I love Lotus cars. There weren't too many there, but they were quality. Click on any picture for a much larger version.
|A nice little selection, from pretty darned old in the foreground to a brand new one next to it.|
|I believe this was the oldest Lotus, an Elan, in remarkable shape. If I owned this one I'd drive it every day.|
|A rare Lotus Europa.|
|No, it's not an "El Camino" as I overheard one person asking (they were wearing jogging shorts, the show was at White Rock Lake with hundreds of joggers and bicyclists going by).|
|Yep, mid-engined and he had the nifty toolkit, too.|
|This is a Lotus Exige. Available for sale in the United States for track use only, Lotus protects its exact engine specifications, offering only that it makes 187 horsepower and can propel the car from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and to a top speed of nearly 140 mph. Though this one has a license plate and was driven to and from the show. :)|
|A really nicely executed replica.|
|And the very nice owner who took the time to talk with me and demonstrate the amount of space in this car. He volunteered that he's 6 foot 6 inches tall.|
|And he fits in the car perfectly.|
|This was the Mystery Lotus. It wasn't entered and was just sitting in the parking area. A Caterham, also possibly called a Lotus 11.|
Another fella who was out there when I was taking pictures of it said he believes he's seen it there at a previous ABCD and seems to remember that it's a kit.
|It looked pretty well executed to me and must be a hoot to drive!|