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PostPost by: Rob P » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:32 am

Hi all,
Just joined and looking to gather info on the Baby Lotus Elan in an effort to ensure I have as much info and expertise at my hands when I finally manage to pick up the right car. Just missed out on an S2 restoration project but will continue the search.

Currently driving a Lotus Elan M100 se, enjying the Lotus experience but appreciate the M100 is not everyone Lotus enthusiasts car of choice :) However it is giving plenty of smiles and many many admiring glances from passers by.

Look forward to catching up with a few of you on here if you are in the Preston area, I am a club lotus member and have been to a couple of local Lotus meetings but yet to get fully engaged which will occur this summer
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:19 pm

Sorry Rob but there's your first mistake,you'll upset someone...it's the Elan or Original Elan.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:07 pm

Rob
get to the CLOG meet or on the Serpentine Run.....
should be a few elans, +2s and m100's
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PostPost by: Rob P » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:46 pm

Cheers Gareth, I did the Serpentine run last year and really enjoyed it, just watching the pennies at present as I'm heading to the Le Mans Classic but hope to make this years serpentine run if I can.

John, Thanks for the heads up, I think I'd better learn quickly then, you guys are quick off the mark that's for sure.......Original Elan it is then :wink:
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:11 pm

Hello Rob and welcome,
This forum has been a great help to me as a relative beginner. Someone is always able to help.
I am not far from you and am happy for you to look at my car if there is anything that needs checking.
I hope to see you at the meetings at the White Crow soon, but I am having some difficulty getting there myself at the moment.
There is a method on here of sending a PM (personal message) for contact details etc. which we would not like to be on the internet. Please feel free to ask me if you think I can be useful.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Many Thanks Eric, always useful to know of a well sorted car local and someone who has been through the restoration process who is willing to share some of that experience.
Will be trying to get to the White Crow in the future and meeing a few local Lotus entusiasts. :)
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:52 am

Rob P wrote:Cheers Gareth, I did the Serpentine run last year and really enjoyed it, just watching the pennies at present as I'm heading to the Le Mans Classic but hope to make this years serpentine run if I can.


see you at LMC then....:-)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Will probably see you going in the opposite direction..

http://www.hhcvc.moonfruit.com/#/peaks- ... 4581856649

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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:40 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Will probably see you going in the opposite direction..

http://www.hhcvc.moonfruit.com/#/peaks- ... 4581856649

John :wink:


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I don't think so.....the peaks & dales is tomorrow (15th June)......the Serpentine Run is on the 29th June
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:06 am

When I saw the title of the thread I thought you were a "Joiner" .......I was going to order a nice bespoke kitchen :lol:
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PostPost by: Rob P » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:19 am

nebogipfel wrote:When I saw the title of the thread I thought you were a "Joiner" .......I was going to order a nice bespoke kitchen :lol:


Sadly I can only do work in MDF so not what you would call bespoke :wink:
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