When the organizers of the Historic Grand Prix at Zandvoort announced that they were gonna do demonstration run with two Lotus Type 79’s, we were absolutely delighted!
With guest driver Arie Luijendijk and their historic driver Chris Locke, all complete with their replica helmets on, we were taken back in time, 36 years ago, to relive the Mario and Ronnie show from the 1978 season…..
This was a re-enactment scene very much alive, full throttle, not to be missed….
- Paddock, detail and on track photographs by Noel.
- Pit photographs of Sundays demo by John.
The unveiling of a Black Beauty….
The Classic Team Lotus Merchandise Stand in the paddock…
As hosted by the very friendly Mr. Steve Allen and Miss Sapphire Whitbread…. Welcome!
Shot taken out of the main grandstand where we were staying during the Saturday….
(Mind you, this was only the shape of things to come in Sunday…!)
To witness the preparations before the demo took off, was a dream come true for me….
All pictures below are High Resolution scans from the original analogue negatives….
Featuring acte de presence given by Mr. and Mrs. Luijendijk, Mr. Chris Locke, Mr. Clive Chapman and all of the guys from Classic Team Lotus…..