As a member of the Lotus Drivers Club you will get to see some fabulous places and drive some great cars but most importantly you’ll get to meet like-minded people that have a real passion for driving and all things Lotus.
The Lotus Drivers Club is proud to be a member of the MSA. The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is recognised as the sole motor sport governing body for the United Kingdom by the world governing body, the FIA.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Becker, formerly the Director of Vehicle Engineering at Group Lotus until his retirement in 2010.
Roger joined Lotus in 1966, working on the Elan assembly line at Cheshunt. His natural driving and engineering skills came to the attention of Lotus founder Colin Chapman and Roger was quickly moved to the vehicle development team where he worked on the Lotus Europa Twin Cam – his first Lotus car development project.
During his career at Lotus, Roger worked on the development of every Lotus car, including the Esprit, Excel, Elan, Elise, Exige S1 and S2 and the first generation Lotus Evora, helping to ensure that the essence and purity of Lotus was instilled in all Lotus cars over the years. He also worked with many of the world’s major automotive manufacturers in support of Lotus’ consultancy engineering business.
On his retirement from Lotus, following 44 years of service, a series of Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige sports cars in bespoke RGB Special Edition specification were produced. Roger, himself, owned an Elise version.
He will be remembered by all at Lotus, for not just his engineering skills and leadership, but also his passion for the Lotus brand, his humour and of course his driving skills during the shooting of the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me”.
Our thoughts are with the Becker family at this time.