Listed in Independent
- Woodham Park Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15, UK
- 01932 340003
Lakeside Engineering was started in 1996 by Max Hurst and Tim Baker, The idea was to offer a more affordable alternative to the official lotus dealer network, which over the last ten years has proved very popular. We have a vast experience of Lotus Cars but also with SAAB, Honda, Ford, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and more recently Porsche.
Whilst the vast majority of our work is with the modern models whether that be a Lotus Elise, Boxster or 996, much of the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair earlier models have all but disappeared from the dealer network and the motor trade in general, as a result we do see many early models including Elan’s and Europa’s from the 60”s and 70’s.
When it comes to Esprit’s our experience and knowledge is probably second to none in the area, whether that be a naturally aspirated, turbo charged, fuel injected or V8 we will have the expertises to service or repair your vehicle to your requirements.
Took my Esprit S2 to Lakeside to have the suspension, ride height and telemetry setup after being disappointed by the result from another ‘specialist’. Couldn’t find any reviews for Lakeside but after speaking to Max on the phone was assured it wouldn’t be a problem. Picked the car up when the work was complete and it was transformed – a joy to drive again. Max called me with progress and talked me though what he was doing so I was kept up to date. The work was completed in the specified time. I do most of the work on the Esprit myself and I’m always skeptical about taking it to a garage in case they simply don’t ‘understand’ the older cars but sometimes I have no choice with certain jobs. Based on this experience I will deffo be back to Lakeside when I next need a professional to work their magic on my S2.