If you'd read the editorial in the currentMagazine, there was a hint at them taking a selection of Lotus Carltons to Bruntingthorpe Prooving Ground and "have a play" with Vauxhalls new VXR8 and for them to take some pictures for the December issue of the griffin based glossy.
Four AutoBahnStormers members headed over to a mild weathered Leicestershire and met for the challenge.
We were joined by the Vauxhall Heritage Centre's Lotus Carlton, and Barton (from Total Vauxhall) in one of Vauxhalls VXR8 press cars.
It was an amazing day, had a great laugh with the Total Vauxhall Team. Plus Veronica who drove the HC Lotus Carlton bought us some Vauxhall goodies, a copy of the original Lotus Carlton Press release, a VXR8 press pack and a couple of Vauxhall griffin pin badges.
Here is a small selection of my pics for the day.
There were a few Novas doing a photo shoot there too.
To top that, we also had free range on the runway/circuit in the afternoon.
The VXR8 hit the smallest top speed down the straight, mine was the lowest of the LC's running, but i still hit 160mph (on the clock).
Another day of Lotus Carlton ownership i'll never forget.