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Tour Auto 2009' ...

PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:38 am

It just started this morning ....
Monday , Paris , jardins des Tuileries ... Verifications and cocktail ...
I ll follow the race of #246 , from home .
Someone has got to be at rear .

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More later ...
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:07 am

Fantastic pictures, Christian....keep them coming!!

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:15 pm

I hope an Elan wins again :)
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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:11 pm

This year ll be a tough one for the Elan's...
The GT40's are back in business and Dijon & Spa their favorite playground ...
With my friend Gilles authorisation ... some pictures of tuesday .
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PostPost by: FritzPasadena » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:11 pm

All fantastic photos Christian - thanks for posting, the TdF is an event I'd love to get round to doing some day.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Super photos Christian; let's hope the Ginetta G4 dudes do not latch on to this event in it's present form. :evil:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:39 am

Super pics, Christian! Thanks! :D
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:57 am

Some shoots taken between the specials stages...

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#246 , at the end of day 2 is 6th , the XI (the one that finished 2nd last year) is 5th ...
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:54 am

superb pictures

Anyone who runs an Elan hard on a road special stage rally with trees beside the road is much braver than me.
You have a lot of very brave Frenchmen to have that many Elans running as hard as your picture show :shock: .

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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:47 pm

rgh0 wrote:superb pictures

Anyone who runs an Elan hard on a road special stage rally with trees beside the road is much braver than me.
You have a lot of very brave Frenchmen to have that many Elans running as hard as your picture show :shock: .

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The braver of all is the guy reading the notes .
In the #246 Elan , for that race , Dominique is the mecanic too ...
This winter , I was with Jean-Pierre in the car for engine run in and hundreds of kilometers ... No need to say that it was impressive , very impressive but never scary . Confidence matter , with the car and driver . In fact , most in the driver.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:14 pm

A movie of the Tour Auto 2009 ...
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/se ... -2009_auto
#246 at 5.55 :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: dusty » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:24 pm

Old English White wrote:The braver of all is the guy reading the notes .


Or the Guy standing there taking the pictures!

Great thread :D
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PostPost by: steveww » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:17 am

Having watched the movie. The award goes to the Renault Alpine for the best drift around the corner :)

Most of the drivers in that clip were not going at then tenths, then neither would I! Trees are not very forgiving.

Great work, keep the pictures and clips coming.
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PostPost by: elandoc » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:47 am

Fantastic, Christian!

Takes me back to a few tarmac rallies I've done in Australia. And yes, you don't go at ten tenths, but as you make your way up the time sheets, the red mist starts to descend. In 2001, we were 6th, then 4th, then the two leaders went off on one stage, and as we passed them, we thought, we could win this! Then, a few stages later, I missed a call as we were overtaking, and stuffed it into a bank (a "5" does sound a bit like a "9") - and yet another slot car wins Targa Tasmania. We did our best, but there are so many Porsches in that event, I felt like a lone Spitfire being bounced by a squadron of Messerschmidts. I hope the Elan boys give it to them in the Tour.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:49 am

Absolutly patrick ,
No "MesserWolfs" from Stuttgart between the winning GT40 and the franco-brit Elan.
To continue with that event , two vidéos full of action :
The first one at Dijon ; a kind of glory day for the #246 as he stay in front of many bigger cars ....
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_t ... +2009&aq=f
And the second at Spa , where after a very good start the green Elan went off at the "bus stop "chicane ... No other damages than proud ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HBk3E2S ... annel_page
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