Hi my name is Dave , I am based in the UK , I am a design engineer by qualification but been involved in classic cars for 45 years. my first car was an MG .. I did my first complete bare shell rebuild when i was 18 and have not stopped since .. Now just coming up 62 i have been doing restoration professionally for just over 30 years . I had 18 year involved with motor sport , sponsoring my own ex works rally cars.. I first got involved and fascinated with the Lotus mark when i was quite young , as most of us did .. However I only owned my first Lotus when i was 28 .. and i have owned one ever since .. My development Esprit,has been with me since 1992. It has had a journey from being a total wreck when i purchased it , though original restoration , then onto a project development car. With over 100 dyno runs it has consistently produce over 400 bhp . There has been some development issues but that is all part of R&D , without those it would not have been genuine .. My family history dates back to the early 1900's when my Great grandfather Edward Lisle designed a built the Star motor car in Wolverhampton .UK . The factory is still standing and is a historic listed building in the town .. I am passionate about the Esprit and what make's it tick ..