2012 Festival of Lotus
Pour yourself a Pimm’s and reach for the ear defenders because Lotus is headlining the world’s biggest car culture event, 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.
Rising high above Lord March’s immaculate grounds will be a special sculpture, commissioned by Lotus, to reflect its heritage and continued commitment to motor racing and driving thrills.
Apart from two special new models being unveiled at the festival, over forty five historic and modern Lotus race cars will blast up the hallowed hill climb, while the Lotus F1 Team looks to thrill the crowds in this year’s grand prix challenger, the black-and-gold E20.
Olav Glasius, who boasts the largest private collection of Lotuses in Europe, is bringing 24 cars to Goodwood for a landmark auction. Models stretching all the Lotus eras include a Le Mans veteran Team Lotus Type 11, and ex-Formula One Type 18, and a mint Lotus Esprit Turbo. Bonhams estimates the collection will exceed £1.5 million.
The cars and enthusiasts will be joined by famous faces and Lotus legends from every era.