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This website has the purpose to collect Lotus information and news about Lotus Cars and to be your guide in all there is to know about Lotus. From Lotus Super Seven to 2 Eleven, From Lotus Elite to Evora, you will find Lotus cars related information here on this website. Lotus enthusiasts will always be looking for information on Lotus cars, books, brochures, model cars and so on. It happened to me when I was infected with the Lotus virus and it will happen to you! We want to know more! I hope to help you find what you are looking for.


Some history: In 1991, Ronald Ringma and the late Eugθne van Herpen created a small book called 'The Lotus Drivers Guide'. This could be used by Lotus owners who were travelling and in need for information about the nearest dealer or repair shop.

Later, I decided to go digital and the result is what you are looking at now. Not yet finished, but already a lot of information about Lotus Cars and related items. I have kept the original name but now want to offer the viewer every information about Lotus that I believe can be interesting. On the News page you will find the latest information concerning your favourite marque and you will also see what the latest changes on this website are. More news of course in the Press Releases section.

I hope you will enjoy looking at the Lotus Drivers Guide web pages this !

Ronald Ringma

What is new on this website? click here or scroll through the listing underneath to find out more!

 

February 2016

 

Latest update: 7 February 2016

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Evora 400 by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 99T, Senna San Marino 1987, TSM
  • New 1:43 announcements by Quartzo, no images yet:
    • Lotus 49 J. Clark South Africa 1967
    • Lotus 49 G. Hill Spain 1968
    • Lotus 49B J. Siffert England 1968
    • Lotus 49B J. Oliver Belgium 1968
    • Lotus 49B R. Attwood Monaco 1969
    • Lotus 72C J. Rindt France 1970
    • Lotus 72C E. Fittipaldi France 1971
    • Lotus 72D E. Fittipaldi Belgium1972
    • Lotus 72E R. Peterson Monaco 1974
  • New 1:18 announcements by Quartzo, no images yet:
    • Lotus 72 J. Rindt Spain 1970
    • Lotus 72C J. Rindt Zandvoort 1970
    • Lotus 72C J. Rindt France 1970
    • Lotus 72C J. Rindt England 1970
    • Lotus 72C J. Rindt Italy 1970
  • Sunstar will have some 1:18 news also:
    • Elan S3 DHC in royal blue (new colour)
    • Elan S3 DHC yellow
  • And from AutoArt:
    • Lotus Type 72E 1973, Fittipaldi or Peterson version, both with or without driver
  • Minichamps has restarted their Ayrton Senna Collection, so that will brin gus (again) the Lotus Type 97T, 98T and 99T in scale 1:18 but also the type 97T in scale 1:12
  • New 1:43 announcements for 2016 by Spark, I do not yet have images of these:
    • Lotus Mark XI #41 A. Hechard – R. Masson 16th Le Mans 1957
    • Lotus Mark XI #42 R. Walshaw – J. Dalton 13th Le Mans 1957
    • Lotus Mark XI #55 C. Allison – K. Hall 14th Le Mans 1957
    • Lotus Mark XI #62 H. Mackay Frazer – J. Chamberlain 9th Le Mans 1957
    • Lotus Type 18 #50 Tony Maggs British GP 1961
    • Lotus Type 24 #20 Jim Hall German GP 1963
    • Lotus Type 24 #22 Hap Sharp Mexican GP 1963
    • Lotus Type 24 #26 Rob Schroeder USA GP 1962
    • Lotus Type 24 #42 Phil Hill French GP 1963
    • Lotus Type 49 #10 Graham Hill Winner GP Spain 1968
    • Lotus Type 49 #17 Jo Siffert Monaco GP 1968
    • Lotus Type 49 #5 Jim Clark winner Dutch GP 1967
    • Lotus Type 49 #5 Eppie Wietzes Canadian GP 1967
    • Lotus Type 49 #24 Giancarlo Baghetti Italian GP 1967
    • Lotus Type 49 #16 John Love South African GP 1969
    • Lotus Type 69 #35 Pete Lovely Canadian GP 1971
    • Lotus Type 72E #30 Paddy Driver South African GP 1974
    • Lotus Type 72E #1 Ronnie Peterson winner Monaco GP 1974
    • Lotus Type 72E #2 Jackie Ickx winner Race of champions 1974
    • Lotus Type 100T #1 Nelson Piquet Brazil GP 1988
    • Lotus Type 59 #10 Emerson Fittipaldi winner Montlhιry F3 1969
    • Lotus Type 59 #18 James Hunt winner Rouen F3 1970
    • Lotus 3-Eleven presentation version
    • Lotus 3-Eleven race version
    • Lotus Elise S1, blue
    • Lotus Elise S1, yellow
    • Lotus Elise 220 Cup R
    • Lotus Exige S Cup Racer, orange
    • Lotus Exige V6 Cup R
    • Lotus Esprit S1
  • Lotus Elan - Jim Clark - by Spark, 1:43
  • New 1:18 announcements for 2016 by Spark, I do not yet have images of these:
    • Lotus Type 25 #6, Jim Clark winner French GP 1965
    • Lotus Type 101 #11, Nelson Piquet Britisch GP 1989
    • Lotus Type 24 #3, Jim Clark winner winner Lombank Trophy 1962

New in the video section of this website:

  • Lotus 3 Eleven – Two weeks in Germany

January 2016

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 69 F2 winner GP Albi France 1971 Emerson Fittipaldi, 1:43 by Spark
  • Lotus Type 72C, winner Dutch GP 1970, Jochen Rindt, 1:43 by Spark
  • Lotus Type 72C, 1970 GP Mexico, Graham Hill, by Spark 1:43
  • Lotus Elise Cup S, 1:43 by Spark
  • New 1:43 announcements for 2016 by Minichamps, I do not yet have images of these: 
  • • Lotus Type 91 Elio de Angelis 1982
    • Lotus Type 91 Nigel Mansell 1982
    • Lotus Type 94T Elio de Angelis 1983
    • Lotus Type 94T Nigel Mansell 1983
    • Lotus Type 95T Elio de Angelis 1984
    • Lotus Type 95T Nigel Mansell 1984

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the downloads section of this website:

  • Pricelists January 2016 inclusive "Exclusive options"
  • Latest Elise, Exige and Evora brochures

New in the Books section:


   

December 2015

New in the Books section:

  • The history of the Lotus VI by Graham Capel

New in the F1 Press Releases section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:


November 2015

New in the modelcars section of this website:

New on the video page:

  • Lotus Driving Academy Hot-Lap. 360 Degree Experience.
  • Lotus Evora 400 videoclip by Group Lotus

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the F1 Press Releases section of this website: