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Anything of Lotus Interest in/around LA?

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:51 pm

I'll be travelling to Anaheim CA at the end of the month & will have the afternoon of Sunday April 27th free.

I'm not particularly interested in seeing Disney without my family (!); is there anything Lotus related to see in the area?
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PostPost by: Bill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:48 pm

Phil

Seeing as you will be on the west coast you could always hop up here and visit for the day.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:04 pm

Bill, I would love to, but Google maps tells me it's 21 hour drive each way without stopping (not sure if that includes the ferry) & I have a 9am meeting on Monday. So sorry no can do... :lol:
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 pm

Phil if possible, you need to go to cars and coffee in Irvine I will make sure to hook up with you if your there, I may even get Rob walker to take his elan also and Ken Anderson is a regular when he is not travelling.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:05 pm

Just "Googled Cars & Coffee Irvine", isn't that get together on a Saturday morning?
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:30 pm

Yes Saturday morning, You need to get there about 6.30 . it's well worth the effort if you can make it
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:42 pm

Unfortunately I am only free on the afternoon of Sunday April 27th. I fly in Saturday evening.
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:46 pm

Well, barely tangentially related and a bit of a coincidence, but on the 27th is the annual ?all Ford? show at Knotts [next door to Anaheim]. This is also the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, so it will no doubt be even more massive than usual.

The general theme is anything Powered by a Ford based engine of any sort. This has become a big event over the years, with Ford factory participation as well as the usual assortment of aftermarket parts suppliers, reproduction cars, kit cars, clones, conversions, wanna-bees, hanger-ons and general riff-raff.

There will something from every year of Ford production, of course, and it tends to draw the Cobras, Tigers, Panteras, TVR, Griffith, Italia, Pangra T-Birds, Falcon Sprints & Comets, a variety of race cars & hot rods, 1957 ? 59 Hide-a-way Hardtop convertibles, and yes perhaps even Lotus [and whatever else I may have overlooked].
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PostPost by: Bill » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:44 pm

Have a good trip Phil.
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:12 am

Oops, I missed this entirely. I must have thought that it was later.

At any rate, if you are still looking for something Lotus related to do on April 27, you have actually picked a very good date.

The ?Queens?s English? all British Car show will be held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.

This is a bit more of a drive from Anaheim, but much more likely to be worth the trip for a Lotus & British car aficionado. It is about 60 miles or so from Anaheim, but on Sunday, the traffic should not be too bad.

This event will typically have a good turnout of many British marques, including Lotus, Jaguars, MG, Triumph, Morgans, Minis, Healeys, Sunbeam Alpines & Tigers, Roll Royce, Bentley, Daimler, Jensens, Astons and many others. Of course, this has now also become famous as the event where Leno introduced his finally completed 26R clone for its first public showing last year.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:56 pm

S2Jay wrote:Oops, I missed this entirely. I must have thought that it was later.

At any rate, if you are still looking for something Lotus related to do on April 27, you have actually picked a very good date.

The ?Queens?s English? all British Car show will be held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.

This is a bit more of a drive from Anaheim, but much more likely to be worth the trip for a Lotus & British car aficionado. It is about 60 miles or so from Anaheim, but on Sunday, the traffic should not be too bad.

This event will typically have a good turnout of many British marques, including Lotus, Jaguars, MG, Triumph, Morgans, Minis, Healeys, Sunbeam Alpines & Tigers, Roll Royce, Bentley, Daimler, Jensens, Astons and many others. Of course, this has now also become famous as the event where Leno introduced his finally completed 26R clone for its first public showing last year.



OK, decided that I am going to do this :D

Anyone else going? Want to meet up?
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:30 am

I'm going to be stuck in St Louis that weekend on business. :|
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:37 am

Phil,

Glad you will be able to make it. I expect to be there, so I will be pleased to stop by and say Hi! Sorry to hear that James will not be able to make it.

I will look for you & Ken at the Lotus section.

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PostPost by: S2Jay » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm

Hi All,

I did hit the All Ford Show at Knott?s in the morning, and then headed to the ?Queen?s English? All British Car Show in Van Nuys so I did not have nearly as much time at either show as I would have liked. It was great weather, and there was a great variety of cars at each show. I did have a chance to talk with Phil & Ken, and it is always great to meet another Elan owner. Encouragement to get mine on the road much appreciated.

I was able to arrive at the Queen?s show bit earlier than Phil so I did have more time to snap a few more pics. Some folks were already leaving with their cars & I was in a bit of a rush to get as many as I could.

That is my story/excuse for the quality of the pics [which is to say the lack thereof], and I will stick with that.

At any rate, here are a few samples & a link to the rest of the lot that I loaded into ?OneDrive?.

Link to Queen?s English? car show pics: http://1drv.ms/1fL7UTr

Jay
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P1110444A.jpg and
Ken had his newly rebuilt chassis on display.
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Of the several Frogeye, or Bugeye Sprites at the show, this one was a bit unique.
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Very clean 1955 was the only HRG I saw at this show.
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Highly detailed Supercharger rarely seen on a TR3. This was said to be a Moss kit using an Eaton Blower, and making 117.44 hp at the rear wheels. Installation was done just last year.
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...and now for something completely different...there was this 1910 Daimler 57 HP Hooper Limousine from the Peterson collection. Inline 6 cyl is 9.4 litre. This car was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2011.
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