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Elan takes on Cobra, E-Types and Griffiths at Croft

PostPost by: Hawksfield » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:56 pm


Wonderful it takes me back to my involvement at Croft in early seventies,


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PostPost by: persiflage » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:38 pm

Cracking race Paul.

Great to see a 1.6 battling with the big boys and showing them up. :D
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PostPost by: toomspj » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am

No Chancer, I'm afraid it was a synchro box. Turns out it had the wrong outer hubs fitted which meant the only way to race was to torture it - and drive one handed much of the time which is not the approved way!
It's all sorted now with the right parts so it just gently slots into a gear and stays there until asked to do otherwise.

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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:08 am

Great video. I really enjoyed it! :D
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PostPost by: dougweall » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:53 am

Fantastic video Paul, great to have a chat with you at Croft.
After seeing the race, with you see sawing up and down the leader board I just knew it would be good to watch what had happened.

Would love to see you have a better run at Croft next year ?

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PostPost by: elanman999 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:05 pm

Fantastic vid, some good peddling there.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:39 pm

Thanks for taking the time Paul. :)
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 am

Great racing. Thanks for posting.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:58 am

I've watched three times now. I'm still squirming in my chair feathering the throttle!

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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:36 pm

Fantastic viewing toomspj...and I feel for you.

But for the two spins you were away!

Thank you :)

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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:09 pm

Throwaway trivia:

Griffiths were assembled in Syosset NY, about 3 miles from where I live on Long Island NY.

Mark Donoghue was their test driver & is reputed to rest drive cars on the Long Island Expressway!

Now back to our regular viewing...
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