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Post  Atthelimit on Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:13 pm

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I was lucky enough to attend a track day recently and managed to drive an Elan. I forgot just how much they lean! Also got some quick laps in a trusty Mk 2 Escort. Look no lean, well not as much.








They lean even more if you tip the camera over!
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Post  TimS on Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:45 pm

Was it spirited driving or a weighty passenger ....knowing your enthusiastic driving skills and as I don't know who the passenger is I better shut up

Looks like a good day, wouldn't it be great to have a LDC only day at Mallory...just like it used to be in the good old days, lots of Lotuses enjoying themselves.
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Post  GrumpyBodger on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:23 pm

Hi Kim,

your car's attitude is fairly representative of the model.
I've been studying Elan cornering at Race Tracks for a long time & one good viewing point is the "Complex" at Silverstone where the cars enter it from Hanger Straight.
A lot of that lean can be dialed out if you can afford the "right bits" but I think a large part of it is dependent upon how the Driver sets the car up for the bend.
Some "Race Tuned" cars go through there looking almost like your Photos whereas others seem to go through practically as flat as a Pancake & faster.
I find the subject most interesting & would love to know what really makes that big difference, but there, I am an Elan Nerd

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Post  Trigger on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:33 pm

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Post  Atthelimit on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:38 pm

TimS wrote:Was it spirited driving or a weighty passenger ....knowing your enthusiastic driving skills and as I don't know who the passenger is I better shut up

Tim

The passenger was Jules and I am going to tell her what you said, you had better watch out next time you see her!

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Post  TimS on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:01 pm

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TimS wrote:Was it spirited driving or a weighty passenger ....knowing your enthusiastic driving skills and as I don't know who the passenger is I better shut up

Tim

The passenger was Jules and I am going to tell her what you said, you had better watch out next time you see her!

Kim.

Oh dear...didn't mean it - just trying out a bit of humour- I'll go about in disguise from now on, don't want to get bashed by Jules
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Post  A7ESK on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:51 pm

Are this is why your cars are not being finished off your having to much fun driving other cars, it was nice to see the Stig racing again ???.
Eddie.




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I was lucky enough to attend a track day recently and managed to drive an Elan. I forgot just how much they lean! Also got some quick laps in a trusty Mk 2 Escort. Look no lean, well not as much.








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Post  Atthelimit on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:17 pm

It's more about time and money.

If I have time, I have no money,
If I have money, I have no time,
Can some one tell me the secret to getting both together please!

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Post  A7ESK on Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:49 pm

Atthelimit wrote:It's more about time and money.

If I have time, I have no money,
If I have money, I have no time,
Can some one tell me the secret to getting both together please!

Kim

You could ask Santa .

http://www.santaclaus.net/Naughty.asp

Eddie
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Post  Trigger on Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:53 am

Thanks for this photo John ... that really is extreme
GrumpyBodger wrote:I found this photo on another forum, the subject was a forum member's Elan down on it's suspension whilst on a track day. This Photo shows an extreme case of this.

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Post  TimS on Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:33 pm

Blimey...exteme or what? I was looking for the tyre poking out through the top of the wing!
Maybe we can start a new section of "Extreme Leans" to see who can come up with the best (gauntlet laid down John) but I think this will be in first place at the moment.
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