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“Lotus: The Art of Lightness” - Featured Exhibit at the AACA Museum 2015

January 24 – April 26, 2015

Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship. Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!

For over 60 years Lotus has continued to produce class-leading sports cars and are a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy, working with many of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers.

This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.

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The Exhibit will feature cars from the entire history of Lotus and will primarily focus on road car but some racing machinery will also feature. We also hope to have a display of engines, chassis and vehicles with significant Lotus engineering input. Scale models, brochures and ephemera will also be on display.

Updates in the near future will be sparse, but as the event nears and as news is released we will be sure to update this thread as well.
 

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i hope the 69 will be on display?
 

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First appearance on a Tourist Brochure

In addition to promotion on their web site the Exhibit is now appearing on the Tourist cards placed in other tourist spots in and around Hershey!
 

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness January 24 – April 26, 2015



Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship. Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!

For over 60 years Lotus has continued to produce class-leading sports cars and are a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy, working with many of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers.
This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.





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Glad to hear. There will be a discounted admission offered to Lotus owners. Details to follow .
Actually, if you are an AACA member, the admission is always free. Everyone should join this original car club, especially those with "vintage" Lotus.
 

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Opening Reception – Friday, January 23rd
6:00 – 9:00 PM


Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required @ $15 each


Tickets may also be purchased directly at the AACA Museum Ticket Counter or via telephone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100




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Opening Reception – Friday, January 23rd
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Shucks...can't make it out to Hershey after working on Friday.

Will definitely be going to the Musuem during the exhibit, however.
 

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Here is the current list of confirmed display vehicles:

Lotus

1956 Mark VI
1959 Elite
1959 Type 18
1962 Seven S2
1962 Type 22
1964 Elan S1
1966 Lotus Cortina
1967 Europa S1B
1969 Elan S4 Coupe Rolling Chassis
1970 Type 61
1971 Type 69
1972 Europa TC
1973 Elan Sprint DHC
1979 Esprit S2
1987 Esprit Turbo
1991 M100 Elan
1996 Type 110
2001 Esprit V8
2009 Exige S260
2014 Evora S

Lotus engineered:

Delorean
Corvette ZR1
 

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Very Excited to have an updated list of display items:



1956 Mark VI

1959 Elite

1958 Eleven Series 2 Le Mans

1959 Type 18

1962 Seven S2

1962 Type 22

196? Type 23

1964 Elan S1

1966 Lotus Cortina

1967 Europa S1B

1969 Elan S4 Coupe Rolling Chassis

1970 Type 61

1971 Type 69

1972 Europa TC

1972 Elan Sprint DHC

1979 Esprit S2

1984 Type 95T

1987 Esprit Turbo

1991 M100 Elan

1992 Type 108

1996 Type 110

2001 Esprit V8

2009 Exige S260

2014 Evora S



Lotus engineered:

1981 Delorean DMC 12

1985 Sinclair C5

1993 Corvette ZR1

Type 23 spaceframe chassis

Lotus Ultralight Aircraft Engine

Lotus Wobbly Web Wheel



Artwork by Gark Dausch and Gale Heimbach


Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each

Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.
 
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