I'm new to the forum, from Melbourne Australia and have just spent the last couple of days doing some lurking, I wish I'd found this forum earlier!
I'm the new owner of a 1966 S3 Lotus Elan FHC and I'm interested in the cars' early history.
I have information from the DLVA indicating that the car wasn't registered in the UK until July 1979 with a mr John and mrs Patricia Davies in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was Green/Yellow at that time, registration PPC 8E.
I have information from Lotus Archives saying that it was sold new in kit form to a Mr B.M. Wetherill In Dec 1966.
It is the period between 66 and 79 that I am particularly interested in.
After some googling I found a B.M. Wetherill competeing in a 750 club 6 hour relay in 1961 in a Lotus Eleven. I THINK he may have been in the "Team Fury" team. I think this event was at Silverstone. I am assuming this is my man.
here's the link: http://www.sebringsp... Sebrings02.pdf he appears in the second paragraph.
here's a link to a photo of what MAY BE B.M. Wetherill's Eleven, based on the running order in the previous article and the main photo.
So the car not being registered for 13 years, being painted green and yellow, and being owned by a 750 Club participant, make me wonder If the car was being used as a club racer for the start of it's life.
I have spent quite some time scouring the personal club racing photos thread (awesome thread!!) for any mention of B.A. Wetherill or even a green and yellow S3 but was not successful. Although lots of the pictures didn't load for me. I've also followed the links in the stickies at the top of the nostalgia forum without any joy.
I'm wondering If anyone here either knows of B.M. Wetherill or the car, Or if not that, you may be able to tell me what class a S3 Elan would have been run in in any 750 club events between 1967 and 1979. The car appears to have never been greatly modified.
Also any hints on places to go looking would be greatly appreciated. I'm very happy to scraaaaaawwwwwwlllllll through the internet..
thanks very much for having me here.