free hit
kunstenaar - The Lotus Forums Jump to content


Gold FFM
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

60 Excellent

About kunstenaar

  • Rank
  • Birthday May 3

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Lotus 7s, Esprits S1-3, Elise S1, Team Lotus

More Info

  • Name
    Christopher Bourke
  • Car
    Elise S1
  • Location
    Kingston upon Thames

Recent Profile Visitors

2,399 profile views
  1. I’m not sure why an ex F1 driver would pick a poor mans 911 over an Elise. least the Stig knows a proper car!
  2. My Elise S1 is now registered as exempt. Just took the V5c and the Certificate of Conformity to prove. Just a shame that is has to be done on a individual basis....
  3. Certainly a very sad ending and my thoughts go out to the family. Sadly, not the best restoration I’ve seen on the show. Being an S1 owner myself of course this was the car I’d been waiting for them to do up on the show someday. Maybe it was down to the time constraints, but they didn’t seem to take the care and attention to detail they’ve shown on other cars in the show? Lots of incorrect parts ... and that grill!
  4. This seems to be the contact info at Lotus to request a copy of the CoC. CONTACT FOR: Certificate of Conformity for cars from 1997 EMAIL: [email protected] 8:15 - 17:15 GMT Monday to Thursday | 8:15 - 12:15 GMT Friday
  5. Finally got round to getting my 70th event poster framed proper like. In Lotus Racing Green!
  6. Just search “Lotus Hethel” on a search engine and lots come up, like:
  7. I bid on the esprit poster. Sadly didn’t win either.
  8. Not exact sure what changed to allow the hard top to attach on later S1’s like mine but this is a current eBay ad for some left over bits... plus instructions for that change over. Maybe it will help?
  9. I was past there yesterday evening after normal hours and yes the shop had completely empty shelves. A few garments on a rail or two and the yellow Elise in the back room was the only things inside. Looked “Out of business” for sure. Only a paper notice on the door saying ‘temporary shop hours - Tuesday to Saturday’ I think.
  10. Positives: Price! at £0 for entry was great. Food costs were reasonable as were the event merchandise. On track activities were great and the sheer number of vehicles to see was amazing. Also access to quite a few of the factory buildings was impressive. Portaloos were the best I've ever seen. Negatives: As per earlier posts, if it had rained, the day would have been MUCH less enjoyable. More rain cover would be essential everywhere. Also, there wasn't enough places to sit down. My legs were pretty tired by end of day on foot. Though would be fun as an annual event, I'm not sure it would be quite as special. Perhaps focus each year on a specific topic - Models (Elise, Esprit etc), Race Cars, Cars by Decade... I imagine they would be smaller events but might work?
  11. Hi Christopher,  It was nice to meet you lat Caistor Hall last weekend.  Very interesting to hear about your Lotus memorabilia and your memories of the Hethel site.

    Kind regards,

    Nick & Karen Bassett.

    1. kunstenaar


      Yes was good meeting you  too. Hope you had a good drive back. Maybe see yall again at another event.   - Christopher 

  12. Was a great weekend and happy to help out! My ‘solo‘ weekend away didn’t feel so solo with all the fab folk in the Lotus community. Hate to hear of all the car troubles ... but we all know what L O T U S stands for... Had a good drive home south and for awhile in convoy on the A11 with two other green S1s... one of which being the taxi ride for Elisa Artioli Go team green Elise!
  • Create New...