Lotus Elan

5th Lotus Elan Touring in Ina, Nagano Japan

PostPost by: type28jp » Sun May 27, 2012 7:08 am

Hi All,

I had attended 5th Lotus Elan Touring earlier this month here in Japan.
It was another great event and there were 40 plus Elans which was almost same number that we had last year. It was great to see so many of Elans and the people I had met from last year.

Cool Event and looking forward to next year!
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun May 27, 2012 12:54 pm

THe folks in Japan truely must love to show their Elans. In the U.S. if you can get 20 to 25 together at one time that is quite an event. I don't know what a great turn out is in the U.K. as we don't get that type of photo from there. Thanks for sharing, there seems to be a great assortment of various years and series shown. Love them all and I am sure everyone else on the forum like to see them gathered in one spot for the group photo.

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PostPost by: DeanG » Sun May 27, 2012 4:36 pm

Wonderful. Thanks for posting.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sun May 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Dang........that is a bunch. Thanks for the photos.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon May 28, 2012 12:55 pm

Fabulous! Thanks for posting :)
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon May 28, 2012 5:50 pm

???????????????

kindest regards

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:17 am

Hello type28jp,
Do you know anything about that sleek and slender BRG S1 with the tan interior in your first picture. It's a great looking car.
Thank you for the pics. Does your type 28 have the original steering wheel? Is it a very thin wood rim? The reason I ask is I can't imagine that Lotus put the Elan S1 steering wheel on Cortinas but then again....

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue May 29, 2012 6:48 am

1964 S1 wrote:Do you know anything about that sleek and slender BRG S1 with the tan interior in your first picture. Eric


Eric,
if this is the one you are refering to its an S2.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:13 am

Spyder fan wrote:???????????????

kindest regards

Alan


What video's that then Alan?!

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue May 29, 2012 2:36 pm

trw99 wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:???????????????

kindest regards

Alan


What video's that then Alan?!

Tim


Tim,
Cut and paste it into a Japanese / English translator, there are plenty on line..... It goes something like
"honourable sir, may your trunnions remain tight and your doughnuts elastic"


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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Hello Brian, yes that was the car I was referring to, I ASSumed it was an S1. I love the color combination, original or not ! I wonder if that's a leather interior.
Thanks for the zoom shot.
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PostPost by: type28jp » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:55 pm

Hi Eric,

As Brian had indicated it is an S2. see attached better image.
The owner has picked nice tan interior even the crash pad to match the tan.
It was not a fiber glass crash pad so I assumed it is one that he had made for this car.

I used to own 63 Lotus Cortina (Pre-Airflow) with original A-frame rear, and I did have an original steering wheel. It is somewhat similar to early Elan S1 that has riveted grips with spokes at 2, 6, 10 o'clock (Y shaped) and it was a thin wood rim like an Elan.

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