20 Years of HANGAR 111!

It’s been a bit of an odd couple of years and time seems to have stopped and started a few times if you know what I mean!  As a result, plans for our 20th Anniversary were never fully realised back in April this year, so we are about to put that right and we want you to be involved!

20 years is a long time in business and we’ve learned a lot along the way.  We have been blessed with a large number of very loyal customers who have come to trust our skills and judgement in taking care of their pride and joy.  We have also made lots of friends in the Industry and are immensely proud of the relationships (and friendships!) we have built with businesses that we would have no trouble describing as being ‘the best in the business’.  You know who you are!

20 years seem to have gone by so quickly, when we think of the early days with only the mail order business to deal with! 

Since then we’ve worked really hard to create well-equipped workshops with everything we need to maintain and repair all modern Lotus models. Alongside our in-house transmission services, rolling road, bodyshop partners and the acquisition of Scholar Engines in 2019, in 2022 we are able to provide a complete end-to-end service for the Lotus owner and one we are very proud to have established.

So to mark this important anniversary, this year we have decided to head over to Classics At Glemham – a hugely popular classics and sports car show which will  provide an excellent backdrop for you to come and celebrate our milestone with us!

We Hope to See You There!

Best Wishes, Greg & Marianne Lock.

Date: Sunday 4th September 2022

Location: Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP13 0BT

Visitor Passes are on sale at the link below:


Christmas Greetings 2021

After another year of hard work we are taking a short break over the Christmas holiday period. The workshop will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Any orders placed via the online store during the period, will be processed as normal once we re-open in January.

From everyone here at Hangar 111 we wish you all a happy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you again in 2022.


The Elise Celebrates 25 years!

We were pleased to be asked by Carole Nash and Potski Media to give our views on the Lotus Elise becoming 25 years old. So we did! #fortheenthusiasts


Hangar 111: Independent Lotus Specialist

As you may or may not be aware, Lotus have made a statement to the motoring press regarding the “termination” of Authorised Repairer contracts across the UK network.  The following is our statement in response to the Autocar article to more accurately clarify our position.    

Hangar 111 would like to make it clear that we have not been “terminated” as a Lotus Authorised Repairer.  In July 2021 we were given a choice and we chose to end the contract with Lotus.  We were shown all the requirements for what Lotus have coming up and what would be expected of us financially and otherwise.   Whilst we could have continued and changed our business to meet Lotus’ new plans, after weighing up the pros and cons, we concluded that our customer base would be better served if we ended the Authorised Repairer contract. Lotus were generous with time to allow us to make an informed decision and we then agreed a date for ending the contract.  A confirmation letter then arrived from Lotus that acknowledged the cancellation date as the 31st August 2021.

Business at Hangar 111 will be unaffected which is the most important thing for our customers, who have been and always will be our first priority.  Our support and development for all petrol-based Lotus models will continue as normal.  Hangar 111 wish Lotus and their staff all the very best with their new adventures and will support them should they require it in future.

Kindest Regards,

Greg, Marianne and The Team at Hangar 111


Scheduled Servicing Price Revisions – from 1st September

From the 1st September 2021 our service pricing will be changing! Keep an eye on our website, facebook and instagram for more details!

Our hourly rate remains at £55+vat in the workshops for all Lotus cars, £62 per hour in our rolling road and £62 per hour at Scholar Engines.


Lotus Elise 250 Cup “R” Build

It’s no secret that we’ve been building, racing and winning with the Elise Cup R platform since we sold the first two factory cars back in 2014.  Since then we’ve taken a number of cars from factory-fresh road-going cars to high-specification road, track and race cars.

As Lotus do not produce a race-ready version of the Elise, there is some extensive reworking and other upgrade works required to bring the car to a level we are satisfied with for the circuit.

Our approach has always been to not only develop the car into capable race car, but to ensure the quality of the finished product is excellent – right down to the interior trim!

This well-proven recipe for the Elise Cup-R touches on all elements of the car.  Including safety, durability, ride and handling, transmission, braking, electronics and engine performance.  This car has been built within the regulations of the Elise Trophy.

We offer a range of upgrade options for all aspects of these cars including engine performance packages, ECU remapping and complete programmable ECU solutions.  We have been a Komo-Tec flagship store since 2005 and currently offer 2ZR-FE performance packages up to 285bhp.  The JRZ Race One-Way suspension kit featured on this car can be valved with a road/track or a track/race bias as can our JRZ packages for all Lotus models.

Looking to improve your car for track or race use?  We build and provide support to a number of cars for various UK-based series and are now taking bookings for vehicle builds for the 2022 season. Call 01473 811811 or email if you would like more information on what we can do to support your racing aspirations.

Looking for a Cup R for the track?   We currently have available a very high-spec model was completed by us in 2017 using a brand-new factory car.  It has full CoC documentation and can be road-registered.  More details in our car sales section – here.

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