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YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby JusNoGood » Fri 02.02.2018, 12:25

Hi All,

Well I've only been a member of the site for 3 weeks but in that time you all have been incredibly welcoming and helpful. I've been given lots of hints and tips about Elans, what to look out for, cars to avoid and Clemo even came to help view IB10 and check it over with me before I bought it. All within 3 weeks!!

I can get quite obsessive when it comes to my hobbies. Once I decide on something I'll want to read and watch anything I can find. I've now been in all the sections of this forum and read the majority of the threads too! Wind deflectors, development cars, remote boot latches, Brake upgrades, Everest chips, M100 Hood woes I've read them all. lotus employee stories are my favourites. :D I've even been reading the manuals and service guides to understand how the fuels lines work (Clemo, Evap detailed in US diagram) , window switches, heater diagrams etc

What I didn't find during my avid reading was a thread linking to videos. Apologies if I've missed it. I'm sure most of you have seen all these but I thought it may help new joiners wanting to learn a little more about the M100 and Lotus, and save them time searching them out. So here are links to some of the Elan M100, lotus and general car videos I've found over the last few weeks (for Lotus related ones) and years for the others. In hope at least a few in the list are new to even the fanatics - Ronaldhino one surely if none of the others!

Firstly the Elan specific videos

Elan 1989 pre-production video

Top Gear review of the Elan SE in 1990.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLswFFAeB0

US review of the Elan SE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhRtWcl7-YY

1998 Review of a Kia Elan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJTAjOyXmDE&t=3s

Elan Restoration Series & buyers guide. Found it really handy to understand the typical things that can go wrong and learn a lot about the car by watching it being pulled apart
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7soO ... TmjcQsIQTA

Tiff taking Elan, Scorpio and Citroen through Slalom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQrGcIQKMvs

Elan sales videos. Cars long sold but I found them handy to familiarise myself with the car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEqa8TMzFo


Lotus, not Elan related Channels and videos

Innovative approach of Colin Chapman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_mjA_i ... e=youtu.be

Lotus preparing for 1978 British GP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oePy8iINqwA&t=866s

Eclat & Elite development video. Very interesting seeing Colin etc at work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ-6LMcXr7k

Eclat & Elite in various movies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePWebZdW0s8

Evora and Excel owner Compares the Evora to a number of other cars.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkwBmr ... ZSilir6qsg

Jay’s live stream walk around Beaulieu. Including the M100 row of cars, recognise yours?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRSoRkM8GcM&t=2s

1989 Lotus Donington meet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNBQ0I-9Bv4



Not Lotus but still car related interesting and/or handy tips

Subaru breaking the 4 wheel Isle of Wright lap time. Great dash footage and talk through by Mark Higgins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRg5Sp1iQMc

Jay Lenos Garage. Wow what a car collection. Also some handy hints and tips.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMELF ... Pm8kM-4Adg

I love the valeting products from this UK company, Gtechniq. I’ve used their liquid crystal coating. Incredibly easy to apply and stunning results. I have their fabric protection product coming today that I’ll apply to my Elan hood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCtKm8oSnwU

ChrisFix has loads of car related tips and tricks. Including how to safely clean an engine bay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRSoRkM8GcM&t=2s

Car Throttle. Silly but amusing.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNBbCO ... uj0vPe_MkA

Fifth Gear Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6xsp ... pPUGc57ZGA

Evo (2015 car of the year video is stunning)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwzOX ... 3fAU0d2Cyg


Now off topic non-Car videos: Just interesting or Crazy videos

Didnt really see Ronaldinho play very much (cheap against England) but this is an impressive video showing off his skills. 35seconds in he’s playing keepie up with a cross bar. Never seen anyone do that ever!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD0fcMCrtH4&t=667s

Jumping from high up, balancing on cranes etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgUg4yOLHLo

Malcom Tucker describing Star wars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-pnGFbwMQ


I'm happy to maintain this list if the thread proves to be popular (and not something done before and I've just missed it :) ).
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Re: YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby Dave Eds » Fri 02.02.2018, 12:33

Did you find the video section in Wikilec?
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Re: YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby JusNoGood » Fri 02.02.2018, 12:34

Dave Eds wrote:Did you find d the video section in Wikilec?


Hi Dave,

I read a number of threads linking to wikilec but everyone of them failed for me. Do you have a link please?
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Re: YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby Dave Eds » Fri 02.02.2018, 12:43

'92 NM SE '90 Calypso SE now sold '10 Evora NA '62 Wolseley 1500


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Re: YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby JusNoGood » Fri 02.02.2018, 12:45

Thanks Dave. More videos to watch woo hoo!
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Re: YouTube Vids: Elan, Lotus, Cars and more

Postby clemo » Sun 04.02.2018, 21:36

A quality selection of you tube videos posted there.

I have seen some of them but not all.

Nic one.
Jim Clark S2 - 1/13. The one with the Yellow spoke wheels . No 613 on dash (pushed in to factory in wrong order 615 on tub)
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