Lotus Elan

1ST DRIVE OF THE YEAR

PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:55 pm

Today held such promise, so I drove the Elan in thismorning, and now I'm ready to leave for the drive home on a perfect blue sky 70 deg F day. Some things are just meant to be!

Roger



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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:15 pm

Ah, Rodger,

What wonderful images you conjour up!

Here in Scotland they are still spreading nasty salt on the roads to keep
the ice at bay.

One day soon all that will stop and then ........bliss, the Elan comes out
to play. Wooppee!!

Hamish.


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Today held such promise, so I drove the Elan in thismorning, and now I'm
ready to leave for the drive home on a perfect blue sky 70 deg F day. Some
things are just meant to be!

Roger



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PostPost by: grat » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:20 pm

On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 03:55:27PM -0500, Roger Sieling wrote:

Today held such promise, so I drove the Elan in thismorning, and now
I'm ready to leave for the drive home on a perfect blue sky 70 deg F
day. Some things are just meant to be!

(* sigh *) It had snowed at my house last night... again...

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PostPost by: steveww » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:01 am

I was nearly ready, the weather was good enough, I was so near to my 1st
drive of the year when.... Just as I was torquing down the cam cover one
of the studs stripped.

With any luck some new studs will arrive today from Sue Miller. If the
weather holds out I may get my 1st run this weekend.

Roger Sieling wrote:
Today held such promise, so I drove the Elan in thismorning, and now I'm ready to leave for the drive home on a perfect blue sky 70 deg F day. Some things are just meant to be!

Roger



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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:37 am

All this first drive stuff makes me glad I live in a kind frinedly
climate such as in Australia. Autumn and Winter is when the Great
Ocean Road South West of Melbourne is at its best. A couple of hundred
kilometres of perfect Lotus road. Thousands of tight turns, a cliff on
one side and the ocean on the other. A Lotus can do it at the speed
limit most other cars are reduced to half that. On an early weekend
morning no traffic and the only place to be is in the Lotus.

In my Plus 2 and Esprit great fun but in my competition Elan even
better. The best time is when I get up behind a big sports bike with a
good rider in the Elan. I can sit on their tails through the corners in
any of the Lotus but when you come to the straighter bits they are used
to running away from any car. In the Elan with 180 hp and good close
ratio gearing I have the acceleration to stick on their tails. I love
watching them looking in the mirrors after they have blasted out of a
corner and see me in the Elan right on their rear wheel. They almost
fall off their bikes.

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PostPost by: frearther » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:20 am

Rohan,

I'm salivating!! We Yanks, especially in the Northeast, find
it hard to envision a road with a speed limit that only an Elan can reach.

Art
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At 05:37 AM 3/31/2006, you wrote:
All this first drive stuff makes me glad I live in a kind frinedly
climate such as in Australia. Autumn and Winter is when the Great
Ocean Road South West of Melbourne is at its best. A couple of hundred
kilometres of perfect Lotus road. Thousands of tight turns, a cliff on
one side and the ocean on the other. A Lotus can do it at the speed
limit most other cars are reduced to half that. On an early weekend
morning no traffic and the only place to be is in the Lotus.

In my Plus 2 and Esprit great fun but in my competition Elan even
better. The best time is when I get up behind a big sports bike with a
good rider in the Elan. I can sit on their tails through the corners in
any of the Lotus but when you come to the straighter bits they are used
to running away from any car. In the Elan with 180 hp and good close
ratio gearing I have the acceleration to stick on their tails. I love
watching them looking in the mirrors after they have blasted out of a
corner and see me in the Elan right on their rear wheel. They almost
fall off their bikes.

Rohan






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PostPost by: archigator » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:43 am

We have a beautiful drive down here in Miami too... 145 miles on the
overseas highway from Key Largo to Key West. Not too many curves, but
an experience like no other, driving from island (key) to island.
Crossing the 7-mile bridge, you can't see either shore once you're near
the mid-point. Very surreal. Turquoise waters and puffy white clouds in
a blue sky, the smell of the salt air and fantastic seafood restaurants
all along the way. Stop at Ronnie's, near Tea Table Reef, to hand-feed
the tarpon. Best in the late evening a few miles out from Key West
watching the most spectacular sunset going down over the ocean ahead of
you!

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PostPost by: Bill » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:03 am

Rohan

Spring on Vancouver island!!

Between the April showers I have to suffer the low traffic count on the road with the Elan as well.

It does not freeze here but can get damp a tad.

Drive hard - enjoy - don't die!!

Bill
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All this first drive stuff makes me glad I live in a kind frinedly
climate such as in Australia. Autumn and Winter is when the Great
Ocean Road South West of Melbourne is at its best. A couple of hundred
kilometres of perfect Lotus road. Thousands of tight turns, a cliff on
one side and the ocean on the other. A Lotus can do it at the speed
limit most other cars are reduced to half that. On an early weekend
morning no traffic and the only place to be is in the Lotus.

In my Plus 2 and Esprit great fun but in my competition Elan even
better. The best time is when I get up behind a big sports bike with a
good rider in the Elan. I can sit on their tails through the corners in
any of the Lotus but when you come to the straighter bits they are used
to running away from any car. In the Elan with 180 hp and good close
ratio gearing I have the acceleration to stick on their tails. I love
watching them looking in the mirrors after they have blasted out of a
corner and see me in the Elan right on their rear wheel. They almost
fall off their bikes.

Rohan











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