Coachlines - May 2020

16.05.20 The Clerk

Simon’s new old car – the Veedol Lotus

The Senior Warden has sent us news about a project that her husband, Liveryman Simon Diffey, has been passionately working on for some time. In an exclusive pre-screening of the original high-resolution production, which we are privileged to be able to show, she thought you would like to see this film of Simon taking you behind the scenes.

It was made by Simon for the Goodwood Road Racing Club to coincide with the car returning to the track where it was meant to have raced in the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting in late March just before the lockdown was imposed. Along with so many other events, that meeting was postponed, initially until later this year, but now until April 2021.

Thankfully Simon managed to test the Lotus in the week before the national restrictions came into being, after which Marcus Pye from Autosport magazine published this article. Hopefully we shall get to see Simon and the Lotus on track again racing at the Goodwood Revival later this year.