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This doesn't look too good!!

Post by turbster » Mon May 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Just found this whilst looking for pics as someone told me the old car had been badly damaged at Brands at the weekend...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo3Zl5E9tVU


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon May 09, 2011 6:24 pm

Ouch! that's a shame, :cry: sorry to hear about that, at least it sounds (from the acompanying text) as though the drivers were ok....


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by turbster » Mon May 09, 2011 6:29 pm

Yes it does and I've heard nothing different Roger, apparently not much of the cars shell undamaged...


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by scimjim » Mon May 09, 2011 6:31 pm

ouch!!


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by philhoward » Mon May 09, 2011 6:33 pm

Oh dear...

Just goes to prove the strength of that cage, I guess..you only need to know when you don't want to know..


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by BigBobPilot » Mon May 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Crikey. More concerning is the state of the Elan! Not sure what John Muirhead's Lotus 7 is like from that though...
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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by turbster » Mon May 09, 2011 7:03 pm

Must admit I was more concerned about john and the elan, they seemed to come off worse, and were totally blameless of course....


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by BigBobPilot » Mon May 09, 2011 7:17 pm

Having watched it again, it looks like it should have been a case of "aim at the spinning car, as it won't be there when you get there". All too easy to say with hindsight though. John Muirhead (Lotus 7) had no where to go as he was inside the Elan and had to follow it's path...


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by turbster » Mon May 09, 2011 7:31 pm

My thoughts exactly, but as you say Ben, easy to say that watching I suppose... looks like scim tried to keep foot in as wheels are still spinning up to it hitting track??


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Mon May 09, 2011 8:11 pm

That Elan is going to take some fixing!



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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon May 09, 2011 8:13 pm

does the elan have a chassis like the scimitar


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by CLASSICFORDSPARES » Mon May 09, 2011 8:16 pm

yes they have a steel chassis but nothing like as substanstial as a scimitar - one man carry an early Elan chassis

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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by philhoward » Mon May 09, 2011 8:16 pm

More like that of the SS1, IIRC?


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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by SilverComet » Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 am

From the video the scim looked to be in a much better state than the elan. I'm assuming it's a game over for the poor SE5, any pictures of the damage?

Quite shocking the elan seems to be able to move after all that, I feel most sorry for the lotus 7 driver, had nothing to do but just watch it happen.

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Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Post by demonbluedays » Tue May 10, 2011 12:25 am

im guessing as all the cars involved are GRP (am i right on that one?) the bodyshell took a lot of the impact, if it were metal we'd be looking at matchbox crashed versions of the cars!


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