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Here's my favorite piece of Lotus memorabilia:  S1 owners manual.  Happy to have had the privilege to meet these people whom I admire so much!

 

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Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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Well, not as awesome as Kimbers' stuff, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

I'm sorry for the phone pics.

 

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All in 1:24 and diecast, except for the esprit, which is 1:36, and the Seven, which is a plastic kit. You can really see how small the Seven is in comparison with the Elise and the Evora. 

 

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A paper and Lego Elise, both in about the same scale. I started making the paper one a long time ago, and it's still not completely finished. I'll probably never finish it, because I can't find a way to connect the body, floor and interior without destroying everything. The builder who made the 3D file never built it either, I guess (it's not designed by me). I should have the file somewhere on my pc though. The Lego car is designed by me, more pictures on Flickr. More on the Lego Lotus thing coming up later.

 

 

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Yes, this is ministeck :) (Really really really old mosaic toy)

Hope you can recognise the car without clicking on the link below.

Built from this picture, with some help from this tool.

 

 

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And last but not least I got these posters printed. Too bad the GTE is never going to be built :(

Height is about 30cm.

 

 

 

 

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I was talking about my cars the other day to my dad when my mother said, 'I've still got the shawl that Colin Chapman's

Aunt made you when you were a baby!'

Never seen it and not sure of the story behind it but there you go...

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Here's my favorite piece of Lotus memorabilia:  S1 owners manual.  Happy to have had the privilege to meet these people whom I admire so much!

 

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Can you identify three of these please? The one above the e, the one above the t, and the "circled" one at the top.


In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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Can you identify three of these please? The one above the e, the one above the t, and the "circled" one at the top.

 

Above the e is Brian Angus, above the t is Brian Spooner and the "circled" one is Oliver Winterbottom.

 

Ged

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I'll give you a tenner for it Tony!

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My fav Lotus (related?) pic, taken at Hethel, 1980; 2 De Lorean prototypes and I believe a Lotus Talbot Sunbeam in the background. Shortly after taking this photograph I was chased away by a man with a stick.

 

 

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Here's my favorite piece of Lotus memorabilia:  S1 owners manual.  Happy to have had the privilege to meet these people whom I admire so much!

 

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So, what is the complete list of signatures?

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My fav Lotus (related?) pic, taken at Hethel, 1980; 2 De Lorean prototypes and I believe a Lotus Talbot Sunbeam in the background. Shortly after taking this photograph I was chased away by a man with a stick.

 

Haha Sean. That's not a Lotus Sunbeam it's just a plain Talbot Sunbeam. My mom had one identical to that and that may very well be it (The old man was never fussy in what he drove). Infact, if that is round the back near the offices then that is definitely ours.

 

If it wasn't it may be one of a batch of development cars so you could be looking at an early prototype.


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My fav Lotus (related?) pic, taken at Hethel, 1980; 2 De Lorean prototypes and I believe a Lotus Talbot Sunbeam in the background. Shortly after taking this photograph I was chased away by a man with a stick.

 

I recall the old man telling me a story when they went to collect some Esprit's from the factory, when they took the franchise on, they were speaking to the development guys about the DeLorean prototypes, and the huge job they had of making a silk purse out of a sows ear. They all agreed, at the time, they were a good looking car, but drove and went like absolute dogs!

 

Nice to see these pics come to light, anymore kicking about?


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So, what is the complete list of signatures?

The rest of them are Giugiaro (below Lotus, he wrote my name), above 'pr' is Roger Becker, above 'Owners' is Nick Fulcher, above 'Handbook' is Colin Spooner, and Kimbers' dad at the bottom.


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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I wonder at what age you stop being MJK's son and he becomes Kimbers dad?

Basking in the glow!! :bounce:  :welcome: 
 

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I recall the old man telling me a story when they went to collect some Esprit's from the factory, when they took the franchise on, they were speaking to the development guys about the DeLorean prototypes, and the huge job they had of making a silk purse out of a sows ear. They all agreed, at the time, they were a good looking car, but drove and went like absolute dogs!

 

Nice to see these pics come to light, anymore kicking about?

 

Around about the time of the photo (1980) I was fortunate enough to be taken for a lap around the track at Hethel - I think it was in an Elite. Upon exiting one high speed corner, the driver said "If I'd done that in a DeLorean, I'd have turned the [expletive deleted] thing over"!

Haha Sean. That's not a Lotus Sunbeam it's just a plain Talbot Sunbeam. My mom had one identical to that and that may very well be it (The old man was never fussy in what he drove). Infact, if that is round the back near the offices then that is definitely ours.

 

If it wasn't it may be one of a batch of development cars so you could be looking at an early prototype.

Ahh well, all this time I'd just assumed it was a Lotus Sunbeam! Actually the thought that it may have been the CEO's car (or whatever Mike may have been at the time - Financial Controller??) for me makes it a more interesting photo!

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It was my moms car but he got 2 (one for him one for mom). He was MD of Lotus cars at the time. The Group and Cars were separate at the time. I think he'd just been promoted from Technical Director.


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I managed to get this signed in 1965 when Lotus hired the village hall in Cheshunt prior to the move to Norfolk. I saw Mr Chapman standing outside with a pile of books, I asked for his autograph, he asked my name I replied Parramint, Sir. He smiled and asked my first name......I was 12 years old and the passion is still the same.
This time, with the picture....I hope!

 

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Too cool! :thumbsup:


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I went to the official plaque laying ceremony at Hethel in 1966, Jimmy was there with Mr Chapman. I plunked up courage to ask Jimmy for his autograph, he seemed more nervous than me.

 

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12th March 1986 at Snetterton. Ayrton was shaking down 98T prior to Brazil, he also gave me his JPS cap.post-9309-0-23988100-1371634334.jpg
Ayrton was on a visit to Ketteringham Hall.....right place right time.post-9309-0-74282800-1371634565.jpg

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those are awesome Richard!

 

Here's a couple more in a similar vein>

 

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Lastly, my fathers most treasured possession. No value per-se but it's priceless to him.

 

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post-1-0-98197900-1371635355.jpgThe Ronnie autograph I managed to get at Snetterton when he was testing. Had to follow him into a bush while he took a pee.....they made you work hard for an autograph in those days. The Jochen autograph I got from a friend at Team Lotus.

 


Hi Tony
You have some wonderful stuff. Hope your Dad is getting along OK, I was speaking about him while in Malaysia in January to a Proton shareholder who spoke very highly of your Dad.

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Some great signatures there Richard. Thanks for sharing.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Nothing better than a Lotus memorabilia shoot-out between Richard and Tony! :2guns:

Thanks for sharing! Keep it coming, guys!

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One more for the collection

 

 

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Paddle Faster, I hear Banjos!

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Almost in the spirit of this thread...

 

I've been meaning to do this for a while. The seat is from an abandoned project of a couple of years ago and has been sitting in the garage ever since. It's either an Elise/Exige Motorsport seat or from a whizzy version of the VX220 (not too sure and not too bothered!). So anyway, remove the runners and add the gubbins from a generic office swivel chair and presto! :D

 

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My fav Lotus (related?) pic, taken at Hethel, 1980; 2 De Lorean prototypes and I believe a Lotus Talbot Sunbeam in the background. Shortly after taking this photograph I was chased away by a man with a stick.

Hi everyone

I've had considerable interest in this photo from our DeLorean fancying cousins. Apparently the green car is a hitherto unknown animal.

I have been asked by the authors of an upcoming book on DeLorean whether anyone on this forum might have any more DeLorean pics from the Lotus/Hethel era. If you have something you wish to contribute please let me know and I will put you in touch with the authors.

Best regards

Sean

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