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SVRA Brickyard Vintage Races

PostPost by: lance54 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:39 pm

50 years ago Lotus achieved victory at the Indy 500 and forever change open wheel racing in America.

This Elan departs tomorrow for the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
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Too bad they will not let me use my Jim Clark Helmet and Driving Gloves.
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It's a genuine 1965 Buco like the one Jimmy used.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:08 pm

Clark,
Have a great time at Indy, Love the Jimmy accoutrements and commemoration sticker!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:27 am

RE 50 years ago..

An interview with Leonard Wood, of the famed Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR stock car team. They served as the Lotus pit crew at the behest of Ford. It's quite a "read".

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/leonard-wood-reflects-on-1965-indy-500-victory-with-jim-clark-052015
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:11 pm

Ready to go on Hallowed Ground.....
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:41 pm

Looks good Clark... that looks like Peter Schultz's old car next to yours... Can't read the name in your picture.
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:49 pm

Phil you are correct. First time out for new owner Daren Mann from Pittsburgh, PA.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:29 pm

Clark - when did "Team Lance" appear on the doors? It looks great! Are you traveling east for the vintage races at Thompson this weekend?
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PostPost by: lance54 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:18 pm

Russ,

Team Lance seem logical since it has the same number of letters as Team Lotus.

I will not be racing at Thompson this weekend perhaps the new Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts in July and then Pocono in August and Lime Rock in September.

Just some of the many Lotus related things to see at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum....
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What better place for a Lotus Elan.....
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PostPost by: lance54 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:57 pm

Postscript......
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:44 pm

The way it should be!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:51 pm

Well done Lance!
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