Winners at the St Moritz Automobile Week!
Our client’s 1958 Lotus Eleven, fully restored and race-prepared by ADP Classic Racing, picked up First Place in the “Driven by Design” at the St. Moritz Automobile Week.
Judged by a panel of top designers …
- Tony Hatter of Porsche fame
- James Kelly from the Design University in Pforzheim
- Britta Pukall president of the Raymond Loewy Foundation and a member of the St. Moritz Design Summit
- Grant Larson highly regarded Porsche designer
- Edgar Heinrich, BMW Motorrad
With cars and motorbikes evaluated at full acceleration as they scream down the Samedan Airport runway the Lotus Eleven beat a field of over 100 participants at top speed at the Kilomètre Lancé, the first event of the St Moritz Automobile Week.
A brilliant result for an experienced and recently restored heritage race car, a great feeling for its owner/driver and a very proud moment for us as enthusiasts and engineers!
Lotus Eleven sourcing and restoration
We have worked with our client over many years preparing and supporting on such events as the Mille Miglia and Targa Floria. Asked to source a Lotus Eleven we found several examples across Europe until we came across the current car, chassis no 313. A car with a strong story having been raced consistently since it was built in the 50s and the last Lotus Eleven body that Len Pritchard, of Williams and Pritchard, made.
A car with a great heritage and great body, our client asked us to restore the car. We carried out a complete restoration including in-depth chassis work, new aluminium sill and closing panels fabricated by hand in-house, and engine and gearbox rebuild to present the car in original condition and perfect running order ready for the track.
Keep an eye out for a feature on this car in Octane Magazine this autumn.
The St. Moritz Automobile Week
One of the world’s most beautiful vintage racing competitions. Providing collectors and enthusiasts with an unparalleled motorsport experience in the beautiful Swiss Alps.
This historic event – first hosted in 1929 then consisting of a rally, the kilometre race, a skill race, a concours and finally the Bernina Hill Climb – showcases two rally events, the Motorsport Rendezvous concours, a sprint event before the grand finale of the Bernina Gran Turismo Hill Climb.
The fine mixture of historic mobility, automobile sport, competition and modern luxury provides participants with a unique and unforgettable experience. Unparalleled fun in the mountain air.
The world’s most prestigious motoring events with ADP Classic Racing
ADP Classic Racing are pleased to work with clients across the world to fulfil their ambitions of taking part in some of the world’s most prestigious motoring events.
If your objective is to compete at Goodwood Revival, Monaco Historique or enter classic events at Silverstone, Le Mans, or Spa, or your dream is to participate in the Tour Auto, the Mille Miglia, or enter a national UK race meeting, ADP Classic Racing can help.
We are proud to offer engineering expertise to support your historic motorsport ambitions including; vehicle preparation, full restoration, driver support and training, event support, entry and logistics, covered transportation, storage, detailing and paint correction.
In addition to traditional race weekends and/or classic motorsport events, we also provide a host of services to both restore and maintain valuable historic classic vehicles and to support and prepare drivers for competitive and enjoyable running at world-renowned historic motorsport events. Events which, in recent years, have included the Mille Miglia, Le Mans and Targa Florio.