Lotus Elan

Lost a wheel

PostPost by: Seamus » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:04 am

Rolling start at Snetterton at the weekend. I was a lot further back on the grid racing in an MGA but the incident caused a lot of grief due to the pace car being out for several laps. The onboard footage shows what it is like to lose a wheel in an Elan at speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw2YPceqs8s

N.B. The Camaro was pulling over 160mph on the strait.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:24 pm

well, at least the car did not roll over...
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PostPost by: TBG » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:52 pm

Jolly well driven.............jealous? Moi? :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Amazing!
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PostPost by: Vali » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:47 pm

Wow!
Nice!

That Camaro really pulls away on the straights! :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Is it known why the hubshaft broke apart?
Don´t want to experience the same when I find the right GTS to buy on the market.
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PostPost by: Seamus » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:59 pm

I didn't speak to them after the race but it is a S1 GTS or 26R replica if you prefer with mostly TTR components chassis etc.....
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PostPost by: Vali » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:30 pm

I thought it was yours. My bad. :wink:
Thanks for sharing! :D
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