First Anniversary of the Chapman Report Online

We are glad to announce that today is the 1 year anniversary of the Chapman Report Online and we are celebrating it with our 100th blog post. CRO was started on Feb 8th 2009 with a simple charter:

Through this blog we plan to share with you what we’re up to: club events, track days, autocrosses, drives, etc… We also hope to introduce to some of our members doing the things they love the most. Additionally we will keep you up-to-date with all the latest Lotus news, stories, videos and articles.

The last year has been an eventful year for Lotus with the universal acclaim for the Evora, the design of the Omnivore engine, the appointment of Dany Bahar and the return of Lotus to Formula 1. We have also had the retirements of Mike Kimberley and Roger Becker to whom we wish all the best for their future endeavors.

The GGLC has had another successful year with several autocrosses, track days, meetups, meetings, the WCLM, etc… We’ve also had our members win several trophies at the SCCA nationals and the 24 Hours of Lemons.

Chapman Report Online has been around to chronicle this eventful year and share this information with the GGLC members, the Lotus community and the world at large. Our thanks go to the GGLC executives for supporting the the creation of GGLC blog and to all our members and friends that have given us content to post.

Chapman Remort Monthly Traffic

As the graph above shows, we have steadily grown in traffic (the final drop-off is because February hasn’t ended yet) both to the website and via RSS. All in all its been a fantastic year and we hope to have many more years like it. In closing, we’d like to leave you with the 5 most popular blog posts over the last year – enjoy!

1) Fantastic Lotus Exige Wallpapers
2) Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion
3) Lotus Omnivore Research Engine Unveiled
4) The most beautiful cars of all time
5) The history of a race car (Lotus 49 R5/R10)