Here’s a still photo to go along with the video we recently published. Image: Copyright 2015 Bert McBride This was at the September 6, 2016, SOVERN Columbia River Classic historic car races held at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR, USA Car Owner: Richard Keyes Driver: Tom Hendrickson Video © 2016 Kirk D. Keyes You can […]
The biggest, hairiest Lotus Colin Chapman ever built!
The Pink Stamps Lotus 30/40:
The most successful Lotus 30 or 40 ever raced.
Welcome to Lotus30.com
This web site is devoted to preserving the history of the Pink Stamps Special Lotus 30 and other vintage Lotus 30 and 40 sports cars. The Lotus 30 and 40 were the largest sports racing cars that Lotus ever built. They were as fast or faster than the Formula One Grand Prix cars of its time.
The Lotus 30 that has come to be known as the Pink Stamps Lotus 30 was the most successful Lotus 30 or 40. It competed in over 50 International Grand Prix Races for Sports Cars and National (Great Britain) Races. Total of 21 wins, 10 second places, 6 third places, and one each at 4th, 5th, and 6th place. It also achieved 13 overall wins, 10 second places, 5 thirds, and 8 fastest lap of race records.
The Pink Stamps Special Lotus 30 is currently owned by Richard Keyes of Portland, OR, USA. It has been restored to near the condition it was when it raced at Silverstone on 30 Aug. 1970, where it set the fastest lap record and won its first race as the Pink Stamps Lotus 30. The car is powered by an ex-Alan Mann Ford GT 40 LeMans engine with Gurney-Weslake heads.
This web site has numerous photos of the Pink Stamps Lotus 30/40 as well as several other Lotus 30s and 40s, information about these historic sports cars, as well as some of the drivers and teams that raced these fabulous cars.
If you know of any information regarding this Lotus or any other Lotus 30 or 40, please send us an email.
In-car video of the Pink Stamps Lotus 30 race in the rain. It was the only car to show for the start – so, of course, it won the race. This was at the September 6, 2016, SOVERN Columbia River Classic historic car races held at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR, USA Car Owner: Richard […]
This car has a pair of new owners, in Germany, Professor Wolfgang Henseler and Henning Soltau. Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Kirk Keyes
Mike Ostrov, well-known as “Mr. Elite” for his knowledge of the Lotus Type 14 Elite and his position as Club Elite USA secretary, and his work with the Elite World Register, is selling a set of Lotus 30 uprights. Included are a set of original magnesium and a set of custom-made aluminum uprights. The uprights […]
Marco Werner, a three-time Le Mans winner and ALMS champion, is writing an article about driving Lotus 30/L/7 last year. The article will appear in the German historic motorsport magazine “Curbs.” It is expected to be published in mid-April 2021. In the mean-time, Marco sent a video link of him driving the car at a […]
Here’s a set of photographs of Lotus 30/L/7 taken by Alfred Bauer. Around January 2021, Dr. Albert Streminski of Germany bought 30/L/7. Dr. Streminski is well known as a 1958 Tojeiro Climax 1100 and a Ferrari 212 owner in historic circles. Thanks to Alfred Bauer for sending these photos. All Photos Copyright © 2021 Alfred […]
Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Kirk Keyes