Lotus Elan

Sprint sighting in Kenilworth

PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:41 am

Hi Guys,
Had one of those great mornings..
beautiful crisp autumn morning, commuting in the +2...
< 1 mile from my house and a beautiful blue and white elan sprint pulls out behind me!
(This isn't something that happens to me on a regular basis)
The sprint follows me for most of my commute and then dives off left to Berkswell.
Made me keep smiling even when my train was delayed!!!!
Is the owner of the car on the list?
Tim
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:16 am

Tim

I do hope that the driver gave you a wave or slow flash of the headlights before diving off.

If I recall correctly, it was MG owners who, between the wars, started to wave to each other in acknowledgement of their shared ownership and enthusiasm for the marque. Then others followed suit, though I think mainly amongst owners of less numerous sports cars.

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PS By the way, it wasn't me!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:44 pm

Tim

And it wasn't me either...

John :wink:
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:28 pm

Of course Lotus owners acknowledge each other on the road, they are, after all, intelligent, discerning and simply a better class of person 8)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:51 pm

I thought they waved because the electrics had failed as he was coasting to a stop and he would be needing a push ---ed
dont close your eyes --you will miss the crash
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PostPost by: tdafforn » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:29 am

Hard to tell whether they waved as I had my eyes on the eurobox in front who was dawdling!
Did try and wave at them, but its hard to stick your arm out the window and wave backwards without it looking as though you are having some kind of spasm!
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:01 am

I always thought that the MG wave was to warn each other of the oil slick they were leaving behind :lol:

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