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 "
"How hard can it be to drive in circles for 500 miles?
Ask two-time F1 world champion and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Fernando Alonso. Oh, that’s right. You can’t. Because he didn’t even qualify to race.
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"The prospect of loading up a motorcycle and heading off to explore the world is something every bike has thought about at some point.
Seeing the world on two wheels is an entirely different experience than doing so by car. "
"Let’s face facts: no-one can look back at being 13 with pride.
Whether it was knuckling down to Year 8 Geography homework, mooning over our latest crush or getting really into a band, pretty much all of us spent that first "
"The DeLorean is one of the most recognisable cars of all time.
That angular design, the square headlights, those gullwing doors, the brushed stainless steel panels and a starring role in the Back to the Future movie trilogy have anchored "