last updated 3rd February 2006
Message from John Scott-Davies 25th January 2006
Please note that I entered a formal application today to the planning department for outline planning permission to convert the old works into a museum and education centre.
I hope shortly to make an announcement in the motoring press and will be looking for volunteers
to join a charity management commitee to fund raise etc.
The museum proposal will have a strong retail element and I have reserved an area for a shop
Lotus Museum Planned
A former racing driver is drafting a planning application to establish a museum at the London premises where the UK road and racing car company Lotus Cars was originally established in the 1950s.
John Scott-Davies, who raced Lotus cars in the 1960s and is now a chartered housing manager in Croydon, plans to open a museum at number seven Tottenham Lane, Hornsey where Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman built his first cars
Scott-Davies said, "Colin Chapman put motor racing on the map in the 50s and 60s. We want to get the old works opened as a museum and an education centre for the community. We hope to promote some tourism as well. We thought we would look to try and achieve a rolling section of programs that would be of interest to the community."
Scott-Davies hopes to have about 10 classic cars in the museum with information on them and educational material.
(Source: Muswell Hill Journal) 19th August 2005