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Where did you drive your Elan today ?

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Jul 03, 2023 10:39 am

A monthly gathering of all types of cars, just a few miles from my house. Unfortunately, it's only
a few miles from my house so I always take the looooong way there and back.,
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PostPost by: ChrisD » Mon Jul 03, 2023 11:24 am

Had a nice hillclimb event yesterday in black forest.
Much fun and nothing broken :D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jul 04, 2023 4:21 pm

I drove to work in my Sprint. Only the next door village a couple of miles away.

It was overcast on the way there this morning. I parked up and left the car in the outside car park.

I have just returned home and sit here writing this with a rather damp bum. Whilst I was away it rained - and rained.

Somewhat inevitably a degree of H2O made its way onto the drivers seat. Fortunately I had a large micro cloth in the boot, so was able to soak most of it up. I then rested the cloth on my right knee (UK) to absorb the drips coming in from the top of the window frame where it apparently no longer meets the rubber lip of the hood!

And if you expected me to stop, fish out my 'phone and take a photo, hard luck - I was getting wet enough as it was!

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jul 07, 2023 1:47 am

gjz30075 wrote:A monthly gathering of all types of cars, just a few miles from my house. Unfortunately, it's only
a few miles from my house so I always take the looooong way there and back.,


How could I forget to mention this event? It's about twenty miles as the crow flies from where I live. I haven't been in a few months, but here are some highlights from February:

I parked next to a FANTASTIC Buick!
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That's Greg's FHC in the background:
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A rather fun-looking Merlyn:
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1978 Pontiac Firebird Esprit, one owner!
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Famous Frank's S2 hangin' out with the Trumpets:
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Can anybody who's not a Yank identify this? :mrgreen:
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This Triumph Toledo has been hot-rodded a bit:
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The only Matra-Simca Bagheera I have EVER seen in the USA:
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jul 07, 2023 8:58 am

Thanks Ben!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:55 am

The Veg wrote:
gjz30075 wrote:
Can anybody who's not a Yank identify this? :mrgreen:
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Very nice pictures, thanks for posting them up. Good to see a healthy classic scene where you are.

As for the above image, I don't have a clue, very elaborate airflow grill :D
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PostPost by: Bud English » Fri Jul 07, 2023 6:06 pm

Even as a Yank, that amazing black paint job creates an illusion that makes it difficult to ID at first glance (but I did). It looks like there's more chrome than there really is. :wink:
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jul 09, 2023 3:30 am

Bud English wrote:Even as a Yank, that amazing black paint job creates an illusion that makes it difficult to ID at first glance (but I did). It looks like there's more chrome than there really is. :wink:


Yes it does! As a fan of interesting images and details in them, I'm kinda proud of that one.
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PostPost by: simonknee » Sat Sep 02, 2023 4:08 pm

Did a lap of Silverstone last Saturday. With about 120 others...
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Lots of Lotus from all era. Rekindled my passion somewhat. Lad wants an Emira now...

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Really enjoyable Silverstone Classic and hi to Damian and anybody else that was there.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Sep 02, 2023 4:26 pm

simonknee wrote:Did a lap of Silverstone last Saturday. With about 120 others...



Excellent, Well done....[quote]
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Sep 03, 2023 10:15 pm

Car show in Orange County
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Oct 18, 2023 7:13 am

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[img][img][/img][/img]Just drove it to the Paint Shop.
Didn't see any Chickens on the way (info we call the Police Chickens here in Brittany).
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Oct 18, 2023 8:55 am

300 mile round trip to Leicester and back for a dinner on Saturday, stopping overnight in Northamptonshire.

First long journey in the dark. All the lights worked! All the time!

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PostPost by: DamianB » Wed Oct 18, 2023 12:14 pm

London to South Wales, Track day at Llandow circuit, and back to London give me a 450 mile round trip and lots of smiles before the sunny days ran out.
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With short straights and tight bends, Llandow seemed to me like the perfect track for a road-spec Elan and I can't wait to go back again next season. Perhaps with a stiffer anti-roll bar to keep that wayward inside front wheel on the tarmac.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Oct 18, 2023 3:19 pm

Great Photo Damian!

It shows you were trying to see some air beneath the tyre 8)
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