Classic Team Lotus

Meet the Team


Clive Chapman BSc (Hons) Eng;

Son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, Clive is fully committed to the preservation and promotion of the Team Lotus racing history of which he enjoyed such an exciting and unique perspective.

Chris Dinnage;

Classic Team Lotus Team Manager who started at Team Lotus in 1982. Chris was a number one mechanic for Senna, amongst others. He has exceptional knowledge of Team Lotus racing cars and his significant competitions experience is invaluable, to both customers and team alike. We can safely say that Chris has driven more varieties of F1 Lotus cars than anyone else on the planet!

Rupert Manwaring;

Business Manager. Rupert was with Team Lotus from 1987 to 1990, culminating in two years as Team Manager. After 25 years in Formula One he joined Group Lotus and ran Lotus Motorsport for six years. In 2021 Rupert joined Classic Team Lotus to increase the company’s capacity for both its existing activities and new initiatives arising from the Team Lotus heritage.

Steve Allen;

Accountant. With Team Lotus since the Fittipaldi days. Dealing principally with administrative and financial matters. As well as being a keen fisherman, Steve ensures an efficiency of operation that benefits all Classic Team Lotus customers.

Nick Yallop;

Nick's first job after leaving school was building boats at Colin Chapman's boatyard. He moved over to Team Lotus in 1980, where he helped manufacture the first in-house carbon chassis. After a spell, Nick naturally progressed to CTL! Primarily Nick is responsible for our composite work, but also assists with race events.

Bob Dance;

With Team Lotus in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, former Chief Mechanic Bob has kept up the average by spending time with Classic Team Lotus to make it six decades of racing with the Team Lotus marque. Bob is now semi-retired but continues to offer help and advice where he can. A true Team Lotus legend.

William Taylor;


Having spent more than 20-years working with CTL on product development and events, in June 2022 Classic Team Lotus were pleased to welcome William to Hethel as a full-time member of staff, in an exciting new position at the Team, that of Heritage Manager. Author, photographer, publisher, historian and, of course passionate Lotus owner, William joined our team as part of the push to expand our product range and strengthen our all round position in the Lotus community.

Mark Hicks;


Having worked in F1 for ten years with spells at Arrows, Williams (two World Championships) and Jordan, Mark joined CTL in 2019. "I'm just following the family tradition " Mark says, "my father Mick worked for Team Lotus with the Cortina race project in 1963 and my uncle Clive Hicks was with Team for many years."

Harvey Boore;

In September 2019, Harvey joined us as a welding and fabrication apprentice, in conjunction with City College. Harvey has always had an interest in anything cars and motorsport related. Outside of work, Harvey runs a car enthusiast club, which meet for regular events throughout the year.

Mark Rudling;

Mark Joined the company in May 2016, providing invaluable workshop support. In addition, he is responsible for the movement of cars and parts to and from our suppliers. Mark also attends events, especially the really hectic ones. Prior to joining the team, Mark served for 37 years in the RAF.

Clive Green;