It's the early 60s. You're one of those 'cool rebels' who spend all day in their garage with their car. Tuning the motor, polishing it and in more intimate moments, probably even stroking it. However, what's the worth of a beautiful girlfriend which nobody else knows about? Exactly. That's why you're taking part in illegal road races.
There's just one place where people like you meet in your home town Los Angeles: Bob's Drive-In. Just pick one of the people who drive by in their car and challenge them either for a road race (exactly what you'll expect it to be) or a drag race (just a short straight track to test the competing cars' accelleration and top speed).
14 years ago, this website got started. The goal was to find our very own style and target audience. One proven method to gain attention is deliberate provocation. And what would be better suited for this purpose than to aggressively argue against the mainstream?
Which is not to say that I was basically dishonest about my views on Lotus. For me, it is really a highly overrated game. What might have sounded quite cynical in the preceeding paragraph has got a serious background: In spite of the ironic site name, it has always been our declared goal to avoid nostalgia as far as possible, but rather evaluate games based on how much fun they offer today.