Lotus Elan

Paul Matty Sprint and Hill-climb championship.

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:36 pm

Anyone else going to Aintree tomorrow? Looks like there may be a gap in the current downpours for a few hours.

http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/Hillclimb/Events.aspx
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:59 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Anyone else going to Aintree tomorrow? Looks like there may be a gap in the current downpours for a few hours.

http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/Hillclimb/Events.aspx


Bl**dy 'ell...and it's your 3000th post! :shock: Must be some sort of record? :twisted:

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:16 pm

I bought my Sprint from Dave Hampton, he sold his other (S3 racing) Elan a couple of years ago and now runs this 69 F/Atlantic car; he's dropped a 2ltr BDG in it for this season.

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This Elan is presented in fabulous condition, seems to be a mix of styles and should really run some wider rear wheels and tyres. I first saw it about five years ago and was impressed by the clever cooling system, which incorporates the best bits from the Renault 5 (my first new car, back in '73).
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:32 pm

Rewind back to '74... anyone got info on this car?

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The road surface is about 9" higher than it was then.
Same corner. different angle.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:26 pm

Hi Pete
I think that is Paul Berman car was white and blue
Engine built by Don Moore who built one of the engines I had then and still have.

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