The Historic Lotus Register will be making its first appearance at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC from the 10-12 November with a truly spectacular display.
In keeping with the ‘Family Ties’ theme of this year’s show, the Register has arranged a stunning selection of seven cars, each representing both the story of the marque and a milestone in automotive history.
The Mark VI was the company’s initial ‘production model’ while the Twelve, the Eleven, the Elite Type 14 and the Seven will all be celebrating their 60th anniversary at the show.
The Twelve was to become the first Lotus Formula One entry and the Eleven, which won the 1957 ‘Index of Performance’ award at Le Mans, was the result of Colin Chapman’s pioneering experiments into the use of aerodynamics on a racing car. The London Motor Show of that same year saw the debut of the Elite - one of the greatest sports cars of the post-war era and the first vehicle in the world with a self-supporting GRP body.
Such is its appeal, the Lotus Twelve Registrar Mike Bennett will be travelling from Adelaide, Australia, to attend the show as additional support on the stand. Now that’s what you call a family!
As for the Seven, it is a true automotive icon and the Register will be presenting three prime examples at the NEC, from an early Series One model to a Series 2, the Lotus forever associated with The Prisoner.
Showgoers will also be able to see one of only three third generation SS ‘Super Seven’ Twin Cams known to exist in the UK. This has been the property of Philip Jewell, the Register’s Event Officer, since 2004 and he is ‘delighted’ to be a part of the event.
“This is our first time at the NEC and we are thrilled at the chance to celebrate Lotus’ past and to welcome a new generation of enthusiasts to our stand,” said Philip.
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is honoured to be the venue for such an astounding presentation of motoring heritage; one that should not be missed by any motoring enthusiast.