Castle Donington, in Leicestershire, England, is as good a place as any to have a Lotus show - it's got a race track and a grand prix museum. People come from all over to buy autojumble, fawn over cars and meet up socially. Everyone seems friendly and for a 23 year old car whose parts are as available as rocking horse poo, it's a great place to pick up bits that you need.
I go for a variety of reasons, but in the early days of owning my heap, it was a good place to go and peer through Eclat/Elite windows and under bonnets so that I could see what on Earth an intact model should look like. That way I had half a chance of making mine at least vaguely similar....
Here are some pictures from various Donington visits.
Looking for rocking horse poo !
Wondering what the important looking metal bits currently loose in the garage do
Ooh, that's a nice Eclat !
Nice to see an Eleven still being used on the road
This car has done 4 miles - it's in pristine condition and the owner restored it from a wreck in a barn. He trailers it from show to show....
Maybe I'm missing something, but if you never drive it, what's the point ?
I don't care what you say about Mr. DL, those doors do look good !
A completely over the top car that found it's way into the Lotus enclosure car park. I love it !
This Esprit was apparently crashed at a race meeting....
....and lo and behold here it is again at Donington - after the 'phone call to the insurers by the looks of it !
I must test drive one of these
This Elise was made out of carbon fibre
Look at the number plate....
Here is theLotus 340R from various angles. I really like it !
This is a battery pack for an electric Elise. I wonder what the weight is....
An Elite was in extremely good condition
This is a fairly good number plate....
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