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  • LOTUS LIGHTWEIGHTS

    LOTUS LIGHTWEIGHTS

    Matt Bell on 23rd December 2019

    We take a look at the significant early Lotus models that reflect lightness and ask, does less mean more when it comes to market values?

  • JIM CLARK MUSEUM RELAUNCHED BY STEWART

    JIM CLARK MUSEUM RELAUNCHED BY STEWART

    Matt Bell on 23rd August 2019

    The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, Scottish Borders, just southeast of Edinburgh, is to be officially opened by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE.

  • LOTUS ELISE BUYER’S GUIDE

    LOTUS ELISE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 7th April 2019

    Still in production nearly 25 years after its introduction, the Elise manages to be both modern and a classic at the same time. It's also the ultimate expression of 'simplify and add lightness' and a fantastic sports car.

  • MARKET TRENDS – CLASSICS BY LOTUS

    MARKET TRENDS – CLASSICS BY LOTUS

    Matt Bell on 3rd April 2019

    In this Market Trends we look at three classics that have been fettled with by Lotus; the Isuzu Piazza, Pron Satria GTi and DeLorean DMC12...

  • SUNBEAM LOTUS AT 40

    SUNBEAM LOTUS AT 40

    Matt Bell on 5th March 2019

    The last few days of February were notable not only for the record temperatures but also for an impressive Sunbeam Lotus display outside the Coventry Transport Museum. Cars present included a variety of standard road cars, plus an impressive rally-prepared example and club historian Graeme Lawton’s intriguing prototype, finished in red and bearing ‘2.2 S’ badging.

  • MATHEWSONS FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    MATHEWSONS FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 18th February 2019

    The Mathewsons auction held on February 9 was quite a mixed bag, with risers and fallers, old and young timers, but nonetheless a showing of some remarkable cars.

  • LOTUS DESIGNER’S COLLECTION DONATED

    LOTUS DESIGNER’S COLLECTION DONATED

    Matt Bell on 16th November 2018

    A personal collection of drawings and documents by Lotus sports car designer and inventor Ron Hickman has been donated to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu.

  • ROAD TEST – LOTUS ELAN S3

    ROAD TEST – LOTUS ELAN S3

    Matt Bell on 6th November 2018

    The Lotus Elan has gone on to become a legendary sports car with it being the first Lotus to utilise a backbone type chassis and GRP bodywork. It was also Lotus’s first commercial success, in terms of sales it was quite advanced for its time. We take a look at how it fairs today.

  • LOTUS TURNS 70!

    LOTUS TURNS 70!

    Matt Bell on 2nd October 2018

    Lotus’ official 70th anniversary celebration played host to the largest ever gathering of Lotus cars on September 29, with 1600 cars returning home to the firm's Hethel base in Norfolk.

  • MARKET TRENDS – INNOVATIVE LOTUS

    MARKET TRENDS – INNOVATIVE LOTUS

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th September 2018

    The Elise is probably the most significant car in Lotuses history. It was the car that, should it never have arrived, Lotus might not have existed today...

  • MARKET TRENDS – POSH POLYMERS

    MARKET TRENDS – POSH POLYMERS

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st May 2018

    There are plenty of fibreglass s fancies with which to tempt the well-heeled collector. As we found, however, values remain static for all but the most hotly traded nameplates...