Lotus Elan

What was Jim Clarks' favourite record?

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:56 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... 8#p009y4xm

But Graham Hill appeared twice!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... 2#p009y59q

Watch these spaces...hopefully the BBC won't be too long in working through their archive.

Good listening, I reckon, when they do!

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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:29 pm

This reminds me of a certain Canadian champion race driver who would lock himself in his truck and listen to Winston Churchill speeches on his car cassette for an hour before each race and came out ready to fight on the beaches and breathing fire and brimstone . Im just beginning to realize racers are not of the normal cut . :roll: ..ed
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:58 pm

Interesting musical choices from Jimmy and Graham; there is a Lotus
connection in each of their lists.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:02 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Interesting musical choices from Jimmy and Graham; there is a Lotus
connection in each of their lists.

Any offers?


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Very good! :D

For an extra point- one of the pieces of music was played at my wedding... which?

Clue: I was born in Cumbria. :wink:
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:36 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Very good! :D

For an extra point- one of the pieces of music was played at my wedding... which?

Clue: I was born in Cumbria. :wink:


"Sheep May Safely Graze" from "The Wise Virgins"

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PostPost by: archigator » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:24 am

Graham Hill enjoyed the Eton Boating song (aka Jolly Boating Weather) since he was an oarsman in the London Rowing Club. That's a great little ditty.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:26 pm

ardee_selby wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/c70dba38#p009y4xm

But Graham Hill appeared twice!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... 2#p009y59q

Watch these spaces...hopefully the BBC won't be too long in working through their archive.

Good listening, I reckon, when they do!

Cheers - Richard


BBC archives have now got back to 1977 (Barry Sheene). Next up is Graham Hills' second entry from 1974.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... or%2Bsport

(Note that they are downloads to keep 8) )

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:02 am

Great topic, I'm bumping, what about Dan Gurney's favourite? The Elan and rock and roll are inseparable.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:48 am

1964 S1 wrote:.... The Elan and rock and roll are inseparable.


Absolutely - Jimi Hendrix owned and drove an Elan.

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