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Mixing LSD and a S2

PostPost by: Brian Walton » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:53 am

What happens when you mix LSD and an Elan S2. Interesting bit of pop history placed in that notable song "day in the life". See:

http://www.gallot.co.nz/Guinness/oonagh_Guinness.htm

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PostPost by: Vanden Perre » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:54 pm

Interesting indeed!!

Some more information about the link with "A day in the life" song on http://finboroughtheatre.itgo.com/local ... helsea.htm

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:43 am

...and here I'd skipped this ''boring'' thread thinking it was limited slip differential ! An Elan Soap Opera in the works.
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PostPost by: hatman » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:30 am

Vanden Perre wrote:Interesting indeed!!

Some more information about the link with "A day in the life" song on http://finboroughtheatre.itgo.com/local ... helsea.htm

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170kph? Don't think so - not from the appearance of the car after the impact. Nor from the fact that Suki Poitier survived. Exaggeration? Journalistic licence? Complete tosh?
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PostPost by: Brian Walton » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:46 am

And after the crash Suki Poitier went on to be companion of Brian Jones (1967-1969) (The Stones). Never married, no children. What a life she must have experienced in the sixties. What ever happened to her?

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PostPost by: Brian Walton » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:51 am

Oh the wonders of the interent. Suki only managed to reach 1979 before driving both her husband and herself off a cliff (doesn't say if it was a Lotus).

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http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,625522

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:39 pm

Hello hatman, it says he reached speeds of 170kph, not that he crashed at that speed.
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PostPost by: batfish » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:46 pm

This is a picture of one of the Merry Pranksters with his Elan taken in San Francisco in the mid sixties. Must be a connection between Elans and LSD, was it unsuspecting owners going to the garage and asking for a LSD and getting something different from the usual Salisbury type?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:55 pm

Hendrix had one too!
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PostPost by: hatman » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:14 am

1964 S1 wrote:Hello hatman, it says he reached speeds of 170kph, not that he crashed at that speed.


Fair enough - but there's a definite implication in the report. True impact speed about 30mph perhaps? Interesting too about Suki Potier being Anita Pallenberg. You learn something every day (certainly on this forum!) :)
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:59 am

I'll guess quite a bit more, 45 to 60 ish at least, it depends on how it hit and what stopped it. How far under the lorry did they get? I'll guess again, nearly to the rear window.
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PostPost by: type36lotus » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:47 am

Amazing how divergent this group can get. I have to admit I too was expecting it to be about Limited Slip differentials!
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