Elise Insurance & Suppliers

Terms and conditions continually vary, but those most likely to offer track cover include:
- Lotus Esteem / AON / 01483 706 051
- CCI (underwritten by Norwich Union) 0115 941 5255
- REIS (formerly Egger Lawson / Richard Egger & previously CCI)
- Morris 020 7709 9559
- Chris Knott 0800 917 2274
- Adrian Flux 0870 0777888 (not personally recommended)
- Heritage 0845 330 0660
- Manning UK 
- Henderson Taylor 

An unconfirmed report (2011) states that Chris Knott, Lotus Esteem & Adrian Flux no longer offer inclusive track cover with their policies any more, but that Esteem will offer individual days for approx £105 per day; only REIS, CCI, Heritage and Henderson Taylor still offer this service for either 4 or 6 days per year. 

Admiral 0800 600 800
Aplan 01494 677776
Argos 0800 015 4835
ASDA 0845 300 2310
Auto Torque 0161 278 5226
Bell Direct (Admiral group) 0800 140 180
Brit Insurance 020 7984 850
Budget 0800 072 0644
Classicline Insurance 01455 639000
Direct Line 0845 246 8701
Elephant 0870 0401 140
Footman James - 0121 561 4196
Insurance World 01604 615415
JLT Sport 0845 337 2446
Liverpool Victoria (Frizzel) 01202 292 333
More Than / Hastings 0800 072 4186
Motorsport Insurance +44 (0)1943 883426 / +44 (0)7919 924446
Norwich Union Direct 0800 092 9564
Performance Direct 0870 420 3896
Priviledge 0845 246 0275
Quoteline Direct 0870 442 9049
Tesco 0845 300 4400

Confused.com gives online comparison quotes from several of the larger companies. You can get affiliate money with some of the bigger insurance companies by using a cashback scheme such as QuidCo. These cashback sites are discussed on the price comparison site MoneySavingExpert - this site is also useful to show the impact that a variations in your job title can have on your premiums - see here

Car Insurance Explained gives some background info - including info on postcodes and their impact on your premium. For an alternative list of postcode areas (for comparison), click here.

http://www.car-insurance-hints-tips.co.uk/ has some useful hints and tips too

See also http://www.noclaimsdiscount.co.uk/ which explains why you should make sure that your insurance company is under no confusion that you are going to make a claim when you just make an enquiry.

UK Insurance Directory is a useful source of info too (incidentally a useful car reg check can be found at https://www.vehiclecheck.co.uk/ and loads of insurance info at http://www.ukinsurancedirectory.com/)

Short term / one-off cover: For temporary, instant, short-term insurance for test drives see http://www.tempcover.co.uk and http://www.dayinsure.com For one-off Track Day Insurance, see Richard Egger, Competition Car Insurance or Morris (details above)

Insuring abroad

Stuart Collins specialise in extended cover for the EU (you just need to have the car back in the UK for 1 day a year for the MOT). BUT check what local laws are applicable, most EU countries will expect you to register a "foreign" car after about 6 months.

Another extended stay insurer is http://www.abbeygateinsure.com/ or +34 952 893 380 and ask for Denny

And finally... use askmid.com to check whether any car in the UK is insured.

European Breakdown

ADAC membership is EUR 79.50 (2009 - I recommend the Plus option).
Up to date tarrifs are here. English joining page here
Highly recommended from personal experience, cover in the UK is via the AA.

First Call provide full European cover from £76.95. See here for details. Reported to cover Home Start, Roadside Assistance, Roadside Repairs, Recovery, Onward Travel, Overnight Stay, European cover, and Trailers at no extra cost. BARC member discount available. Must be taken out 48 hours before a trip. Not personally used, and the reviews here are not encouraging.


(as at 26/3/2006)

If you're doing lots of Euro trips it's well worth signing up with Telepeage so that you can bypass the queues at peages. For a 30 euro deposit and 2 euro's per month you get a device that you just flash at the barrier when going through peages and barrier opens - this also means you use the unmanned lanes with an orange T. You then get debited from your UK bank account for the normal toll charges - there are no hidden costs..

click on un particulier - the system accepts UK debit cards and addresses

There's monthly version of the Sanef Liber-t card at €2.00 a month and they only charge you for the months that you actually use it. Otherwise there is a €30.00 deposit for the card (refundable upon return of the card in good working order) and a €3.00 shipping fee. You can use a UK credit card.

See http://www.autoroutes.fr/en/homepage.html for a route planner that includes a toll charge calculator

Elise Suppliers

Armourfend Ltd. Paint Protection Film (Hainault, Essex)
Autostyle Car MatsCar Mats (Buckingham MK18)
BBRPerformance tuning (Brackley, Northants)
Bell & ColvillAllsorts (Near Leatherhead, Surrey)
Bridge Cyclinder HeadsCylinder Head specialist (Hyde, Cheshire)
Brooke Kensington Allsorts (Bicester, Oxfordshire)
Bryan PurvesTrimmer, incl car covers (etc - East Grinstead, West Sussex)
Carbon Mods Carbon Fibre Vinyl & other stuff
Carbon Vinyl Carbon Fibre Vinyl
Christopher NeilExhausts and misc. (Altincham, Cheshire)
Clifford Cox Engine Services Reconditioned Engines \ Cylinder Heads. (Reading, Berkshire)
Competition Transmission ServicesBuilding, repair and rebuilding of all road and motorsport transmissions. (Markyate, Hertfordshire)
Deroure Parts
ElementalThe shower cap of choice. (Preston, Lancs)
Elise Parts One stop shop for all things Elise. (Kimbolton, Cambs)
Elise ShopPart of Tuning Concept (Holland)
EmeraldDave Walkers performance tuning ECUs and rolling road
HalfordsSee Store locator for your nearest store.
Hanger 111 Performance Upgrades, accessories, parts & servicing (Suffolk)
Harvey-Bailey EngineeringSuspension specialists. (Ashbourne, Derbys)
ITG Air FiltersAir Filters (Coventry)
InvincaShieldProtective film. (Paddock Wood, Kent)
K&N Filters Ltd Air Filters. (Warrington, Cheshire)
Leda SuspensionSuspension (Braintree, Essex)
LAD MotorsportEngine Tuning. (Morecombe, Lancs)
MagnexExhausts. (Alfreto, Derbys)
Minister Racing EnginesEngine & Vehicle Building, Restoration & Servicing. (Chatham, Kent)
MintexBrake specialists. (Cleckheaton, West Yorks)
Motobuild Racing Allsorts. (Carshalton, Surrey)
Moto-ConceptAllsorts (nice SS exhausts) (Germany)
Mul-T-LockSecurity products. (Willenhall, W Mids)
NamrickNuts & Bolts, Kit cars, etc. (Hove, Sussex)
Power Train ProjectsAllsorts, incl. exhausts. (Hinckley, Leics)
Quaife Engineering Ltd.Driveline and steering rack components, transmission and upgrade parts (Sevenoaks, Kent)
Quickfit Safety Belt ServiceSeat belts (Stanmore, Middlesex)
QEDEngine components. (Quorn, Leics)
RacelineAllsorts, incl. exhausts. (Nr Guildford, Surrey)
RacelogicElectronic performance systems (Buckingham, MK18)
Race TechnologyData logging. (Eastwood, Nottingham)
R. D. Enterprises Ltd.Historic Lotus parts (USA)
RollcentreRolling road (St. Ives, Cambs)
Specialised Car CoversCar covers. (Burley In Wharfedale, Yorks)
Sprint Racing Products Sprint related products. (Bridgwater, Somerset)
TADTSWishbone ball joint & track rod end upgrades (enquiries@tadts.com)
Tough SealPaint, vinyl, leather, fabric protection. (Welshpool, Powys)
Tough GuardPaint protection. Tel. 0800 1695369
Tuning ConceptAllsorts. (Holland)
Turbo Technics Ltd.Turbo and supercharger design. (Brackmills, Northants)

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