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#1 Philbel

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 17:05

Hi to all,

I'm trying to rebuilt the history of an Elva Mk5, chassis number 100/94.

http://www.fantasyju.....ax 4-Cylinder

It has been bought this year in the US, and is now undergoing a "restoration"

Thanks to the US log-books, i went back to 1995.

According to Mr. Mason list, early drivers where:
-Pete Cocoran
-Jim Ellis

But couldn't find anything.

Can anybody help

Many thanks

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#2 David Birchall

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 22:20

That was a heck of a deal-I thought long and hard about it.
Did you get the original chassis? It was being offered by some guys in Montana or nearby.

#3 E1pix

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:13

Your driver's names sounded familiar enough to have me check my two 1960 programs from Road America...

Many Elvas and a few Mark Vs, but alas, not those drivers. If it helps to know who's listed, let me know.


I imagine you're familiar with David Bull Publishing's Elva: The Cars, The People, The History book?

Best of Luck. Beautiful car!

#4 Philbel

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 18:14

That was a heck of a deal-I thought long and hard about it.
Did you get the original chassis? It was being offered by some guys in Montana or nearby.

Hi David,
Not yet, we have to finish some arrangements

Greetings

#5 Philbel

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 18:22

Your driver's names sounded familiar enough to have me check my two 1960 programs from Road America...

Many Elvas and a few Mark Vs, but alas, not those drivers. If it helps to know who's listed, let me know.


I imagine you're familiar with David Bull Publishing's Elva: The Cars, The People, The History book?

Best of Luck. Beautiful car!


Hi E1pix,

thanks for the help,
if you can, please do
Thanks

THE book, yes i have it
even the results list, WAS excited
not much about Mk5's, even have to check at least 1 r├ęsult.

Greetings


#6 Jerry Entin

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 22:52

This comes from Willem Oosthoek:

I don't know how many Mk 5 owners appear in the Elva book but in addition to Road America, there were plenty of them competing on the tracks in the Southern U.S.: In 1959 Dave Morgan and Art Tweedale ran them. In 1960 Mk 5s were also raced by Ed Costley, Chuck Dietrich, Charlie Kolb, Clint Lindberg and husband-and-wife Harvey and Patricia Gauntt.