For the final time on our trip, we have once again injected a little jeopardy into proceedings. The week leading up to the Indy 500 features a host of short-track races across the surrounding area. The Carb Night Classic takes place on the Lucas Oils Raceway, about half an hour from downtown Indianapolis. I’m determined to be there for the evening’s activities. Mrs Motorcardiaries is less concerned. Either way, we hit the road due north from Bowling Green, bound for our last state: Indiana.
All surviving Lotus 49 grand prix cars were gathered together at the 2017 Autosport International – the first time they had convened in history. Marking 50 years since the ground-breaking racer made its winning debut at Zandvoort, it was impossible to suppress the goosebumps. Here are all the cars and their abridged chassis histories.
This is an article I wrote in 2013. Was it prophetic?