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Rupert Manwaring returns to Lotus land Rupert Manwaring returns to Lotus land

Rupert Manwaring is joining Classic Team Lotus, in the role of Business Manager. He will be working alongside Chris Dinnage and Clive Chapman.

It’s all about the aero, pt. II It’s all about the aero, pt. II

Recently the Chapman Family was delighted to welcome 78/2 back to Hethel, after forty years away in various places (ultimately on display in the reception of the corporate HQ of Imperial Brands).

81/5 successful first outings 81/5 successful first outings

The 1980 Lotus type 81 chassis 5, commissioned by Classic Team Lotus during lockdown, has proved to be reliable and fast; not bad characteristics for an F1 car.

Zero miles 40 year old F1 Lotus Zero miles 40 year old F1 Lotus

In 1980 Team Lotus began construction of a Lotus type 81, as raced by Mario Andretti, Elio De Angelis and Nigel Mansell. In 2020 Classic Team Lotus completed the task.

Johnny Dumfries Team Lotus F1 Driver Johnny Dumfries Team Lotus F1 Driver

Classic Team Lotus is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Johnny Dumfries.

Emerson & Mario at Festival of Speed Emerson & Mario at Festival of Speed

Goodwood is doing Team Lotus history proud, by inviting both Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti to the Festival of Speed, scheduled for the 8th to the 11th July. These two motorsport greats will complement perfectly the theme of ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’.

Genius of Colin Chapman Genius of Colin Chapman

Scalextric has created a ‘Genius of Colin Chapman’ collection which includes arguably the three greatest Lotus F1 cars

Ronnie’s 76 gains entry for Monaco Historique Ronnie’s 76 gains entry for Monaco Historique

Ronnie Peterson’s 1974 F1 Lotus type 76 has a place on the grid for the 12th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, scheduled to take place in advance of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Classic Team Lotus type 25 holdall Classic Team Lotus type 25 holdall

Classic Team Lotus is pleased to announce a brand new leather holdall that celebrates the iconic Team Lotus identity of the Sixties, created by Jordan Bespoke.

Lotus 72 British GP 1/8 scale Lotus 72 British GP 1/8 scale

Classic Team Lotus is excited to be licensing Pocher to create a 1/8th scale metal kit of the 1972 British GP winning Lotus 72. How do we go about detailing the exact raceday spec to Pocher? We have all the original design drawings, loads of photos, contact with the mechanics, five 72s at the workshop and the mechanics records for the 1972 season. Easy, we hear you say. Not!

Classic Team Lotus Greetings Classic Team Lotus Greetings

We send you our best wishes for Christmas and 2021. We thought you would be interested to see what we have been up to, so we gathered together a selection of what has been keeping us busy. It was not what we had planned, but we have managed to be as productive as ever.

Lotus 72 50 Years print Lotus 72 50 Years print

A special edition of the Lotus 72 print, back printed on acrylic; one for each Grand Prix start by the nine type 72s.

Classic Team Lotus and Emerson ready for Goodwood SpeedWeek Classic Team Lotus and Emerson ready for Goodwood SpeedWeek

The Classic Team Lotus mechanics have been busy getting 12 cars ready to run at this weekend’s SpeedWeek event.

Fittipaldi Grand Prix winning F1 Lotus restored Fittipaldi Grand Prix winning F1 Lotus restored

Emerson Fittipaldi’s most successful Lotus F1 car has been restored by Classic Team Lotus at Hethel.

Autosport honours Lotus 72 Autosport honours Lotus 72

Autosport has done the Lotus 72 proud, with the front cover and 26 out of 83 pages dedicated to our pride and joy.

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