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Elan featured Miata Story Video

PostPost by: khamai » Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:59 pm

Jason Cammisa's latest "Revelations" video just dropped, the history of the Miata and has a guest car...
https://youtu.be/pdKLZtS2QVY?si=qd0jEE9qqEpyYnsz

Elan was supplied by the Golden Gate Lotus Club and is heavily featured in the first few minutes.
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PostPost by: HCA » Thu Oct 19, 2023 8:28 pm

Good video!

I am a big fan of the MX5, but confess that I did not know that the car was led by the US. I always thought it was a Japanese project to hit Toyota.

It is such a pity that the British car industry imploded, and just shows that whatever starts in the UK is perfected outside! Mazda in all these years only follwed Colin Chapman’ s philosophy to the letter and from sales of the MX5 alone, arguably has made more money than Lotus has in the same time. And will probably continue to do so!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Oct 19, 2023 9:51 pm

Thanks for posting, I really enjoyed the video.

khamai, is it your Elan shown?
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PostPost by: khamai » Thu Oct 19, 2023 9:59 pm

pharriso wrote:khamai, is it your Elan shown?


Yes, see credits at 14:45. :)

It was a very fun day with Jason, Anthony & Liv. Jason talked about the shoot back in June on his podcast - https://youtu.be/2pqFxWD7Wao?si=hwoj3tCxbzbnco35&t=272

Jason owns an 2007 SC Elise which he's brought to a GGLC Autocross. So he's familiar with Lotus, but hadn't spent a lot time around an Elan. He couldn't get over the steering and the gearbox.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Oct 20, 2023 12:22 am

Only had a chance to skim it just now; will watch on detail later.

Semi-intetesting aside: I'm one of the hosts of a podcast called The Thing About Cars and we've had Bob Hall on the show a couple of times. Nice guy, fun to talk with. We've also had Dean Case on a couple of times, who was a member of Hall's design-team on the project. Also a very good guy.
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