Lotus Elan

Elan V M3

PostPost by: robcall » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OgDn0NYOcg

Your Not an Elan Fan If you're not on the edge of your seat!
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 am

More suspense than a good Hitchcock movie! And a perfect ending.

How's the Sprint?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:20 am

Is there any other way of accessing that clip, I can't access "youtube"
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PostPost by: steveww » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:28 am

I thought the Australian GP was exciting but that clip shows how boring F1 really is :shock:

That is the best in car footage I have seen in a long time. On the ragged edge all the way. Great find 8)
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:46 am

Fantastic racing. It was good to see how twitchy the Elan got in RH corners with the driver on the outside when driven on the limit, I felt right at home.

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PostPost by: ppnelan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:40 am

Very exciting! :)
I knew Boring Motor Wagons were wide but... :shock:
Looks like the driver would benefit from adjustable pedals (or shorter legs)?! :wink:

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:00 pm

Well found Nigel! Brightened up a dull morning no end.

The wiper acted as a speedo needle - the faster the Elan, the higher it went. Fantastic!

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PostPost by: robcall » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:10 pm

I've always thought of the Elan as a four-wheeled motorbike-I'll bet the beemer thought he had that last corner covered...


Hi John!
the sprint has not long been taken off the road-been enjoying it too much!
Now that a cool spell has settled in I may get some work done to it!
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PostPost by: steveww » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:50 pm

Not quite in the same league but here is a little clip from last summer.

Lotus Elan vs White Van 8)
http://www.steveww.org/Images/whitevan.mp4

I was hoping to get out in the Elan this weekend but the weather forecast is not looking good :cry: I will just have to live with fond memories until the weather finally clears.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:15 pm

Oh yes, at last a clip I can see as well :)
Gonna' get me one of those vans as daily transport & with a bed in the back for Holidays.
Good fun transport because all the other road users except for one or two Elan drivers treat you with the greatest respect :lol:
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PostPost by: RichardS » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:01 pm

I also enjoyed the clip - great moment as he dinks around the Mini - I nearly fell off my chair!!

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PostPost by: alaric » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:55 pm

You can download the video using http://keepvid.com/. Just paste the youtube link into the box on the web page. It creates a .flv file, which can be played with vlc viewer - a search on google will give you a download for vlc. The flv is 22MBytes so I can't attach it here.

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PostPost by: ceejay » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:54 am

Awesome in car video, one of the best I have seen for awhile, so much for modern Bimmer technology... race tracks are great levelers aren't they, he sure had that twink singing.
Bloody ripper mate.
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:02 pm

I loved it and so did my stepdaughter. She grew up in and around the Elan, and married an M3 owner, so it's personal for her. (M3 has since been replaced by a Maserati Spyder. Any Elan-Maserati videos out there? My son-in-law says the Elan wouldn't stand a chance; I say, depends on the course.)
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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:58 pm

Isn't that the most wonderful sound!

Fantastic video! Proper racing!

Amazing how well sorted an Elan is! Out brake and corner a so-called modern supercar!

But I'm getting too old to be reminded of what racing is really like :(

Out for a spin in my, not-race-tuned, Elan now!!

Sigh....

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