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Monaco Historique Monaco Historique

This weekend's Monaco Historic GP is a real "Lotus Fest"

Lotus Launch the Emira GT4 with a Little Help From CTL Lotus Launch the Emira GT4 with a Little Help From CTL

CTL Extends Parts Service CTL Extends Parts Service

Classic Team Lotus has significantly extended it's parts service with the acquisition of the Paul Matty Sportscars Parts Business.

Pre Monaco Testing Pre Monaco Testing

CTL is out testing 77/1, 78/2 and 91/8 on the Lotus Cars test track at Hethel in readiness for Monaco. Here are the cars looking fabulous outside the workshop, on a beautiful Spring day.

Jochen Rindt 80th Anniversary Jochen Rindt 80th Anniversary

80 years ago, on April 18 at 5:25pm., Karl-Jochen Rindt first saw the light of day. This great image of Jochen with a Team Lotus celebratory cake was taken on Saturday of the 1970 Spanish GP. Mechanic Dougie Garner (aka Joe Ninety) is in foreground and Team Manager Dick Scammell in background.

The Eddie Dennis Elan +2S 130 The Eddie Dennis Elan +2S 130

Lotus Elan +2S 130 reg: HNG 841L was purchased new by Team Lotus Chief Mechanic Eddie Dennis directly from Lotus Cars Ltd. in August 1972. Having sold the car in 1974, Eddie bought it back in 2007 and set about restoring it to its original condition. After Eddie sadly passed away in 2017, the restoration was taken on by his family and completed in late 2021. With the spring weather improving daily, last week Eddie' family brought HNG 841L to CTL for an emotional return to Hethel, 50-years after they had first ridden in the car with Eddie.

Lotus Monaco Winner Steals the Limelight Lotus Monaco Winner Steals the Limelight

The Lotus Type 18 that Sir Stirling Moss drove to victory in the Monaco GP stole the limelight at a recent Classic Team Lotus test session at the Gaudix facility in southern Spain.

The Carbon-Fibre Composite Chassis is #1 on the top 10 Biggest Technical Revolutions in Formula 1 The Carbon-Fibre Composite Chassis is #1 on the top 10 Biggest Technical Revolutions in Formula 1

A recent story on the official F1 site about the biggest technical revolutions in Formula 1 of course had plenty of Team Lotus content…. but the story of the #1 item on the list might raise a few comments from Lotus aficionados.

Russell Carr is a John Player Team Lotus fan Russell Carr is a John Player Team Lotus fan

As an 8-year old, current Design Director at Lotus Cars Russell Carr was a huge fan of John Player Team Lotus and the Type 72 and always wanted to design cars for Lotus.

Jenson Button, CTL and the Radford Type 62-2 Jenson Button, CTL and the Radford Type 62-2

Recently Classic Team Lotus was pleased to welcome Jenson Button and the Radford crew to the workshops at Hethel. Jenson and the Radford Type 62-2 took part in some filming in the CTL workshop before heading over to the Hethel track for some pre-production testing.

Lotus 47GT #77 Lotus 47GT #77

On their way to the 2021 Spa Classic Event in October Classic Team Lotus collected 47GT #77 from a classic car dealer in Brussels under the instruction of the new owner Todd Carter based in the USA.

Yvonne Warr Yvonne Warr

It is with great sadness that Classic Team Lotus reports the passing of Yvonne Warr, another great lady in the story of Team Lotus.

Hazel Chapman:  1927-2021 Hazel Chapman: 1927-2021

Hazel Chapman has passed away peacefully, at home, close to Hethel and all things Lotus, on 13th December 2021, aged 94. Co-Founder of Lotus Cars, she was a constant presence and played a fundamental role in the success of the marque.

Iberian Poles and a race win for Beaumont Iberian Poles and a race win for Beaumont

Classic Team Lotus drivers have finished the season with a Jerez/Portimao double header.

Secrets of the Lotus 79 skirts Secrets of the Lotus 79 skirts

For years we have dropped the original skirts of 79/3 – for display – and then fastened them back up, without knowing what was going on inside the skirt boxes.

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