Lotus Elan

Atlas F1 Bulletin Board and lotus history discussion

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:46 pm

Some Lotus history being discussed else where, the thread starts more than a year back in April 2007 and continues till a few days ago. I got this link from the Lotus Elite Yahoogroups. Lots of great photos and info from some of the folks that made Lotus the inspiration it is for a lot of us Lotus Addicts on this group.

http://forums.autosport.com/showthread. ... agenumber=

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p.s. I haven't seen an Elan yet but i'm only halfway through the 9 pages of text and photos.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:50 pm

What a great link, thanks for posting it Gary.

I've spent 30 minutes just scanning through some of the pages...some great stuff in there. But it's going to take a lot of serious reading.

It looks like you guys are going to have to come over for the opening of the museum! 2012...make a date.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:06 pm

The best part are the then and now photos, the razor wire on the roof adds a nice touch.

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This photo shows what beehive of activity that Delamare Road factory must have been. I don't know the year but I would guess the photo was taken sometime in 1965, lots of LoCorts staged on the left rear and completed examples on the right
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p.s. the significance of the Cosworth engineering building is that is where Lotus did the development on the 1957 Elite prototype.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:12 pm

TNF on the Autosport site is a great resource and I have used it frequently. They are a very knowledgeable lot over there and some interesting names contribute to the forum.

TNF is a bit of a club (they even have lapel pins and are proud of their early membership numbers - and why not), is really informative and a terrific addition to the historic scene.

For those interested in knowing more about the Chapman museum, visit http://www.colinchapmanmuseum.org.uk/Index.htm

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