Funny how the shape of a car can cause a Proustian moment.
Thing is with the Ford Cortina Lotus was that it chimed perfectly with a time when the A-Road riders sought desperately to differentiate themselves from the rest of "
We can't be alone in thinking it would be amazing if our favourite Norfolk brand that specialises in lightweight sports cars would collaborate with Ford and come up with a racing edition of today's equivalent Dagenham-bred workhorse.
We suppose that "
"Young people today would be forgiven for assuming Lotus is all about lightweight, mid-engined wedge-shaped sports cars. After all, when the current line-up consists of the Evora, Elise, and Exige, how could you possibly see Lotus going about work any "
"Lotus Elite 1974 (type 75)
This is the only Lotus I currently own. It's a pain to work on. It's not even a runner at the moment and I'm spending a fortune on repairing the fibreglass. In fact, it's sitting there in "
It was a scorcher the day my Grandad picked up his new car. He had been telling me stories at bedtime about the little Cortina for what seemed my entire life. He would make up adventures for the cheeky little "
"We spotted this amazingly clean Ford Zephyr this week.
The car is sat behind a high fence on the estate in East London where I grew up with my family in the late sixties. And this car, dating from a "
"Freedom. Expression. A go-anywhere spirit. If you’ve just passed your driving test, a car to ferry you to uni digs is also likely to be your first car. And while money may be tight, that doesn’t mean you "
"Commuting using public transport is becoming a real issue with ever-increasing costs, increasing delays and the overcrowding to contend with. The same can apply to using your own car to commute into cities. The Xciting 400 from Kymco offers a superb "
"There are famous explorers and adventurers we have all heard of, and we know their conquests and trips. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Michael Palin to name some, and when asked about their exploits and why they "