Lotus Elan

Roger Becker

PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:04 pm

I read a few days ago that Roger Becker has succumbed to cancer.

I would have loved to have met him, as I was an Esprit guy before the Plus 2.

Another Lotus legend gone.
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PostPost by: bulfin » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:59 pm

So sorry to hear that. I got to do a few laps at Road Atlanta with him driving one of the first Elises. We were on the track with a Viper which would leave the 118hp Elise on the straights, but Roger would push him through every corner. A really nice man and a great driver. All Lotus lovers will miss him.

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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:10 pm

I met him at Norwich City FC just when the Evora was being launched. We talked about the Europa Twin Cam chassis development work he did as that was the car I took that weekend. The occasion was a dinner organised by Lotus Cars and Hazel Chapman was guest of honour. Peter Warr gave a post dinner speech. Jim
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PostPost by: jabingb » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:39 am

Roger gave me a spirited drive around the Hethel track in an active suspension Eclat. I remember his gracious demeanor well, RIP.
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