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Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Specky » Sat 19.11.2011, 15:58

Would anybody happen to have any photographs of any Lotus Elan M100's at the time of release, specifically at any of the motorshows please?

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Mon 01.09.2014, 20:12

Hello there,

my names Paul, and i may be able to help you. i was an elan fanatic when it was launched and i traveled to earls court in London to see the elan (as well as the panther solo - remember that one :-D ). it was on the panther stand that i bumped into Norman Wisdom (but i digress). i took many photos of the elan and other lotus cars, and i also went to the NEC one year and again took many photos. i remember that at one show the cars were red and at the other they were silver. i will look in the loft this week and dig them all out. if you think they will be of use, let me know.

EDIT: i've noticed this section of the forum may just be for ex-employees. if it is, can the mods move this post please? i am not an ex employee. sorry.
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Specky » Wed 03.09.2014, 12:27

Welcome Paul,

That's brilliant news, I have several photos of the car "on the stand" but non of the second car "on the floor". I'm always trying to find out more about the early cars, I look forward to seeing your photographs.

Don't worry about the thread being in the "Former Lotus employees" thread, my logic was that most of the early photos have people in them...and most contain employees lurking in the background :-)

I better stock up on pop corn, can't wait :-)

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Thu 04.09.2014, 18:33

Specky wrote:Welcome Paul,

That's brilliant news, I have several photos of the car "on the stand" but non of the second car "on the floor". I'm always trying to find out more about the early cars, I look forward to seeing your photographs.

Don't worry about the thread being in the "Former Lotus employees" thread, my logic was that most of the early photos have people in them...and most contain employees lurking in the background :-)

I better stick up on pop corn, can't wait :-)

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Hi Specky,

thanks for the clarification on who can post in this section. i have found some of the photos (must find the others this weekend), and have scanned them. here is one when the red lotuses (lotii?) were on show.

i will post the others tomorrow night, as i am off out soon, and hopefully over the weekend if i find them, i will post the others.
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Fri 05.09.2014, 18:40

well, i've managed to re-size the other pictures i found. here they are. hopefully i will find the others tomorrow. hope people like them.
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Specky » Sat 06.09.2014, 22:08

Crackin photos, not bad at all for indoor shots on film.

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Sat 20.09.2014, 16:46

well, after searching high and low in the loft, i finally found all my other photos of the two motor shows i went to. amongst all the pictures of esprits, excels, and the dozens of other makes of cars, i have another 6 pictures of the red and silver elans (3 of each). i will scan and post them here on monday night. hope you will like them.
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Specky » Sat 20.09.2014, 23:29

:clap:

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby clemo » Sun 21.09.2014, 10:35

looking forward to seeing them .
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Mon 22.09.2014, 17:47

well, as promised, here they are. not brilliant but quite viewable, and yes, that is me in the red elan (oh so many years ago :( ). i remember the silver one was on a rotating plinth at just below eye level. it looked gorgeous.

at the show when the red cars were there, you could go on the stand (only so many at a time though), there was an old bloke dressed a security guard who stood behind a velvet rope, to let you on the stand. he could tell i was an elan fanatic, as i bent his ear for over 10 minutes about how much i loved it, and eventually he let me and my girlfriend on the stand before it was time to let others on. :-D
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Fri 26.09.2014, 18:17

Hi Dave (specky),

i got your PM, but i can't reply to it as i get an error message saying "The requested users to be added do not exist", even though you are selected as recipient. if you can point out how to change them to hi res, i will re-post them.

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Specky » Fri 26.09.2014, 19:54

Email sent :D

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 26.09.2014, 20:11

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Sat 27.09.2014, 12:21

hi dave and geoff,

thanks for the advice. i will rescan them all on Monday, and post them on imagebucket. if that fails i will e mail them to you.

cheers.
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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

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Re: Motorfair and motorshow photographs wanted.

Postby Paul Alexander » Mon 29.09.2014, 18:05

well, i have uploaded 13 pictures to photobucket.

hopefully this link is correct.

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1032.photobucket.com/user/carnut47/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>

hope u like the pictures. :D

or try this link :oops:

http://s1032.photobucket.com/user/carnut47/library/
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