Lotus Elan

Open wheeler gets a birthday

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:02 pm

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COD inspection and targeted scrutiny - check!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:46 am

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Found this little trio today from last year's ANZAC Mallala meeting
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 am

That car is so cute, I want to give it a hug.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:29 am

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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:12 am

I think you could lie on the nose and wrap your arms round it for a big hug. I mean, I know it's a ruffty tuffty race car and all that, but it does look sooo cute in that baby blue colour...
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:52 am

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Well, I do admit to having given her a tummy rub on Sunday arvo!!!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:54 am

It looked great on display at the Phillip Island Historic s especially next to the GT3 Esprit. The Elfin Mono was Elfin's local version of the Lotus 25 concept, and looks just a good maybe even better as with a Lotus twin cam it has even more "Lotusness" (is that a word?) than a 25 with a Coventry Climax engine :D

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 am

Thanks guys - I agree with you, but I’m a teensy bit biased!!

The question has been asked as to whether the car was a Lotus 27 by a died in the wool Lotus open wheeler aficionado!

I’d love to have a good look at both a 25 & a 27 one day!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:30 am

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Bit of early Track Time at the F1 Season Opener!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:19 am

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A bit of on track parading on Sunday morning, holding station in front of Emanuele Pirro in the ex Bruce McLaren built Cooper T70 that Bruce won the 1964 Tasman Series in!!
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:48 pm

Love the pictures, beatiful car! Keep sharing!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:57 pm

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat May 19, 2018 1:53 am

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Elmo starts a race at Watkins Glen in what has to be 1967.

Pic taken from home movie screen shot, so it’s not the best!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat May 19, 2018 1:55 am

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Driver Chuck Krueger in 1962 after have won the Watkins Glen Classic in an Elva
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