Lotus Elan

Modified elan racing 1977- 78

PostPost by: steveh » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:49 pm

Not sure if these have been seen before -apoligies if they have ! .
These were recently pointed out to me by a pal who raced and took part [not Lotus].

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt96wUTp6zo

[url][https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mT5mJzg644/url]

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:35 pm

Great video. I believe they were called "Modsports" at the time. There is one owned by Rich Kamp at Kampena Motors in Sonoma, CA.
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PostPost by: batfish » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:09 pm

Gino was having an Ark Elan built but not seen any posts from him recently.
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:14 am

Great videos, thanks for posting.

They capture the 70s club motor sport scene as I remember it, cold, wet and all a bit grim. I never camped at a circuit, I can only imagine how that must have been.

From the perspective of 2021, the aerodynamic bodywork (if that's the word for it) all looks very amateur. I wonder if it actually did any good. It may be the camera angles, but the cars don't seem to be going all that fast - which is probably a good thing given the state of the track.
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:17 am

Those are some butchered up Elans! Reminds me of the Dekon Monzas in 70's Trans Am races.
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