Racing a Classic British Sports Car
My father raced an Austin Healey 100/4 between 1955 and 1960 when my sister was born.
As a professional engineer and an incredibly talented racing driver he was the best mentor and teacher a son could possibly have when beginning my racing career more than two decades ago.
My father helped me restore and race prepare this classic Lotus seven rebuilding it from the chassis up.
I would like to thank all of my family and friends who have provided unwavering support, help and the encouragement to get out there and achieve a lifetime dream in this demanding but very rewarding high octane sport.
Welcome to Lotus 7 Racer!
This website provides an insight into more than twenty years of road racing a Lotus 7, going wheel to wheel with a variety of exotic British, European, and American sports cars.............and sometimes beating them! much to their surprise.
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Its all about momentum, high speed cornering and how to put the power down before the competition.
The Lotus Seven is low to the ground (3 inches on a good day) and corners like she is on rails. Through the faster corners it is possible to achieve a nice four wheel drift, and if you get a little crossed up due to over-enthusiastic use of the loud pedal don't reach for the brakes just keep the power on and ease your way out of a spin with some opposite lock.
The seven chassis is a semi-monocoque design made with a mix of round and square tubing. The chassis closely resembles the Lotus Eleven but the seven chassis is made from smaller diameter tubing.
The front suspension is identical to the Lotus Elite double wishbone design, both having evolved from the Lotus Mark 12 Formula 2 car, as always Colin Chapman incorporated race proven design concepts to make the newer cars even better.