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Lotus Carlton on 3rd April 2020 in Bedfordshire?

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My uncle, John Rutherford, was the key marketing guy at Vauxhall responsible for the interface between GM and Hethel when the Lotus Carlton was being developed, apparently he is mentioned in the glossy book.  He turns 80 on the 3rd April 2020, so I wondered whether I might surprise him by having a Lotus Carlton arrive on his driveway and take him for a short drive.  He mentions the project occasionally when I see him, with anecdotes of conducting high speed laps at Millbrook Proving Ground, not far from his home near Junction 12 of the M1.

If anyone is up for this, I will check with Uncle John's wife and sons that they can keep him home at the chosen time.


Leigh Greenham

Lotus Essex Elite S2.2

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Just a reminder about this request, I've not had any responses from any owners, and my email to the regional Autobahnstormers person went unanswered.  I was particularly hoping to track down the estate version that attended the Lotus 70th at Hethel in 2018, as my uncle was very intrigued when I told him about it.  Any ideas welcomed.

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