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Greatest Number of Elan +2's in one place?????

PostPost by: terryp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:42 am

We have just closed the booking on our Club Lotus France event here and we wondered if anyone has any pictures of 10 or more Elan +2s together or are we going to have a record? (!!!)
We have 14 cars coming in total consisting of:-
10No Elan +2
3No Elan
1No Europa Twin Cam

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PostPost by: Craig Elliott » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Terry

It must be close (discounting the Lotus car park when they were still making them!) although I think there were 12 or more at a Club Lotus meeting at Cadwell Pk a few years ago...

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:48 pm

There was more than a few at the Hethel Lotus 60th.
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:51 pm

Craig
Thanks for the pictures , we probably need to get a few more owners here to attend next year to break the record!
We may get to 11 if "Tonycharente" brings his +2 rather than his Elan.
And I have quite a few spares..............
Having said that, you say 12 but I can only see 5 plus a few blurs :wink:

Thanks again :D
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:54 pm

Jason1 wrote:There was more than a few at the Hethel Lotus 60th.


Jason
But where's the proof???? :wink:

Here's a picture of a clear 6

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PostPost by: Craig Elliott » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:39 pm

:lol: ah, the unfortunate affect of reducing the resolution. There were 6 +2s in front of mine in photo 5 (7 in total) and I think 5 behind it in photo 3 so that's where I got the 12 from - and that's only the cars that were surrounding mine, there were more there.

Somewhere I'm also sure I've got a photo from a Club Lotus parts fair where they featured the +2 and lined them up outside... will have a look to see if I can find it.

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PostPost by: syrius » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:36 pm

The big difference is
10 Elan +2
but 3 Elan cabrio inside the 10
How many cabrio you have at Cadwell Pk ?

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PostPost by: niallf » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:03 pm

15 or 16 at least at the 60th. Pics here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 138196150/
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:45 am

Hold on after looking at the pictures, they seem to be all of single cars, no large group pictures :wink:
How do we know they were taken at the same event :?: :wink:

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PostPost by: dusty » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:42 pm

Terry,

You'll have to do a repeat of last years petrol station picture, but with plus 2's queueing at the pumps.


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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:30 pm

i think that it's not a problem to line them all up at the pumps as they are always thirsty
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:21 am

Quick question. Anyone know the colour name & code for the bottom pic in Craig's post above? A friend of mine had a Plus 2 in that colour, but haven't seen one posted before. I don't think it is tawny, rather a metalic bronze colour?

Terry, best of luck with the gathering; it sounds fantastic.
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PostPost by: ppnelan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:35 pm

Hello Stu.

It is my car and I believe it is Ford Tawny Brown (metallic) - it looks like it matches a CarPlan aerosol I have, and I once parked next to a Ford Escort at a show which matched exactly. :D
Not sure if this is the original Lotus colour though? It has been resprayed at some point (over the metalflake roof). I have seen a few other brown ones, but they always look darker or a different shade. PMS had one for sale at the Donnington Lotus Show a few years ago which was more chocolate brown, and I have seen another that was more of a grey-brown.

See Elan+2S130/5 for more photos.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:40 pm

Terry,
I regularly see more than 10 at Spyders workshops near Peterborough, last time I was there they had 7 +2's parked outside with a further 5 inside being worked on and then there are always the basket cases parked around the back (4 cars in varying states).

Common as muck!

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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Great picture Alan!
I did have a thought though :twisted: , if we have about 50 cars in France and we have a fifth of them meeting, how many cars are in the UK and would a fifth be able to meet?
I reckon there must be at least 250 cars in the UK so we are looking for a picture with 50 cars :wink:
I'll post some pictures of our event in May

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