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Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:50 am
by elansprint71

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:54 am
by Elanintheforest
What a great story, and some superb footage. At the age of 19 having a GTO to play with, I wonder how he beat that experience in later years!

I pity the poor sod who traded his GTO for the Maserati Ghibli though.

Mark

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:23 pm
by bilcoh
Ha! I thought I had it good running around in my Elan when I was 19. Oh well.

I gather that the Elan gets overshadowed by a passing Ferrari on the road. Great footage, though.

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm
by Tahoe
I really enjoyed that. It brought back vivid memories of Willow Springs, Mullhuland drive, Riverside Raceway, Orange Count Raceway, etc. back in the day. Back in those days I would have been driving my Sunbeam Tiger to those places, and dreaming of buying an Elan.

Great Stuff!!!

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:16 pm
by elansprint71
Tahoe wrote:I really enjoyed that. It brought back vivid memories of Willow Springs, Mullhuland drive, Riverside Raceway, Orange Count Raceway, etc. back in the day. Back in those days I would have been driving my Sunbeam Tiger to those places, and dreaming of buying an Elan.

Great Stuff!!!


8)
I'm waiting for someone to shout "Hey that was me in the Elan"!

The names of those places take me back to when I was a jobbing photog/reviewer on a weekly "alternative music paper" in the UK.
One day I'll get to Laurel Canyon..... 8)

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:17 am
by Robbie693
elansprint71 wrote:
The names of those places take me back to when I was a jobbing photog/reviewer on a weekly "alternative music paper" in the UK.
One day I'll get to Laurel Canyon..... 8)


Blimey - I was checking to see what year Mayall's house burned down and saw the list of Notable Residents - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Canyon,_Los_Angeles - talk about everyone and his dog!

Robbie

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 pm
by gjz30075
To answer the question: Elan spotted at 4:36. Yes, who was that?

Greg Z

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:30 pm
by elansprint71
gjz30075 wrote:To answer the question: Elan spotted at 4:36. Yes, who was that?

Greg Z

Elvis?

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:48 pm
by elansprint71
Spotted in Ashton under Lyne today; a red over white Sprint.

Not quite Hollywood but hey, how often do you see an Elan in everyday traffic these days? Anyone on here?

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 am
by Fred Talmadge
I got my first sport car at 19. A $400 Bugeye Sprite

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
by Certified Lotus
I wonder what they paid for those GTO’s back in the late 60’s at the ripe age of 19/20 ?

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 am
by JonB
It is an Elan Plus 2 is it not?

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:21 am
by elansprint71
Not unless it is a convertible and has headlights in the wings. 8)

Re: Spot the Elan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm
by JonB
It's hard to tell... the car on the left looks quite Plus-2-ish to me.


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