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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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The Lotus 25 is the car that really defined progress and forward thinking in F1 engineering. It was the first car with a fully stressed monocoque chassis that was three times stiffer than its predecessor , the Lotus 21. The … Continue reading →
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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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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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Passion for the Lotus Marque in Japan is massive. The brand has a cult like admiration and a fan base that I believe is just as big or even bigger than the Lotus following in the UK. For the past … Continue reading →
Tagged ジャパン･ロータスデー2012, ロータス, ロータスエラン26R, Caterham, Classic Team Lotus, Colin Chapman, Japan Lotus Day, Lotus, lotus 7, Lotus Cup, Lotus Elise, Lotus Exige, Lotus Festival, Lotus seven, Lotus Type 49, Super Seven
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There were numerous Sports and Saloon Car teams that raced in the UK during the 50’s and 60’s. Aside from the principal works teams such as Lotus and Ford, there were the de facto works teams like Chequered Flag, Alan … Continue reading →
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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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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 →
Tagged Colin Chapman, Cortina, Coventry Climax FWA FWB, England, Historic Racing, Lotus, Lotus 11, lotus 7, Lotus Cortina, Lotus seven, Shelsley Walsh
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Lotus means many different things to many different people. For some, it’s all about Colin Chapman or the golden years with Clark and Hill. For others it’s Kimi Raikkonen in the latest Lotus Formula One car. Regardless of your interpretation … Continue reading →
Tagged Classic Team Lotus, Colin Chapman, Coventry Climax FWA FWB, Elan, England, English Ford, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Historic Racing, Lotus 11, lotus 7, Lotus Cortina, Lotus Originals, Raceretro, Retromobile, Super Seven
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There is always a custodian of the brand or marque when it comes to classic cars. A specialist that is the go to place for that rare part or bit of information you need when completing the restoration or just … Continue reading →
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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 →
Tagged BRM, Classic Team Lotus, Colin Chapman, Cortina, Coventry Climax FWA FWB, Elan, England, English Ford, goodwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Historic Racing, Lotus, Lotus Cortina, retro
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It all started when I received a rather cryptic text from a fellow Cortina owner letting me know there was a Lotus Cortina listed on the Los Angeles Craig’s list. I quickly fired up the laptop to check it out … Continue reading →