Lotus Elan

Tour Auto 2007: Elans on top.

PostPost by: Vanden Perre » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:13 pm

Have a look at the classification before the last day of the Tour Auto 2007
[[link was removed as outdated]]
Olivier.
Vanden Perre
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 148
Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Location: Brussels, Belgium

PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:26 pm

Some pictures of them at the entrance of the LeMans Bugatti circuit ...
Image
Image
Image
Christian.
Image
User avatar
Old English White
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 711
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Location: France

PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:56 am

Great to see 1,2,3 and 4 in class "VHC". What is the difference between the VHC class and G/H/I classes ?

Rohan
User avatar
rgh0
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5760
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:40 pm

... Rohan ,
VHC (for Historic Competition Vehicle) is for cars from 1951' to 1965'...
The G/H/I groups are for competition car from 1966' to 1973' , all with FIA pass .
As for Le Mans Classic race , at least one model of the car should have been raced at the time on the Tour Auto to be selected.
Christian.
Image
User avatar
Old English White
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 711
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Location: France

PostPost by: RobCapper » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:19 am

Rohan,

what is the 196 car? it's fantastic... is it a real 26R or a replica? I'm trying to get to grips with recognising the various series of baby elans - I've got a +2... s4's are easy to spot, but....

thanks!
RobCapper
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 110
Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Location: CHELTENHAM

PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:02 pm

Rob

It looks like a good replica 26R or may even be a real. Ask Christian he took the photos and may know.

Rohan
User avatar
rgh0
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5760
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: Old English White » Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:34 pm

... #196 is the Elan of a good friend , Jean-Pierre Lajournade ...
He finished this 2007'Tour Auto 2nd behind Hans Hugenholtz . Winner of the french R5 Gordini cup , a year before Jean Alesi , then 3 seasons in Formula Renault Europe and BMW Alpina pilote for 2 seasons ...
He turned mad 2 years ago when first driving an Elan ... buy a 26 S2 (a 26R lookalike with chinese eyes ) at TTR. This car was fully rebuilt last winter , she lost her chinese eyes because of reglementations , my part was to create a more visible look , but still period credible . I hope you like as the team do ...

Image

Image

In action, just try to follow ...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbDeoBH ... ed&search=

At the moment , after the Grand Prix Historique de Pau , the car is under reconstruction , but will be at Dijon , for the Drand Prix de l'Age d'Or , june the 22nd ...
Christian.
Image
User avatar
Old English White
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 711
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Location: France

PostPost by: steveww » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:24 am

What a great in car film clip 8)

Very nice car as well.
User avatar
steveww
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1849
Joined: 18 Sep 2003
Location: Northamptonshire, England

PostPost by: Midlife » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:55 pm

Lovely cars! what a superb film clip

The engine bay has given me something to aim for now!
Midlife
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 79
Joined: 08 Sep 2006
Location: Essex, England.

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests