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New Year's Day at Brooklands.

PostPost by: persiflage » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:00 am

Great to see a small handful of Elans at Brooklands yesterday.
A fantastic turnout of vehicles with a few rare gems, an excellent day out. Looking forward to Bicester on Sunday.
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PostPost by: 7skypilot » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:56 am

Brooklands really was an excellent day. We were in the Yellow S4 coupe. I think Paddy's lovely S1 was a short distance behind us in the entry queue. A pristine pistachio coupe put my grubby S4 (untouched since returning from a 2000 mile french rally - the Autumn Sun Run) to shame. There were a few others - all looking lovely.

I also saw my first Evante since Berlin in around '86. Up for grabs at £17.5K and with most of the better know Elan weaknesses sorted. The Vegantune head is belt driven and has a serviceable water pump and the interior is very smart. Lots of other improvements that would have been incorporated into the Elan if it had continued in production including a 5-speed Type 9 'box and solid drive shafts. Even the doors fit! Low mileage (30K?) and looking good.

But it ain't an Elan...

I parked at the far RH end of the banking, pretty steep. A Rolls Royce had, for some reason, rolled down the banking and hit an MGB GT before hitting a wall. Shame - significant damage to both cars. And a surprise for one, or both owners, when they returned to their cars...

Stunning cars - a 365 GTB, DB 4,5,6, many beautiful pre-war cars, hot-rods, rally cars - something for everyone.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 am

TTIUWP... (This thread is useless without photos)... as they say on the interweb ;-)
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PostPost by: 7skypilot » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Thanks to pharriso for his helpful post.
Does anyone have any photos? I'm rather tempted by an early Evante.
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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm

...yes, but not of an Evante I'm afraid!
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Oh, that is a handbrake test.
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