Monterey 'pre-Historics' 2006

Photo copyright Llew Kinst.

Lotus Elevens under California skies


Photos by Llew Kinst & Chuck Engberg

Photo copyright Llew Kinst.

Photo copyright Chuck Engberg.

Photo copyright Chuck Engberg.

Report by Bob Engberg

Lotus Eleven owners made an event within an event at the Monterey historics in August.

Over the two weekends that comprise the Monterey event, the drivers enjoyed track time but also a wine tasting, informal conversations in the paddock, a party hosted by Sherry Engberg, Susan Smith and Carla Marvin, who provided a “50th Anniversary” cake, and a bar-b-que at Kent Evans beautiful home in Pebble Beach.  All in all it was a fitting celebration of the Lotus Eleven.

In a special ceremony held at the conclusion of the races, Steve Earle, president of General Racing Ltd. and the event’s founder, was joined by special guest presenters; Sir Jack Brabham, 3-time world champion and Doug Meine, Executive VP, Rolex USA, to bestow awards in recognition of select race participants.

Among the awards given is the 'The Ken Miles Trophy' to honor an early car/driver who best represents the spirit of vintage racing. This year the worthy recipient was long-time Lotus man Pete Lovely, driver of his 1959 Lotus Eleven. Congratulations, Pete from all the Lotus Eleven owners as well!

In attendance:

No. Name Lotus Eleven
2 Don Burrows 1956 S1 LM
24 Richard Ruff 1959 S2 LM
25 Pete Lovely 1959 S2 LM
26 Jacqulyn Mincheff 1956 S1
32 Stan Anderes 1956 S1 LM
42 Brian MacEachern 1956 S1 LM
44 Arthur Cook 1958 S2
47 Jeff Snook 1956 S1 LM
52 Ed Nigro 1956 S1
74 Brett Johnson 1957 S1
85 Stewart Smith 1956 S1 Club
89 John Hurabiell 1956 S1
111 Richard Goldsmith 1958 S2
202 Carla Marvin 1956 S1
138 Bruce Miller 1958 S2 LM
11 Stan Murray 1956 S1