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Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:58 am
by 2cams70
By accident I found a street on google maps called "Lotus Elan Drive" in Las Vegas USA. Has anybody ever been there or know why the streets here were named after cars? There's also an "Aston Martin" drive nearby.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lotus ... 115.300255

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:29 am
by The Veg
2cams70 wrote:By accident I found a street on google maps called "Lotus Elan Drive" in Las Vegas USA. Has anybody ever been there or know why the streets here were named after cars? There's also an "Aston Martin" drive nearby.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lotus ... 115.300255


With Beretta Court and Lumina Court adjacent. Why on Earth did they pick those two crappy cars???

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:56 am
by el-saturn
...and don't oversee: there's also an EQUAL to the ELAN: D A Y T O N A Lane.................. sandy

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:17 am
by StressCraxx
2cams70 wrote:By accident I found a street on google maps called "Lotus Elan Drive" in Las Vegas USA. Has anybody ever been there or know why the streets here were named after cars? There's also an "Aston Martin" drive nearby.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lotus ... 115.300255


I believe the street was a checkpoint and photo op for a gimmick road rally during the West Coast Lotus Meet or LOG in Las Vegas several years ago.

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:19 pm
by mbell
It's been mentioned on here before. There also a housing estate near the factory with Lotus themed names. The reason for that is a lot more obvious than this one thou.

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:29 pm
by Sploder90
Slightly off topic and no "Lotus" ref but I saw a TV show the other day of a geezer on a bike riding through Wales. A UK road route probably known to several on here already
Cracking scenery in the Elan Valley. :D

"The Elan Valley

Description
Where:
The heart of Mid Wales
How Long:
Approx 16 miles
Added:
18 October 2011
In the heart of Wales, and again in stunning surroundings, this circular route through woodland and open moorland passes the reservoirs of Craig Goch and Penygarreg and often runs alongside the watercourses that feed them."

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:32 pm
by Coupe
Thee is a Lotus Close in Ipswich. Morgan Drive, Jaguar Close, Aston Close,Lagonda Drive, Riley Close and Bentley Road are all nearby.

Re: Trivia - street called Lotus Elan drive

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:42 am
by The Veg
A lifelong friend of mine, my mother's best friend's daughter (closest to a sister I ever had), is named √Član.