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Historic racing in the UK

PostPost by: paddy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:29 pm

For those racing Elans in the UK, which series do you take part in? If I wanted to see anyone here racing in 2009, which events would you recommend?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:10 pm

I don't compete but have attended a number of GB race meetings in the recent past.
I recommend any of the HSCC & many of the VSCC events. There's nearly always a great selection of Elans & Europas participating in various race catagories.
Apart from them there's a fantastic selection of great racing cars to get close up to & a friendly atmosphere in the paddock (free entry)
Also, Google your local race circuit to find out what events are planned; you will also normally find which catagories of car will be racing.
I always had those sites on my favourites list to plan my Summer weekends.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:58 pm

There seem to be less Elans in the HSCC events than previously (I think because they got fed up of them winning everything and changed the rules). The Classic Sports Car Club also run events with many Elans in.

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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:35 pm

I raced in the HSCC 60's Roadsports CHampionship 20 years ago. The Elans were hobbled by having to use narrower tyres - otherwise they would win everything. Similarly the 7's. If you want to see racing Lotii I think the HSCC is the place to be & the paddocks are very friendly.

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PostPost by: paddy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:44 am

Thanks for the replies. Hope to see some of you next year :)

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PostPost by: [email protected] » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:59 pm

hello., the classic sports and saloons in scotland is growing year by year, and have wide veritiy of cars , at the moment kenny allens elan hold the lap record for the classics with sasha pearl driving beating all the porsches and escorts ,and a very quick 240z datsun , the car that won the champion ship this year was olly ross in a very quick lotus europa, if you go on to google and go to scottish motor racing classics, cheers del
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PostPost by: toomspj » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:12 pm

I race in HSCC Historic Roadsports (mainly '60's cars but some '50's too). In 2008 we commonly had 5 Elans and a couple of Sevens. Normally close racing and I think a Lotus was on the podium in all but one event.

At the same HSCC meetings we also have 70's roadsports with Elans & Europas; and then there is Guards Trophy which is for FIA cars - only trouble is that they are competing against Chevron B8's and the odd GT40 so the 26R's and other Elans are pretty much middle of the pack.

You can see event details at www.hscc.org.uk


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PostPost by: pieterbakker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:02 pm

paddy wrote:For those racing Elans in the UK, which series do you take part in? If I wanted to see anyone here racing in 2009, which events would you recommend?

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Should you be interested to race at mainland Europe, consider http://www.classic-lotus-competition.eu

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