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  1. #1
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    Default Newbie here (Upstate SC)

    Hi all,
    First of all Happy New Year!
    My first deed on this long overdue New Year is to join and post on this forum!
    I've retired last year and after many years of admiring the Seven, am fixin' to order and build a new 270S or 310S this year.
    Will be researching these forums and trying not to bother y'all with obvious questions which have answers somewhere herein.
    I do however have a bit of a struggle:
    I tried to learn as much as possible from the Caterham Cars website (both UK and US sites), and am having the darnest time just trying to get the website to stop moving and swapping pages on me and to let me read the information.
    Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution? I submitted 2 messages on the UK site and 2 on the Christopher John site just about trying to view the site and have not received any reply.
    Does anyone have a tip as to how to view these sites? Never experienced any website do this before.
    Sorry for starting my "presence" here bitching and thanks for any advice...
    Cheers,
    -Yoram
    Upstate SC
    Last edited by Yoram; 01-01-2021 at 01:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoram View Post
    Hi all,
    First of all Happy New Year!
    My first deed on this long overdue New Year is to join and post on this forum!
    I've retired last year and after many years of admiring the Seven, am fixin' to order and build a new 270S or 310S this year.
    Will be researching these forums and trying not to bother y'all with obvious questions which have answers somewhere herein.
    I do however have a bit of a struggle:
    I tried to learn as much as possible from the Caterham Cars website (both UK and US sites), and am having the darnest time just trying to get the website to stop moving and swapping pages on me and to let me read the information.
    Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution? I submitted 2 messages on the UK site and 2 on the Christopher John site just about trying to view the site and have not received any reply.
    Does anyone have a tip as to how to view these sites? Never experienced any website do this before.
    Sorry for starting my "presence" here bitching and thanks for any advice...
    Cheers,
    -Yoram
    Upstate SC
    Yoram,

    Welcome to the madness, if you are having issues with the sites, you might want to switch browsers. I have a tendency to use either MS Edge, or Seamonkey/Firefox platforms and do not have as many issues with the site navigation. Also, take your time, enjoy your hunt for the perfect combination, that will be 1/4 of the fun.

    Bill S.

    PS: Where in the upstate are you located?

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    Welcome Yoram and Happy New Year!

    First thing is - its not you! I find with Google Chrome or even Safari (Mac), I have to sit and let the screen sort itself out. You get two popups - cookies to be accepted and then a subscribe popup. Then its still moving around. Then if you move the cursor/mouse and find the hot fields it then opens up new things and you have to move the cursor away to see the main screen.

    Like Bill noted above, Micrsoft Edge browser seems to be better.

    One idea - does heading straight to this screen bypass the worst of it?
    https://www.caterhamcars.com/us/models/the-iconic-range

    Also, if you have questions you can always ask here - the owners can set you straight on what you are trying to find out.
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    Welcome Yoram and Happy New Year.
    Sorry--can't help with your problem--I'm about as computer-illiterate as anyone owning one could be....
    2007 Caterham 7 SV

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    Yoram, welcome! Great group here.
    Stalker V8, chassis #85

    Stalker Chassis #85 Build Gallery
    Stalker Chassis #85 Owner Thread

    Get up in the morning and give the day your very best. You donít get it back.

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    Dear All,
    I am overwhelmed by the quick and warm welcome from so many of you!! Looks I accidentally landed in the right place...
    ...and, following the advice of several of you, I am already typing this from MS Edge, which indeed seems to have solved my problem! I am now able to view the dimensions of the standard vs. large chassis without the screen scrolling back up on its own after less than 5 seconds to the "Explore the Seven" screen...
    I have never been a close friend of Microsoft but looks like I'm switching from Firefox to Edge... But that's not the topic of this forum.
    I will now take some more time to peruse the Caterham websites and these pages and will come back soon with the few most important questions...
    Thanks again and cheers!
    -Yoram

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    Hi Bill,
    We are in Simpsonville, SC, about 20. minutes south from downtown Greenville. Are you in the area?
    Cheers,
    -Yoram

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    Mike, thank you as well. I see from the list that you have or had 2 Holdens... Are you down under?
    My "near daily driver" is a 6 speed VFII SSV Redline (aka 2016 Chevy SS around these parts)... Keeping it but going now in the opposite direction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoram View Post
    Hi Bill,
    We are in Simpsonville, SC, about 20. minutes south from downtown Greenville. Are you in the area?
    Cheers,
    -Yoram
    Just off Pelham/Hudson Rd a few miles from the Haywood Mall . Spring will be here soon, no more back issues for me, which means I too will be on the hunt for my next "7". Maybe a new scratch build is in order, we can share the cost of a container ...Only time will tell.

    Bill S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoram View Post
    Mike, thank you as well. I see from the list that you have or had 2 Holdens... Are you down under?
    My "near daily driver" is a 6 speed VFII SSV Redline (aka 2016 Chevy SS around these parts)... Keeping it but going now in the opposite direction...
    I am in NY/NJ and still have the Holdens. Two are slowly being recommissioned. One just decorates the garage while I work out what I want to do with it. The Chevy SS was a superb car. Would have bought one before they finished production but I felt I had enough cars....need to add the missing ones to that list..







    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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