Category Archives: Historic Races

The Lotus 59 : F3 Screamer

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The 1000cc Formula 3 series was the spiritual successor to Formula Junior and ran from 1964 through 1970. It was the proving ground for those aspiring to climb from amateur status to the professional level of motorsports. Naturally, all of the … Continue reading

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Cortina at Sebring – Proof Test

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It was the mid 1960’s and Ford was deep into their “ Total Performance “ campaign. The British built Cortina was making headlines as it racked up podium finishes across Europe and the USA was a prime target. Why not … Continue reading

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Race Retro: Green Flag To The Historic Racing Season

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Starting off the historic and classic racing season each year,  is the Race Retro show held in February near Coventry, England. The show is famous for featuring the latest components to keep your classic race car on the track as … Continue reading

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1956: Mike Hawthorn takes a preview lap of Le Mans in a Jaguar D Type.

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This is a great time capsule film  from 1956 of Le Mans winner Mike Hawthorne taking a preview lap of Le Mans in a D type Jaguar. The road is open to the public and there are few close calls … Continue reading

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Japan Lotus Day 2012 ジャパン・ロータスデー2012: Part 4

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In this installment from Japan Lotus Day 2012, we’ll take a final look at the some of the more unique cars at the event. The Lotus VI parked next to the 211s in the pit garage at Fuji Speedway reflects the … Continue reading

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Japan Lotus Day 2012 ジャパン・ロータスデー2012: Part 3 Monoposto Cars

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Monoposto: a term designating the body of a single-seat racing car. The term monoposto was introduced in 1931, when international rules were revised to delete the requirement to use only two-seat bodies for racing cars. A monoposto is an open body without doors, designed to … Continue reading

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Japan Lotus Day 2012 ジャパン・ロータスデ- 2012: Part 2 Sevens ~ Elans, ロータス セブン. ロータス エラン

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If a cat has nine lives then the Lotus Seven has nine more. The iconic creation of Colin Chapman and company continues to thrive in Japan in one form or another with enthusiasts and racers supporting interest in the tube … Continue reading

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1958 Road America: Sprint Race Action

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This is a great time capsule film of a sprint race at Road America in 1958. It’s not often we get to see period cars in action during the golden age of sports car racing. This film features  Porsche Spiders, … Continue reading

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Brands Hatch: Lotus 60, Elan 50.

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It’s been a banner year for Lotus celebration events.  The Hethel UK based company is in their 60th year and fans are reveling everywhere. In addition to the company’s anniversary, Lotus launched the iconic Elan 50 years ago resulting in … Continue reading

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Shelsley Walsh – Tradition of speed, uphill battle against time

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I don’t really need much convincing to travel to the UK for a race. I am ready to go anytime. When it comes to motor sports it’s very difficult to top England. The Brits just plain understand it.  There seems to … Continue reading

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012- Lotus

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There are endless stories about the Goodwood Festival speed already in print so I won’t go into too much detail here. I can say the British know how to put on an event that is unequaled anyplace else in the … Continue reading

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