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clarkmagpie

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2,884 posts

92 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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As a lot of you will be putting your pride and joys away for the winter, mine is just coming out to play!
Combination of various things have meant it hasn't been on the road as much as it should have been.
Not the cars fault I hasten to add!
Time
Money
Pish poor summer
Lotus Elise to play with instead
Parked at parents
All factors


MOT passed
Insurance transferred over from the GTV
Taxed

Needs a damn good wash and polish, jump start and belly full of juice.

I'm actually excited and probably won't wait till the weekend to go and get it!


si2085

92 posts

91 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I am in a similar boat to you - my Chim has been off the road since february having a chassis restoration, respray and new interior, and it's nearly finished, just in time for winter! As you say the one consolation for us is that it has pissed it down for most of the summer.

Happy winter hooning beer

grahamw48

9,928 posts

135 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Nothing like an exhilarating drive in the cool air, and does the car good to be used year round I reckon.

More power too ! biggrin

bobbins

1,245 posts

104 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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grahamw48 said:
Nothing like an exhilarating drive in the cool air, and does the car good to be used year round I reckon.

More power too ! biggrin
Agree - couldn't bear for it to be SORNed and not be able to get it out on a nice crisp day.

Enjoy!

Springbok

334 posts

151 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Stunning scenery, gorgeous car but the wheels - why?

grahamw48

9,928 posts

135 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I hate black wheels...always looks like someone's nicked the hub caps.

getmecoat

SPS

1,089 posts

157 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Springbok said:
Stunning scenery, gorgeous car but the wheels - why?
I suppose it's because HE LIKES BLACK WHEELS simplesss!
rofl

clarkmagpie

Original Poster:

2,884 posts

92 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I must have a thing for black wheels!
The Elise has black alloys as well smile
Also, bought both cars like that!
Will have to head out and get some nice autumnal photos.
Any excuse for a trip to the Lakes.

DuncanM

3,084 posts

176 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I think the black wheels look superb and really suit the car so there! smile

SPS

1,089 posts

157 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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DuncanM said:
I think the black wheels look superb and really suit the car so there! smile
+10
smokin

Andy JB

1,018 posts

116 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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clarkmagpie said:
Lotus Elise to play with instead
Slightly off topic but...I would love to know your unbiased opinions about these 2 cars, pro's & cons of both.

I am considering entering the Lotus fold too, as a change as much as anything, however, for the past 10 years one of my motoring buddies has a series 1 Loti, & we have completed many foreign & UK jaunts together & its always interesting comparing the two but of course the drivers are different.

I have driven the S1 across France, but would prob be looking at an S2 - how do they compare if at all in your view to a 500 RV8 apart from the obvious differences? & which one would you keep if you had to sell one?

dod

733 posts

157 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Back to the wheel discussion smile Compomotive MO5s, yes? Do know the particular style and sizes for them please?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

18,626 posts

132 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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clarkmagpie said:
As a lot of you will be putting your pride and joys away for the winter
hehe


clarkmagpie

Original Poster:

2,884 posts

92 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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The year before last, we ended up getting the Christmas tree in the Griff.
It was a blizzard, top off and tree sticking out from the passanger seat.
We had some funny looks!

As for a comparsion between the Griffith and the S2 Elise...

The Elise feels nimble, agile and feels like anyone can take it on a spirited drive. My dad enjoys it as well.
It even sounds good with sports exhaust and nice big air filter.
Gets admiring glances and people stopping and passing comment aall the time.

The Griffith,
It always makes me nervous before taking it out, much more of a handful and much more of an occasion.
It goes like the clappers, sounds like thunder and gets me grinning from ear to ear.

As you have asked me to choose which to keep, it would be the Griffith without a second thought.
It's a car I have wanted for so long.
My first dream car, well one that was realistic!
We have had our disagreements and fallings out but, it's a goosebumps car. Amazing and a proper classic.

schimg

1,830 posts

150 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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clarkmagpie said:
The year before last, we ended up getting the Christmas tree in the Griff.
It was a blizzard, top off and tree sticking out from the passanger seat.
We had some funny looks!

As for a comparsion between the Griffith and the S2 Elise...

The Elise feels nimble, agile and feels like anyone can take it on a spirited drive. My dad enjoys it as well.
It even sounds good with sports exhaust and nice big air filter.
Gets admiring glances and people stopping and passing comment aall the time.

The Griffith,
It always makes me nervous before taking it out, much more of a handful and much more of an occasion.
It goes like the clappers, sounds like thunder and gets me grinning from ear to ear.

As you have asked me to choose which to keep, it would be the Griffith without a second thought.
It's a car I have wanted for so long.
My first dream car, well one that was realistic!
We have had our disagreements and fallings out but, it's a goosebumps car. Amazing and a proper classic.
Might be wide of the mark here...but this car looks like wixers old Griff 500...think it was L??HOP...had an engine built at TVRPower...has powersteering...or am I wrong?

I'll get me coat in anticipation...

clarkmagpie

Original Poster:

2,884 posts

92 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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schimg said:
Might be wide of the mark here...but this car looks like wixers old Griff 500...think it was L??HOP...had an engine built at TVRPower...has powersteering...or am I wrong?

I'll get me coat in anticipation...
You are correct!
Taraka conversion smile
Owned it for 5 years and has been a joy.

so called

5,237 posts

106 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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