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by Victoracing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: You do what?
Replies: 4
Views: 6

Re: You do what?

"Experienced" drivers can relate. Fill in the blank . . . .

"well that's OK Johnny, I had trouble learning to drive the _____________ ."

a) three-on-the-tree
b) Model T
c) Healey 100
d) Porsche 5 speed
by Victoracing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: You do what?
Replies: 4
Views: 6

Re: You do what?

Does it paddle shift?
by Victoracing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: You do what?
Replies: 4
Views: 6

Re: You do what?

Entering fast turn 1…..

Just a moment fellas, I have to check the dash plaque.
by Victoracing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: You do what?
Replies: 4
Views: 6

Re: You do what?

It lugs a bit going through the gears.
by Victoracing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: You do what?
Replies: 4
Views: 6

You do what?

This pic cries out for a caption contest.

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FJ shift pattern tag  cropped.jpg
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Photo courtesy of Don Roof, Jr. and his ELVA 200 FJr
I presume the midengine FJr used the Hewland (inverted VW) transaxle.

gc
by Victoracing
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Links to auctions
Topic: E1042 flipped ebay April 28, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 155

E1042 flipped ebay April 28, 2018

Nola sports cars is offering Bud Byrne's Courier Mk 3 for sale again. Michael Haydel, owner, has painted and detailed the beautiful white racer this year.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332632254317?V ... 2632254317
by Victoracing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, race in-car video by Chuck Pitt

Chuck Pitt has shared race video from the cockpit of his red Mk.VII-S sports racer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PDKSVW_F64

Turn it up!

Thanks Chuck!
by Victoracing
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: What is for sale
Topic: uprated early Courier 100-15-L on east coast
Replies: 0
Views: 184

uprated early Courier 100-15-L on east coast

Mike Oritt, "Awgertoo" on the old Forum, is offering the 1958 Courier 15L for sale. The car has a long history dominating the small-bore class with 1500cc and drum brakes, running multiple series from Sebring to the Glen from 1980s Bob Schmidt to Michael in the 00s. Per the ad, Mike has rebuilt 100-...
by Victoracing
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Who is new
Topic: New ELVA 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: New ELVA 2018

There is an update posted 25 March.

The link to more is blocked! Can the UK view this, or just at my end?

gc
by Victoracing
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: What are you up too
Topic: Sport cars
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Sport cars

Sometimes I read a comment and just say "Yeah" I wish I could have put that feeling into words. Peter Egan and Brock Yates immediately come to mind. This one is from Burdy, on Bring-A-Trailer. "Some of us enjoy driving uninhibited, lightweight, tactile, 3 pedal machines that you can work on in your ...
by Victoracing
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Mk.IV sports at Amelia Island, March 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Mk.IV sports at Amelia Island, March 2018

I found some other photos while searching for the owner's name.

Does anyone know Mr.Ralph Bonanotte, from Chicago? … the tenor sax player, right?
Roger says also co-owned by Ben Kruidos. Thanks!
by Victoracing
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: What is for sale
Topic: 1963 Courier Mk.III west coast E1063
Replies: 0
Views: 168

1963 Courier Mk.III west coast E1063

Ed Nelson is going to sell his newly built Courier, E1063 (duplicate)
ex-Kopiske car.
$29k

Contact Ed for more information 415-883-4824 . . . email Debed@sbcglobal.net
Novato, CA
by Victoracing
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: What do you need
Topic: I need a set of Courier Molds
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: I need a set of Courier Molds

Ed Nelson is selling these moulds, March 15, 2018

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Elva-Courier-B ... Swki1apsPa
by Victoracing
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Bridgehampton Raceway 1957
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Bridgehampton Raceway 1957

The ultimate in home movies, in-car view of "The Bridge" during the first race weekend Sept. 28, 1957.
Color, narrated, amazing.

https://youtu.be/UnT4d_Mt6kg
by Victoracing
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Links to auctions
Topic: April 2018 . . E1057 NW USA Joe Gordon April 10 Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 206

April 2018 . . E1057 NW USA Joe Gordon April 10 Ebay

Listed in Hemmings June 2018 . . . $34k https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/elva/courier/2124964.html?refer=alert Up again April 2018. . . high bid $15,100 did not make the reserve https://www.ebay.com/itm/173251636381?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 March 7 https:...
by Victoracing
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group

The ELVA headquarters Saturday morning
L to R... Roger Dunbar, Gary Cossaboon, Stan Mason
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by Victoracing
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Who is new
Topic: NEW? . . Looking for the Owners' Registry and build projects?
Replies: 0
Views: 595

NEW? . . Looking for the Owners' Registry and build projects?

This new site has an additional layer of security. You must be a registered user and signed in to view the private, protected half of the Elleva website. It is easy and quick to register. Real ELVA owners should know the answer to the security question, think the location in the earliest days. "B __...
by Victoracing
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Links to things or places of interest
Topic: Clarke / Brooklands compilation book
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Clarke / Brooklands compilation book

There is a paperback book by RM Clarke that I must recommend. It came out about the same time as the Wimpffen tome, and for me at least, got lost in the shuffle. The book is a collection of period and recent magazine articles that are quite informative. Several questions posed in the "Technical" and...
by Victoracing
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, sportsracers

Mk.II
Mk.IV
Mk.VI
Mk.VII and VII-S
by Victoracing
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, Courier race cars

Shots from the grid and on track
by Victoracing
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, street cars

Some of the action off the track.
"Steward" Al Chicote and Joe Marchione cruisin' 142L
Bob Prescott in spotless E1190-T
by Victoracing
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 60th Reunion, Millville NJMP 2015, group

Nial McCabe posted some action and paddock photos at that time. I hope this is still live.

http://vintageracer.tripod.com/nj-hist-15.html

Update December 2017 . . . Nial has graciously allowed posting of some of the ELVA theme photos here. Thanks again Nial!

gc
by Victoracing
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Rich Stadther on Victory Lane cover
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Rich Stadther on Victory Lane cover

Rich Stadther aboard Courier E1153 this spring at Gingerman Raceway.

The Victory Lane magazine July 2017

Congrats on the win and earning the magazine cover recognition!



gc
by Victoracing
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Who is new
Topic: New ELVA 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 784

New ELVA 2017

The rumored new, retro Elva now has a website.

There is a description, but no photos yet (Dec. 2017)
Steve Nichols from McLaren-Senna is involved; a relative of FGN?

go to www.newelva.com
by Victoracing
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Links to things or places of interest
Topic: Homologation Papers
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Homologation Papers

I was looking for race weight of Courier Mk.IV Sebring (lightweight) and tried this site. Tough read, starting with "Elava Courrier" French? Production required 100 units/12 month period. Would you consider the Sebring ltwt a "variant" ? . . . standard Mk.IV barely totaled 100, not even the IRS T-ty...
by Victoracing
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Lime Rock Vintage Festival 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Lime Rock Vintage Festival 2017

Labor Day weekend was cold and wet, a shame for Sunday show.


http://www.sportscardigest.com/lime-roc ... pWjsaOs.C0


Michael DiPleco photos


Andy, any shots to add from the debut of E1063?
by Victoracing
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Links to auctions
Topic: Courier 200/15/R ebay Nov.2017
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Courier 200/15/R ebay Nov.2017

Barry Worsey is selling the 1959 Courier Mk.2 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/182893650426?ul_noapp=true


Looks like quite a potent hot rod.


22 Nov. 2017 NO SALE
No bids offered at GBP 25k; thats about $33k US
gc
by Victoracing
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: HSCC Allcomers Race @ Walter Hayes Meeting 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: HSCC Allcomers Race @ Walter Hayes Meeting 2017

Fantastic video Bruce!

100mph in the rain at Silverstone.

How did the race go?





Gary C
by Victoracing
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Watkins Glen SVRA Sept.8-10, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Watkins Glen SVRA Sept.8-10, 2017

DiPleco photos at Sports Car Digest.
http://www.sportscardigest.com/us-vinta ... ZZlaiOs.C0


Otto Linton, age 100

Cassin and Eitel sportracers; Thumel Courier