CAR NEWS, GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2012 — BY MR ON JUNE 17, 2012 AT 5:23 PM — NO COMMENTS
Car enthusiast Olav Glasius owns the largest collection of Lotus cars in Europe. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 29th June 2012, he plans to sell them. The collection comprises 24 vehicles and will be auctioned by Bonhams.
A 61-year-old retired textile industrialist, Olav caught the Lotus bug early. Olav’s mother owned a white 1500cc Cortina, an ordinary Ford one, and remarkably “after a lot of negotiation” she allowed him to paint a green stripe down the side, the defining visual used on the Lotus saloon. He did this with some masking tape, a pot of emulsion paint, and a vacuum cleaner set to blow.