Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:55 am

Does anyone here get this magazine? It's a bit pricey for a US subscription (print edition) and is there
enough 'heritage' content to be worthwhile?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:18 am

Yes I get it when I pass through the uk... good articles, great pics... first marque specific mag I have ever seen for Lotus... deserves support... believe there is a lower price digital subscription
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:45 am

Thanks Phil. Correct, digital is lower priced but I like flipping the pages. .
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:27 am

I have both digital and print. Personally I prefer to read magazines with the document in my hand, but I travel a lot and having the digital edition allows me to finish reading the latest issue or easily refer back to an article in a previous issue.

The magazine is very diverse regarding Lotus related content. It mixes historical road car and race car along with current insights and information. It’s not a technical magazine (how to rebuild Weber carbs).

Well written, lots of photos, always has interesting articles that are worth reading. They are very interested in hearing from readers who own Lotus cars, so if you have some good photos and are articulate in your writing style, this is your opportunity for 15 minutes of fame (I have been published twice so far).

Yes, it’s a bit expensive but there are no other Lotus magazines on the market. So from my perspective it’s priceless.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:45 am

Certified Lotus wrote:Yes, it’s a bit expensive but there are no other Lotus magazines on the market. So from my perspective it’s priceless.


I'm thinking the same, Glen. Thanks!
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PostPost by: Coupe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Elan S1 to S4 in latest issue
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:35 pm

I get it and would observe that it is considerably more informative than the other single marque magazines I get.
There is a lot of useful Elan stuff but stuff on moderns, the Lotus bikes! and other interesting historical stuff.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 pm

The last issue had my little Sprint in it so I have to like it

Would it be feasible to buy the whole set of 6 and ship them to the US in one go?

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PostPost by: baileyman » Fri May 10, 2019 11:36 pm

I just received exactly that.

My one complaint is finding the time, peace and quiet to read them!

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:28 pm

My Garage Tour was published in the July/August issue.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 am

I got the 6 back issues starting at number 1 for my birthday (thanks SWMBO!) and I now have it on subscription. Watch out for a heinous SuperSprint article in a future issue :mrgreen:

As mentioned above it’s a bi-monthly issue, so you don’t tend to get overloaded, the articles are well written and interesting and you get to see what others are doing ( certified Lotus 8) )
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:14 am

Interesting article about the sQuba Elise.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:13 pm

They are written very well and I feel as if a lot of research has been carried out in each article.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 pm

Elan Peter wrote:They are written very well and I feel as if a lot of research has been carried out in each article.
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I generally love the magazine, good articles on both modern cars & the legacy models. That being said the article on Elans was not good... no mention of FHCs & the S4 was a Sprint wannabe & then no Sprint in the comparison at all....
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:57 pm

I agree with you. Using a modified Elan s1 to compare it against a virtually standard Elan s2 was also a bad move. I do not wish to offend the owner of the s1 because I do really like it but I would personally have used a standard example.
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