Lotus Elan

Elans in magazines, new magazines that is...

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:41 pm

Let's not get inundated with "old stuff" but I thought it might be interesting to see how often the Elan still gets a mention in magazines- starting from today. I'm guessing hardly an issue goes by.

Classic & Sports Car July 2011 has a rather daft comparison test between an Elan S3 (allegedly with "big-valve BRM head") and a Reliant Scimitar SS1.
Oh yes; in the Lost and Found section some bloke from Wilmslow has dragged a sleeping S4SE out of hibernation. :roll:

Octane August 2011, August? It's only the 23rd of JUNE! This issue sees Jay Leno singing the praises of the Lodus Aylaarrrn again in his monthly column. He owns two.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:31 am

ELAN VALUES GET SET TO EXPLODE, screams the title to a half-page piece in Classic & Sports Car September issue. According to this the 40k Elan is not too far away thanks, in part, to the 50th anniversary.
There is a good photo of two very nice Lagoon Blue Sprints at Matty's.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:23 am

I never see the magazines that are invariably referred to in these posts so they are slightly frustrating.

Do you think copyright issues would be raised if someone scanned them in a month or two ?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:46 pm

Well here we go again!

The latest issue, November 2011, of "Classic & Sports Car" has just dropped through the letterbox.
Front cover story:- TOTAL LOTUS Top drivers cars from 4k
Every key model tested, from Seven to Elise, Elite(Mk14) to Esprit.

In total 11 pages with plenty of pics.

Got to be a must have for most on here.
The +2 does not get a mention, which is not only a shame but a major omission considering the title!

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:53 pm

elansprint71 wrote:ELAN VALUES GET SET TO EXPLODE, screams the title to a half-page piece in Classic & Sports Car September issue. According to this the 40k Elan is not too far away thanks, in part, to the 50th anniversary.
There is a good photo of two very nice Lagoon Blue Sprints at Matty's.


Is there any chance of me getting a copy of that article someway?
My copy of the magazine must be stuck somewhere in Germany due to my recent move.
(October edition did get here OK though)

I don't really want to pay the extortionate price for a back copy of a magazine that I already paid for.
Reply to my question from C&SC:- "Tough T-tty" or words to that effect :cry:

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:06 pm

John,
It's almost typical that the +2 is ignored. Perhaps they can't bring themselves to compare it with it's smaller sibling or simply write it off as a variant.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Also in the latest issue another Shapecraft comes out of hiding... yawn. :wink:

This one has been chopped about a fair bit, unfortunately. I think Dave Hughes knows the full SP on it.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:43 pm

Does a mention in a newspaper count?

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:58 pm

ardee_selby wrote:Does a mention in a newspaper count?




I assume "friendship and more" would include servicing? :lol:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:56 pm

ardee_selby wrote:Does a mention in a newspaper count?

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What on Earth were you searching for when you found that?

That question was rhetorical, please don't answer :roll:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:48 am

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:Does a mention in a newspaper count?

Lonely Heart.jpg



What on Earth were you searching for when you found that?

That question was rhetorical, please don't answer :roll:



The description sounds remarkably like someone I know. What do you say, Rick? :twisted:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:52 am

elansprint71 wrote:...................


.......... What do you say, Rick? :twisted:



Silence is golden.... :roll: :roll: :wink:

The latest issue of Classic Cars has a two-pager on Kelvedon Lotus and guru Pat Thomas (why does he look younger than he did 20 years ago?).
He's bought back his old Modsports Elan, which was an S3/4 crossed with Formula 3 mongrel (not 26/R as suggested by the writer) it's headed back to the tracks in the much-overdue revival of Modsports. :D
Also shown are two Lotus 47s.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:28 am

elansprint71 wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:...................What do you say, Rick? :twisted:


Silence is golden.... :roll: :roll: :wink:


Sorry for lack of feedback, but I've been overwhelmed by the response. Am slowly working through all the photos...when SWMBO isn't around!
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:16 pm

"top marques AND classicmarques" [sic] magazine. Sept 2011 issue:

"History of the Lotus Part 1" (of 3)

A new mag, but new info?...tbe.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:56 am

elansprint71 wrote:Let's not get inundated with "old stuff"


OK.

"Classics Monthly" November 2012

Lovely S1 Elan (71st produced) matched up against a Tornado Talisman. (Their bodies shared the same space in development!)

Interesting bit of history...and verdict!

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