American James King will realise a life ambition by racing a Lotus 72 in a selection of classic events in Europe this summer, including the Monaco Historic GP. King raced F2 and F3 in Europe in the mid-70s and has more recently campaigned a variety of historic single-seaters. But now he has arranged to race the JPS-liveried Lotus 72 of Classic Team Lotus.
“We all grew up watching Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Ronnie Peterson (below) racing 72s,” said King. “It’s a beautiful car and should be fun. But the last thing you want to do is damage it.”