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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks Paul; I recall that quite a few years ago the HSCC decided that Elans were winning too many races so put them against much heavier metal; iirc quite a few Elan folks voted with their feet. I sort of think that this might have been one of the reasons that the CSCC came about.

HSCC put the top Elans against Chevron B8 racing cars earlier this year, several of the most developed 26/Rs voted with their feet again.

Look forward to seeing how many millimeters were to spare!
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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:14 am

Great racing ! - gives me this itch under my right foot...... :D
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PostPost by: toomspj » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Here's the external video from the Historic Roadsports race at Brands. Quality sufffered a little from format changes.

Such fun!

http://youtu.be/5iu8ntwJ0tM
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:58 pm

Excellent stuff Paul. Close but fair.

I noticed this major Elan smash was listed alongside on you-tube. Amazing damage, also amazing that he could still move, with only three wheels on his wagon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo3Zl5E9tVU&feature=related
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PostPost by: toomspj » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:27 am

Getting itchy feet - ready for the season to start..... I was putting together the scrapbook for 2011 and found these:
druids move 1 2011.jpg and



Hope everyone has a happy, and rewarding 2012. Right back to the workshop to carry on constructing the 26R (or GTS car actually).
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:12 pm

:D

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 pm

Roll on Le Mans Classic.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Gold Cup, Gold Bug.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:07 pm

Some of my photos have been taken down from flickr because of theft. :evil:

Here are some from Oulton at the week-end:

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PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:46 pm

Pete

Thanks for some excellent photos as usual! I have some quite good rear facing video of Peter Shaw's S1 which tracked me for the whole race - I'll see if I can edit it down to something manageable and post it.

Shame to see Mark Halstead's Elan mauled (presumably by the Marcos?) - those Tony Thompson shells certainly do seem quite thin!

Did you get any photos of Vicky Brooks and Andy Shepard (Lotus 7) battling it out?

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 am

Any
Shape craft??? :D
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:18 am

twincamman wrote:Any
Shape craft??? :D

No Shapecraft this time, just a few re-shaped craft. That Marcos has just hit the Elan in the first shot and the second shows the result.

More to come.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:37 am

The bounder would be on the trailer over ere....
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Oulton Park CSCC 6 Oct 2012.

Anyone got any money?
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A lovely sunny October day; some good showings by our Elan representatives. EDIT; practice times were set on a VERY damp track with cold temperatures!
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Into The Avenue and into the sun.
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