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 "
"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 "
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 "
"The nice people at Influx suggested earlier this year that they wanted three films off us.
One on minibuses, one on bubblecars and one on car detailers. Trying to find an interesting angle on minibuses was tough I’ll be "
"The Aermacchi Harley Davidson Ala d’Oro is something of an enigma.
It’s an Italian bike with an American name that was honed to perfection by a British importer. It’s also a bike out of its time; one "
"Take the speed of Senna, the wet weather prowess of Schumacher, the smoothness and mechanical sympathy of Prost, the versatility and enthusiasm of Andretti and the humility of a country boy and you've got the recipe for the greatest racing "
"If you're of a certain age, you'll remember the sight and sound of the powder blue invalid tricycles that were once a common sight on our roads and at our football stadia. But do you know the story behind them?