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 "
"There is nothing quite like motoring under vast skies with the autonomy to select your next destination. It’s an excellent tonic for taking a breather from the stresses of everyday life while broadening the mind.
You don’t need "
"‘Why don't we have both?’ says the young girl, shrugging a pair of pixelated shoulders, then the whole town celebrates.
As GIFs go, this looping snatch of taco ad has long since peaked, troughed and boomeranged back to retro classic "
"Ploughing through a stack of boxes to escape the bad guys, endless drifting through a car park, angering a fist-shaking market stall owner in pursuit of an escaping criminal; that’s the stunt driving dream.
For a lot of people "
"The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix – held on November 2nd – was a fitting conclusion to one of the most fascinating Formula 1 championship battles in recent memory.
A year-long battle emerged between McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. Neither had "