21 episodes

The US LOT Sessions by Lotus Cars. A look behind the scenes at all things Lotus. Colin Chapman used to describe his staff as 'us lot'. Over time this has come to include just about everyone who has a relationship with us. Not just employees, but our customers, our dealers, our suppliers and our fans. This podcast is for you.

US LOT Sessions Lotus Cars

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The US LOT Sessions by Lotus Cars. A look behind the scenes at all things Lotus. Colin Chapman used to describe his staff as 'us lot'. Over time this has come to include just about everyone who has a relationship with us. Not just employees, but our customers, our dealers, our suppliers and our fans. This podcast is for you.

    Oliver Winterbottom - A tribute to the Lotus designer

    Oliver Winterbottom - A tribute to the Lotus designer

    We are back! For a new season of podcasts to get us through the UK lockdown 2.0 and today we celebrate the life of Oliver Winterbottom. Oliver was a brilliant designer at Lotus, he worked directly for Colin Chapman and designed not only cars but boats too! Oliver sadly passed away last week. To celebrate his life, in this podcast Rob speaks to Oliver's close friend and colleague Mike Kimberley, plus two well respected automotive  journalists who admired his designs so much, they have both owned one. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tiff Needell and 25 years of the Lotus Elise

    Tiff Needell and 25 years of the Lotus Elise

    Racing driver and automotive broadcasting legend, Tiff Needell joins Rob on todays podcast. Talking about his long histroy with Lotus, from being a huge fan of Jim Clark to winning his very own Lotus racing car and starting his career on track!

    • 42 min
    Colin Chapman's Turbo Esprit

    Colin Chapman's Turbo Esprit

    A very special car, previously registered to Colin Chapman. This week we celebrate a very special Turbo Esprit, now owned by Lotus Cars. Mr Lotus himself, Scott Walker talks Rob through the car and a few other of his favourite Esprit stories. 

    • 52 min
    Phil McGovern: Caffeine & Machine

    Phil McGovern: Caffeine & Machine

    We're back! We have been busy with our Lotus Unlocked event at the famous Caffeine & Machine. Now Rob catches up with Caffeine & Machine legend and honcho Phil McGovern. What a weekend we had, Phil and Rob discuss what went on, how we made it happen and a little of the history behind the UK's favourite desitantion for lovers of cars, coffee and every other machine under the sun! 

    • 59 min
    Olympic Bicycles and Automotive Aerodynamics - The world of Richard Hill

    Olympic Bicycles and Automotive Aerodynamics - The world of Richard Hill

    Richard Hill has worked at Lotus for nearly 34 years. In that time he has worked on various Esprits, the M100 Elan, the Elise and everything since. He also happened to design a world record breaking, Olympic gold medal winning bicycle in 7 months! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Developing the Lotus Elise - with Dave Minter

    Developing the Lotus Elise - with Dave Minter

    Dave Minter has driven an Elise more than anyone else. An integral part of the car's development story, Dave shares his memories of Stelvio in the 90's and all the other exciting adventures he and the team got up to while developing the legendary car! 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Karlos Hurnos ,

Insightful Lotus stories and great guests

A wonderful and eclectic mix of stories and guests all centred around the great history of Lotus.

00coolcock ,

If you like Lotus, you’ll like this

Get Julian Thompson please. Some details about the Final Edition Elise would be nice as well. Before I buy something else!

elisedriver ,

Excellent!

All the recent ones have been very enjoyable

What about ones featuring Tony Shute and Nick Adams?

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