A stunning collection of road and racing Lotuses will take over The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2015. The exhibition, Lotus: The Art of Lightness, is expected to run from 24 January-24 April and will feature 15 models from the company's history.
The oldest car to be displayed will be a 1956 Mark VI – built just two years after Colin Chapman founded Lotus Engineering – while the latest is a brand-new Evora.
Several of the cars on show will come from the collection of curator Kyle Kaulback, which is based in Bethel, PA. As well the '56 Mark VI, Kaulback has loaned the museum his '70 Type 61MX, '71 Type 69, '72 Europa Twin Cam and '96 Type 110.
The Barber Museum in Birmingham, Alabama is a big contributor, with its '84 Type 95T also forming part of the display. In addition to the Lotus-badged cars, Lotus-engineered vehicles will also be on show. These include an '85 Sinclair C5, Ultralight aircraft engine and Type 23 spaceframe chassis, again from the Barber Museum.
Away from the cars, there will be an art display featuring the work of Gary Dausch and Gale Heimbach.
Photo credit: Michael Furman, Jason Brown