Latest Issue

April/May 2020

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  • Lotus landmarks road trip – We take an Evora to Hornsey, Cheshunt and more
  • Elan M100 – The ultimate M100 for a man who’s owned 23 of them
  • Historic Race – The 1974 Race of Champions
  • Excel – Classic drive to see how it fares in 2020
  • Chapman the driver – The Lotus founder’s little publicised racing driving career
  • Elan Plus 2 – Meet the 21-year-old Lotus owner and restorer
  • From the archive – Forgotten stories from Lotus past
  • …and much more!

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We do some ‘carcheology’ by taking an Evora 410 Sport to landmarks of Lotus past, including the lock-up garage where the very first Lotus was built, as well as Hornsey, Cheshunt and Hethel. We hope you might be inspired to follow in our footsteps…

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We meet the man who has owned now fewer than 23 Elan M100s… and now he has his ultimate in the form of the unofficial ‘Commemorative Edition’. See how it had a body-off restoration to bring it to tip-top condition.

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In the first of a new series in which we take a look at a headline Team Lotus race, Richard Heseltine looks at the performance of the single black and gold car in the rain-soaked 1974 Race of Champions.

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How does the Lotus Excel live up to modern conditions? We take one into the wilds of rural Essex to find out.

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Colin Chapman’s engineering prowess is (quite obviously) well documented, but his talent behind the wheel is less often discussed – even though he was a grand prix level driver in his own right. Learn more about Chapman the driver in our latest issue.

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We don’t hear of many 21-year-old Lotus restorers, so when Callum Robinson made contact with us we had to meet him and see the fruits of his labours.

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