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Lotus Seven-Related Stories

Most of us have had a favorite drive or some memorable travels in our Sevens. Whether that first drive home, the endurance run, or the drive where everything seemed to go wrong, this is the place to read and share these stories. Please enjoy them and consider sending yours.

Road America, 2003
There it was on the [email protected] email list. An announcement for the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America... featuring... LOTUS! more

Grattan: A Rainy Seven Story (September, 2002)
My very first road trip in the Seven was to the "Grand Prix Au Grattan" about 100 miles away. I had not experienced any particular challenges with this 1961 Seven on the road yet, but what happened was not only beyond my control, it turned out amazingly... more

On the Dyno at Lotus Engineering (February, 2003)
In honor of son Austin's recent acceptance for an Internship at Lotus Engineering, here's the story of when we took the Seven down to Lotus Engineering for a run on their rolling road back when he was just 11 years old... more

One Day in Florida (April, 2003)
SimpleSevens has its first go in a Series IV Seven -- a 1973 Twincam Big Valve -- courtesy of Wire Wheel Sports cars in Vero Beach, Florida... more

Seven USA Tour - And Beyond!
The intrepid Ross Robbins not only traverses 2,400 miles in his Seven with the USA Tour, he proceeds to drive the car home from Vacaville, California to Colorado on a freshly rebuilt engine... more

The Story of David Kaplan and DSK Cars
The complete story of Autodynamics, Raceware and DSK Cars as told by David Kaplan. Includes many of the original DSK Technical Bulletins. Plus input by Pat Prince of Price Racecar Engineering, builders of the "world's lightest Seven."

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