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Elan +2. 50 years since its launch in 1967

PostPost by: Elseezed » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:52 pm

Just wondered, are there any celebrations planned for 2017?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:47 pm

Just name a time and place...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:41 pm

Ok John, September 2017 on the lawn in front of your house :lol:
But is it a case of doing things yourself, e.g. Contacting classic car magazines, contacting Lotus? Do not the various Lotus clubs have committees that have event organisers?
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:38 pm

I have contact at hethel.......I can ask.....
Well ok......I'll ask anyway.........just to see what they might be able to help with
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:31 am

Alan from Club lotus posts on here occasionally, may be worth dropping him a note
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:56 am

I suppose basic questions would be....single day or weekend.....then I suppose location........like Donington...or somewhere central......or Hethel
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:44 pm

Nothing over here either that I know of. It'll also be the 60th anniversary of the Seven, so they're running with that as the theme of LOG 37. I think that the Plus 2 is going to be overlooked due to the Seven anniversaries until the end of time, but I guess having a taste for obscurity/underdogdom is part of what draws us to Plus 2 ownership. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:12 pm

There will be exclusive Type 50 parade laps at Castle Combe next year to celebrate the [email protected], so as many owners as possible should get the late May bank holiday Saturday in their 2017 diaries to ensure a bumper turnout.

I understand there is no interest at the factory in organising anything.

2017 is also the 50th anniversary of several iconic Lotus Types, all of which will no doubt have some sort of celebration at the Lotus Festival and Silverstone Classic. Therefore Combe ought to be the easiest gathering to have your +2 admired at by the highest number of Lotus fanatics!

Of course, if a group of you want to organise your own thing, crack on!

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:22 pm

Is it a case of "Cinderella, you shall go to the ball" ?

If the 50th Elan anniversary is anything to go by, just don't hold your breath. The supposed nothing but Lotus Elans parade at the Lotus Festival Brands Hatch ended up as anything with a Lotus badge. None of the magazines made a real fuss, there was some small mention here and there but most didn't even notice or appear to care when it was pointed out to them.

I see my post has crossed over with Tim's, so I have edited my next paragraph.

I suggest an organised parking area at Club Lotus track day Castle Combe for +2's only and a dedicated lunch parade in addition to the normal lunch parade. Tim Wilkes has already suggested this to Alan Morgan and received a sort of okay. To make this work, we need to be a little bit organised and perhaps make a nuisance of ourselves to make this happen in any meaningful way. If we can get 50 type 50's in a parade that will make a real statement and will make people notice.

My +2 will be at Combe in 2017, who will join me? Can we organise at least another 49?
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:39 pm

I'm up for it......:-)
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PostPost by: RichC » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:27 pm

added it in the diary :D
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PostPost by: Tournesol » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:23 pm

Writing from the French Alps where I am having a Blast!!! You can count on UBJ772F to be there and as its not leaking oil from the engine nor water inside the cockpit, whatever the weather throws it will be there.
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:12 pm

I'm doing my best to get PMK 397F there, after 25 years off the road. Date on the calendar. Could do with a few more +2's attending.
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PostPost by: LE22004 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:02 pm

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I'll be there with my +2, JES484F.
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PostPost by: Eric the Viking » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:12 pm

I'm not a member and their website has nothing about it but would love to attend and bring along YNJ 914J for an outing. How do I go about arranging it?
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