Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

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Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Fetnas » Mon 15.06.2009, 10:28

My father recently sent me these images from when he was involved in testing the engine cooling and AC system of the Elan at the General Motors Desert Prooving Ground in the USA. Of coures, he was told he wasn't allowed to take any photos of the car, but as 20+ years have passed, it should be OK to post them :-D .

I hope the group find these interesting!
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Specky » Mon 15.06.2009, 10:41

Brilliant... absolutely awesome...

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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby al » Mon 15.06.2009, 11:34

Nice !
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby HJ2 » Mon 15.06.2009, 18:15

This is cool! Something new from something old :D
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby XiPHiAS » Mon 15.06.2009, 19:14

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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby dapinky » Mon 15.06.2009, 19:34

Is it my eyesight/immagination, or has it got roll hoops fitted????
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Dave Eds » Mon 15.06.2009, 21:11

dapinky wrote:Is it my eyesight/immagination, or has it got roll hoops fitted????


It's a cactus!!! :roll:


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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby F1 LOTUS » Tue 16.06.2009, 07:31

dapinky wrote:Is it my eyesight/immagination, or has it got roll hoops fitted????

Looks like it! And a tow hitch!
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 16.06.2009, 07:48

F1 LOTUS wrote:Looks like it! And a tow hitch!

But of course! Have you not read the good book?
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Fetnas » Tue 16.06.2009, 14:43

The tow hitch was installed in order to add a load cell (basically a trailer with a brake increase the load on the engine) and yes, it does have a roll hoop added (although it doesn't show up to well in the pictures I have at the moment). I've asked my dad to scan all the photos he has at a high resolution and send them over to me on a CD (he's in Australia). He says he has a clear shot showing the roll hoop and that it seemed very neat, although the roll bar on the blue elan at Snetterton would be very hard to beat! I'll post some more historical images in a few weeks when the post arrives.

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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby dapinky » Tue 16.06.2009, 18:00

Dave Eds wrote:It's a cactus!!! :roll:


I know a prickly plant when i see one :roll:
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 16.06.2009, 19:22

Fetnas wrote:I've asked my dad to scan all the photos he has at a high resolution and send them over to me on a CD (he's in Australia). I'll post some more historical images in a few weeks when the post arrives.


Save the best ones from general view please mate! If you send those to DaveT, as I mentioned on Saturday they could well end up in the 2010 calendar. :wink:
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Gary » Tue 16.06.2009, 19:29

That's no reason that we can't see them first though is it ?

I think they should all be posted !
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Specky » Tue 16.06.2009, 19:34

Dave Eds wrote:
Fetnas wrote:I've asked my dad to scan all the photos he has at a high resolution and send them over to me on a CD (he's in Australia). I'll post some more historical images in a few weeks when the post arrives.


Save the best ones from general view please mate! If you send those to DaveT, as I mentioned on Saturday they could well end up in the 2010 calendar. :wink:


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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby dapinky » Tue 16.06.2009, 20:01

Gary wrote:That's no reason that we can't see them first though is it ?

I think they should all be posted !


:censored: get yer wallet out and BUY a callendar :lol: :lol:
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Gary » Tue 16.06.2009, 20:55

got one!
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby dapinky » Tue 16.06.2009, 22:05

Gary wrote:got one!


How have you managed to get next years callendar :roll:
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 16.06.2009, 22:09

dapinky wrote:
Gary wrote:got one!


How have you managed to get next years callendar :roll:

'Cause Parsnips gives him the old one for nowt and Gary changes the numbers! :twisted:
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Enright » Tue 16.06.2009, 22:56

GeoffSmith wrote:
F1 LOTUS wrote:Looks like it! And a tow hitch!

But of course! Have you not read the good book?
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Re: Photos from 1988 testing a development elan in Arizona

Postby Specky » Tue 16.06.2009, 23:08

My Bible is with Scouse...

Could some have a quick scan in there's please and see what does it say about the car and reg...

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