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 "
"Abarth described the 695 Biposto as the world’s smallest supercar.
In truth, it’s closer to a road-legal race car. Either way, this fastest and feistiest of Fiat 500s came with a price tag to match. When launched in 2014, it "
"The Vector is the world’s first fully neo-cafe racer that includes a fully integrated Human Machine Interface. But it comes at a hefty price. £90,000 to be exact.
The range of the Arc Vector ranges from 120 miles to 200 miles depending "
"Felipe Massa knows a thing or two about rising above adversity.
He lost the 2008 F1 drivers’ championship to Lewis Hamilton by a single point; a year later, he was severely injured by a piece of flying debris in a horrific "
"My girlfriend said that she’d leave me if I bought a Skoda Estelle.
This was in the mid 1990s, when Britain’s roads were littered with old gents in hats pottering about in rear engined Skodas, less-than-alternative comedian Jasper "