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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:29 pm

I rather fancied this 356, well presented and tidily driven; he gave faster cars plenty of room.

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Snow tyres would have been useful in this practice session: incidentally, the Elan was seeing off the Chevron B8 here!

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PostPost by: Etienne 7 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:53 pm

It's not because we don't talk that we don't look :mrgreen: !!

Amazing shots Pete, thanks !

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:37 pm

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-europe-f28/classic-car-racing-2013-t27661.html

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I think that this might be my last contribution to this thread. Or any other thread for a while. :(
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PostPost by: Pete Shepherd » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:14 pm

I've recently came across this excellent website which includes some pictures I've never seen before of the Ian Walker Racing Gold Bug cars at the 1964 International Trophy at Silverstone which I believe was the teams first win with Jim Clark at the wheel.

http://john.shendy.co.uk/gallery.php?ca ... lery=10134

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:17 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
:(

I think that this might be my last contribution to this thread. Or any other thread for a while. :(


Can I ask why? I usually love the stuff that you post... you would be missed by many...
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:23 pm

pharriso wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:
:(

I think that this might be my last contribution to this thread. Or any other thread for a while. :(


Can I ask why? I usually love the stuff that you post... you would be missed by many...


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PostPost by: toomspj » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Peter
Thanks for the photos. It was indeed my hardtop that came detached. I'm really embarrassed about it and totally my fault. I could come up with a load of excuses and reasons but the end result is the same. The most fortunate thing is that nobody was harmed - and actually it was Mark Halstead that almost collected it head on.

But really, please don't stop posting - we enjoy the photos AND the comments. I don't think any of us are that sensitive.

I'm not stopping racing because of it - I'll just be better prepared at Thruxton on Easter Saturday.

Keep on posting

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu May 30, 2013 11:31 am

Last weekend at the Historic Winton meeting. A perfect Autumn weekend for racing. This photo was taken in the late afternoon just as the sun was low on the horizon. Made it challenging to see the S's turning onto the main straight. You will see the sun visor right down on the car!.

I raced for the first time with a HANS device anchoring my helmet. Interesting to get used to the more limited head movement it permits. Made me feel like a F1 driver even if I did not go any faster :lol:

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PostPost by: Rozzer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:22 am

Strictly speaking not racing, but certainly having a lot of fun at the track...as one of the guys said, it's some time since he's seen a car leaning that far over without heading for the shrubbery :)

Elan 4 at Wakefield.jpeg and

Elan 3 at Wakefield.jpeg and

Elan 2 at Wakefield.jpeg and

Elan 1 at Wakefield.jpeg and
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:35 pm

Hi Ashton

A standard Elan normally sits down more at the outside rear than the outside front when pushed hard in a corner like your doing. Yours looks to soft in the front, is your roll bar working OK ?

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PostPost by: Rozzer » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:36 am

Quite possibly not Rohan - and given it is raining here in Syd this weekend, I might usefully spend some time on that :) Thanks for the tip!

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:54 pm

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:25 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Image


How to spoil the lines of a beautiful car in one stroke, IMO.
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PostPost by: batfish » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:15 am

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Some photos from my early racing days in the early 1990s in the HSCC Standard Roadsports class
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PostPost by: batfish » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:16 am

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