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Posts Tagged ‘Lotus

21
Aug
12

Chapman on Gas: Air’d out Lotus Esprit

Spotted at Retro Rides Gathering ’12: A highly comendable display of ’80s wedge.

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11
Apr
11

You’ve come a long way baby

After years of waiting, dreaming and hoping…the Sunbeam is on the ground.

A quick spin over to Rog’s saw the axle finished and back in.  I’m pretty sure this car is at least group 4 through 12 now.   Alas, it’s on the back-burner while a certain cheeky Italian number gets some love… Alfa and Omega?  We’ve got it covered.

20
Feb
11

Player

What about your G6?

19
Oct
10

Europa

20
Sep
10

Car Show Detox – Atherstone 19-09-10

While the Scene Queens were hitting Players 4.0, I was keeping it distinctly more “village fate” at a local classic show.  I’m still on the detox from another hardcore summer at the shows and this classic gathering was a refreshing change.   OK, there are a lot of stockers, but these cars are built by passionate owners the way they want them, rather than to score internet points and I’m down with that.  Anyway, pics:

16
May
10

The Group 4 Sunbeam Lotus Chronicles: Cage Fighting

This project belongs to my good friend Rog.  Having been in his hands since he was at uni (where it spent most of its time lit up sideways through Swansea and surrounding area) it had seen better days and was making a serious bid to return to Mother Nature;  When I first saw it there was foot square holes in the floors…

Since then the shell has been stripped, acid dipped, welded together over an intensive week, painted, group 4 alloy arched and caged.  I headed over this weekend to give a hand painting the MSA spec cage that’s just been fitted.  I think you’ll agree, it looks pretty awesome!

Now don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another Lotus owners club rally replica or a show pony; it’s going to be a full-blown Berg Cup meets Lotus prototype development car road-going animal.  It will end up with a supercharger and it will kick your face right off.

But there’s still a long way to go yet…

09
May
10

Curborough Sprint Course: A Day At The Races #2 – 07-05-10

I took the KP out for a spin this afternoon and, after rolling about a bit down some of my favourite roads, found myself in the vicinity of Curborough; being a Sunday, I thought  I’d take a gamble and see if anything was going on.  It was, so here’s some pics!