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  1. MaDaSp7 is offline 1993 - 2003
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    Smile Classic Lotus road and competition cars in London

    If anyone is in the vicinity of University College London in Gower Street today Monday 29 October they might be interested in an exhibition of classic Lotus road and competition cars there today. Below are some pictures of the cars on show, apologies for the quality they were taken on my mobile phone.

    From the UCL Provost's Newsletter
    (2) Lotus cars
    By way of forewarning, next Monday, 29 October, will see a public display and exhibition of around 30 Classic Lotus cars in the main quad. This is not a regression to our old policy on car-parking in the quad, but part of a day-long celebration of the life and work of Colin Chapman, the UCL alumnus who went on to found Lotus cars and then to win seven Formula One Championships. 2007 is the 25th anniversary of his death. There will also be an exhibition in the North Cloisters featuring UCL Engineering today, including our current students’ SOLARFOX (about which more below); displays from Group Lotus, including their Olympic bicycle; and also from UCL Business, showcasing their services and various links to automotive relevant industries.
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  2. YeOldeTDUMan is offline working too much
     
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    lots of lovely old Loti ... couldn't really do a show of old race cars without the JPS ones could they
    I'd rather be topless !

  3. MaDaSp7 is offline 1993 - 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_IV »
    lots of lovely old Loti ... couldn't really do a show of old race cars without the JPS ones could they
    Agreed, there's just something about the black and gold colour scheme of the JPS cars. I'm also quite partial to the red, gold and white Lotus 49, a beautiful looking car.
    "Risk it for the biscuit, as my dad says" - Lewis Hamilton

    "If you make a car too adjustable people fiddle with it and most drivers haven't got a clue what they're doing" - Gordon Murray

  4. YeOldeTDUMan is offline working too much
     
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    I'm a great fan of the 97T, one of the best F1 cars ever to grace the planet ... oh and they might had had a good driver at the time too ... and I think I still have a model of a 49 in my parents loft, although it's the one where they had the wings up on stilts!
    I'd rather be topless !

  5. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Ones sponsered by a 70's prog band!!! (I take it it's the tabaco company).

    Very nice photos, +rep.

    Oh and what phone do you have becouse the quility is quite good.
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  6. YeOldeTDUMan is offline working too much
     
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    John Player Special (JPS) used to be a brand of cigarettes ... being a nonsmoker I've no idea if they still exist

    that was back from when most F1 teams were sponsered by cig companies ... JPS, Camel, Malboro, etc
    I'd rather be topless !

  7. MaDaSp7 is offline 1993 - 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_IV »
    I'm a great fan of the 97T, one of the best F1 cars ever to grace the planet ... oh and they might had had a good driver at the time too ...
    Yes, the late great Ayrton Senna, the Camel sponsored 99T (I think?) that was there had Senna's name on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_IV »
    and I think I still have a model of a 49 in my parents loft, although it's the one where they had the wings up on stilts!
    Funny enough my dad had a model of the 49, it had the standard wing though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    Ones sponsered by a 70's prog band!!! (I take it it's the tabaco company).
    Do you mean Gold Leaf? If so yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    Very nice photos, +rep.
    Thank you.

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    Oh and what phone do you have becouse the quility is quite good.
    It's a Nokia 6300.
    "Risk it for the biscuit, as my dad says" - Lewis Hamilton

    "If you make a car too adjustable people fiddle with it and most drivers haven't got a clue what they're doing" - Gordon Murray

  8. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    No i meant Camel, has the same logo aswell.

    Oh I forgot the rep, will do that now lol.
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  9. MaDaSp7 is offline 1993 - 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    No i meant Camel, has the same logo aswell.

    Oh I forgot the rep, will do that now lol.
    Oh right , don't know my 70's prog rock bands.
    Camel is also a tobacco brand, they were established in 1913 so the band must have borrowed the logo.
    "Risk it for the biscuit, as my dad says" - Lewis Hamilton

    "If you make a car too adjustable people fiddle with it and most drivers haven't got a clue what they're doing" - Gordon Murray

  10. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    Great coverage (if i may call it that ) of this wonderful gathering of lotus. I know someone who works at Bell and Colvill Lotus in Surrey and i may ask him if he knew anything of this

  11. MaDaSp7 is offline 1993 - 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScottishSpotter »
    Great coverage (if i may call it that ) of this wonderful gathering of lotus. I know someone who works at Bell and Colvill Lotus in Surrey and i may ask him if he knew anything of this
    A colleague of mine at work has an Esprit and he's in Club Lotus and he knew nothing about it either, it just happens that he walks in that way to work in the morning and noticed them setting up the cars. He also recognised one of the people there as being Colin Chapman's son.

    More info on the event can be found here:
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0710/07102901
    "Risk it for the biscuit, as my dad says" - Lewis Hamilton

    "If you make a car too adjustable people fiddle with it and most drivers haven't got a clue what they're doing" - Gordon Murray


 

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