Category Archives: Lotus Cortina

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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Paul Matty Sports Cars : The Lotus Specialists

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I’ve known of Paul Matty Sports Cars for years through their advertisements in various UK magazines and publications.  Sadly,  I never had the privilege of visiting the shop even though I have traveled to the UK on numerous occasions. I … 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 1

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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

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Ian Walker Racing : The Man and His Cars – A book review.

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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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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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Lotus Originals – History, Style and Fashion

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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

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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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Lotus Cortina Luck…..

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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

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