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by Richard Parham
Thu May 26, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Another S1 on Collecting Cars coming up..

I was with Chris at the ring when the alternator
Failed.. I have photos of my and his exige in the
Car park.. watched him race in the Elise sport
Series at the GP circuit
by Richard Parham
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

The following Saturday I arrived Boss Racing. The Exige looking beautiful with the sun shining down on her stunning metallic paintwork. A quick catch up with Rob and the Exige was started and warmed up to temperature. I drove home which took around 40 miles to see how the Exige felt and ran. I noted...
by Richard Parham
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

Dave noted that the engine run rough for the first 30 seconds...and then seem to clear itself. He said it sounds like the head gasket may have failed, as these are common symptoms for the problem. Ohh dear... A good friend of mine Rob Singleton had worked at Caterham for many years and knew his way ...
by Richard Parham
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

It was a trip at the ring that was my turning point for me and my Exige. I was coming down Antoniusbushe straight towards Dottinger, home... at about 142mph in 4th the little K series engine screaming at 8100rpm. I would lift slightly for Schwalbenschwanz, the engine breaking me quickly to about 120...
by Richard Parham
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

A few upgrades were purchased from Bell and Covel, sport exhaust - aluminium window handles - gear change gate and a de cat pipe from PTP. On investigation the inner plastic wheel arches were badly damaged due to hard cornering from circuit work. The car was booked in to SGT's and the inner arches r...
by Richard Parham
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

Now for some dates.. I think it was back in May 2002, when I was at the ring. The weekend was a bit special as there was a Lotus Motorsport Race on at the GP circuit. For those of you who don't know what these cars were, they were an Elise sport that looked like an Exige with steering wheel and seat...
by Richard Parham
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

Now.... I need a trailer, a quick call to Brian James and within a week I had picked up the new form of transport for the exige. I seem to remember my first track day was at Cadwell Park amazing circuit ideally suited for the exige. The VHPD was untterly intoxicating, I can remember holding the thro...
by Richard Parham
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

Good afternoon. The sales lady said.. I fully understand Mr Parham.. be in contact soon. An hour later, the phone rang.. Mr Parham, its SGT..We will sell you one of the matalic cars with AC, sports seats, harnesses, carbon air box, removable steering wheel.... for.. £29.999.. as long as you buy and ...
by Richard Parham
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

To be continued.
by Richard Parham
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Owning an S1 from New
Replies: 53
Views: 14298

Re: Owning an S1 from New

Hi every one.. I have been a petrol head since the age of 14.. owning many various performance cars through out my time with a licence. In 1999 I imported from Japan a lovely Mitsubishi EVO 6,, probably one of the first in the UK. I was heavily into track days at the time, and would be driving the E...