Classic Team Lotus

2019

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Concours Conquerors Concours Conquerors

Lotus steals the shows at concours events in London. June has proved to be a good month for the Lotus marque in London.

Anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic Indy 500 win marked with announcement on opening of new museum Anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic Indy 500 win marked with announcement on opening of new museum

This project has been almost five years in the planning and in just six weeks there will be a fantastic new museum open to the public

Senna’s greatest race was in a Lotus Senna’s greatest race was in a Lotus

Racing his Lotus type 97T in the 1985 Portuguese GP Ayrton Senna scored his first ever Grand Prix victory. Autosport magazine’s recent article ‘Ayrton Senna’s 10 greatest Formula 1 races’ selected this extraordinary performance as number 1, out of a predictably stellar Top 10.

Ayrton Senna Virtual Museum Ayrton Senna Virtual Museum

Classic Team Lotus has been pleased to support a new initiative by the Instituto Ayrton Senna; Senna 360.

She goes! She goes!

The first Lotus single seater is driven for the first time, 63 years after she was revealed at the 1956 Motor Show.

Lotus is greatest ever F1 car Lotus is greatest ever F1 car

Autosport is the leading motorsport magazine, covering the World Championship since 1950. The 1,000th World Championship race inspired the editorial team to debate the age old question; which is the greatest F1 car?

Damon Hill in 49B/R10 celebrates 1,000 in China Damon Hill in 49B/R10 celebrates 1,000 in China

Classic Team Lotus played a key role in the 1,000th World Championship race in China. Team Manager Chris Dinnage ran 49B/R10 for Damon Hill to demonstrate, throughout a weekend of celebration.

Mario Andretti on Bob Dance Mario Andretti on Bob Dance

The Barber Motorsports Park played host to the Indycar Championship last weekend. Lee Clark took the opportunity to ask Mario Andretti about his years of working with Bob Dance, when Bob was Chief Mechanic for Mario at Team Lotus in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. (Scroll down for clip).

Emerson’s Close Shave Emerson’s Close Shave

Classic Team Lotus is restoring the unique Lotus type 56B which Emerson Fittipaldi raced in the 1971 Italian GP at Monza and has made an interesting discovery…...

Jim Clark’s birthday, 4th March 1936 Jim Clark’s birthday, 4th March 1936

Born this day, 1936, Jim Clark would have celebrated his 83rd birthday.

Black & Gold for Black & White Black & Gold for Black & White

In the midst of the hubbub of the Classic Team Lotus Raceshop, an artist is quietly painting a blank canvass with an artwork which is instantly recognizable to Lotus enthusiasts.

72/5 fired up, 46 years on 72/5 fired up, 46 years on

A special moment at Hethel

Classic Team Lotus Champions again Classic Team Lotus Champions again

Classic Team Lotus is delighted to have helped Greg Thornton to victory in the 2018 FIA Historic F1 Championship.

Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials Black & Gold: The Story of the John Player Specials

Black & Gold, The Story of the John Player Specials, is a wonderful new book about a brilliant era for Team Lotus.

First-Ever Team Lotus Windtunnel Test? First-Ever Team Lotus Windtunnel Test?

Recently Clive Chapman and Hazel Chapman were trawling through a box of assorted old photographs and stumbled across perhaps the first ever full-size wind tunnel test. The type 29 was the first Lotus Indy car; the photos show that the anticipated high speeds on the Indy oval gave cause for careful thought about the windscreen design. Evidently this led to what was perhaps the first-ever full-size windtunnel test.

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