Lotus Elan

Spa Francorchamps 6 hours

PostPost by: Jas » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi
Went to the Spa 6 hours, it's a great event witch I can only recommend it, less than £ 20,- for a three day ticket with access to the pit and grandstands, and the Lefe is cheap also.
Took a bunch of pictures, here are some of the Elan's.
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From the paddock
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I won't mention it...
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This Danish Elan came first in class and 5th over all in the one hour race.
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The Gold Bug had a clasch with a MG B in the 6 hours.
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PostPost by: Jas » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:47 pm

Here are some of the other Lotus cars there.
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... and they are of into the mist, what a sight
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Lotus mk 10
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It had Ronnie on one side and Mario on the other
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It is Bob Dance isn't it?
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Lotus 79 and 80
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The green light is a Cortna
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PostPost by: Jas » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:09 pm

Here are some of the others.
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The start of the 6 Hour's there were 97 cars at the start.
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There were seven GT 40's doing the 6 hour's, most of them didn't last the distance though, but it was still won by a Gt 40
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Bang!!!
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Some old Chap...
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Chevron B8, one of my favorits
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One for the Alfa fans
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Bugatti
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PostPost by: 512BB » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:26 am

Hi Jannik,

I am sure i speak for everyone, great pictures, thanks.

Is this event held every year, and what was the date of the event this year? I would love to get along to it at some point. Did you go in your Elan, and if so, hows the diff holding up?

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PostPost by: rennbaron » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:41 am

...

just follow:

http://www.roadbook.be/

it´s held every year...

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PostPost by: lightwait26 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:19 pm

very nice piccies, my favorite circuit, too. :)
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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:40 pm

Thanks Jas for sharing ...
Nice pictures .
Definitly a must see.
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PostPost by: Jas » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:16 pm

Hi Leslie

Thanks. The event was held 25, 26, 27 September and it runs every year around that date.
The diff. runs fine thank you, but we went in modern cars, too many autobahn miles.
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PostPost by: dougweall » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:12 pm

Jannik,

Some superb shots in there, love the Lola T70 and my favourite Chevrons photo.

I did not realise how much until now how much more mmmmm rounded and altogether better looking the rear arches are on the earlier cars. Dark Blue no.110 photo just does it.

Many thanks,

Doug.

P.S. by the way yes it is Bob Dance.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:41 pm

Nice to see the #17 Shapecraft on track, there must be very few that are still used in competition.

So many wonderful cars, oh my. :D
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PostPost by: Vanden Perre » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:40 am

Hello Jannik and others,

A few more Elan at the Spa 6 hours meeting.

Olivier.
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PostPost by: ianf » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi all,

I was there as well with some pals. We helped the guys with the blue elan put their engine back in on Saturday night - sadly missed them racing on Sunday as Ecurie Dormouse drank too much beer and slept in!

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PostPost by: vintrace » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:58 pm

yes this is a really good event... I have been the last 3-years and never get bored... you can spend hours around the pits....
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PostPost by: toomspj » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:02 pm

I was there in my li'l red elan no (1)46. Great circuit. Nasty finish though....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9rxRvKYSrI

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PostPost by: 512BB » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:44 am

That bas..rd ran the Elan off the road. If that was me, i would be doing a Shuey on him!

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