Peter Egan’s Journey from LA to Elkhart in an Eleven
When I posted the Lotus XI sales brochure last week, a commenter reminded me about Peter Egan’s Road & Track article about building a Westfield kit of a Lotus XI and embarking (the next morning!) on a cross country trip to Road America. Reminiscent of the types of stunts that Top Gear would later build an empire on, the article is equal parts dry journal and audacious journey. Thankfully, there’s almost none of the rubes-in-the-country-respond-to-a-racecar-with-dumfounded-confusion, and much more enthusiasm and joy from everyone Peter and his wife encounter.