Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:25 pm

Just wonder what happened to David Brodie's Elan - is it still around? Simply an idle interest !


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PostPost by: dougweall » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:02 pm

No info on the Elan, but I read an excerpt from his book a while back. It had me in fits of laughter a character to say the least.
Here's a link to his web site http://davidbrodie.co.uk/
If you can find the story of his mates missus being a bit promiscuous in the excerpts, it's a hoot.

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PostPost by: redcarandco » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:27 pm

I do not know what happened to this very fine car as I do not know where my second race elan(a modsport of eighties) ended its live....I even do not remember vin and all I remember is that second photo is on extraordinary Chimay race track in Belgium now abandonned...but when was it........
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PostPost by: Chancer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:59 pm

I have tears in my eyes after reading the first excerpt, I will definitely buy the book.
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:06 pm

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A friend sent me these 2 fotos if somebody heared about it ....I sold to a french man early in the eighties...
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:55 pm

Just came across this article from "Motorsport" (January 1972) - interesting reading !
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:57 pm

.... second page:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 pm

RHD in some pics LHD in others - a bit odd/same car??
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:37 pm

the JPS gold pinstriping has been taken to an extreme here i'd say.... :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:39 pm

elanfan1 wrote:RHD in some pics LHD in others - a bit odd/same car??

Brodie's car is not to be confused with the LHD Belgian car which has appeared in this thread.

Brodie bought the car from the guys at British Vita, where it had cleaned up in the hill-climb championships.

There is a load of info about this already on this site.... somewhere. :)

Car is still on the missing list, until someone reinvents it.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:13 am

Love the last sentence ..." The only snag is the asking price is 2000 pounds plus" !!!


Inflation since 1972 has been about 1000% so 20,000 pounds today - a bargain the engine alone would cost you more :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Here is a snippet of information regarding Brodie's purchase of the BVRT Elan (and his wedding).


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:55 pm

For some reason I've lost the knack of adding photos to the forum! Here is a magazine piece about the BVRT Elan... I hope!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:56 pm

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:02 pm

Here is an Autosport article from Dec 73 on the Victor Raysbrook Elan, which raced against Brodie.

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[attachment=1]Raysbrook Elan 1.JPG[/attachment]

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