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Iain (32SIG) in current issue of Evo magazine

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I was just reading thru the current issue of Evo (a car magazine) and saw Iain, Cameron and their Elise mentioned along with a nice pic of all three. It's part of the article about Lotus at 70 years.

 

Nice car there Iain and great to hear it's your daily driver and not just a garage queen!

 

Carl

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Yup - that's us Carl - well spotted!

 

As some around here will know I'm a bit of a 'petrol head' - with a particular passion for all things Lotus - so being at the 70th Birthday at the Hethel factory (an old wartime B-24 base) was a bit special. We're also working on a possible feature on the car in another magazine next year.

 

For any non-Evo readers - this is the bit Carl spotted:

 

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The piece mentions my excitement at having the car signed by Elisa Artioli - after whom the Elise was named when launched - all grown up now and a real enthusiast:

 

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Brilliant day - topped off with driving around the Lotus test track with 700 other Lotus cars:

 

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And, for F1 fans, Classic Team Lotus had a number of their famous cars out on track during the day - wonderful sights and sounds:

 

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Colin mentioned Wheeler Dealers - that was filmed in 2008 - same month we did a feature in Classic and Sportscar.

 

Filmed at Kemble, that's me driving and not Mike Brewer (from 48 seconds).  :)

 

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And photo-shoot for Classic and Sportscar:

 

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And the pair together - need to get the Esprit back on the road next year - she's been sat in garage last few years...

 

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Have fun!

 

Iain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEAUTIFUL cars Iain  and even  more priceless with the Autogroahed signature.:wow:

 

and  I watched THAT episode but didn't know you... it was super to watch the program and KEMBLE  air for base is perfect...

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surprised you did not go up in one of the Warbirds for a Dog  fight flight. ^_^

 

I have been to KEMBLE so you had a BRILLIANT "track " to drive your classic cars.

 

nice to see the photos.. thanks for sharing the EVO magazine.:thumbsup:

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Little update - but big milestone...

 

I haven't been doing a lot of modelling recently - this summer I've been mostly flying (shout if anyone wants to see Chipmunk and Bulldog formation pix) - as well as fettling motorcycles and the Esprit!

 

The Esprit has been tucked up in the garage, off the road, for last 10 years whilst, well, life happened I guess.

 

Focus has been elsewhere - but very happy to report my 'toy' is now serviced, MOT'd and back on the road, where she belongs - a little bit of escapism.

 

A few things to tweak - but not looking too shabby for her age (she left the Lotus factory in December 1982 - I've owned her since '97):

 

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Drive safely!

 

Iain

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Congratulations, Iain! 

 

And as this thread is a bit of a dedication to all things Lotus and as we sit on the brink of Spa 2019, I thought the thread wouldn't be complete without a photo of Jim Clark in a Lotus at Spa, 1967.  Kind of represents Lotus at the height of its powers, for me at least.

 

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