Lotus Elan

"The Sound of Speed" the Scarab at Riverside

PostPost by: Davidb » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:17 am

When the Scarab team realised that their engine was not going to produce enough power to make the car competitive in F1 they fitted a Chevy V8 to chassis #1 for Formula Libre racing. Bruce Kessler made a movie of testing the car at Riverside (the movie was touted for an Oscar at the time). The movie disappeared until the early eighties when a friend of a friend was given the job of clearing out an old movie warehouse in Hollywood-he found an original print of the movie and made some copies-I have one and some kind soul who also has one put this up on youtube--my copy is a bit better (they deteriorated rapidly we discovered)-I may put mine on yt too. This is a wonderful piece of history-Volume UP: (make sure you start it at the beginning)

'65 S2 4844
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
Posts: 871
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Ahhhh, memories. Pits on the outside and no kink going into turn 9.
Rob Walker
1964 Sabra GT
1964 Elva Mk4T Coupe (awaiting restoration)
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero, 302,AOD,9",rack and pinion,disc,etc,etc,etc
1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

Owning a Lotus will get you off the couch
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 1256
Joined: 16 Mar 2009
Location: Escondido, California

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests