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years ago there was a story about a (part)rebuild or refresh or something on Nguyen's Esprit in a dedicated section of the factory

 

..with all the grow in business - is there such 'factory service' still alive - or is all rebuild done normally by us enthusiasts on DIY and privately hired garages ?

 

this question is not to confuse with the Classic F1 shop run by Clive

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No, Lotus closed the workshop down at the same time they closed Motorsport, a couple of years ago now. 

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how is the Lotus Cup backed up in terms of factory support on Cup races ?

..that the "F1 for millionaire" club with the T125 was a short lived thing is clear

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I don’t think that there is any factory support for any racing teams at the moment. 

Gavin Kershaw driving for Stratton Motorsports occasionally is about as close as it gets, unfortunately. 

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so some premiumbrands have 'classic' support ..like MercedesBenz Classic and BMW Classic

...Lotus has at least a 'brand exclusive' race series and the race-classics support

There could be a factory own business in the backup, as value goes up in the collectors market ..more  and more Lotus from 1970 up to 1990 years go into the 'value classics' especially if modern cars create more and more awareness for the brand

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The Lotus Motorsports department used to deal with a lot of that. Unfortunately, in his wisdom, JMG decided to shut it down. 

Hopefully, Geely will realise the value of such support and re-open the department. 

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