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Barber Historics Featuring Lotus

PostPost by: EnfoKen » Sat May 23, 2015 12:26 am

I was at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend for their first annual historics featuring Lotus. Here are just a few of the 1000 images

Here is the link to the gallery. http://www.thegaragistagallery.com/Cars ... 328_DtwMTq

barhis-4.jpg and
barhis-3.jpg and
barhis-7.jpg and
barhis-12.jpg and
barhis-17.jpg and
barhis-19.jpg and
barhis-2.jpg and
barhig-4.jpg and
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat May 23, 2015 11:42 am

Great shots, love frame 4
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sat May 23, 2015 12:07 pm

Yes............frame 4. I wonder what would be better, driving #5 or a willowy redhead.
I'll stick with #5. Those can be fixed.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat May 23, 2015 2:33 pm

...and less costly in the long run.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Sat May 23, 2015 10:19 pm

Nice pics, but what did you go there in? An Elan? If so, where are those pics?

I see the number 24 car, the 26R of Clark Lance was there. I wanted to attend that event so bad but I was working the whole weekend and couldn't get away! You lucky dog!

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PostPost by: Karter7 » Sun May 24, 2015 1:46 am

Great shots. More please!
Will Lotus be the feature every year?
If so I might take a trip from "down under"!
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PostPost by: EnfoKen » Sun May 24, 2015 1:20 pm

Famous Frank wrote:Nice pics, but what did you go there in? An Elan? If so, where are those pics?

I see the number 24 car, the 26R of Clark Lance was there. I wanted to attend that event so bad but I was working the whole weekend and couldn't get away! You lucky dog!

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Frank- As I live in LA, I had to use a jet to get the Alabama.
The event was good but turnout was a bit soft. However the 49 was worth the trip. The museum
was also incredible. Once I have those images sorted, I'll post them up.

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PostPost by: EnfoKen » Sun May 24, 2015 1:21 pm

Karter7 wrote:Great shots. More please!
Will Lotus be the feature every year?
If so I might take a trip from "down under"!
Regards Daniel


Thanks Daniel..please look here http://www.thegaragistagallery.com/Cars ... 328_DtwMTq

I think the feature will change every year.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sun May 24, 2015 10:27 pm

Famous Frank wrote:I see the number 24 car, the 26R of Clark Lance was there.


Clark may correct me but I don't think that his lovely racing Elan is a 26R, more importantly he does not claim it to be one.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon May 25, 2015 3:24 am

You are correct regarding Clark's Elan. It may not be an official 26R but it's built like one, looks like one, and more importantly, Clark drives it like one. It's one nice looking car!!!
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PostPost by: EnfoKen » Mon May 25, 2015 4:03 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote:
Famous Frank wrote:I see the number 24 car, the 26R of Clark Lance was there.


Clark may correct me but I don't think that his lovely racing Elan is a 26R, more importantly he does not claim it to be one.


All 200 of the original 97 26R's are still on the track.

I talked to Clark and its not a 26R but has considerable racing heritage and some 26R parts.
He's very fast and its a great looking car.


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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:19 am

Thoughts on the Barber Historics.....

1. Barber Motorsports Park may be the finest road racing facility in the USA. 2.3 miles of natural terrain race track with plenty of ups and downs. No grandstands to spoil the landscape and all spectator viewing is from the expansive lawns that surround the track. The participant facilities and paved paddock are first class and the bathrooms with showers even brought approval from my wife and daughter with grandson.

2. My first opportunity to attend a Lotus Feature Race Meeting was highly anticipated. 19 Lotus cars were present. Unfortunately only 6 posted for the Sunday all Lotus race.....5 Mk 23s a Mk 51 FF and my Elan.

3. Clearly the star of the event was Chris McAllisters Lotus 49 Chassis R2 the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix winner with World Champion Jim Clark at the wheel. What an amazing car and piece of history.

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4. I had a nice visit with Ken Anderson who's photos of the Barber Historics can be viewed on his fine Garagista Website via the link posted earlier in this thread. Thanks to Ken for recording all the great details of the Lotus 49 so that all the ElanNet faithful can see what we saw in Alabama. All that is missing from Ken's great photos is the magnificent sound that comes from the Cosworth DFV in the very car in which the famous engine made its debut in 1967.

5. My first visit to the magnificent Barber Motorsports Museum lasted just 90 minutes during which I was pretty much overwhelmed by the motorcycle history displayed within.....a return visit will be needed for sure. The Lotus cars in the museum are all displayed for easy viewing and that's were I spent most of my time. It is a wonderful collection of early Lotus cars. Thanks to George Barber for sharing his collection of Lotus cars with those who visit his museum.

In 3 weeks time we will be at the SVRA Brickyard Races where the Lotus victory at the 1965 Indy 500 will be celebrated. Perhaps the most significant Lotus car of all time the Type 38 that Jim Clark drove to victory in the 1965 500 will be on display.

seeing Jim Clark's Lotus 38 and Lotus 49 in just 30 days time.....this will be a summer to remember!
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:37 am

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Chris MacAllister 2015

Check out that 1967 vintage drivers roll bar and remember there were no seat belts then.
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