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LotusElan.net: What Started This Journey

PostPost by: jcocking » Mon May 31, 2021 4:33 pm

I was cleaning up some old emails recently and came across the email that started LotusElan.net. I sent this request to the Chapman Era mailing list at autox.team. (yes, autox.team.net still has active mailing lists).

Sent February 12, 1999

Is there a centralized place to find and collect data for the elan on the web? I have seen various personal pages and the data on the Golden Gates website, but am wondering is there any site with in-depth information on the elan? If there isn't, is anyone interested in creating one? I have the webspace and some basic web developing capabilities but would need help with the content. Is there any interest???


Responses:
  • A. Sta. Maria: I don't believe there is any
  • Brent Engel: I have rather modified `67 and would be very willing to share my experiences with the rest of the virtual crew.
  • Paul Perkins: The silence on this list about your question is deafening. Did anyone answer the query? I'd be interested in such a site. I have some manuals, books, pictures that I'd cheerfully share with anyone looking to set up a website for the Elan...
  • Rod Bean: We Elan lovers really need this but no one has had the time to do it.

The rest is history:
1999-Homepage.jpg and


How about a roll-call from all the early members from 1999 and 2000? How many of us are left?
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon May 31, 2021 5:41 pm

Still here

Joined the mailing list in 99, forums Sept 11 2003
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon May 31, 2021 7:05 pm

Ditto

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PostPost by: skelteanema » Mon May 31, 2021 10:15 pm

Joined sometime in 2000, shortly before I bought my Elan S3 DHC. Was living in Germany at the time, returned briefly to NZ to buy the Elan and put in storage until I returned permanently in 2001. My membership says 2003, so maybe I rejoined again later when I forgot my login details.
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PostPost by: jcocking » Mon May 31, 2021 11:23 pm

The website came up in 1999 with a mailing list. We added the Forums in 2003.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon May 31, 2021 11:53 pm

Yes, I remember that list well.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:34 am

I don’t remember the original website but did use the mailing lists, before the forum.

Still here !

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:57 am

I remember the mailing list and I joined this forum in '03.

Thanks for this forum, Jeff!
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:57 pm

Didn't get here until '06. Got the elan in '04 and spent the first two years on yahoo, not knowing any better. My elan would not be what it is today without this group. Thanks for asking the question, Jeff, and even more thanks for actually doing something about it. Dan
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PostPost by: Lotus fan » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:47 pm

Joined:Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:15 pm

A fantastic resource.......thank you. :D

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PostPost by: wobblyweb » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:19 pm

I am number 3 on the membership list. Joined Sep 11, 2003.
Still got the Elan.
I have to say Jeff deserves a massive thank you for starting and maintaining this.
Lotus Elan.Net is a fantastic forum with the most helpful members.
Well done and a huge thank you from me.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:01 pm

Maybe I'm #4. Joined Sept 12 '03
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PostPost by: batfish » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:44 am

I joined Oct 2003, I didn't realize it had only just started at that time.
its been a great forum with some interesting characters that have sadly gone over the years although some have also left in a huff.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:30 am

A lot of us appear to have joined in September 2003 when the forum started. The forum shows that once Lotus gets in your blood its for life :D

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:39 am

Just like Herpes...

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