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    Talking I've just had the most AMAZING day...... (WARNING - Loads of Pics!)

    All started off bright and early this morning.....7am my alarm went off. (bit of a lay in actually cause if i'd have been at work i'd have been up at 5.25am)

    Anyway, brekkie and a quick fluid check on the car and i was off on my travels at 7.45.

    The first "different" thing was seeing this!



    and following it for a bit....well 88 odd miles!




    Eventually Billy (the LC owner) let me pass to lead the way.


    and arrived at a pub slightly before the planned time.....time for pics then!





    Then a guy from France arrived! He's come over in the morning and driven up to Norfolk!


    The the fun began!















    A total of 15 LC/LO's turned up........

    Your seat awaits!......


    Quite happily, I got in then was taken by James Waddington on the quick blast round to the Lotus Factory at Hethal!


    Unfortunately i don't have any pics from the actual Lotus factory as cameras are not allowed, but there will be official pics available soon. It was quite a slight seeing 15 Lotus Carlton/Omegas lined up out side the main factory...the Lotus employees came out in droves and drooled at them, even one of the original project managers came out and talked Lotus Carlton with us.

    The tour around the Elise production line was interesting, since the VX220 (Type 116) has ceased production Lotus have kept ALL the quality measures that Vauxhall put in place to guarantee the work on the cars. They even use Vectra Brakes on the Elise.

    Also saw the first few Europas lying around. Lotus haven't got the correct rims for them so they're sitting on VX rims at the moment.

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    wow!
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    quality mate, what was the factory like then?? special tour was it?

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    right i've stopped drooling now so can type. Man there must have been about nearly 4500bhp in that one little field.

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    It was a day out Autobahnstormers style.

    Worth the club membership fee alone.

    Anyone can have a tour, just needs arranging!

    Mattcoupeturbo, a few of them are modded.....ones over 430BHP IIRC!

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    thats a lorra LC's, must say dont really like the interior tho. but withthat much oomph a would still have ane

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    you must have been in heaven you little carlton fanatic... lol

    why don't you own one yet? i would have thought the kidney would have already been sold
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    Brilliant mate, I guess you were in your element all day. Lots of grins :cheese:
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    wow

    5655bhp all in one place at the same time
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    oh my god!!!!!!! you have no idea, your post has just made my night Keif. Glad you had a nice time, although i want even more pics hehe

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