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Elan Article - Classic Car Mag

PostPost by: William2 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:10 pm

I this months Classic Car magazine there is a one page article on Elans by F1 designer Gordon Murray. It basically says what a perfectly designed sportscar it is in every respect. A great endorsement from such a brilliant engineer and 6ft 4" in height!!
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:50 pm

.................it gets even better -- just to remind some of you elderly real freaks: when said mr murray was developing the F1 McLaren ROAD CAR, he got intervieweded by one of those mags (not autosport or it. autosprint, which we were forced to read?) and when asked which was his favourate cars it was the elan AND what he thought of the mx5: it looks like a whale compared to an ELAN!! sandy - an elderly chap!!
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PostPost by: Bill » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:19 pm

Can somebody post a link or scan it for the Colonies ?

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PostPost by: reb53 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:29 am

el-saturn wrote:.................it gets even better -- just to remind some of you elderly real freaks: when said mr murray was developing the F1 McLaren ROAD CAR, he got intervieweded by one of those mags (not autosport or it. autosprint, which we were forced to read?) and when asked which was his favourate cars it was the elan AND what he thought of the mx5: it looks like a whale compared to an ELAN!! sandy - an elderly chap!!


I also recall him saying at the time he did the F1 that he was satisfied with every aspect of it, apart from the steering which, whilst very good, was still not as good as his Elan.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:58 am

......we used to go to BC for our summer camp: camp orklia? However Bill, I wouldn't know where to look: Murray interview 1990???? sandy - i just love BC! (it includes something vital: BRITISH!!!) sandy
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:01 am

http://www.classiccarsmagazine.co.uk/bu ... gle-issue/

It would be good if someone could post up the article but if not the above link provides an opportunity to buy a digital edition of the mag. Think there's an offer of a ?1 subscription on the right side bar too.

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PostPost by: Bill » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:19 pm

el-saturn wrote:......we used to go to BC for our summer camp: camp orklia? However Bill, I wouldn't know where to look: Murray interview 1990???? sandy - i just love BC! (it includes something vital: BRITISH!!!) sandy


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