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Lotus content on Grassroots Motorsports

Lotus Articles

Lotus Forum Topics

Elise ownership while poor: How much of a terrible idea?

STAR WARS trivia

That's a, uh, look. (Elise clamshell replacement content)

Just read the article about used/rebuit Lotus's (Lotusie?) ...dammit.

WTB Lotus Elan Plus2 or Jensen-Healey body

Brunton Super Stalker / Lotus 7 (mine) for sale

SC Locost build ideas

FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork

Kart Garage clean up

Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma

FS: 2010 Wharton Roadster

Classic Team Lotus at the US F1 Grand Prix

2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206

FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!

FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,


1972 Lotus Europa Roller: Seattle, WA Area

FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires

FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand

FS: Mychron 4 Tach

Lotus 7 clone - SCCA D-Mod autocrosser

No more US-street-legal Lotuses after this year

FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts

FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart

FS: One man Kartlift stand

SOLD - 72 Lotus Europa $2800

Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...

Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork

Locost BMOD autocross car

Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork

FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines

Happy Holidays Free stuff

Multi Project Thread - Lotus', Porsche and Viper oh my!

FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet

Our USGP experiance

Finding the right wheel fitment

FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX

Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone

'72 Lotus Europa - time to move on

The "Golden" Power/Weight Ratio

Future car culture?

FS: Glaxter race prototype

Project Build: Lotus Elise GT Widebody - Factory Racer to Street Supercar

Lotus Elise: time to buy?

FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers

FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach

Locost parts in Wisconsin

Lotus 7 / Locost Pics & Builds

Cheap seat sliders

2008 Biesse Kart $1200

Mumblish 101 - The latest blipshift restomod shirt - sale ends 2/11/13

Add Lightness - The latest blipshift shirt - sale ends 2/4/13

How big are my nuts???

Quick IRS audit question

Simplify - This week's blipshift shirt - sale ends 1/1/13

Various Suspension parts for sale

The Finnish Line - two shirts in one week! - ends 12/11

fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares

Truth in 50: More than TWICE as many as other 'Truth in' films."

Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover

4AGE Elan?

Berk the Miata, I want an Elise!

2013 Exige - looks like they came to their senses

Yo. Floridians. Find me an Elise. Plz. Yo.

Basket-case Europas

Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer

FS: Locost Frame $600obo

Lotus Europa vs. Lancia Scorpion

Fiat X1/9 vs Lotus Europa

Lotus Race Car on EBay

Cell phone picture dump thread


FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450

Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart

Someone please reel me back in!

185/60/13 tires

Woah, it's like seeing Jesus.

New DGauge now available!

1967 Lotus 51

FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone

FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts

2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20

2 race suits starting at $1.00

Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals

FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula

Nismo Racing seat

BMW Jumps the Shark

Lotus WTF Part II

Lotus is dead.

New Lotus WTF?

FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL

Ford Cortina Estate Lotus Twin Cam

2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues

FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo

Help me find a Miata based Locsot frame

Tire Time for the Esprit

NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR

I'm now officially Elise-less

WANTED: Isuzu 4XE1 engine parts

FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed

Thank You Graham, RIP

FS: +4 Miata Locost project, $2,000.

It followed me home

Lotus Readers' Rides

Apr 20, 2011

abrussich: Lotus 1989 Esprit Turbo

Apr 20, 2011

The other car in the photo for those who asked.

Mar 21, 2011

abrussich: 2008 Lotus 2-11

Mar 21, 2011

260hp, 1495lbs. extreemly high chuckle factor. Photo taken on first club trackday. Wife could be heard giggling in her helmet with a series of loud "Woo-hoos" at various points on ...

Feb 01, 2012

DukeOfUndersteer: 1984 Lotus 7

Feb 01, 2012

Just the start. Its my dad's car that was disassembled, now going back together. Dont know much about it, but will keep everyone posted on the rebuild... Cosworth 16v BDR, ...

Sep 19, 2013

MHKflyer52: 1963 Lotus 7 Clone

Sep 19, 2013

Scratch built Lotus 7 Clone. BMC 1800cc (MGB) MGB drivetrain and brakes All Aluminum and steel (No Fiberglass)

Aug 09, 2011

captjim: 1962 Lotus Brunton Stalker W/LS1

Aug 09, 2011

Stalk-N-Stien is a 2009 replica of a 1962 Lotus 7 with a modified LS1 / 6 Speed. The car weighs 1600lbs wet, and dynoed at about 371 RWHP and 350 ...

Jul 14, 2011

enderw88: 2007 Lotus Brunton Super Stalker

Jul 14, 2011

I am selling my Brunton Super Stalker (www.stalkerv6.com). I have never raced the car and have only put about 2,000 miles on it since I got it road worthy. I ...

Dec 29, 2010

gjz30075: 1972 Lotus Elan

Dec 29, 2010

Stroker motor, Koni's, Panasports, owned since 1978

Apr 15, 2011

Jay: 1992 Lotus Elan m100

Apr 15, 2011

1993 Elan, turbo, manual, soft top, fun. My autobahnstorming runabout here in Europe. Pulled it out of storage in England and then proceeded to drive it across three countries home. ...

Jul 16, 2009

abrussich: Lotus Elise

Jul 16, 2009

2005 Lotus Elise in Texas Longhorn regalia. Wife unit's car. Lotus runs in the family

Jul 27, 2011

BunnyCouture: 2007 Lotus Elise

Jul 27, 2011

HOT PINK...no, it's not a stock color, and Lotus said they had never painted one pink before mine, but for the right price, they were more than happy! See it ...

Nov 12, 2009

E_Swift: 2005 Lotus Elise

Nov 12, 2009

Rebuilt Salvage

Oct 07, 2011

hroundy: 2005 Lotus Elise

Oct 07, 2011

Hardtop, sport package, Purple, license plate HAZE

Jul 31, 2011

Chuck: 2005 Lotus Elise

Jul 31, 2011

2005 Lotus Elise, Ohlin Shocks, BOE Exhaust, Sector 111 Brake Rotors, Hawk HP+ Pads, BWR Hardcore Swaybar. Autocross in SCCA Solo SS Class.

Sep 15, 2011

lotusboy: 2005 Lotus Elise

Sep 15, 2011


Jun 27, 2013

MacLotus: 1999 Lotus Elise Sport 190 (Series 1)

Jun 27, 2013

This Sport 190 was one of approximately 50 Elise's pulled from the production line to be factory track prepared for racing. These modifications included integrated roll bar, fire suppression, removable ...

May 23, 2011

sws626: 1962 Lotus Elite

May 23, 2011

Colin Chapman's fibreglass masterpiece rescued from decades of neglect in 2001 and restored over the course of five years to its full competitive glory.

Jan 09, 2016

850Combat: 1994 Lotus Esprit S4

Jan 09, 2016

1994 Esprit Pretty stock, and so far, no trouble at all. High mileage (for a Lotus) at 49k. According to Carfax, it was driven, registred and smogged every year. That ...

Sep 04, 2009

ekauppi7: 1971 Lotus Europa

Sep 04, 2009

Project car

Sep 04, 2011

Wayslow: 1969 Lotus Europa

Sep 04, 2011

$846 basket case but with enough spares to almost build another car. The picture was taken on the day we brought it home on the trailer.

Sep 29, 2012

Dr. Hess: 1970 Lotus Europa S2

Sep 29, 2012

1970 Europa S2, getting full rebuild (frame up)

Aug 18, 2010

Dr. Hess: 1974 Lotus Europa Special

Aug 18, 2010

Awaiting completion of the Locost.

Feb 15, 2011

DUTCH 73 tcs: Lotus Europa Twin Cam Spl

Feb 15, 2011

'73 TCS currently in mid disassembly for a respray/rebuild

Jan 01, 2019

Sofa King: 1972 Lotus Europa w/ LS6

Jan 01, 2019

Custom chassis with Miata suspension. LS6 V8 Boxster S 6 speed trans Extensive body mods

May 04, 2011

mike325ci: 2007 Lotus Exige S

May 04, 2011

Laser Blue Exige S

Nov 26, 2016

SkinnyG: 2006 Lotus Lethal Locost

Nov 26, 2016

  • Corolla GT-S donor.
  • Megasquirt with GSX-R ITB's and Ford EDIS.
  • Factory LSD.
  • Fibreglass from Curtis Unlimited.
  • Hyundai Excel radiator.
  • Chevette spindles, Datsun 210 hubs.
  • Porterfield R4S brakes, twin Wilwood ...

Aug 06, 2010

mainlandboy: Lotus Locost

Aug 06, 2010

Here is my Locost, built over the span of three years. I used a 1982 Toyota Corolla donor which provided the entire drivetrain, steering column and wiring harness. Featured as ...

Aug 18, 2010

Dr. Hess: 2001 Lotus Locost

Aug 18, 2010


Jul 29, 2011

LocostSmitty: 1964 Lotus Locost 7 clone

Jul 29, 2011

Locost 7 clone with Rover Aluminum V8. Some body parts and most of chassis is Tiger Avon from England Parts from about everything in the driveway or local Junk yard

Mar 22, 2011

greilly: 2009 Lotus Locost BEC

Mar 22, 2011

Scratch built Lotus Super Seven inspired road car powered by a Kawasaki ZX1100 engine. Design criteria: made from "found objects, and resued parts, very low cost project, eligible for GRM ...

Sep 19, 2015

spitfun: 1970 Lotus Locost BEC BMOD autocross car

Sep 19, 2015

Locost BMOD BEC Autocross car with a Honda CBR1000 in it. Lotus Seven inspired racecar.

Sep 11, 2011

abrussich: Lotus Lotus 61

Sep 11, 2011

In the rain at Hallett Racepark. Oct. 07 This was my first time there and a real eye opener to a relative rookie at the sport. Just passed two Formula ...

Oct 07, 2011

modernbeat: Lotus Seven

Oct 07, 2011

Bike motored Lotus 7 clone. Outlawed from D-Mod, now competing in B-Mod. Weighs in at 950 lbs ready to run. Fiero spindles, '85 RX7 GSL-SE rear axle and LSD, Wilwood ...

Sep 13, 2011

Keith Tanner: Lotus Seven replica

Sep 13, 2011

It's not a real Lotus, but it runs like one. It takes all the good bits from the Miata and weighs right around 1300 lbs. The engine has been worked ...

Jan 28, 2018

GElliott: 1965 Lotus Super 7

Jan 28, 2018

This is a '65 Lotus Super 7, RHD with a 1558 Lotus-Ford twin cam. This car was modified in the mid '70's by one of the early owners in the ...

Sep 09, 2011

MT Images: 1959 Lotus Super 7 replica

Sep 09, 2011

Stalker V-6. Supercharged 3800 with full race cage for hillclimbs and autocross.

Jul 03, 2011

850Combat: 1965 Lotus Super Seven Cosworth 1500

Jul 03, 2011

Pretty stock street car. Quaiffe LSD rear end, cut down TR7 axels from Chris Beebe, It is a pretty capable autocrosser for a stock 60's street car. Rediculously capable

Jun 08, 2011

abrussich: Lotus Type 61

Jun 08, 2011

1969 Formula Ford, Lotus 61. Currently competing in CVAR. Team L.O.S.T. #13

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