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The Magazine
The Historic Lotus Club produces a regular quality magazine which is only available to members. Contributions come from Lotus enthusiasts and professional writers from around the world and, as far as possible, the intention is to publish previously unseen material. Much of this comes from private research into Lotus history. Most magazines include articles on club events, car histories, technical features, restoration projects, forthcoming events, members' free-ads, feedback and correspondence and, of course, all editions are lavishly illustrated in full colour.

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Historic Lotus Racing - No.26 - Spring 2014
No.26- Spring 2014
The Secretary
From the Competition Secretary
John Gray
The Smith Formula Two
Nik Askins
Lotus 6 Chassis Number 40
Barry Davison
2013 United States Formula One Grand Prix
John Breidenbach
The Mercury Climax
The Many Lives of an Old Lotus
John Oakley, Tony Herbert
One Man’s Lotus 19 – Part 2
Kevin Whittle
The 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
John Breidenbach
The Annual Dinner
John Oakley
Correspondence and Feedback
Warren King, Editor, John Underhay, John Breidenbach
Lotus Technical Artwork
Mick Hill
Wanted and For Sale
Calendar of Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No.25- Autumn 2013
No.25- Autumn 2013
The Secretary
Rosebud Racing: the Story of a Texas Team
John Breidenbach
Rosebud Racing – The Drivers
Bill Colson
1954 Lotus Six Chassis 40
Barry Davison
Illustrations from the Lotus Design Team
Martyn Pye
Fifty Years in Motor Sport
Dave Lowe
Trouble Comes to Me
Dave Lowe
The Lotus Cortina, Fifty Years Ago
John Oakley
Book Review: The Historic Sports & Racing cars of Australia
Graham Howard – Australian Lotus Enthusiast
Marc Schagen
New 1100cc Racing Series
Peter Morley
Lotus Eleven S1 and S2 Maintenance Notes
Mike Costin
Events: Castle Combe, Summer Drive-in, Silverstone Classic
John Oakley
Ypres, Belgium Lotus Day
Chris Couldrey
Correspondence and Feedback John Gray
Dick Tarrant, Owen Oakley, Club Lotus, Anon
Wanted and For Sale
Rubber Powered Vehicle Challenge
John Underhay
Fiscar Fliers
John Turner
Historic Lotus Racing - No 24 - Summer 2013
No.24- Summer 2013
The Secretary
First Win of The Season To Lotus Renault
John Oakley
Lotus Mk IX
Brian Arculus
How To Start Sprinting and Hill Climbing
John Gray
The Lotus 22
John Oakley
Highlands Motorsport Park
Keith Abbott
One Man’s Lotus 19
Kevin Whittle
Circuit des Ramparts, Angouleme, September 2012
Chris Couldrey
Electric Lotus
Alan Rees
More On Formula IV
Dick Tarrant
Even More IV
Graham Jordan
Correspondence and Feedback
Mike Peck, Kevin Whittle, Tom Barnard , John Gray, John Breidenbach, Anon
Wanted and For Sale
Calendar of Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 23 - Spring 2013
No.23- Spring 2013
A Lotus 23 Monster
John Oakley
Dunsfold Wings and Wheels
Trevor Gear
The 2012 United States Grand Prix
John Breidenbach
A Family Affair
John and Eddie Hopkins
The Restoration of 26 VUR – Part Two
Neil McCarthy
The Historic Lotus Club Annual Photographic Competition
Researching My Lotus Eleven
Jon Adams
Classic Le Mans 2012 and More
John Lovell
The Goodwood Skid Pan
John Luck
Whatever Happened to Formula IV?
John Oakley
The Annual Dinner
John Oakley
A Golden Lotus Eleven (1)
Nigel Halliday
A Golden Lotus Eleven (2)
Marylyn Oakley
Correspondence and Feedback
Dudley Cunningham (USA), Keith Abbott (New Zealand), Simon Davies (UK)
Wanted and For Sale
Calendar of Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 22 - Autumn 2012
No.22- Autumn 2012
The Secretary
News from the Competition Secretary
John Gray
Photo Quiz
Peter Lumsden
Farewell to Carroll Shelby
John Breidenbach
Nakajima's Greatest Race
John Oakley
Monterey 2012: A Tour of Events
John Breidenbach
The Bonham Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
Giles Montague
Lotus Elite Chassis Number 1035
Malcolm Usher
Events: The Summer Drive-in
John Oakley
Events: The Silverstone Classic
John Oakley
Events: The Brands Hatch Lotus Festival
John Oakley
Correspondence and Feedback
John Breidenbach, John Gray, Keith Abbott, Bill Needham, Keith Abbott, Anon, Dave Lowe, Lyndon Lomas
Wanted and For Sale
Calendar of Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 21 - Summer 2012 
No.21- Summer 2012
The Secretary
From the Competition Secretary
John Gray
Fifty Years of the Lotus Elan
John Oakley
The Elan S4
Ron Liddiard
The Lotus Elan Sprint
Ron Liddiard
Lotus Elan S2 GTS
Nick Adams
The Lotus ELan is not suitable for racing!
Mike Flewitt
Lotus Elan WAR 540E
Ros Case
Fifty Years On - The Inimitable Lotus Elan
Gordon Morris
Lotus Seven Series 2
Juerg Schneider
The Olav Glasius Collection of Historic Lotus
Robert Glover
The Lotus Record Breakers
Jeremy Bouckley
North Weald Driving Day
Ken Lyndon
A Celebration of a Legend and his first F1 win
Melanie Parkin
Book Review - I Gathered No Moss
John Oakley
Correspondence and Feedback
Ernie Unger, Keith Abbott, Roger Munns, John Arnold, John Breidenbach
Historic Lotus Racing - No 20 - Winter 2012
No.20- Winter 2012
The Lotus Record Breaker
"What Now?" - How I fixed my Lotus 51 after a shunt
Nickel-Bronze Welding
The Metier
Road America
That Nose Cone
Lotus Eleven Chassis Number 515
Not a Barn Find
The Annual Dinner
Correspondence and Feedback


Historic Lotus Racing - No 20 - Autumn 2011
No.19 Autumn 2011
Pete Lovely
The Mario Andretti Lotus 38
The Lotus 51
Lotuses Invade Maryland Blossoms
The Quickest Lap Yet
The Summer Drive-in
Club Visit to Highclere Castle
The Club Lotus Show and Festival, Donington
Lotus 61/FF/79
The Lotus/Toyota Mystery
The Silverstone Classic
News from 1961
Introducing the Cosworth Engine
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Correspondence and Feedback


Historic Lotus Racing - No 20 - Summer 2011
No.18 Summer 2011
Jim Endruweit
Road to Victory - The Lotus 38 and Indy '65
The Cooper Lotus Gentlemen's Challenge
The Jim Stokes Restoration Works
Tea with Len Pritchard
Motorsport-Related Visits in the USA - Two Venues in the Deep South
The Phoenix Returns
Is This The One?
Twenty Years Ago
Wanted and for Sale
Forthcoming Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 17 - Winter 2011
No.17- Winter 2011
The Lotus Valiant
Our Cars on the Silver Screen
The Lotus 7Y
The Peter Ashdown Trophies
Driving in Italy
New Surface at Daytona Speedway
Driving a Lotus 49 at the Festival of Speed
Vintage Grand Prix, Mosport Park
An Introduction to Sprint Racing
The Lotus 47
The Annual Dinner
The Camper-Van Challenge
Correspondence and Feedback
Small Ads
Forthcoming Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 16 - Autumn 2010
No.16 - Autumn 2010
Never has anyone had so much luck
New Jim Clark portrait from New Zealand
Death on the Slow Lane
The Terry Aero Climax
Lotus in New Zealand
The First Grand Prix win by a Lotus
Lotus back at Indy
Elan - Type 26 - 997 NUR
Formula One returns to the United States
Bristol Classic Car Show
Summer Drive-in and the Silverstone Classic
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Correspondence and Feedback


Historic Lotus Racing - No 15 - Spring 2010
No.15 - Late Spring 2010
The Club Lotus Show, Malvern
The Lotus 7Y and Clubman Sevens
6 VUR - A Long-Overdue Tale
The Oil Lubrication System for an Original FPF Engine
Lotus Racing
The Essen Motor Show
Breidenbach Racing Debuts Lotus 51B
Lotus Breeder
The 1961 Lotus Twenty
Scale Lotus Models
Correspondence and Feedback
Historic Lotus Racing - No 14 - Winter 2010
No.14 - Winter 2010
Lotus Eights and Nines
The Road-trip Ramblings of a Late Mid-Life-Crisis Male
1956 Lotus Eleven Chassis Number 150
The Birth of a Race Circuit
1961Lotus 20, Chassis Number 20-J-850
Keele Engineering at the Goodwood Revival Meeting
Lotus Eleven Series Twwo, Chassis 316
The Aviva MSA Classic
The Lasham Gliding Centre
The Annual Dinner
Correspondence and Feedback
Historic Lotus Racing - No 13 - Autumn 2009
No.13 - Autumn 2009 - Souvenir Photo Edition
Historic Lotus Racing - No 12 - Summer 2009
No.12 - Summer 2009
Reflections on the Lotus Mark VI
A Californian 20 with Mexican Heritage
Recent Events
The Stirling Moss Trophy Race for Pre-1963 GT Cars
The Jack Brabham/John Cooper Trophy for HGPCA Pre-66 Cars
The History of the Lotus Elan + 2
Hill Climbing in New England
1968 Lotus 51A Formula Ford, Chassis Number 51A/FF/71
The Rough Guide to Starting Hill Climbing
Correspondence and Feedback
Tom the Weld
Wanted and For Sale
Forthcoming Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 11 - Spring 2009
No.11 - Spring 2009
Lotus Eleven 548
Last Days of Team Lotus
Bristol-engined Lotus
Restoration Photographs of Lotus Eleven 227
Forty-five Years of Misspent Time
An Elan M100 in British Columbia
Introducing the Lotus Nineteen
My Association with the Prototype Lotus Nineteen
The Lotus Elan Project Development Sketches
The Club Lotus Show at Donington
Visit to Bell and Colvill
My Lotus Esprit Turbo Saga
Correspondence and Feedback
Cars on Ebay
A Guide to Workshop Tools
Forthcoming Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 10 - Winter 2009
No.10 - Winter 2009
Lotus 22-J-19
The Jim Clark Memorial at Hockenheim
A Super 7 Coincidence
Legends of Le Mans Film Festival
Bonhams & Goodman Auction
The Goodwood Revival Meeting in Pictures
Return Visit to Crosthwaite & Gardiner
The Lotus Diamond Jubilee and Club Elite at Goodwood
The 2009 HLC Annual Dinner
Book Review
Lotus Breeze around the Castle
Lotus 23B S-23-50
Hill Climbing the Italian Way
Correspondence and Feedback
Wanted and For Sale
Forthcoming Events
Historic Lotus Racing - No 9 - Autumn  2008
No.9 - Autumn 2008
The Oldest Lotus in New Zealand
The Bonhams Spitfire
Another Time, Another Life
Ireland Calling
Jim Clark Film In The British Grand Prix
Correspondence and Feedback
Recent Events
The Monterey Histories
New Zealand Built Lotus S4s
On-line Interview Regarding Lotus 18J-703
The Ex-Gerry Ashmore Lightweight Elan+2 Race Car
A Tribute to Ian Walker
Farewell to Peter Jopp
A Lotus 51B from Mexico
Forthcoming Events
No.8 - Spring 2008
Jim Clark remembered
Lotus Eleven 249 - An Eleven With American History Arrives In Texas
Lotus On Track Elise Trophy
Lotus In Ireland
The Jim Clark Film Festival
Lotus 49 Formula One Cars, 1967-70
Lotus Blossom
An Unusual DKW
From Waiuku to Wigram
The Continuing Story of Lotus Elite 1096
The Lotus Indy Project, 1964
Breathing Space
Period Photographs
Correspondence and Feedback
New Zealand Formula Junior Association
Anglia Twin-cam
Dunlop Racing Tyres
Let's Go-Karting
Reply to Keith Abbott
What is it?
Lotus On Track, Brands Hatch
Jim Clark Memorial Fund
Forthcoming Events
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