Lotus Elan

Racing Elan photos.

PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:15 am

elansprint71 wrote:Ginetta sandwich.

Oulton Park Gold cup 2010.



The front bit of bread!
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PostPost by: brian p » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:23 am

Hello, I'm new here. I thought I would share this sequence of photos of an Elan loosing a wheel during the Croft race meeting in August.
If anyone knows the driver please tell him about the photos. He may like to know what happened !!!

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:36 am

brian p wrote: Hello, I'm new here.


Welcome aboard, Brian...


brian p wrote: I thought I would share this sequence of photos of an Elan loosing a wheel during the Croft race meeting in August.


And what a sequence!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :cry:
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PostPost by: ken ob » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:03 am

Is the first car in elansprint71's photo a Turner? Ken.
Slightly confused by everything since the invention of the wheel.
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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:37 am

ken ob wrote:Is the first car in elansprint71's photo a Turner? Ken.


More like a Rochdale than a Turner I would say.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:53 am

Well done on the Harrington spot- this one is an Alpine (were there any Harrington conversions on the Tiger?).
As for the other one, I think it is a Milano GT but I'm usually wrong!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:58 am

Here's one from a shady pit lane at Le Mans Classic 2010.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:02 pm

elansprint71 wrote:...were there any Harrington conversions on the Tiger?


At least one...

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/2548 ... Coupe.html
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:11 pm

ardee_selby wrote:
brian p wrote: Hello, I'm new here.


Welcome aboard, Brian...
And what a sequence!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :cry:


Indeed welcome and what an unusual sequence, don't think I've ever seen a car sit on a wheel it has just shed before. Looks like he needs some TT output shafts.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:27 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:
brian p wrote: Hello, I'm new here.


Welcome aboard, Brian...
And what a sequence!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :cry:


Indeed welcome and what an unusual sequence, don't think I've ever seen a car sit on a wheel it has just shed before. Looks like he needs some TT output shafts.


And some hub shafts to go with them, p'raps? :wink: :)

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PostPost by: The Old Italian » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:12 pm

brian p wrote:If anyone knows the driver please tell him about the photos. He may like to know what happened !!!

I think that I know who the driver is ...... Howard B.

I will email him to check!

Ian.

Edited to say that it was Howard (not a member of this forum) and he is extremely
grateful Brian to see those excellent pics.
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PostPost by: brian p » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:40 am

The Old Italian wrote:
brian p wrote:If anyone knows the driver please tell him about the photos. He may like to know what happened !!!

I think that I know who the driver is ...... Howard B.

I will email him to check!

Ian.

Edited to say that it was Howard (not a member of this forum) and he is extremely
grateful Brian to see those excellent pics.



Ian,

I am please to hear that Howard has seen the photos. Thanks for directing him to them. There are a couple of others with Howard out of the car on my Flickr.
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PostPost by: BlossomsDad » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:59 am

Brian - awesome sequence! :shock:

Pete - cracking shots that really capture the atmosphere. :P

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:37 pm

Elan-racing the Norwegian way........ :D


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PostPost by: toomspj » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:20 am

Well if you like that sort of thing, I have attached a link to a Youtube video of my Elan chasing a Sunbeam Harrington at Spa a couple of years back. It was the second race of 2 - in the first race the Elan had seized its engine so we blagged one from a Lotus Cortina and switched them over between races. Grid positions were based on race 1 so we were about 60th at the start!

First lap was tricky on cold tyres and Sunbeam was pdquick!

Things were going well and had got halfway through the field when it all came to a messy end.

Happy to report no injuries and the car is repaired and back racing again.

Let me know if this is your bag - I've got ones of Elan on Ginetta G4 and TVR Griffith too.

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