S1 Elise – Norfolk Road Trip and Lotus Factory Tour

Jem and I wanted to go for a long weekend away now the weather was nice and the Elise really deserved a road trip as the suspension refresh was all finished. We weren’t quite sure where to go, the Scottish Highlands are usually top of the list as it’s so quiet there and the roads […]

S1 Elise – A Quick Polish and Detail Before a Road Trip

We planned a little road trip for the Elise but first it would need a little cosmetic preparation. Some no nonsense Autoglym Super Resin to give the paint a light freshen up and a little protection. Clearly removing a little bit of grime built up on the paint. Super Resin applied. Buffed off to a […]

S1 Elise – Suspension Refresh – Fitting New Ball Joints

If you happen to have arrived here looking for info on how to replace a ball joint with the wishbone still on the car then check out my other post here. Having fitted the Elise Parts wishbone bearing kit I could move on to pressing the new ball joints in but just before getting stuck […]

Lotus Elise Chassis Damage and Corrosion, What to Look for

There’s plenty of helpful information out there on various websites and forums when it comes to buying guidance. But when I was looking before buying, it seemed one particular point didn’t really come up that often. Maybe it’s my experience with Classic Mini’s and old Japanese cars that means I can’t shake this particular concern? […]