• Robert Kahmer relives memories of racing his 1955 Lotus Mark X after 55 years. The car was recently restored at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala.  

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  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum lead auto restoration tech John Viviani, in the red shirt, helps Robert Kahmer climb back into his 1955 Lotus Mark X after 55 years.
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  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum lead auto restoration tech John Viviani, in the red shirt, helps Robert Kahmer climb back into his 1955 Lotus Mark X after 55 years.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Chris Tutor / AOL
  • Robert Kahmer relives memories of racing his 1955 Lotus Mark X after 55 years. The car was recently restored at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala.  
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Chris Tutor / AOL
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum lead auto restoration technician John Viviani, left, talks to Robert Kahmer. With input from Kahmer, Viviani restored the 1955 Lotus Mark X Kahmer once owned and raced.
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  • Former racer Robert Kahmer, left, and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum's lead auto restoration technician John Viviani, center, talk to attendees of the museum's second annual Love of Lotus event. 2/08/14
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  • 1955 Lotus Mark X after restoration at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala. 
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Chris Tutor / AOL
  • 1955 Lotus Mark X after restoration at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Chris Tutor / AOL
  • 1955 Lotus Mark X
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2014 Chris Tutor / AOL
  • 1955 Lotus Mark X
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  • 1955 Lotus Mark X after restoration at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala. Most Mark X dashboards were bare metal with chrome trim rings, but this one was originally painted all black to reduce glare.
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  • The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Ala. has two of the six Lotus Mark Xs ever built. This is the only Connaught-powered car and was built for the Targa Florio. It's currently undergoing restoration at the museum.
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  • Though Robert Kahmer did much of his racing at the now defunct Marlboro Motor Raceway in Maryland, he donated his collection of trophies to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to accompany the 1955 Lotus Mark X he once owned and raced at Marlboro.
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