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Amazon Adventure

PostPost by: Allison » Mon May 18, 2015 2:16 pm

Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Peru. Are there any Elans in these parts? In October we are going on a rally of 12 cars from Paramaribo in Suriname to Lima, Peru. Our journey goes through the northern part of Brazil and along the Amazon, crossing into Peru near Puerto Maldonado.

Our last trip to South America included the minor misfortune of putting the car on its roof - but it and we survived - and the roof is now mended with added Kevlar for support! Anyway if there are any Elan owners anywhere near our route - please let us know as it would be good to meet up.

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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon May 18, 2015 7:52 pm

HI Alison, Peter !

Been missing from here for a while. I've also lost your contact details, I think you were in India when I last heard.

You must have logged up a few trips since, have you reports on-line ?

I hope you have a roll bar in the car, i never fancied ending up on the roof in an Elan :shock:

Best wishes,

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon May 18, 2015 8:57 pm

Glad you are all up and running again Allison - it had gone quiet.

Hope it goes well and look forward to the report !

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:10 pm


It would probably be more productive to contact some of the US Lotus clubs and ask them about South American Elans, if you haven't already done so.

Good luck!

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PostPost by: Tournesol » Mon May 18, 2015 11:39 pm

Good evening,

I've discovered your various adventures during the week end and enjoyed reading your exploits. It made a very interesting read and glad to see the Elan has a roof again... The part I enjoyed the most is when you mention how many miles you have done with very few problems, saying that Lotus might not be so fragile after all.... :)

May be you should put a link to your website on here for others to discover.

Leave it to you and looking forward already to read all about the new journey!

Best of luck.
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PostPost by: Allison » Sat May 23, 2015 8:24 pm

Hi all,
thanks for your comments. Our website is http://www.rallyelan.com where we've recorded our various adventures and mishaps!

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PostPost by: gherlt » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:33 pm

A video in youtube, quite interesting to watch:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:13 pm

That takes cojones! Thanks for sharing.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:21 pm

Nice drive,like the See-Saw..

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PostPost by: nomad » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:39 am

Wow, I didn't know there was a road that followed the Amazon! :shock: Assume quite a bit will be on car ferry's.

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PostPost by: Coupe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:01 pm

Peter and Alison are guest speakers at our local Lotus Club meeting next Monday evening. Looking forward to it.
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:16 am

What an amazing journey
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