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2013

Dune Buggy in Lanzarote

on Sun, 29/09/2013 - 17:00

Feloz Dune Buggy
I look down to see a thick coat of red-ish orange volcanic dust has covered me from head to toe. If it wasn't for the Navy camo scalf and Oakleys protecting my face I wouldn't be able to see or breathe. When asked what I'd like for my Birthday, I answered the way I always do "I'd like to drive something fun that I've not driven before". My sister and brother-in-law duly delivered. Next to me sits an 1100cc Feloz Ninja dune buggy, across from me the undulating rocky surface of the southern tip of Lanzarote island.

Opting for the 3hr 'Safari' we spend approximately 60% of that time off road on

Elise Tyre - Bridgestone Potenza RE040

on Tue, 05/03/2013 - 17:00

Bridgestone Tyre
I've been using the same set of Bridgestone Potenza RE040's since I first bought the Elise second hand back in 2006. There was quite a thorough pack of past bills and documentation but no record of new tyres being fitted, so I can only assume it is still wearing the same rubber it rolled out of the factory on almost 11 years ago. The Bridgestone’s were standard fitment at the time and Lotus engineers worked with the manufacturer, to produce a version of the ‘Potenza’ tyre specifically for the ‘Mk.2’ Elise with the aim of optimising performance on both road and track.

The RE040's have always