A quick trip to PJS in Burton to get my Elise cleaned. I say cleaned, I am not au-fait with the lingo these days, it could be detailed, corrected, I dunno. It went in grey and mucky and came out like new. They use some fancy Autoglym products which adds a kind of protective ceramic layer. I was impressed. I think you can order this as a service extra now. PJS might not be an official Lotus dealer any more, but people come here for the know-how, not the logo over the door.

Some beauties in the workshop, and outside. An Esprit Turbo, a perfect Europa and a brace of Elans. The Evora 410 belonged to a customer.

I can’t recommend these guys enough, they’ve looked after my Elise for some years now. Link for contact (and the occasional interesting car for sale, too) – https://www.pjslotus.co.uk/

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Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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