Ross Robbins’ – 72 Lotus Elan Plus 2
Every good road-trip story starts with a problem and then turns on how the characters in the story solve it. This is a story about an old car, a long trip far from home, and how C&R helped get Ross Robbins on his way to his 1,000-mile rally through the Great Smoky Mountains.
As a seasoned enthusiast of participating in cross county driving tours, Robbins ventured from his home base in Colorado via the long route through northern Minnesota to arrive at the trip’s starting point of Greenville SC, adding 2,000 miles to his journey. During his trip through Wisconsin in his 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2, Robbins developed a leak in his radiator that worsened until the unit was leaking badly from both side tanks. Ross needed a solution fast, since he was on a tight timeframe to meet up with his wife and continue on to his iconic Great Smokey Mountain Tour scheduled to depart just days later. After failed attempts at finding a nearby radiator shop that could correct the problem, Robbins received a suggestion through his network of automotive contacts to call C&R. Robbins contacted C&R in short order regarding his dire situation, knowing he only had a few days to resolve his issue in order to make his arrival for the Smokey Mountain tour on time. Luckily, C&R had a solution and jumped into action. After collaborating with a local resource to swap components, C&R team was able to provide Robbins with a custom replacement radiator using our flexible manufacturing capabilities. Within 72 hours Robbins was back on the road, reporting that the finished product was not only perfectly sized it was almost a work of art.
We admire road warriors and are proud to be relied on when your tough solutions need support. Thanks to our friends at The Car Vault for jumping in to help with this installation; and thank you Ross Robbins for allowing C&R to show you what we’re made of. Enjoy the Smokey Mountains!