Lotus 23 and 23B
One of the most popular sports racers in
Lotus history. Built from 1962 to 1964, using a tubular space frame powered by the Ford based
engines, 1100cc and later the Lotus twin cam 1498cc engine.
Used Lotus Type 19 suspension, with larger tanks.
Marion Whittington of Bakersfield, CA, won CSR at the 1968 American Road Race of Champions (the SCCA's national championship at the time) in a Lotus 23.
The November 19-24 race was held at Riverside Raceway, CA. The 18 lap race covered 46.8 miles in 30 minutes, 35.5 seconds for an average speed of 92.2 MPH.
Also competing in that same race were: