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#851 SJ Lambert

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 22:36

Elmo is finally finished in all the little detail areas - "I"s dotted and all that!

 

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#852 SJ Lambert

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:04

I’ve put a switch into the external starter cable to suit the “old” motor

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#853 SJ Lambert

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:32

I'll have another go.....8867_F_Elf_Mon_68-lo.jpg944-_H-_MSte-67-lo.jpg



Lindsay’s post from the ANF1 & 1/2 thread is apt to be reproduced here- Garrie’s Mono is frame #6755 - his final Mono before moving into the type 600 in early 1968.

Did both Max and Garrie win titles using these cars?

#854 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:28

No, Garrie didn't...

Max certainly won two titles in the Rennmax, but Garrie used the 600 in '68 to tie for the title with Max.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:41

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

 

The Mono that went off like a rocket!!

 

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#856 SJ Lambert

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:48

Photo courtesy Eli Solomon

 

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:56

Ron & I are more than a little bit chuffed with the job James Curran has done in giving Garrie’s old Monocoque trailer a brilliant birthday - thanks heaps James!


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I am not unhappy that those full bodied sports cars like the 300 & 400s are either a tight squeeze or won’t fit at all!

Edit - Wheel & tyre refurbishment is going well

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#858 SJ Lambert

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:40

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Garrie seeing to the Works Trailer - photo courtesy of the Bob Mills Collection



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:34

That’s one new trailer tyre, two more to go!

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#860 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 18:56

Elmo squeezed in a pre Christmas outing at Bryant Park for the 8 Dec multi club Hillclimb

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:53

A Mallala meeting back around 1965 with three Monos and a Vee in their natural element - along with Garrie's Mono trailer!!!

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:57

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Does anyone know about A.W. & R.?

#863 SJ Lambert

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 21:20

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Pretty impressive driving by Ian!

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 21:28

I have an October 1964 Sports Car World with an article on the “New Mono" (which I’ve reproduced on this thread ) and am wondering whether RCN & or Australian Autosportsman (or other publications) did a feature on the type 100 back in 64/5? I’ve only got some RCNs from 66 & 67 with nothing from 1964. If anyone out there has a hidden gem I all ears (scratch that, I’m all eyes!!)

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#865 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:20

Sports Car World would also be a candidate...

 

I'll see if I can remember to have a look when I'm with my magazines again.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:45

Thanks for scouring your archives Stephen!

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Stephen has turned this & other gems up as I look to put together a Type 100 story of Type board!

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:56

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Owen Jones in Elfin Mono Ford 1100 M6443 dropping into Forrest's Elbow at Bathurst at Easter 1970.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:24

Joe Joe tests the new Mono front jack!

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:11

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All done, except for the wheels!

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 09:22

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Clive Millis dropped in to say G’day on AGP Saturday

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 16:49

Elmo heads west to Mallala for the ANZAC weekend meeting to a place where it no longer rains.....

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(photo by Geoffrey Nowak)

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 00:23

Great pic, great event at Mallala., appreciated your company



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:33

Hope your shins have recovered from that beating John, I’ll try not to take you by surprise next time.

Crede sum causidicum.......

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:55

Lella’s engine now wears Bartz rocker covers.

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Great man was Al Bartz, from Mountain, Wisconsin

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:30

Meanwhile Elmo ran every lap of every session Saturday and here on Sunday!!!

 

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Thanks to David Batchelor for this capture.



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Posted 11 May 2019 - 10:25

Peter Knights got me as well.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 21:49

and Geoff Varey

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:11

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:53

I think that's Ron talking to Ian Hobbs whilst in the form up area -

 

meanwhile Elmo cracks on in a Saturday morning session.

 

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photo by John Lemm



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 13:12

A great time was had by quite a lot of Elfins on this Mallala weekend, celebrating 60 years of the marque.

 

John Lemm also captured John Medley flying the Catalina flag, with Sam Nitschke doing the same for the Clubmans! :clap: :clap:

 

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#882 SJ Lambert

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:49

T-shirts are underway!!

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#883 SJ Lambert

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 13:59

All done

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 13:37

Got a few demo laps in at Winton on the weekend as part of the Sixty Years of Elfin Celebrations

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 13:50

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 13:51

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 13:54

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 17:50

2019 Baskerville Historics

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:51

Did up a new pair of overalls to compliment the trailer

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 00:20

Flicking through the Jan 97 Thoroughbred & Classic Cars mag... Discovered page has this for Mr Lambert

 

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:00

Mel was a Davison protege?

Hardly. At the time of his death, Lex had Rocky under his wing and was making some plans for Tim Schenken.

Mel had already been racing for years, including driving the famous Tornado.



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 08:38

Drilled and tapped a wheel to take the post 1966 style top hat & badge a bit earlier today.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 21:13

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A photo from the Craig Sparks family archive recently displayed on FB.

Another photo from our family archives.
Notes on the back of the photo
Stan Keen in Elfin Mono leading Mel McEwin in a Lotus. John Walker in his Elfin Mono. The sports car looks like an Elfin 300. I am not sure about the rest.
The cars are turning from King William Road into Hindley Street in the centre of Adelaide for the premier of the movie Grand Prix circa 68 or 69.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:13

James, this was held on the evening of Friday, December 8, 1967 at the Fair Lady Theatre, Adelaide. The SCCSA were sponsoring a preview of Grand Prix "...a procession of racing car similar to those to be seen in the film will be held in King William and Hindley Streets from about 7.30pm",  Around 30 minutes before the movie was to  start. Proceeds to Red Cross and the public had to wait until December 21 for general screenings to begin.

 

Details written in December 1967 Wheelspin.

 

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 08:08

Very cool! Is that Mr Bottenberg (spelling??) in the Lotus?

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 20:32

Very cool! Is that Mr Bottenberg (spelling??) in the Lotus?

I think you mean Boddenberg. I would say not because that Lotus has a Climax engine and Boddenberg had the ex Geoghegan Lotus 32 which had a Twincam.

Is #90 Helene Bittner?

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 21:12

Thanks Dale, yes, it is Helene Bittner in #90 and Mal Ramsay is in the Elfin 300.