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Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:55 am
by gjz30075
Does anyone here get this magazine? It's a bit pricey for a US subscription (print edition) and is there
enough 'heritage' content to be worthwhile?

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:18 am
by pharriso
Yes I get it when I pass through the uk... good articles, great pics... first marque specific mag I have ever seen for Lotus... deserves support... believe there is a lower price digital subscription

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:45 am
by gjz30075
Thanks Phil. Correct, digital is lower priced but I like flipping the pages. .

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:27 am
by Certified Lotus
I have both digital and print. Personally I prefer to read magazines with the document in my hand, but I travel a lot and having the digital edition allows me to finish reading the latest issue or easily refer back to an article in a previous issue.

The magazine is very diverse regarding Lotus related content. It mixes historical road car and race car along with current insights and information. It’s not a technical magazine (how to rebuild Weber carbs).

Well written, lots of photos, always has interesting articles that are worth reading. They are very interested in hearing from readers who own Lotus cars, so if you have some good photos and are articulate in your writing style, this is your opportunity for 15 minutes of fame (I have been published twice so far).

Yes, it’s a bit expensive but there are no other Lotus magazines on the market. So from my perspective it’s priceless.

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:45 am
by gjz30075
Certified Lotus wrote:Yes, it’s a bit expensive but there are no other Lotus magazines on the market. So from my perspective it’s priceless.


I'm thinking the same, Glen. Thanks!

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 pm
by Coupe
Elan S1 to S4 in latest issue

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:35 pm
by rcfurse
I get it and would observe that it is considerably more informative than the other single marque magazines I get.
There is a lot of useful Elan stuff but stuff on moderns, the Lotus bikes! and other interesting historical stuff.
R

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 pm
by pereirac
The last issue had my little Sprint in it so I have to like it

Would it be feasible to buy the whole set of 6 and ship them to the US in one go?

Carl

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:36 pm
by baileyman
I just received exactly that.

My one complaint is finding the time, peace and quiet to read them!

John

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:28 pm
by Certified Lotus
My Garage Tour was published in the July/August issue.
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Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 am
by Spyder fan
I got the 6 back issues starting at number 1 for my birthday (thanks SWMBO!) and I now have it on subscription. Watch out for a heinous SuperSprint article in a future issue :mrgreen:

As mentioned above it’s a bi-monthly issue, so you don’t tend to get overloaded, the articles are well written and interesting and you get to see what others are doing ( certified Lotus 8) )

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:14 am
by wotsisname
Interesting article about the sQuba Elise.

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:13 pm
by Elan Peter
They are written very well and I feel as if a lot of research has been carried out in each article.
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Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 pm
by pharriso
Elan Peter wrote:They are written very well and I feel as if a lot of research has been carried out in each article.
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I generally love the magazine, good articles on both modern cars & the legacy models. That being said the article on Elans was not good... no mention of FHCs & the S4 was a Sprint wannabe & then no Sprint in the comparison at all....

Re: Absolute Lotus magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:57 pm
by Elan Peter
I agree with you. Using a modified Elan s1 to compare it against a virtually standard Elan s2 was also a bad move. I do not wish to offend the owner of the s1 because I do really like it but I would personally have used a standard example.
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