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One of the cars I am restoring to eventually race in Vintage is:
1958 Elva MkIII Sports Racer 100/65
(late 1958 alloy body front engine with DeDion rear axle and drum brakes)
(revised 10/17/2011)• Original Castrol Brass Chassis plate states MkIII with A7743 (FWA Coventry Climax 1100cc Engine). White Exterior with typical Appendix C full width windscreen, single windshield wiper, headrest, wire wheels.
• 100/65 was the second to last MkIII known to exist.l
• My assumption to date is that 100/65 could be Alfred Zantzinger’s Car #41/174 at the August 59 Berwick PA race. White, no side mirrors. Elva Emblem located lower like my car and lower than Charley Kolb’s white MkIII.
KNOWN HISTORY (chronology):
• Lewis Flink bought the car in 1961 and removed the FWA Conventry Climax Engine and installed a 1500cc Alfa Romeo DOHC Engine a cooling cut out above the grill was added for additional cooling and painted a baby / french blue with white racing stripe. He raced at the 30 April 1962 Vineland, New Jersey in FM photo shows start of C-FM race with Lister Corvette, RS60/61 and then 100/65 leading another RS/60/61. I purchased this car in July 1987 with this same color combination.
• July 1987 - I purchased this car as a basket case from Walter Donicki through Lee Chapman in Newton Connecticut.
• May 1985 - Cap Chenoweth – I contacted Cap in December 1987
• Lenny Wilson in Jersey past Dover off of 80 near Rt10 may have owned it for awhile, with sketchy information.
100/65 Elva MkIII Sports Racer Identifiers:
• Elva Emblem was placed lower, which helps identify this car in picutures
- White original paint, medium blue and then baby blue with white stripe
• Center mirror only installed and no evidence of side mirrors mounting h*** locations.
• Center alloy round mirror only no side mirror location h*** evidence.
• Cut out on left side probably for exhaust (this was prior to baby blue paint)
• Speed bump on right side of hood for Alfa Romeo 1500ccc DOHC cam cover clearance.
Stan Mason Assumptions:
1. October 26, 1958 Vineland, NJ Art Tweedale from Continental Motors raced in G Modified race white car with darker blue roundel and center stripe which was consistent with other Continental Motor Elva MKII & III Sport Racers.
2. September 14, 1958 Alfred Zantzinger raced in G Modified at Bridgehampton, NY with assumed similar livery as seen in SCCA September 1959 Magazine for August 1, Berwick PA race. He continued to race 100/65 through 1959 North East SCCA Races.
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I look forward to seeing some of your racing shots in motion.
Let me know how things turn out for the 55th. I have decided not to put myself and wife through the frustration of completing the Elva by next years event. My current Bug Eye eats up too much time trying to keep it running for racing. I will put off the MkIII until retirement which is somewhere from now until 2 years.
Hope things are going well for you.
Take a look at http://www.lotuseleven.org/ and http://www.historiclotusregister.co.uk/. Jay Sloan, who runs the former, is US registrar for the XI. If your car raced on the west coast you might also want to take a look at Frank Sheffield's web page at http://fsheff.com/, or Tam McParland's web page at http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/.
Great to have you on board !
Welcome to MyVRL.
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All the best - Stephen Page
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Awww..I will miss you, all the best for recovery!
Yes, I am doing every VSCDA event and the SVRA events at Mid-Ohio and Road America, along with CVAR in the fall!
I really enjoyed racing and hanging out with you last year!
Wait til you see the car this year!