ELVA MK 5
Posted 01 April 2004 - 18:27
I'm the french owner of the ELVA MK5 (chassis number 100/104) which was previuosly the Dave BERGER car, and had US log books (I have 1998 ones).
French federation (FFSA) doesn't accept to homologate my car, because I have no history of the car.
Is there anyone, racing enthousiast, to have information about this period (with chassis number!)
Posted 02 April 2004 - 01:55
Posted 03 April 2004 - 03:25
Does anybody have contact info for Dietrich? Its been 20 years since I talked to him.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 14:57
Posted 03 April 2004 - 16:51
Originally posted by xkssFrankOpalka
The Elva Mk 2 was easy to drive due to its DeDion rear axle, the Mk 4 was a disaster since they tried to go to IRS but didnt know how to design it. It had massive rear end steer, it took lots of time to correct this. By the time they got to the Mk 5 they realized their mistake and since they had a lot of MK 4 hub carriers left, they made a sheet metal cover over the old style to box it and create a wide lower A arm.
So thats why my front engined Elva FJ had those Mickey Mouse sheet metal extensions? It handled very well though-so well it got be boring!
I recalled last night that Chuck Dietrich lives in Sandusky, Ohio so could probably be found through directory assistance.
Regards, David B
Posted 03 April 2004 - 17:39
Posted 03 April 2004 - 21:23
Posted 03 April 2004 - 21:27