From Fire to Fire Up and Beyond - Elite #1359

Written by John Norris.

Originally published in Club Elite Newsletter issue 31 (December 2011)

[John Norris bought #1359 from Eric Jeffries last year.  The car had suffered an engine fire that would have dissuaded most would be buyers from taking it on.  Not John.  Here’s a summary of the months John spent restoring #1359. - Club Elite Newsletter Editor]

The sanding, stripping, painting, sanding and buffing are substantially complete now. I went ahead and painted it black with the Krypton Green stripe against your good advice. If it turns out to be impractical or anything else bad, I will just repaint it some other color. But for now, it is really sharp.


Lotus 50th Anniversary Celebration at Lime Rock

Written by Clark Lance .


The Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park during the Labor Day weekend served as the fitting venue for East Coast Club Elite members to gather and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Colin Chapman’s fiberglass beauty…..the Lotus Elite.


LOG 30 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Oct 8-11, 2010

Written by Joe Marchione.


Elite #1528 Chicago Fire

Written by Greg Paris.

First published in Club Elite Newsletter Issue 4 (March 14, 2006)

A Chicago fire took the life of Elite #1528.  Boy, what a mess. To add insult to injury, it seems that some vandals then stole the wheels and tires, and anything else of value as the car sat out on the street overnight just hours after the fire! The Elite was probably still smoldering and full of foam from the fire department.  Bill Hutton has the remnants.


Elites at LOG 27 - Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, USA August 23-27, 2007

Written by Don Trumpy.

Dick Shearer, David Barnett, Kevin McGovern, Don Trumpy, Rodger Morgan, Jim Goodman, Dennis Ortenburger

LOG 27 was held at Snowmass, Colorado, a ski resort not far from Aspen, CO. Along with the usual selection of Lotus cars there were 5 Elites. Several other Elite owners attended the LOG without their cars and some others stopped by the Concourse to see the cars and chat.