Not an Evora you know. Stratton GT. I’m sure you heard about a Lotus Evora GTE (GT350 in fact). A limited run of 20 supercars sold all over the world and only six in the UK. I’m sure you noticed already that Stratton GT looks like one of the GTEs but that’s where similarities end. Guys at Stratton Motorsport decided to take the original Evora S and fit full body kit, put it on a diet, expand stable of horses under the hood and replace a half of the interior with carbon. As a result, you get an Evora Stratton GT, more powerful than any of the previous ones and still with a manual gearbox – the way a sports car meant to be! One beautiful morning at Brands Hatch, I had a chance to take this amazing car for a photoshoot. I hope you like the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Lotus Festival 2017. Brands Hatch. Amazing day at Lotus Festival this year. A lot of great cars – new, old, classics – any flavour you like, and in any colour! It was great to catch up with old friends and meet some new. Endless discussions about cars with their enthusiastic owners, is something I always enjoy. That’s the spirit of the Lotus community. Guys at The Lotus Forums did a great job by putting together one of the biggest Lotus gatherings in the world. Can’t wait to come back to Brands Hatch Racing Circuit next year!
Simply Japanese. National Motor Museum Beaulieu. I haven’t been in this place for at least two years. Well, it was time to repair this mistake and have chosen to come to Simply Japanese meeting last week. I took my TypeR for a little trip and arrived to New Forest early morning, well before 9AM, moments before all car clubs were started arriving. I hate queues. As usually, there was a plenty of cars but a few were more than exotic, like ’88 Toyota Celica Supra. It is first time I saw an almost 30 years old car looking better than new. Amazing machine and owner apparently has in his garage more beauties like this one. Very interesting. I will let photos do the talking! Enjoy.
James Hunt is back at Brands Hatch. Lotus Type-59. “James Hunt won several races in his Molyslip Lotus 59, including coming 2nd in heat 1 and winning heat 2 at Brands Hatch 17th July 1970.” – After 46 years, his car is now back at this legendary circuit racing again! We had many beautiful cars at this year’s Lotus Festival and James’ Hunt car was one of them. Early Sunday morning we took it out from pit garages and take some legendary pictures, including a re-production of a photo taken before the race in 1970. Big thanks to Andy ‘Bibs’ Betts and Arnold Restoration Ltd.
It’s good to be back in Geneva. Again, thanks to my friends at The Lotus Forums who invited me for this small trip to take pictures of Lotus’ new cars. Press announced almost at 4PM and I had plenty of time to wonder around and see all those amazing cars! It’s like frikin’ Disnayland, but better! I’m sure most of you have already seen plenty of photos on different websites, but I’m sure you will find something new and interesting in my small gallery. Of course, this is only a small selection of pictures I have taken. You would get bored really fast if this gallery would contain 500+ photos. My favorites of the day – Lamborghini Centenario, new BMW M2 (I love it!), Mazda RX Concept and of course – Lazareth bike with 4.7l Maserati engine “inside”! ps. I really like what Lotus did with Evora 410 Sport, that’s how this car should look in a a first place!
Autosport International Show. NEC Birmingham. This year I missed press days at the show and I was forced to visit it on Saturday. All good up to 11AM, amount of people was acceptable, but later it was just too much, so I did not manage to take a lot of photos. At least I tried, right? It was a fairly short day for me, but intensive… I like it this way! A lot of nice cars (as always) like new Lotus 3-Eleven, Porsche GT4 Clubsport, Arrinera, Hussarya, quite a lot of BMWs in every form and shape, new Zenos S10R… even Mad Max Mustang ;) Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos.
Lotus Family, Our Family. We are just a one big family. Fast and beautiful cars, great people you can always rely on and more fun you can ever imagine. That’s what makes Lotus Car owners one of the most amazing car communities in the world. And I’ve seen many different ones, none can compare to this one, and I’m sure it’s the same outside of UK! So there you go, our “family photo” during TLF International Lotus Day at Brooklands Museum. One of the biggest Lotus enthusiast events in the UK and still growing! 150 cars last year, now more than 200 and we are aiming for 300 next year. Hope to see you there next year! Thanks! ORDER PRINT FOR YOUR WALL! If you would like to order print of this photo, please contact me. Cost of A2 format (on black matt or gloss photo paper) is £50 and includes delivery within UK Mainland. Other sizes and international delivery available.
Morgan & Lotus. Bell & Colvill Circuit Club Trackdays are not only focused around cars, track, speed, corners. Quite often they are playing a part in our social live. Chance to meet new people, exchange experience, have a ride in somebody’s car. Experience is everything and learning is really important part of the day. Ultimately cars play most important part of the day and connect everybody into a group of friends. You must be a friend with somebody to trust him on a track, right? :) Guys from Bell & Colvill mixed two different cars – Lotus and Morgan. Both fast and both great to drive in a sunny day on the legendary circuit – Goodwood. Great day and a lot of fun. If you were participating in this event and you would like some high-res photos, please shoot me an email. If you don’t see your car here, that does not mean I don’t have any photos of it. Just drop me a message and tell me what I’m looking for. Big thanks to Aksela Photography for surviving with me the whole day ;)
Lotus Race Day Snetterton. Lotus Cup & Elise Trophy I wasn’t happy that I had to wake up around 5AM, but it was worth it. A cold, rainy morning turned into cloudy and windy afternoon, still cold though. We started with Lotus Cup series practice session, still on wet track, few races of Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship, mixed with Elise Trophy and some other random track activities. It was a really busy day and I had to be in a lot of places at the same time, hoping for some action and nice shots. I’ve got plenty of pictures from the event and a lot from of the racing cars on track too, but this gallery supposed to focus on race day that is usually not shown. I hope you like :) If you were participating on any races and Lotus Race Day at Snetterton and you would like some high-res photos, please shoot me an email. If you don’t see your car here, that does not mean I don’t have any photos of it. Just drop me a message and tell me what I’m looking for.
Geneva International Motor Show 2015 Photos It was a really long day. Started somewhere around 3AM, just to catch an early flight to Geneva and come back to UK around 8PM. Long, intensive and really fun day with all those beauties (and cars too!) ;) My main goal was to photograph new Lotus Evora 400 for The Lotus Forums, but I had also a plenty of time just to walk around and take some photos. All those amazing cars in one place, just awesome! I’ve put a small gallery with only small selection of cars, but I hope you will enjoy it!