Christmas 2023

As the sun sets on another busy year, it’s time for us to put our feet up, get some rest, and reboot, ready for the new year!

Our workshops will be closed from 1230pm on Friday 22nd December and then reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.  Any webshop orders placed during this period will be processed as normal when we reopen.

Wishing all our friends, followers and customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2024!

From Marianne, Greg and the team at Hangar 111.



We are currently seeking an experienced, full-time Motor Vehicle Technician to join our busy Lotus Specialists located in Waldringfield, just outside Ipswich in Suffolk.

You will be required to carry out all aspects of servicing, maintenance and repair to Lotus cars dating from 1990 onwards. An understanding of performance tuning of cars for road and track would be beneficial, however training would be provided to the successful candidate. You should be enthusiastic and capable of working under pressure from time to time to meet demanding deadlines. Salary is negotiable and based on experience.

If you are looking for a new challenge, email your CV to and we will provide full details.


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

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