Lotus Elan

LotusElan.net is 90 days old!!!!

PostPost by: jcocking » Wed Jun 09, 1999 3:31 pm

Wow, It is hard to believe that the site is only been up for 90 days.
During this 90 days we have had 5200 unique visitors and a total of 8300
visitors. We are averaging 80+ visitors a day. For this, Thank you.

The site has been through several revisions. I have tried to streamline the
effort to go to any one page. You should be able to go to any page within
the website, within 2 clicks of the mouse from the Homepage. I have been
working on ease of use and the performance of the pages. The site index is
large and takes time to download. There are now mini indexes for each major
area of the site. Hope this helps.

The last 60 days, I have been working on copyright issues with the major US
magazines. We have been given permission by several to republish their
articles. The biggest to date is Road & Track. (Yes, Tony C. I will be
using your library.) I am still in negotiations with Motor Trend and Car &
Driver. The UK magazines are the next round.

After having several owners ask me to open up the mailing list for general
discussion, I have placed a survey on the list service to ask the question
to everyone. Should this list be converted to a normal mailing list? Go to
http://www.onelist.com/surveycenter/lotuselan to register your vote. You
can vote as often as you wish, but the service only records your vote once.
(Sorry no ballot stuffing). If the majority supports it, it will happen.
We have 100 subscribers on the list.

To see the number of cars registered on the site go to
/owners/statistics.html. We have 93+ cars
registered to date. With several waiting to be entered from my inbox. Over
the next three months the registry will be changed to a database, which will
aide the turn around time for new owners. Currently, it is a manual effort
and takes about 20 minutes to add a new owner. The database approach will
shrink my time requirements on the registry, and free up time for adding
more content.

Content:
I would like to find the following items. If you have access to these
items, please email me.
1. The Lotus Service bulletins covering the Elan
and Twin cam.
2. Grassroots Motorsports Magazines dated:
a. SEPT/OCT 90: LOTUS TWIN CAM PART III
b. JAN/FEB 95: LOTUS ELAN VINTAGE VIEWS HISTORY
c. JAN/FEB 85: LOTUS ELAN VINTAGE VIEWS HISTORY
d. APR 86: LOTUS ELAN THE LOTUS ELAN HISTORY
e. MAR 88: LOTUS ELAN TEN FAVORITE SPORTS CARS
f. DEC 89: LOTUS ELAN THE MIATA MAZDA WON'T BUILD
RANDY PECK'S LOTUS ELAN
g. MAR/APRIL 98: LOTUS ELAN TOPLESS DANCERS
3. Any Lotus brochures not currently on the site.
4. Pictures are always welcomed
5. Tech tips / FAQ articles are always welcomed
6. Write-ups about racing your vehicle are always welcomed.

A copy of the What's New page is at the bottom of this email, for your
convenience. As the site grows, I am looking for people wanting to be
editors to work on the site. An editor writes up materials to be published.
No technical (computer) knowledge is required. If interested, email me.

Finally, Thanks to everyone for supporting the site.

Happy Lotusing

Jeff Cocking
http://LotusElan.net
mailto:[email protected]


What's New:
May 27, 1999
Added Lotus Service Bulletin - Gearbox (Transmission) Fault Finding
Added Lotus Service Bulletin - Engine Jointing Compound
Redirected Links page to the Open Directory Project's
http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Autos/Makers/Lotus/

May 20, 1999
Added Lotus Elan +2S 130 Brochure
Added March 1972 Road & Track article on the Lotus Elan Sprint
Added January 5, 1987 - Autoweek - Elan Sprint
Added Lotus Service Bulletin - Weatherproofing

May 17, 1999
Added Lotus Elan Sprint Brochure
Added General Lotus Brochure that covers the Elan Sprint, Plus 2S 130 and
the Europa Twin Cam

May 15, 1999
Added Supercar Classics - 2/89 - Elan Buying Guide

May 14, 1999
Added Vintage Racecar Journal 10/98 - Elan 26R, The Giant Killer
Added Lotus Elan 26R Specifications
Added Supercar Classics - 2/89 - Elan Sprint
Added Supercar Classics - 2/89 - Restoration: Shelf Life

April 24, 1999
Added Grassroots Motorsports 5/90 - Lotus Twin Cam Rebuild, Part 1 - The
Short Block

April 16, 1999
Redid Buyer's Guide Section
Added Buyer's Picky Inspection Checklist

April 14, 1999
Added Restoration Levels Defined

April 13, 1999
Added Wiring Guide for an Elan S4 - What is this color of wire for?

April 11, 1999
Added Care and Repair of Lotus Steel Wheels.
Added picture of Jim Clark's Elan S3.
Added picture of Rvan Hal's Sprint.
Added - English and American Terms - Which is correct - Tyres or Tires?
Color or Colour?
Added the Hood Tool in the Body and Trim Tech Area.
Added 26-R-10 - Picture and description of a 26R for sale.








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