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Brands Hatch Lotus Festival

PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:14 pm

and back to the topic. I was on the other side of the track from you Alan, very disappointing as I was looking out for your car, it looks one of the best sorted Zetecs and I'm sure I could learn a lot of useful lessons for mine.

There weren't many Elans (and very few +2s) on the stand side of the track.

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PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:22 pm

Christian, - here's a link to my on-board video. I did my best to chase down Al Fleming, but his is a GTS car with wide A048 tyres and it was just too quick for me. Had I realised he was in my class, I might have tried a bit more of a cunning approach .....

Still it was all tremendous fun. I didn't get to see much of the rest of the festival as I was busy with the car etc. I edited the video rather quickly - I think I may have selected wrong frame speed so it runs a tad fast (i'll try and fix that in due course when I get a moment)

Thanks to all who set it up, took part or supported it.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:32 pm

A brilliant start. Looks like everyone else was sleeping.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:04 pm

WOW, what a start! Thanks for the vid, very enjoyable. Especially liked the waved glove and the "Will you stop hitting me!" comment. He certainly did squeeze you out a few times.
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PostPost by: Crusty » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:29 pm

I went Sat and Sun and had to park S Bank Sunday. Top Top weekend ?15 a ticket with Club Lotus you cannot complain. Walk around the paddock walk around the pit lane. Ice cream 2 laps on the SAT and I got sideways!! Met Clive Chapman I realy had a good weekend thanks to all, A photo of all Elans together would have been good any photo of mine anywhere I have not seen one and my camera broke down
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:49 pm

I just cannot beleive how quick Paul's car was off the line. Great bit of driving BTW. But the car appears to have much more power and better gearing.

Were different spec cars racing together? What are the differences?

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PostPost by: toomspj » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:40 pm

Complete mix of specs. There were 2 classes - FIA & Classic. FIA were proper 26R type cars on Dunlop M tyres at 580 kg etc. In the right hands (Andy Wolfe, Nick Fleming) extremely quick.

Classic cars were a big variety -at the bottom end were the HSCC roadsports spec cars at 640 kg, 40 DCOE carbs and free running diff. Then a complete spectrum all the way up to 2 litre dry sumped lightweight in a 26R type chassis with LSD and 205 section yoko A048's.

Mine is a fully compliant HSCC spec car and is 1598 cc on 40 DCOE carbs - around 170 BHP. Size matters, but what you do with it is pretty important too!

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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:13 am

Hi,
I found some pictures of the Lotus Festival on the web, sure the photographer is an Elan fan... :wink:
http://www.oldtimerweb.be/fotos-oldtime ... ge=&page=0
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Old English White wrote:Hi,
I found some pictures of the Lotus Festival on the web, sure the photographer is an Elan fan... :wink:
http://www.oldtimerweb.be/fotos-oldtime ... ge=&page=0
Christian. :mrgreen:


Well posted Christian, great pictures
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