Photo's
Get them in!
With the calendar looking likely to be going ahead (albeit in small numbers). You don't have long to get your snaps in to make next years calendar.

Remember they must be high resolution, so no camera phones and make sure your digital camera's are set at their highest setting for both size and res.

Email any pictures to admin@lotusespritworld.com

Pictures really need to be in by the end of August or very beginning of September. Printing will be done in September, with the calendar going on sale in October.

Owners who's Esprits make it onto the Calendar will be offered a FREE A3 calendar with only postage to be paid!

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Tough being Bond
Set shot from SWLM
Found this set shot from the Spy Who Loved Me. Tough job being Bond!

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Stoneleigh Parts Fair 2007
4th November 2007

The parts fair will be held on Sunday 4th November 2007 from 10.30am until 4pm at the same location as last year. Put it in your diaries and make sure you're there as the gathering is normally the last of the year. This is Annual Lotus parts Fair, with more Lotus parts available and clothing than any other meeting in the UK.

Maps here for the venue:
http://www.stoneleighpark.com/directions/index.html

This is one we always attend as a meet for us Esprit lot (using the parts Fair as a focal point). We all meet near the venue here, then drive to the show.

The Porridge Pot
Stratford Road
Longbridge
Warwick
Warwickshire CV34 6RA

www.pubfoodguide.co.uk/pubs/warwick-porridge-pot.htm

Look to arrive at the Porridge Pot between 9-9.30am for departure at 10am.

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