Lotus Elan

Lotus in Adelaide

PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:18 am

Perhaps this should have been posted in free parking, but I just spotted a rather nice JPS Europa in Adelaide today.

Nice looking car, but I think I'll stick with Elans :)
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1895
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:01 pm

There was a time when one was only allowed to say "Elfin in Adelaide"! - though my favourite open wheelers were always powered by Lotus!
Ford Escort Mk1 Lotus Twin Cam
Elfin Monocoque (Twin Cam)
Elfin Type 300 (Holbay S65 - 120E) mechanic

[email protected]
User avatar
SJ Lambert
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 748
Joined: 19 Nov 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia

PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:35 pm

I had no idea that Elfin was from Australia! Please forgive my ignorance - I have no excuse. I've just done a Wiki on them; I'll be in Melbourne at the end of the month and will track down the heritage centre.
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1895
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:35 am

http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?s ... nniversary

A year or two back we ran an Anniversary Weekend to celebrate 50 years of the marque. Bill Hemming brought a number of cars back "home" from the Heritage Centre for a visit!
Ford Escort Mk1 Lotus Twin Cam
Elfin Monocoque (Twin Cam)
Elfin Type 300 (Holbay S65 - 120E) mechanic

[email protected]
User avatar
SJ Lambert
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 748
Joined: 19 Nov 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia

PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:01 pm

I really like the Mono - is that what you have? It's a good looking car, it also proves that there is life after Lotus :)
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1895
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:05 am

Yep, ours is #14 of 19 built. It's currently stripped to it's tub - we've got it's original Twin Cam plus a second Lotus motor, both nearing completion to run in it. Almost all of the Monos built have run Lotus motors, rither from new or in period. Some started life with iron head motors, one had a Clisby V6, a very early one had a Hillman Imp motor to start with. Success was acheived mostly with the Lotus motor though!!
Ford Escort Mk1 Lotus Twin Cam
Elfin Monocoque (Twin Cam)
Elfin Type 300 (Holbay S65 - 120E) mechanic

[email protected]
User avatar
SJ Lambert
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 748
Joined: 19 Nov 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests