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Modsport Elan .. where are they..

PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:21 am

Hi thought this would be topical as I read recently of a the first Historic Modsports race and I think Pat had his old Modsprts Elan there representing the Elans. In late 80's I missed out in Modsports Elan near Birmingham, anybody know if it hence interest.

Here are a links to a few picture I found recently on Pete Taylor Photograghy's website, these are his images and if you want a copy please contact him direct.

Who?s Modsports Elan is this and where is it?
http://www.petetaylor.org.uk/photo_1673 ... id=3237571
Another Modsports Elan
http://www.petetaylor.org.uk/photo_1673 ... id=3367989
The same Modsports Elan with a 23B in the lead? the ebody of the 23B must take the cake as the ugliest race car ever!
http://www.petetaylor.org.uk/photo_1673 ... id=3386366
All links to Pete Taylor Photography

Cheers Vaughan
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:30 am

The "Glazepta" car is the famous 26/R, that of Jon Fletcher, who still owns it and has put it back into a more "standard looking" form. In this shot it was racing at Longridge in some sort of Mod-Sports race. It had some special history before Jon got his hands on it.
I have a shot of it as it is now and will post that for you.

No idea about the "General Provisions" car, which I only saw once, racing at Aintree (hence the horse-track in the background!).
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:21 am

Thanks Look forward to the more recent picture, do you know what chassis it is?

Any chance we can see pictures of your 26R in modsports trim Dave?

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi Guys
Jon Flechers car is 26-R-41 ex Graham Warner driven by Jackie Stewart. Jon raced in modsports in the late 60's early 70's and won many championships in his car.

Below is pic of mine with later style bodywork. I still have an unused centre section and doors as most cars ended up with clamshell front and rear.

This pic was taken at LLandow and in the backround if my memory serves me correctly is Jonathon Palmer in a Marcos.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:25 am

Rich Kamp, Sonoma CA, USA owned one painted dark blue. I don't know if he still has it.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:03 am

Here is a photo of the Jon Fletcher/Graham Warner Chequered Flag Elan; taken at the one-off revival meeting at Aintree in November 2004.

Graham Warner's biog "A Chequered Life" is on pre-order at Amazon. Graham suffered a stroke in February but I understand that he is on the mend at home.

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I've seen the car more recently and it is now in much better condition.
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