Lotus Elan

The day just got better!

PostPost by: persiflage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:17 pm

I can't recall the last time I saw an Elan on the road locally but my day just got better :D
16:00hrs. B311 Red Road, Frimley.
A nice looking blue soft top with roll bar,
Anybody here?
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:21 pm

It's national drive it day in the UK today, so statistically it's the best chance of seeing a rare classic on the road!

My +2 was out there today, purely coincidental. Between Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.
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PostPost by: HampshireMush » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:40 pm

Well it was not me but my yellow S4 was driven along Red Road twice today at about 9am and again at about 5.30pm.

I was on my regular trip over to Brooklands from Camberley which the Elan does at least a couple of times every week.

Drive it day at Brooklands was well attended but not many Lotus of any description. There was another yellow S4 and a Lotus Cortina, might have been more but that was all I saw.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:46 pm

Spyder fan wrote:It's national drive it day in the UK today, so statistically it's the best chance of seeing a rare classic on the road!

My +2 was out there today, purely coincidental. Between Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.


Beachy Head loop today. In the Exige, sorry, I let the side down
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:11 pm

HampshireMush wrote:Drive it day at Brooklands was well attended but not many Lotus of any description.


I was about to head over there today but we sprung a leak at home so I spent the day replacing the hot water cylinder instead :(

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:12 pm

It's raining in Texas and I'm too lazy to dig out the top.
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PostPost by: p.faurie » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:02 pm

I thought it's flooding down in Texas Fred, sorry about the hijack, but Fred's reply made me think about one of the best musicians to come out of that state, Steve Ray Vaughan r.i.p. Again sorry. Back on track took the +2 out for drive it day around the Lincolnshire wolds,I was stuck at some traffic lights when coming from another direction saw a yellow fhc elan &mk1 lotus cortina possibly leaving the show at Woodall spa,couldnt catch them up f#####g lights
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:55 am

Mrs O & I have just had a week touring round the Suffolk/Essex boarder area in the Elan & finished it off with a visit to Kersey mill for the Drive it day event. The weather was very kind & there were lots of really nice cars but, with the exception of a Sunbeam Talbot Lotus, ours was the only Lotus there. Daimler Darts were out in force, never seen so many in the same place at the same time, must have been getting on for 40 of em :shock:
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PostPost by: Coupe » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:01 am

p.faurie wrote:I thought it's flooding down in Texas Fred, sorry about the hijack, but Fred's reply made me think about one of the best musicians to come out of that state, Steve Ray Vaughan r.i.p. Again sorry. Back on track took the +2 out for drive it day around the Lincolnshire wolds,I was stuck at some traffic lights when coming from another direction saw a yellow fhc elan &mk1 lotus cortina possibly leaving the show at Woodall spa,couldnt catch them up f#####g lights
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Woodhall Spa. Lived nearby many years ago - is the Petwood Hotel still there (there used to have a small museum to the Dambusters who were based there during the war)? Many good roads from Bardney to Horncastle and on to Cadwell Park..
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PostPost by: p.faurie » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:58 pm

Hi coupe, yes still there, I understand it's having a slight renovation to the garden area,the museum is still there,worth going just to look at walls.
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PostPost by: DuncanC » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:38 pm

(Apologies for veering off-topic for a moment) --

Fred, I know Bellville must have gotten hit pretty hard -- we're in Bastrop with family in Houston. I was going to try to send you a note off-group but can't do so, maybe because I've just joined the group. Would you do me the honor of a reply?

I'm thinking about buying a S3 Elan and was hoping to find someone nearby that owns one so I can see one up close and get more familiar with the details of an Elan. I just sold my '57 Morgan Plus 4 on Bring a Trailer, leaving a hole in the garage...
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:09 pm

DuncanC wrote:I'm thinking about buying a S3 Elan and was hoping to find someone nearby that owns one so I can see one up close and get more familiar with the details of an Elan.


Hi Duncan,

I am in Austin (~71/I35 junction), I have a +2 not an Elan but as they quite a bit of overlap between the cars I thought you might be interesting in taking a look at it given your relatively close (Texas speaking that is).

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PostPost by: DuncanC » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:40 pm

Thanks, Mark, you're only 30 or 35 minutes from here. Off-group PM sent.
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