May 28, 2017

Picture of The Month – April 2017

This month the rather magnificent Lotus 80 steals the show. Taken by Wolfgang Mauser at the Nurburgring's AVD OldTimer GP in 2013, it's an usually good shot of an extremely rare car. Even back in its day the ground-breaking, ground-effect car only entered a total of 3 races and completed just one. Mario Andretti managed to bring it home for a remarkable podium place in the 1979 Spanish Grand Prix - no mean feat in a car so experimental that team-mate Carlos Reutemann refused to drive it! The idea was to maximize under body ground-effect by running skirts along the … [Read more...]

TLF International Lotus Day, 7th May 2017 at MBW/Brooklands

Back for its 4th year, TLF are looking forward to welcoming Lotus owners and enthusiasts from across Europe to our free TLF International Lotus Day event held at Mercedes-Benz World in conjunction with Brooklands Museum. On Sunday the 7th May, the event runs from 10am to 5pm but we encourage you to arrive early to make the most from your day, there's lots to see! We expect based on last years numbers to have in excess of 350 Lotus cars on site. You will have full and free access to MBW (Brooklands is £12 but well worth it!) and any Lotus cars that attend will be … [Read more...]

Vote for “The Perfect Drive”, the best Lotus video you’ll watch today!

TLF member from New Zealand, Ben Ruffell, has produced this most amazing video. It's been entered into a competition and he needs your help to get him to the top. Click the image below to watch the film and remember to VOTE In his words... This film was made specifically for the Shotover G1 Giveaway competition. It is a passion project, and the Lotus Elan plus 2 is my own car. I had dreamed of making this film for years, the Shotover competition motivated me to fulfil this dream. I make my living filming car commercials for paying clients. What I like most … [Read more...]

Spa Trackdays 2017 with RSRSpa

RSRSpa Premium Trackdays give you the opportunity to experience the stunning Spa-Francorchamps the way it’s supposed to be! Our days are high quality, limited entry events, with the priority on safe, enjoyable track time for each and every user. • The best way to safely experience your own car on track. • Strict, mandatory safety briefing for all drivers. • Trackday starts with a detailed track walk, led by Ron Simons. • Open Pit Lane format with no sessions. • Limited entries for a better quality track experience. • Slick tyres and race cars allowed. • Free … [Read more...]

Sir Jackie Stewart calls on Motorsport fans to back crowdfunding drive for new Jim Clark Museum

Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE has asked motorsport enthusiasts across the world to back a £300,000 crowdfunding charity campaign for a new Jim Clark Museum which was launched at Race Retro 2017 today. The campaign was announced alongside the unveiling of Jim Clark’s historic 1965 Lotus 33 R11. Jim Clark inspired a generation with his courage and skill behind the wheel, and his dignified and humble personality when not racing. Widely regarded as one of the greatest motor racing drivers of all time, he became a national hero and international icon of the … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – March 2017

From a Hi-Wing in Hong Kong to this dazzling silver Esprit V8 from Russia (With Love!). Hopefully heralding the coming of Spring, this timeless beauty remains rarer than an apology from Vladimir Putin in its native country. The photo was taken by Dimitry T, also known as 'Iceman'. He believes it's one of only 3 or 4 known Esprits left in Russia. "Owner of this Esprit is one of my friends. He found this car a long time ago when he started a "supercars spotting theme" in Moscow. Then for a few years we don't see this car and once in Autumn 2012 he called another of our … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – February 2017

It's hi-time we had the one and only 'hi-wing' Esprit Turbo SE for your desktop and mobile. While always polarising from day one, the hi-wing Esprit is looking pretty darn cool in 2017. This one was caught in the wild in Hong Kong by photographer and Lotus owner Ben Molloy. Ben's Elise S1 has seen more of the world than most. When he moved from the UK to Hong Kong he took the Elise with him and did the same thing again when he moved to Australia! “This particular Esprit Turbo – along with several others – was a regular participant at events organised by the Classic … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – January 2017

Here's just the thing to blast away the January blues - a retina-bursting green S2 Exige. It's an appropriately intense hue for the evergreen pocket trackday rocket. This shot really captures the essence of the car - it looks taught, compact, dynamic and more fun than any fair ride. The streaks of light in the background suggest it's pulling more G than the Waltzers too. The shot was taken by Martyn Lewis, who is no stranger to PoTM, shortly after he had it so vividly resprayed and he still owns the car today. Martyn:  "I was heavily into my night photography at the … [Read more...]

Oakmere Lotus Winter Warmer Open Day – 19/02/17

Oakmere Lotus are holding their first open day of 2017 on Sunday February 19th from 10.30 to around 1.30 and everyone’s invited. It’s an informal event for all Lotus, Caterham and Morgan owners and enthusiasts. Free refreshments including hot drinks and a BBQ with bacon and sausage sandwiches will be available all day. There will also be prizes for the best 3 cars of the day and the opportunity to see the latest new Lotus models including the amazing 3-Eleven as well as Oakmere’s extensive stock of new and pre-owned British Sportscars. There’s no need to register so … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – December 2016

We figured you couldn't get a lot more seasonal than a snow and ice dusted, bright red Elise. So here's your PoTM for December, a dynamic rig shot and very dramatic angle, courtesy of New Jersey photographer Mike Hyatt. Mike's work has already featured for the month of August this year and despite some strong competition, this shot was always going to be hard to beat for December. Hopefully it will be enough to tempt one or two Elise owners to crank their heaters up and get out there to take a few shots of their own. Treat your desktop, smartphone or tablet this … [Read more...]

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