In 1981 Club Team Lotus and Lotus Cars Limited began publishing ‘Lotus World’. The first issue (Vol.1 Issue1) published in April of that year was an oversize, 16×12-inch, 8-page newspaper on high quality paper that featured the new Elite and Eclat Riviera models. The newspaper was sent out on a monthly basis to Club members who had paid the £15 membership fee. Lotus World continued in this large format into mid-1983 when, Vol.2, Issue 2 in May of that year changed to a more standard, 8×12-inch (A4) format, stapled magazine/newsletter with 16 pages. A few years later, and to help keep their copies safe and clean, for just £6.40 each, club members could buy green binders with a gold foil Team Lotus badge and the Lotus World/Club Team Lotus title on the front.
The magazine continued in the same style and format until March of 1990 when the name on the cover was changed to Team Lotus World. This was Vol.8, Issue 12 and featured the Camel Team Lotus Type 102 with drivers Derek Warwick and Martin Donnelly on the cover. Sadly the club was closed down and this would be the last issue that completed seven binders worth of Team Lotus history.