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Little Classics News: 8 April 2015

Hunt for Rare Lotus Cars Begins for Pageant of Power

Lotus Mk Two

The Historic Lotus Register is on the hunt for any rare and interesting examples of the Lotus marque. The best of each road-going model from the Lotus MK Two of 1950 (top) and MK Eight (below) to the current Exige and Evora will be featured in a 45-strong display the club is creating for this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP), on 12-14 June.

This exciting celebration of the British brand founded by automotive genius Colin Chapman will take place on Friday, 12 June; the first day of the three-day CPOP event. The selected cars will assemble in the Cholmondeley Castle courtyard and then complete two circuits of the now famous track before forming a fascinating and colourful display at the very heart of the activities.

Lotus MK Eight

Lotus race cars in competition

Examples of the Lotus marque will also be seen in competition during the weekend; not least some of the many monoposto racers operated by Classic Team Lotus, the enterprise managed by Clive Chapman (Colin’s son) in order to preserve and promote the proud racing heritage of Team Lotus.

Lotus GS Europa

Concessionary entry tickets for Lotus owners

In addition to the above, all Lotus-driving members of the public will be entitled to concessionary CPOP tickets throughout the weekend and directed to a special Lotus-only area of the public car park.

The Historic Lotus Register was formed in 1974 by a group of enthusiasts who owned and drove early Lotus models and has evolved into a global club of some 600 members. Said HLR stalwart and display organiser Malcolm Ricketts: “This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of our flourishing club, while giving CPOP visitors a unique perspective of 65 years of the Lotus marque.”

Lotus MK Six

Anybody looking to offer a car for HLR’s Friday display should contact Malcolm at malcolm-ricketts@btconnect.com or via 01438 820373. Any Lotus owner wanting to compete in the main event should contact the CPOP organisers direct on 01829 772432.

Further information about CPOP can be found at www.cpop.co.uk, while for details of HLR visit www.historiclotusregister.co.uk.



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