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This website has the purpose to collect Lotus information and news about Lotus Cars and to be your guide in all there is to know about Lotus. From Lotus Super Seven to 2 Eleven, From Lotus Elite to Evora, you will find Lotus cars related information here on this website. Lotus enthusiasts will always be looking for information on Lotus cars, books, brochures, model cars and so on. It happened to me when I was infected with the Lotus virus and it will happen to you! We want to know more! I hope to help you find what you are looking for.


Some history: In 1991, Ronald Ringma and the late Eugène van Herpen created a small book called 'The Lotus Drivers Guide'. This could be used by Lotus owners who were travelling and in need for information about the nearest dealer or repair shop.

Later, I decided to go digital and the result is what you are looking at now. Not yet finished, but already a lot of information about Lotus Cars and related items. I have kept the original name but now want to offer the viewer every information about Lotus that I believe can be interesting. On the News page you will find the latest information concerning your favourite marque and you will also see what the latest changes on this website are. More news of course in the Press Releases section.

I hope you will enjoy looking at the Lotus Drivers Guide web pages this !

Ronald Ringma

What is new on this website? click here or scroll through the listing underneath to find out more!

 

September 2017

 

Latest update: 10 September 2017

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the Books section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Esprit S1, Eaglemoss 1:8, "The Spy Who Loved Me"
  • Lotus Type 91, 1982 Belgium GP, Mansell or De Angelis, 1:20 by Ebbro
  • Lotus Seven, 1968 model in black, 1:43 by Maxichamps

August 2017

 

New in the Books section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 24, 1963 Mexican Grand Prix, Hap Sharp, by Spark 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72C, 1970 USA GP, Emerson Fittipaldi, by Spark 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72D, 1975 Italian GP, Jim Crawford, by Spark 1:43
  • Lotus Mk VI 1953 "MG", by MEA kit 43 1:43

New in the Press Releases section of this website:


July 2017

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 72D, 1972 Canadian GP, Reine Wisell, Minichamps 1:43

June 2017

 

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Ford Cortina MkII Lotus by Corgi, announced for release later this year, by Corgi, 1:43
  • Lotus Exige S3, black LF1 version by GT Spirit in resin, 1:18
  • Lotus Seven 1968, green, by Maxichamps, 1:43 (expected soon)
  • Lotus Type 72, South African GP 1974, Ian Scheckter, by Scalextric, 1:32
  • Lotus Cortina 1965 ETCC John Withmore, by Scalextric, 1:32
  • Lotus Type 72B, UK Grand Prix 1970 John Miles, by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72D, UK Grand Prix 1972 Dave Charlton, by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Mark X, 1958 and 1961 versions of the John Timanus car, by MEA43, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72D, Belgian GP Winner 1972 E. Fittipaldi, by Quartzo 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72E, Monaco GP Winner 1974 R. Peterson, by Quartzo 1:43

May 2017

 

 

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 16, Britissh GP 1958 Graham Hill by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 99T, Monaco GP 1987 Nakajima by Minichamps, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 99T, Italian GP 1987, Nakajima with Ayrton Senna on top, Minichamps 1:43

New in the Books section of this website:

  • Jim Clark, Tribute to a Champion, updated
  • Lotus Cortina, a selection of press and magazine articles by Colin Pitt (Expected September)
  • Lotus 18, The Autobiography of Stirling Moss's 912, by Ian Wagstaff (Expected August)

April 2017

 

New in the Books Section of this website:

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 16, Bruce Halford 1959 Monaco Grand Prix by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 18, Ian Burgess 1961 French Grand Prix by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 95T, Nigel Mansell 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, limited to 12 kits and 12 handbuilt models, by Formula Models, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 19, 1962 Daytona 3 Hour Winner Dan Gurney, announced by Relpicarz Exclusives, 1:18

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Cortina, Automodelli Studio, Pete Geoghegan 1965 1:43
  • Lotus Type 69, Dave Walker 1971, Axel'R, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 24, Phil Hill, French GP 1963 by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 18, Alan Stacey, Dutch GP 1960 by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 107 announced by Spark, Hakkinen and Herbert versions, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 16, new Hill and Halford versions announced by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 18, new Burgess version announced by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 24, new Sharp version announced by Spark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, Jim Clark, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, Eppie Wietzes, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, Giancarlo Baghetti, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, Graham Hill, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, Jo Siffert, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 49, announced by Spark, John Love, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72, announced by Spark, John Miles, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72, announced by Spark, Emmerson Fittipaldi, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72, announced by Spark, Dave Charlton, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72, announced by Spark, John Miles, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 72, announced by Spark, Jim Crawford, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 87, announced by Spark, Elio de Angelis, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 87, announced by Spark, Nigel Mansell, 1:43
  • Lotus Type 91, announced by Spark, 1982, Elio de Angelis, 1:43

  • Lotus Type 91, announced by Spark, 1982, Nigel Mansell, 1:43

  • Lotus Type 91, announced by Spark, 1982, Geoffrey Lees, 1:43

  • Lotus Elise S1, announced by Spark, 1:43

  • Lotus Elite, announced by Spark, Le Mans 1959, P Lumsden and P Riley, 1:43

  • Lotus Elite, announced by Spark, Le Mans 1959, J Clark and J Whitmore, 1:43

  • Lotus Esprit S1, announced by Spark, 1:43

  • Lotus Type 72d by Minichamps, Dave Walker, USA GP 1972. 1:43

  • Lotus Type 72d announced by Minichamps, Emerson Fittipaldi winner first Interlagos gp 1973 1:43

  • Lotus Type 72 announced by Minichamps, Graham Hill Mexican GP 1970 1:43
  • Lotus Ford 91 announced by Minichamps, Elio de Angelis 1982 1:43
  • Lotus Ford 91 announced by Minichamps, Nigel Mansell 1982 1:43
  • Lotus Honda 99t announced by Minichamps, Ayrton Senna 1987 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 98t announced by Minichamps, Ayrton Senna 1986 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 94t announced by Minichamps, Elio de Angelis 1983 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 94t announced by Minichamps, Nigel Mansell 1983 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 95t announced by Minichamps, Elio de Angelis 1984 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 95t announced by Minichamps, Nigel Mansell 1984 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 97t announced by Minichamps, Ayrton Senna 1985 1:43
  • Lotus Renault 97t announced by Minichamps, Ayrton Senna 1985 1:12
  • Lotus Super Seven announced by Minichamps, 1968 - black 1:43
  • Lotus Super Seven announced by Minichamps, 1968 - green 1:43

Please note that there are so called new announcements that have been announced earlier.....


January 2017

 

New in the Press Releases section of this website:

 

New in the Books section of this website:

  • Works Cortina, Capri & Corsair in Detail, by Graham Robson
  • A Life in Car Design - Jaguar, Lotus, TVR - by Oliver Winterbottom
  • On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International Volume 1: Opel, Vauxhall, Saab and Lotus from Europe - by Louis F. Fourie

New on the video page of this website:

  • Lotus presents: The Class of 2016. What a year we have had. Here are the highlights of five new cars.

December 2016

New in the Books section of this website:

  • Lotus 19 a History, New book by Kevin Whittle, covers the concept, race results and the structure of this long lived very successful Lotus sports racer.
  • Dahlstrom: Lotus the adverts, features reproduction of all twenty-nine advertisements that appeared in Road & Track magazine, with contemporary comments by Jon Dahlstrom.

New in the modelcars section of this website:


November 2016

New in the modelcars section of this website:

New on the video page of this website:

  • Evora Sport 410 - Lightweight, Powerful, Pure.

New in the Books section of this website:

New in the Press Releases section of this website:


October 2016

New in the modelcars section of this website:

  • Lotus Type 72, 1:43 Rindt and Fittipaldi versions in the Minichamps World Champions series

New in the Genealogy section of this website:

New in the brochures section of this website:

New in the Press Releases section of this website: