Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/8/21 11:59 a.m.
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Getting car parts for free seems like a dream come true, but when it comes to a particular Lotus Europa body, it’s the starting point for yet another build thread.

As far back as 2009, the now legendary (if you can call it that) “Free Europa” has been traded back and forth betwee…

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llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
9/8/21 7:17 p.m.

This links to maschinenbau's build. Is wayslow doing the other free europa?

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
9/8/21 7:42 p.m.

In reply to llysgennad :

Chandler got the other one this past weekend from Stampie.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
9/8/21 7:57 p.m.

it's not close to the front burner, no build thread til it is.

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
9/8/21 8:44 p.m.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

I'm just trying to figure out why wayslow is mentioned in the article. Hopefully there's another Europa.

nocones
nocones UberDork
9/8/21 9:04 p.m.

I want to officially put my name on any "Free Loti" list.  I want to fail to complete one of these projects also!

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
9/9/21 5:30 a.m.

I think the article needs some fact checking

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UltraDork
9/9/21 7:51 a.m.

In reply to chandler :

Oh hell yes. You are my new Challenge rival. I'm targeting 2022 rough runner, 2023 victor. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/9/21 8:05 a.m.

That article needs some fact checking. 
 

It's not Wayslow's project, and the Rollavalon was not my 2020 Challenge entry. 
 

It's a pretty good story if y'all can get it right. Give credit where credit is due. 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/9/21 8:09 a.m.

Wow. That poor Elite has had a rough life since it left my yard. 
 

Note on the Elite... it is a front engine rwd layout that can swallow an engine of nearly any size, but the body is enormously heavy for a fiberglass body. It had to pass crash standards in 1974, and they made it really thick. 
 

I was able to crawl under the Europa and lift the entire body by myself turtle style on my back. 4 of us struggled terribly trying to load the body of the Elite on a trailer. 
 

Travis starts with a weight advantage!

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
9/9/21 8:16 a.m.

Two hurricanes did a number on it, we will see what can be done

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/9/21 8:30 a.m.

In reply to llysgennad :

That's my bad. I got the user names mixed up somehow. I fixed the text so now maschinenbau is properly credited.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/9/21 1:01 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

You still missed that it was not my 2020 Challenge entry. It was maschinenbau's. 
 

The idea to put a 2GR in the Europa was mine, but that's all the credit I can take.  I sold the components to maschinenbau, and he brought the 2GR donor car to the Challenge as the Rollavalon, and he is also the one building the Europa with the remains of the donor Rollavalon. 
 

The only thing I did on the Rollavalon was help Travis strip it and prep it for the Challenge. 

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