We see out the year with this evocative shot of a gorgeous 1959 Elite charging into the Yokohama S corner at the Nurburgring GP track. Spotted on flickr, it was taken earlier in the year by Mattias Voss during a night round of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix which looks like a fantastic event for historic racing fans. Next year’s Oldtimer Grand Prix takes place between the 7th and 9th of August with more details available here.

I think the shot really captures the essence of this pioneering little car. Perfectly proportioned for a front-mid engined design, the Elite surely remains the prettiest Lotus to date but beneath the exquisite lines it’s a thoroughbred racer at heart.

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If you’d like a picture considered for our PoTM features, details and an upload gallery can be found here and you can view the full Picture of The Month archive here.

Many thanks to Mattias for his permission to use the shot. You can see some more of his outstanding and eclectic work here.

Very happy Christmas to one and all!

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