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    Lotus Carlton - for all but mainly keif

    Just being nosy really but what do the calton enthusiasts think to Joe Ellis's white lotus calton?


    Corporate sponsorship



    Whole car



    Like anyone could read it on track

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    Nice sticker though

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    not impressed with just one sponsor...
    either all the way with loads, or not at all...

    Is there a reason for the sponsorship ??...is it doing track days etc

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    Joe Ellis is Mr BTB - his company and arguably one of the best exhaust manufactures in the UK

    http://www.btbexhausts.co.uk/
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    Mr G I love you, been after some decent pic of Joes race prepared Lotus Carlton for a while now, and not managed to find any ones i can use. Until now.

    I know Joe Eliis through Autobahnstormers, but briefly only met him once. Strangley enough i was buying some bits off him.

    It's a bit of a strange one, as obviously modifying a Lotus Carlton is normally frowned apon.
    However Joe has spent alot of time and work on his car.

    It was built for the 90mile race in America, and has been featured in Total Vauxhall some time ago (i'll dig out the mag)

    It took four years to build and is scratched bulit from parts (buying a damaged car and re-shelling it)

    It was originally raced in Nevada in 1999, he finished 2nd in class averaging 158mph (having diff problems)

    It ran again with a modified oil cooler for the diff and averaged 164mph covering 90miles in 33minutes (hence the sticker)

    Internally it's pretty much standard, however it runs with a lightened flywheel,and triple plate clutch.

    IF you look in Total Vauxhalls TV League you'll see Joes car second in the 3000 & over catagory, running at 420 BHP!

    He throws it round Marham on the Autobahnstormers track days too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axI-xPRs6Po

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    Glad to here its respected as I think its a great car and truely shows what the caltons are capable off, but I did think the purists would bad mouth it, which would be a shame as Joe is a great bloke, glad you like the pics as well

    P.S Joe built my exhaust system for M1GST
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    I really like that

    may sound strange but whats "AGAMEMNON" got to do with the price of fish? don't tell me he's named his car after the greek bloke who pissed off Achilles and nearly lost the Greeks the Trojan War
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    P.S Joe built my exhaust system for M1GST
    That'll be a top quality system then.

    He does them for LC's too (surprise, surprise) and mine will need one sometime...... guess where i'll be going.

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    I really like that

    may sound strange but whats "AGAMEMNON" got to do with the price of fish?
    I can't remember if there's a story behind that.

    I'll ask tho.

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    Very nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    P.S Joe built my exhaust system for M1GST
    He also done the exhaust on my ST200, can I hold your hand

    Always liked that car, gets driven how they should be imo.

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