Car Stories – Lotus 49b

Car Stories – Lotus 49b

This year’s show treated customers to a brand-new curated feature – Car Stories. The Car Stories stage celebrated nine of the world’s most iconic and interesting cars, all with an incredible story to tell and hosted by motoring expert Max Girardo. Throughout the weekend, the Car Stories Stage welcomed personalities from the industry, including designers, racing drivers and owners, delving into the rich history of these special vehicles with the help of those that know them best. 

1969 Lotus 49b

with Adrian Newey

British Formula One engineer and the chief technical officer of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, Adrian Newey, joined our host Max Girardo over the weekend, to discuss all things Lotus 49, which has been driven by both Richard Attwood and Graham Hill.

Newey is considered one of the best engineers in Formula One, with his designs having won numerous titles and over 150 Grand Prixs and having won more Constructors’ Championships than another other designer. Newey shared his incredibly personal story of the restoration of the Lotus 49 to the 1969 specification and how he race prepped her for racing at the 2016 Monaco Historique.

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