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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Hi Rob, more memories here, I had forgotten J and S; all the interesting companies gone to the wall; Lynx Engineering, [ John and Leon ] I guess both Merv and Ken Waggot are probably history as well.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:51 am

I noticed an earlier comment about Richard Wilson's car, I've finally I've worked out who richard Wilson's car was owned by, in early 80's it was owned by Peter Coombes who lived in Back of Chatswood, it was blue and rough around the edges, but very quick, I've a picture I'll scan and post somewhere from gathering at the late John Dawson-Damers property.

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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:55 am

I finally found my old elan, still with the bloke I sold it to in 1970, we had a great chat for an hour and I was able to post photos to him from a 12 hour race in Surfers in the late 60's; it was nice to know it hadn't gone to the Lotus graveyard like so many others.
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:55 pm

there used to be another black S1 or 2 in Sydney with big guards but no idea where it went.


Gordon, that car still competes occasionally in Regularity with HSRCA. Go to elan-photos-f18/elan-flairs-the-good-the-bad-and-some-ugly-ones-t16400-60.html
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PostPost by: Tomd » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:40 am

Hi
Just heard the sad news that Barry Duckworth passed away on the 29th November 2017
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:15 am

I understood that Richard still own its, and I understand its mid restoration after many years in the garage.

Please post the pictures of yours at Surfers.

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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 am

My old Elan at Surfers, 1967-68. Mine being the dark one [blue with stripes] I think maybe Neil Allen's one leading.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:18 pm

Not directly connected, other than to Surfers paradise, here is my S1 racing there (Bill Gates driving) in 1966...

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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Nice one David.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Same bend?!
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:18 pm

Could be!
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PostPost by: cudabenefast » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 pm

John, is your brother Ross the now retired metallurgist who I competed against in tarmac rallies? His navigator was his daughter Ruth and they competed in his Elfin Clubman.

They had an amazing escape in tasmania when they left the road and a gumtree grazed Ruth's helmet but they were unhurt.We were the car behind them (Caterham HPC) and couldn't even see them as we went past! Never did another rally in my car after that.

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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 am

Wrong Ross Peter, although I have a brother Ross who competed with an S4 Elan in the late 70's early 80's. cheers, John.
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