Nostalgia – ‘noun; a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.‘
Classic cars have always been a thing of beauty, widely appreciated by the casual car appreciator and elite motoring enthusiasts alike. Speaking from experience, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the glittering glamour and rumbling engines of machines of days past, whose wheels kissed the tracks of both the track and the road. Steering towards the classic racing car, we introduce you to the Lister Motor Company. Notoriously successful throughout the 1950s, this British brand was certainly no stranger to victory, and the only racing car ever to be endorsed by Sir Stirling Moss OBE, a legendary British motor racing driver and a Motoring Hall of Fame inductee.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Lawrence Whittaker, the current Managing Director of Lister Cars, to discuss his need for speed, his love of cars and the brand’s latest offering, the Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition.
THE FOXLEY DOCKET (TFD): When did your own interest in motoring begin? What was it about the motoring industry that appealed to you?
LAWRENCE WHITTAKER (LW): My interest in motoring began at a very young age. My father was originally in the traffic police then started his own tuning and servicing business, so I have always been around cars. I bought my first car at 15.