The Lotus marque was founded in London in 1952 by British engineer Colin Chapman. The four letters in the Lotus logo, ACBC, stand for Chapman’s initials, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman
Lotus early success in motorsport reached all the way to San Diego just 3 short years later. In the Torrey Pines 1-Hour Road Race of 1955 two Lotus cars, a Mk VI and a Mk IX, raced in the Under 1500cc Sports Car G Modified class. The 1098cc Lotus Mk IX driven by George Buchanan won it’s class.
The San Diego Lotus Club is officially launched on June 1, 2018 as a chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club.