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    Simon
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  1. I was traveling back from Angelsey in my Evora on Monday morning, heading towards Llandudno on the A55. Spotted a carbon grey series 1 Evora with red/paprika interior, travelling on opposite carriage way. I noticed it late, just the top half in view above the central reservation, but did manage to wave.
  2. Yeah, I got one, I expected them to have gone in an instance. I couldn't find at first, until I created an account and logged in, then the special edition issue, appeared for sale.
  3. Here are some none Lotus photo's from two recent car shows at Gawsworth Hall, in Cheshire. Classic Car Rally (Pre 1975), first Bank holiday in May and the Young Timers Car Show (70's, 80's & 90's), Bank holiday at the end of May. Lotus cars are exempt, both classic and modern are allowed, I have created a separate album in regional galleries for most of the Lotus cars that were present. The Lotus Drivers Club have a meet at Gawsworth Hall on Sunday 11th August, organised by andyelise135, see his topic in Events.
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    Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire

    Some Lotus related pictures from Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire. Classic Car Rally (Pre 1975) & Young Timers Show (70's, 80's & 90's) 2018 & 2019. Lotus Cars are exempt, Modern and classic allowed.
  5. Hi Neil, Thank you for the offer, I will take you up on that. I will be in touch.
  6. Hi, you are obviously well advanced with this project with a lot of contacts made already. The period of 1983-1994 was my era, if you like, my first Grand Prix being the British 1982. Like you I am just a fan, so I hope you find a publisher for your book and I will have to get a copy. If in the meantime, if you find you are missing any race reports, just let me know.
  7. Hi Neil, Sorry I have only just picked up on this topic. Yes, 1991 was the last year these race report cards were produced. Race reports of a similar style were published in the Club Team Lotus monthly newsletter/magazine, called 'Lotus World', which included news from Team Lotus and Lotus Cars. In early 1990, Lotus Cars withdrew funding for the magazine and 'Lotus World' ceased. However Team Lotus continued to publish the race reports in the race card format, for club members, now known as Team Lotus Associates. Obviously 1991 was a financially difficult year for the team and there were delays in producing the final set of race cards, which weren't sent out to members until mid 1992. So the team decided not to continue with the supporters club for 1992. Anyway to get to the point, I still have all my copies of Lotus World from 1982 -1990 and the race cards from 1990-1991. So if there are any that you are missing, I am happy to scan the race reports and send to you, providing it is not considered breach of copyright. If so, then I am sure Classic Team Lotus could help, I think they have these publications in their archive, I've seen them reproduced in books such as 'Ayrton Senna The Team Lotus Years' and 'Remembering Elio', by Cotterie Press. I always found Team Lotus to be helpful, as a youngster I wrote a couple of letters, addressed to Colin Chapman, of course, asking for information and I always received a reply. On one occasion I had asked about F1 car design, in particular ground effect and someone had gone to the trouble of photo copying some information. It was sent with a typed letter on JPS headed paper, which also invited me to join Club Team Lotus, which by chance was just being formed. I was late sending off the application form, so I missed the first issue of Lotus World. I was lucky enough to meet Clive Chapman on a tour of Classic Team Lotus, a couple of years ago and he seems a genuinely nice man. So if your producing a book, I am sure that they would show an interest.
  8. Hi, no this was the Sunday after the race, I was in a black Evora travelling to J15A to join M1. I flashed him, to let him join A43 from slip road. Same shade of blue, as yours and was definitely a V8, badge on the back and the right front end, but I'm sure the rear wing/spoiler, had been removed. I may be doubting that fact now, but I'm pretty certain.
  9. I agree with all of the above, not much more to add. Love the attention to detail, the aero concept, you don't even notice the lack of tail pipes sticking out the back and looking at stats, dare I say the Valkyrie has just been top trumped. I was sceptical about all electric cars, but if they're like this, then bring it on. How long now before all the big boys, launch full electric hyper cars.
  10. Ah what, he must have said the same to everyone. We will have to share it. Any way, hope you enjoyed the weekend.
  11. I keep coming across this car at different events, Lotus 70, Autosport show and now the British GP. Bought a ticket at the Autosport show and the man said I was going to win it, so no one else needs apply. The tailgate has now been signed by the F1 drivers, all it needs now, is to add my signature. Because literally it has my name on it. Although if I did win it, I don't think I could drive it, it's too precious.
  12. Followed a Blue Esprit V8, along the A43, leaving the British GP.
  13. Yeah, will be there sometime on Thursday. Just how much can you fit in an Evora?
  14. Grey Evora 400, in Macclesfield yesterday afternoon. Spotted in my rear view mirror driving past car wash. Appeared to have 70th Anniversary green sticker in windscreen. I wasn't in my Evora, but I still have my yellow sticker, in my windscreen.
  15. I,m a bit late to the conversation, but I was having the same thought while watching the Le Mans TV coverage. Is the timing of Lotus entering the Hyper car sector now, just a coincidence, or is there an eye on a possible entry into the WEC, in the near future. I believe that the rules will only allow hyper cars with ICE only or hybrid, with the electric powering the front wheels only. Race versions can be based on existing road car variants or prototypes designed for racing, providing 20 road variants are produced. While the Type 130/Evija, doesn't currently qualify, being all electric. Could the chassis, aero and electrification, form the basis for a Type 13? hybrid race car, providing an internal combustion engine, can be sourced. Producing 20 road going versions, should be possible, if Lotus are proposing to manufacture 130 Evija's. Aston Martin have announced they will enter with the Valkyrie and I think Toyota, have confirmed with a specifically designed new car and McLaren are showing an interest too. Up until now, I have always had misgivings about electric cars, range, battery life, charging infrastructure, re-sale value. I get the reduction of emissions in populated area's, but questioned just how green the whole process is. Is it like your phone or laptop, once the battery has died, you throw the car away and buy a new one, because the price of a replacement battery, is as much as a new car. Having said that, I'm beginning to except that electric cars are coming, all the major car companies are investing, the Jaguar/Land Rover announcement, just today. So I guess it is only right that Lotus should be at the crest of this technological wave. I'm excited to see the new Evija, electric does provide hyper performance and opens up the possibility for innovation with chassis architecture and aero. it's just that lack of exhaust note, we'll have to get used to. It may seem a big leap to produce an alleged million pound plus hyper car, but Lotus has always been about innovation, so why not show off what they can do, now they have the backing.
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