This tiny traditional-style sports car was conceived mainly with hill-climbing in mind. Hill-climbing is a popular motor sport in Great Britain and entails vehicles traveling up a steep hill against the clock.
Guy Ligier, a successful French racing driver and rugby player, built his own sports car--the Ligier JS–and showed it at the Paris Salon in 1970. Ligier then went on to found his own Formula 1 racing team which he owned from 1976 to 1996.
Lloyds were constructed using a tubular steel chassis with crossmembers and a platform of sheet steel. Given the lack of steel in the post-war era, Lloyd bodies were made of plywood and covered in kunstleder—vinyl covered fabric
This particular car was built in 2012 by Bob Criss, a longtime sports car racer who won the 1982 FP SCCA national championship. With the interior removed and other modifications, a 200 HP vintage Lotus Elan is a very fast 1300 lb. race car!
Lotus Cars, founded by the late Colin Chapman, was a racing car manufacturer that also built road cars, such as the Esprit and Elite. Chapman was the engineer, and a group of committed staff made his ideas come to life.
The Elite, or Lotus Type 14, was the first purpose-designed road coupe from the innovative mind of Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars (1952). Chapman’s approach was always to “add lightness,” instead of moving to bigger, heavier engines.
The Elite was Lotus’ first attempt at a mainstream four-seat road car, succeeding the Elan Plus 2, but using much of that car’s underpinnings. Lotus touted the controversial design to be “The Shape of Things to Come.”
Lotus Cars, founded by the late Colin Chapman, was a racing car manufacturer that also built road cars, such as the Elan and Elite. Chapman was the engineer, and a group of committed staff made his ideas come to life.