Lotus Elan

Elan 26R 60th Anniversary Race

PostPost by: lance54 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:25 pm

Live Stream from Silverstone.

Elan 60 race.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i-xNzfo2_GE
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 3:58 pm

About 2 hours 30 minutes in from the start

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PostPost by: lance54 » Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:04 pm

Elan 60th at Silverstone
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Jun 09, 2024 1:45 am

I was surprised to see cold oil going in hot engine, Horatio.

Great meeting/race. Was it really the largest collection of 26R’s?
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:53 am

33 cars racing of which 28 were described as 26R.
That's quite a percentage of the total build.
(I bet Tony Thompson has a profitable month).
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun Jun 09, 2024 6:12 am

Racing was good,,the camera work was shocking. I’m looking forward to the in car video being uploaded.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:01 pm

Eddie phoned me to try to get me to enter but entry was £1000, and they don't accept 'M' section tyres, so there was another £1200. I was at Silverstone a week ago and there again at the end of the month. There's only so much good grace the wife will forward.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:26 pm

Do they run L section?
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:23 am

vstibbard wrote:Racing was good,,the camera work was shocking. I’m looking forward to the in car video being uploaded.

Many of the camera positions around the track were fixed, which I guess keeps down the cost of needing camera men to operate them. The few camera men they did have (particularly the guy in the pit lane) were pretty hopeless. Commentary wasn't up to much either.

Cars looked great.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:50 pm

The long view camera angles made it hard to see the actual car dynamics in the corners unfdortunately which is what I like looking at. Also what happened to the car that cut in front and got hit in rear quarter. Any details of the damage ? The pictures of it being pulled off the track unfrotunately showed no details.

My main concern when racing my Elan is its egg shell crash protection so any details of any incident I like to see

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PostPost by: Davidb » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:03 pm

Has a list of chassis numbers of the entries been posted? It would be interesting to see...
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:35 pm

vstibbard wrote:Do they run L section?

Equipe is 'L' section.
So is HSCC and Masters, I believe but I haven't looked for a while.
CSCC is 'L' or 'M'. Most sensible
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PostPost by: lance54 » Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:04 pm

I was also curious about the black car that left the track to its left and was then seen briefly behind the wrecked. Looked like there was rear quarter damage.

Rob Griffiths provided this photo via Lotus Elan Racing on FaceBook. Sadly, his reason for not being in the Group Photo.

The earlier portion of the Livr Stream with the cars posed for the Group Photo may have been better that the race coverage.

I suspect we will see more driver video on YouTube in the days ahead.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:38 am

This event seems to have been fun. There is a YT video just posted by Alex Montgomery which gives some indications.

Re: Dunlop tyres - post by "661". For the events organised by Peter Auto (now owned by ACO and ASO), the tyres imposed are 5.25" x 13" Dunlop M. Curiously, L section are not allowed!

I agree with you that organisers should think twice before playing games with tyres. This is done I presume to try to keep competitors coming back to their programme.

App K states that either Avons or Dunlops can be used for historic racing. This should not be tinkered with by either Masters, Equipe or Peter Auto. Thankfully other (more reasonably minded) organisers are not doing this.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:01 pm

Did anyone keep a list of the chassis numbers of the entries?
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