Goodwood Festival of Speed - 28 June - 1 July 2012 - Introduction
Lotus headlined the world’s biggest car culture event this summer, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to celebrate its glorious history and toast the present.
Goodwood and Lotus have a lot in common: Passionate about the past and the future, for petrolheads they represent the very best of British. The shared philosophies of speed, emotion, style, of competition and having a roaringly good time are all here.
A special sculpture, commissioned by Lotus, rose high above Lord March’s immaculate grounds to reflect its heritage and continued commitment to motor racing and driving thrills.
Apart from two special new models unveiled at the festival, over forty five historic and modern Lotus race cars blasted up the hallowed hill climb, while the Lotus F1 Team thrilled the crowds in this year’s grand prix challenger, the black-and-gold E20.
Olav Glasius, who boasted the largest private collection of Lotuses in Europe, brought 24 cars to Goodwood for a landmark auction. Models stretching all the Lotus eras included a Le Mans veteran Team Lotus Type 11, and ex-Formula One Type 18, and a mint Lotus Esprit Turbo.
The cars and enthusiasts were joined by famous faces and Lotus legends from every era.