Photographs of the factory and the employees

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby tigerdog » Mon 23.01.2012, 22:04

As mentioned by Specky, above:
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Rambo » Mon 06.02.2012, 22:57

Another for your collection Dave ?? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-M1 ... 3f135f7d07
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Mon 06.02.2012, 23:25

Cheers Rambo,

Saw it yesterday, but I was on the old mobile.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Rambo » Tue 07.02.2012, 12:27

dave from Ipswich must be making a fortune out of you. Why not contact him and make a reasonable offer for the job lot ?
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby rip » Tue 07.02.2012, 13:18

Rambo wrote:dave from Ipswich must be making a fortune out of you.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Rambo » Tue 07.02.2012, 18:37

rip wrote:
Rambo wrote:dave from Ipswich must be making a fortune out of you.

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Could well be. I think Specky may have inferred that in an earlier post. Got to get your :cheers: money somehow ;-)
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Tue 07.02.2012, 19:38

It's not the Dave you're thinking.

Initially they may seem expensive, but It's what you do with the photographs that counts.

Basically I've got a little exchange program going on, I've just exchanged a coulpe of high resolution scans of the recently aquired photographs, for some 1989 Motorfair Earls Court photographs.

I'm always after new (old) photographs.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby peteoddcar » Sun 12.02.2012, 14:55

Thought some of you might like to take a look at the M100 Pedal Car - it bears little resemblance to the real thing but it does have a large M100 Cat sticker on the bonnet - the photo is of my daughter and taken around 1989. I found it today whilst looking for my other Lotus memorabilia - which has not come to light as yet.. I have a large untidy loft in my house! :D
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Sun 12.02.2012, 23:51

I now have several more 1989 factory photographs.

I wonder who the people are....

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby andyp » Mon 13.02.2012, 21:01

Any of them feature my car?
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Mon 13.02.2012, 22:06

Sadly not, these photos are of the prototypes, yours was made about several cars later.

I now know which company took the photographs for Lotus, I just can't find the pertinent photos yet, saying that I could have a photo of your car on the production line, but I need to do some research.

I do how ever have a photograph of the Zante when new.... And it's not silver.

My research continues, I could rival Mark Hughes book for photographs now, infact all bar a couple are colour.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Thu 16.02.2012, 09:54

Cracking little period photograph Pete. :-D

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Sun 03.06.2012, 22:49

Specky wrote:May be these details might help you.

Lotus produced its 50,000th car in March, and in celebration donated the car, an Elan S2, to Prince Charles' Princes Trust charity. With the help of former Lotus driver and film star, Britt Ekland, and an English newspaper, the Elan S2 raised £65,000. Production of the limited edition S2 ceased in August 1995.

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CAMPAIGNS: Media Relations; Lotus drives for a wider audience

PR Week UK, 10 November 1995 by JEREMY SLATER

Client: Lotus Cars PR team: In-house Campaign: Completion of Lotus’s 50,000th car Timescale: March-April 1995 Cost: Under pounds 20,000.

Client: Lotus Cars

PR team: In-house

Campaign: Completion of Lotus’s 50,000th car

Timescale: March-April 1995

Cost: Under pounds 20,000.



Lotus has been making cars since 1948 and produces about 1,000 hand-built automobiles a year. To celebrate the production of Lotus Cars’

50,000th vehicle, the company wanted to create a media event that would broaden awareness of the Lotus marque among a wider audience, while also raising money for a charity that was associated with encouraging young business enterprise in East-Anglia - a region hard hit by job losses.

Objectives

To find a suitable way to mark this milestone for the company, while simultaneously creating links with a national, high-profile charity with a strong regional presence.

Tactics

Lotus Cars’ head of communications, Patrick Peal, linked up with The Prince’s Trust - a charity involved on a regional level with young people in start-up businesses.

Lotus’s 50,000th car was donated to the charity in a rolling out ceremony in March, attended by the company’s 1,000-strong staff, former Secretary of State for Transport John McGregor, Hazel Chapman, wife of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, and Britt Ekland, a one-time Lotus owner, who handed over the car to a representative of the Prince’s Trust. At this stage, a question mark still hung over the fate of the car. But after reviewing a variety of methods for realising its PR potential, Lotus concluded a deal with Stuart Higgins, editor of the Sun, who agreed to run a high-profile competition with the car as the prize, using a premium rate telephone number for entries. The Prince’s Trust enlisted the support of TV personality - Ulrika Jonsson to promote the competition. Her photo ran with the competition for a week in the Sun.

Results

Over 140,000 Sun readers rang the telephone hotline and raised pounds 68,000, for the Prince’s Trust - the biggest sum generated by a Sun competition. All proceeds have been donated to the Prince’s Trust, to be spent in the East Anglia region over the next three years to support business start-ups and community action.

Verdict

Lotus Cars achieved an audience awareness level which would have been unlikely without the use of a mass-market tabloid. The launch ceremony received television and radio airtime in East Anglia, adding to Lotus’ status as a responsible local employer. According to Peal, the company’s ongoing relationship with the Prince’s Trust has also led to contacts with high-profile individuals involved with the charity who have helped to lift brand awareness and perception by association.
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Sun 03.06.2012, 22:57

And I don't know which limited edition number it is... :oops:

Does anyone have a clue how to find out... Andy G in Lotus archives doesn't have the information immediately to hand. He also doesn't have the time to look through over 800 S2 records. (can't blame him really)

Any advice welcome on trying to find this one.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby tb10 » Sun 03.06.2012, 23:11

Hi Specky et al,

Odd you just posted this tonight as I was looking at my car this afternoon and I have a feeling that my car could be the one auctioned due to the colour - Mauritius Blue - Colour Code B48 and it's also registered on an 'N' plate which would give time for the auction to be organised.

If you can get Lotus to check Limited Edition number 711 then that could be it.

I might be wrong but the colour of the car is very, very similar.

Let me know if you find anything out.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Sun 03.06.2012, 23:57

Could you ping me your VIN as the limited edition numbers don't always tally.

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby Specky » Mon 09.07.2012, 22:41

tb10 wrote:Hi Specky et al,

Odd you just posted this tonight as I was looking at my car this afternoon and I have a feeling that my car could be the one auctioned due to the colour - Mauritius Blue - Colour Code B48 and it's also registered on an 'N' plate which would give time for the auction to be organised.

If you can get Lotus to check Limited Edition number 711 then that could be it.

I might be wrong but the colour of the car is very, very similar.

Let me know if you find anything out.

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At last I know the registration....

And it's still on the road...

I'll work out the VIN tomorrow...

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby clemo » Thu 26.09.2013, 19:58

Specky wrote:
tb10 wrote:Hi Specky et al,

Odd you just posted this tonight as I was looking at my car this afternoon and I have a feeling that my car could be the one auctioned due to the colour - Mauritius Blue - Colour Code B48 and it's also registered on an 'N' plate which would give time for the auction to be organised.

If you can get Lotus to check Limited Edition number 711 then that could be it.

I might be wrong but the colour of the car is very, very similar.

Let me know if you find anything out.

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John


At last I know the registration....

And it's still on the road...

I'll work out the VIN tomorrow...

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AND THAT REGISTRATION IS .......?
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Re: Photographs of the factory and the employees

Postby chipp » Thu 18.06.2015, 21:41

SPECKY a picture on ebay of the employees and the S2 re launch.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-MK ... 3aabfdb988

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