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What Is your Dream Lotus Racer?

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:45 pm

Maybe; Len Terry did have a "little" bit to do with Lotus I think.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:00 pm

Its Jon Fletcher in his Elan 26R probably in the allcomers race at the end of a meeting.

This was a regular thing in the 70's club racing scene.
If your car was still running you could enter the last race which is where most of the mechanics got to race at first, me included.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Spot-on with the car in 3rd place Dave, but this was an early lap in a Formula Libre race and that "contraption" at the front was there on merit.

Look under the skin and it was pretty much a standard car. A couple of folks have even mentioned it in this thread!
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:15 am

In my opinion here is nothing prettier than a 33 but seeing as I do not fit , my second choice would be a toss up between a 19 painted in the UDT colors or a 15 .

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:29 am

elansprint71 wrote:This photo shows three dream racers but do you know what the one in front is? The other two are easy.

There are several clues, if you look for them!

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Too hard?
It's a Lotus 23B
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:46 am

Type 11 please ....... pretty please!! :P

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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:01 pm

"It's a Lotus 23B"

It's bloomin' naked then, Pete!

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 pm

:D
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PostPost by: Jens » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:28 pm

Easy, Shapecraft 26R...

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Or maybe, just maybe (I know I'm probably cursing) the new Exige R-GT.

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Or why not the Esprit GT1?

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