RE: Aston Martin Sunday Service: 8/5/16

RE: Aston Martin Sunday Service: 8/5/16

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giblet

6,990 posts

113 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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Was there a white Lotus Carlton in the car park? I seem to recall driving past one on my way in but it wasn't there later on when I had a look around and no one seems to have taken any pics of it?

Poisson96

1,409 posts

67 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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Yep, disappeared early on though

Pulse

10,596 posts

154 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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Yep, on the far side of the car park, near the front. Lovely it was, too! It was parked right by a mint R32 Skyline as well!

RenesisEvo

3,068 posts

155 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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The white Lotus Carlton disappeared early on because it re-surfaced at Bicester Heritage's Sunday Scramble. Fair play to the owner for making both events.

I recently saw an original one parked in Bicester Village (in Imperial Green), looked immaculate. The person I was with could not understand why I was getting rather excited over an old Vauxhall banghead

DannyB2007

144 posts

136 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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giblet said:
Was there a white Lotus Carlton in the car park? I seem to recall driving past one on my way in but it wasn't there later on when I had a look around and no one seems to have taken any pics of it?
I got one photo of it coming in, i was very excited!

But by the time i got back to have a nosey it was gone!

Looked stunning!
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big dub

3,995 posts

153 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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Made from a burnt out original, now with 420bhp

Impasse

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15,099 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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giblet said:
Was there a white Lotus Carlton in the car park? I seem to recall driving past one on my way in but it wasn't there later on when I had a look around and no one seems to have taken any pics of it?
Elsewhere the internet said:
For those who don't know the car, it was built up (from a Vauxhall Carlton shell) into a Lotus Carlton replica by Joe Ellis of BTB Exhausts, Daventry for racing at the Silver State road race in Nevada, USA. I believe he competed on two occasions and left the car over there in the mean time. He achieved some unholy average speed over the 90 mile distance, which is now written on the boot-lid with a map of the route (à la Nürburgring sticker).

Due to the unusual nature of the race, he was faced with a few unique problems, notably cooling. I think he added a rear differential oil cooler on the advice of Hethel and possibly a larger fuel tank. I believe that the Big Block V8 driving Americans were mightily impressed with the speeds that the relatively small capacity Lotus achieved. Remember that the Lotus Carlton/Omega was never sold there, so no-one knew what it was.

After the second event Joe brought the car back home and didn't use it for a while, before recommissioning it a couple of years ago. I think he didn't want to push his luck any more after getting airborne at nigh-on 180mph!



KarlMac

2,896 posts

77 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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Great piece of history. Really like the idea of the silver state road race after seeing an option video of them attempting it in a 350z

DaveV8V

85 posts

34 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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DaveV8V said:
RBV8 said:
MGR said:
To the owner of a black Aston Martin reg: CN07 CZM Check the front of your car - I witnessed an utter prick (in an AM convertible that was parked next to yours) reverse into your car and then drive off knowing full well he had hit it. There was a fairly loud crack - I think (hope) it was just the numberplate surround. This was around 11 am.
My son and I also witnessed this, they knew what they'd done but still drove away. Tried to get a pic of the culprit but wasn't quick enough!

Grey AM Roadster poss V12.
Panthro said:
Also witnessed this with MGR. The number plate bracket of the damaged car is cracked. Could have been worse, but I imagine it's not a cheap part from Aston Martin.
Thank you vey much for letting me know, someone very kindly re-posted your message about it on the Aston Martin forum. Luckily enough it looks like it is just a broken number plate plinth which took the impact.

As I said on the other forum I would like to think that whoever did it, did so unknowingly and didn't realise as accidents do happen and I wouldn't want to start a 'Witch Hunt' as hopefully they will do the decent thing and step forward!

Many Thanks

Dave
Quick Update: smilesmilesmile

It's all been resolved amicably, I had a chat with the gentlemen involved who did the 'gentlemanly thing' after picking up on one of the threads.

Obviously, the poor chap is slightly embarrassed about the incident especially as it makes it looks like he was trying to get away with something. After speaking to him it clearly wasn't his intention and as I suspected, it was a total accident and I can completely understand how it happened and why he may not have realised.

Thanks to all to kindly notified me and also to Mr 'X' who contacted me.

Dave

sahajesh

161 posts

89 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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DaveV8V said:
Quick Update: smilesmilesmile

It's all been resolved amicably, I had a chat with the gentlemen involved who did the 'gentlemanly thing' after picking up on one of the threads.

Obviously, the poor chap is slightly embarrassed about the incident especially as it makes it looks like he was trying to get away with something. After speaking to him it clearly wasn't his intention and as I suspected, it was a total accident and I can completely understand how it happened and why he may not have realised.

Thanks to all to kindly notified me and also to Mr 'X' who contacted me.

Dave
Glad it all worked out well.

Is there anyone interested in being part of a group booking for Prodrive/Aston Martin Racing? Means taking time off work in the day but very good yum

Alex L

2,154 posts

190 months

Tuesday 24th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
Glad it all worked out well.

Is there anyone interested in being part of a group booking for Prodrive/Aston Martin Racing? Means taking time off work in the day but very good yum
I "won' a tour in a charity auction and can thoroughly recommend it. I'd definitely interested going again especially as I live less than 10 mins away

chris.tarry85

51 posts

32 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
Glad it all worked out well.

Is there anyone interested in being part of a group booking for Prodrive/Aston Martin Racing? Means taking time off work in the day but very good yum
Definitely - dates permitting of course

bobski1

631 posts

40 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
Glad it all worked out well.

Is there anyone interested in being part of a group booking for Prodrive/Aston Martin Racing? Means taking time off work in the day but very good yum
I wouldn't say no, but depends on which day & cost

oliwright

24 posts

76 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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RenesisEvo said:
The person I was with could not understand why I was getting rather excited over an old Vauxhall banghead
Some people. Have you disowned him?

giblet

6,990 posts

113 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Impasse said:


Thanks for the pics and the info. Pity it left early, would have liked to take a closer look at it.

RenesisEvo

3,068 posts

155 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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oliwright said:
RenesisEvo said:
The person I was with could not understand why I was getting rather excited over an old Vauxhall banghead
Some people. Have you disowned him?
Her. No, I have not - but given their above average knowledge and interest in cars, I was somewhat disappointed.

sahajesh

161 posts

89 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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I'll contact Prodrive and get the costs as they may have changed since I last went.

LanceRS

1,273 posts

73 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
I'll contact Prodrive and get the costs as they may have changed since I last went.

Sounds interesting.

Alex L

2,154 posts

190 months

Wednesday 25th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
I'll contact Prodrive and get the costs as they may have changed since I last went.
Think it's about £25

lewisco

373 posts

55 months

Thursday 26th May 2016
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sahajesh said:
I'll contact Prodrive and get the costs as they may have changed since I last went.
I would love to have a look around there. Can put me down too.