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Jim Clarks Elan on TV??

PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:15 pm

Did anyone catch Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Series 6: 6. Zoe Ball and Ian Waite 7.00 2/8/2017 BBC2 (UK)? flicking through the channels and spotted a rather interesting car :)

How did they use such a car and not mention it's heritage?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j3h7
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:15 pm

Ya got me Chris, I can't see an Elan. :(
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:26 pm

Bit hard to miss if i'm honest, was on quite a lot. White S1 E-type and Red Elan.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:19 am

Oh- I was supposed to watch the programme! I just looked at the page you linked. :D
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PostPost by: nomad » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:31 am

Whats the apparent nastiness in front of the door on the Elan?? Looks like what you would expect in an American parking lot from the average monster pickup and SUV's. :shock:

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:57 pm

At the end it says Classic cars supplied by Great Escape Cars and the decal in front of the door looks suspiciously like the company logo.
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http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk

I wounder if they arranged to borrow the car of the owner or if they own the car themselves??
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:44 pm

It's a "Borders reivers " motor club badge, which was Jim Clark's initial Scottish racing team pre-Lotus. Probably looks worse from a distance.

http://www.borderreiversracing.co.uk/history/

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:03 pm

So it was a rerun then :) funny i searched before posting too, you even posted on the original Pete :lol:

lotus-talk-f50/997-nur-t38403.html

Richard, i assumed it was the company logo as i can't find any pictures of 977NUR with it on and if it was Clarks racing club you would think it would be a permanent fixture?? I'm sure your right as it does look like it.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:41 pm

Wish we could see the clip here in the Colonies...
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:20 pm

Quality's not too hot but still........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uec6H8W4_U
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:01 am

Grizzly wrote:Quality's not too hot but still........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uec6H8W4_U


Thanks Chris!
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:01 pm

Thanks for the link to the Border Rievers! Great read!

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Grizzly wrote:So it was a rerun then :) funny i searched before posting too, you even posted on the original Pete :lol:



... and I still haven't watched the programme!
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