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M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Wed 27.04.2011, 21:55

A place to share those photographs and discuss past M100 Elan memorabilia.

So it may be one of the factory tie Pins, a colour photograph of Britt Ekland, a crazy tie or just the fast cat sticker.

Here's some thing that may help the old grey cells kick into action.

If you can't see the pictures, you must be a member or they are blocked by a firewall.

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Wed 27.04.2011, 23:38

Can you recall the M100 fast cat stickers that were dotted around, sorry it's not as orange as it should be, but the scanner hasn't picked up the true orange.

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Here's a photo instead.

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 28.04.2011, 00:11

Here are a few more,

An early LEC sticker, now where did we get the idea :bonk:

A factory badge

and an original tie pin

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 28.04.2011, 00:38

Here's an odd one.... two Lotus models,

A motorshow Elan and a young model called Melissa, the photo was taken at the end of the USA launch... (the tidy up)

I have the original photo and know more details about the picture.

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Wed 15.02.2012, 21:45

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HI,

Just been browsing with some interest and thought you might like to see this tie pin as I couldn't find any other reference to its existence on here or the web.

It was given to employees at the time (as I was between 1993 - 1998) to commemorate the Elan S2 you have pictured with Britt Ekland. I remember that day and her visiting the factory, etc and many other memories from Hethel.

I also have the standard Lotus tie pin and an Elise one, and still have all of my employment letters and a what might be rare Lotus Staff Handbook, and numbered Lotus Calendar.

Great memories.

Anyway, thought you might like to see this in your memorabilia section.

All the best,

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Rambo » Wed 15.02.2012, 22:18

I'm sure Specky will be knocking at your door with a suitcase full of cash ;-)
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Wed 15.02.2012, 23:44

That's a cracking piece of memorobilla, I'm glad you found us.

If you can put any names to faces from the pictures on the associated threads that would be grand.

I can't argue with Rambo, he has a valid point, I'm trying to collect as much M100 memrobilla as possible. Eventually I aim to put it on show.

Many thanks, I can't wait for your next installment.

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Thu 16.02.2012, 20:11

Hi guys, thanks for the feedback, have you seen this badge before?

I recognise the faces in a few pictures, but don't know their names I'm afraid. the one's either side of Britt were line assembly staff as you've probably already worked out.

I was always Lotus spotting when I was younger and I used to see a few of the test cars around, there also used to be someone living at the end of my road who worked for Lotus and in particular kept bringing home a Carlton with bits stuck to it when they were developing that. I never found out who he was though. I also remember Lotus were involved in my local school when I was 14 (1990) and we did a two day education thing with them - when they first showed us the Elan interior on a projector screen everyone thought the colour stripe was horrible..! We had a factory visit too, so that was when the Elan was first being made - three years later and I was working for them.

I'll post some more pictures soon, but they may not all be Elan related.

Cheers,

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:34

I look forward to it,

Would there be another group out there that does anything for Ex employees?, Face Book for example or a norwich based club?
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:37

Forgot to say...

I hadn't seen the badge before, and did you get involved in signing any cars or writing silly messages?

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:38

Hi,

I wondered that too, in fact part of my wondering / wandering led me here so that was a good thing. I'm not on Facebook so i can't check and I'm not aware of a Norwich based club either. There must be a few ex people about.. perhaps I should start one..!
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:39

Not guilty to signing any cars or anything, I'm afraid..! Glad that the badge was new to you and I could share it with the Forum.
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:44

I've thought about making a group on FB for ex employees, but then thought there would be a sense of irony of the founder being a non Lotus employee. :-)

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Rambo » Thu 16.02.2012, 21:56

Specky wrote:I can't argue with Rambo, he has a valid point, I'm trying to collect as much M100 memrobilla as possible


Very surprised you didn't fork out for the Zante when it went up for sale recently :shock:
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Thu 16.02.2012, 22:10

I was so close, but I couldn't justify another Elan.

I've had the chance to buy the Zante and the M200, but thought I must keep saving for the new Elan in 2013... Luckily it's now delayed, so I might be tempted when they reappear.

I'd love a "Lotus" hard top as well.

I'm all want want want... LOL

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Sat 18.02.2012, 13:12

HI,

Sorry no Elan, pictures, but here is the limited edition 1994 calendar I have:

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Sat 18.02.2012, 13:13

Sorry the last picture is a bit blurry. There are 6 pictures with two months on each - a mix of Esprit S4 and Sport 300 models.

I had this advertised on eBay once - no takers!
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby kentcanary » Sat 18.02.2012, 13:15

My God, I've just realised that was 18 years ago. Blimey.
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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Sat 18.02.2012, 13:33

Last years calendar :lol:

Bit of a wait til you can use it again though. :shock:

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Re: M100 Elan memorabilia

Postby Specky » Sun 20.07.2014, 10:10

Another piece of Elan related memorabilia turned up on eBay. I've never seen that one before.

I guess more oddities will turn up over the years.

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