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Hi from Hampshire UK

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Just joined up here as we've bought a lovely low mileage '09 SLK 200 for my wife. I've owned various MB's over the years and still have an '89 420SL R107 for classic car runs plus a C350 S204 for everyday use. I also own a couple of Lotus cars that I mainly use for trackdays throughout the UK and Europe with our son.
If I'm honest, Lotus are my true passion and have been since the early 1960's, having owned many examples over the years.
I know little about the quirks and peculiarities of the R171, but I'm keen to learn and look forward to keeping the car as good as it is now.
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time (the next one is next Sunday, 5th Feb). If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time (the next one is next Sunday, 5th Feb). If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

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Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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Hi and thanks for all the info. Would love to attend the meeting on the 5th but we'll be in Vegas then, so maybe another time.
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Hi and thanks for all the info. Would love to attend the meeting on the 5th but we'll be in Vegas then, so maybe another time.
No problem, there will be plenty of other meets... have a great time in Vegas!

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Welcome from another Hampshire SLK Owner (Though currently in the Whitsunday Islands - So no SLK spotting here.!!.)
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Welcome from the Wirral.


A brief guide to the UK scene:
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A link to the handy R171 diy guide is in my signature below.


Don't miss out on winter and night time drives with the roof down. The SLK secret.

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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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