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Weekend in the Charente - France - 6 x Plus 2's!!!!

PostPost by: terryp » Mon May 17, 2010 8:13 am

Well the car behaved itself apart from the judder after about an hour which I can cope with (Must change those engine / gearbox mountings)
No water leak!
We had 8 cars visit us in the Charente Maritime with no less than 6 Plus 2's (including mine)
A visit to Ile de Re and Brouage and Port des Barques
Here's some pictures ...........
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PostPost by: dusty » Tue May 18, 2010 5:30 pm

Excellent, I'm suprised at the number of +2's (or lack of the 2 seat elans)

Not a sight you see everyday!
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Where did they come from, are they all French cars / owners?

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PostPost by: terryp » Tue May 18, 2010 5:56 pm

Jon
All French owners and really really nice people. we had a great weekend!
Its funny the Plus 2 people seem to be a lot more active in France on these type of events, so it does seem there are more plus 2's but I believe there are actually more small Elans in Club Lotus France. I think a lot are raced in historic racing here.
Here's a picture taken by someone else........6 now

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6 at the pumps now!
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Wed May 19, 2010 9:22 am

Nice pics Terry, the top one could almost be a Lotus ad from the 70's!

I notice some appear to be missing front number plates, or is it the light?

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PostPost by: terryp » Wed May 19, 2010 9:42 am

Robbie
The light! Mine and the silver car has letters on the grill, the Black JPS car has a small motorbike type plate on the grill, the white car has a Belgian plate(!) and the others have normal legal(!!) French plates
I think we may start planning next year!

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed May 19, 2010 9:50 am

I love that picture of the cars at the petrol station...not a sight you'd see every day!

I think you need one of these in your car, Terry. And maybe one clinging onto the Seven rollbar as well.....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mr-Oizo-Flat-Eric ... 5887b947c9

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PostPost by: terryp » Wed May 19, 2010 10:04 am

Mark
Hang on that looks just like me!
Had my wife just take this picture of me working.........
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PostPost by: dusty » Wed May 19, 2010 11:39 am

Is surfing Elan.net work? In that case i work very hard.... :)
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PostPost by: terryp » Wed May 19, 2010 12:55 pm

Jon
Too be honest since the weekend we've been in Lotus mode and struggling to do any work........
Must do some now and stop looking on either this or the Club Lotus France forum!
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PostPost by: alaric » Fri May 28, 2010 6:42 pm

Terry I'm extremely envious. Can't wait to get my own car on the road so that I can join you - could this become an annual event?

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PostPost by: terryp » Fri May 28, 2010 8:01 pm

alaric wrote:Terry I'm extremely envious. Can't wait to get my own car on the road so that I can join you - could this become an annual event?

Sean.


Hopefully as we really enjoyed ourselves and met some great people
We will keep our fingers crossed for next year. My wife has already been out finding routes and restaurants!

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Oh Man!! Just wonderful! What a great looking car the +2 is is it not? I well remember the 1st time I saw one on the street.It was in white, std +2 Cool looking guy driving with a wag in the co pilot seat.

Just magic. Drew my breath away..

Feeling sad..Had my Porsche damaged in a car park bump today. luckily, I was not in the Elan. The ram mobile would have been in beside me and I would have more than a sore head & neck. He was going backwards a bit too quick. Lucky it was not a child :?

Bugger...
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