Lotus Elan

history! B.A. Wetherill and my S3

PostPost by: dgym » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:18 pm

I'm excited to have just gotten news from Andy Graham about my Elan,
the first owner was a mr B.M. Wetherill,
so I googled his name and lotus together and found this:

http://www.sebringsprite.com/pdf-files/ ... ings02.pdf

he appears in the second paragraph driving an eleven...and I'm guessing that's my man.

anyone know of a B.M. Wetherill?
Last edited by dgym on Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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original rego PPC 8E
original owner B.M. Wetherill ..are you out there?
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PostPost by: dgym » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:23 pm

Bump!
I'm wondering If anyone can help with info or suggestions.

Does anybody know of a B.A. Wetherill involved in the 750 Motor club and possibly racing a Green and Yellow S3 FHC Elan?

OR,
could anyone tell me what class of racing a 1966 S3 FHC could have been entered in with the 750 motor club between 1967 and 1979.

The car was sold new in kit form to a Mr B.A. Wetherill and was not registered in the UK for the first 12 years of it's life.
When it WAS first registered it was green/yellow.
I've found evidence of a B.A. Wetherill driving a Lotus eleven in a 6 hour relay at Silverstone with the 750 club in 1961. All this adds up to me guessing he raced the Elan. Even though the car is now very unmodified.

any input would be much appreciated including any search technique ideas.

thankyou!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:43 am

Jim

You'd probably be better asking these questions over on tentenths or on TFN. They're very knowledgable about the 60's motor racing scene.

For some reason I thought your car went to Spain first off but I clearly have that wrong!

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PostPost by: dgym » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:06 am

Thanks Tim,
What does tfn stand for?

The Spain thing was a red herring! The cars before and after mine on the line went to Alton SA in Spain, while mine was sold in the uk. The theory goes that someone at lotus mixed it up and told the previous owner the wrong cars' info!
Pretty wild.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:15 am

Ah! That explains it.

TFN = The Nostalgia Forum at Autosport: http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?showforum=10

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:38 pm

I've answered you on TNF.
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