Lotus The early years.


Author: Peter Ross
Date of Publication: 2004

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The book corrects many of the historical myths that have appeared in earlier Lotus books, and adds many previously unknown facts.

It includes, for the first time, period photographs and sketches taken from the personal albums and drawing boards of those who were there. In addition, contemporary illustrations clarify some of the more unusual and innovative techniques used to overcome the engineering problems that they faced.

An extensive appendix offers complete race results and specifications (1951-54).Lotus The Early Years tells the story of what might be called the amateur years of Lotus, before Colin Chapman and Mike Costin gave up their day jobs and worked for Lotus full time. Colin relied on enthusiasts for motor sport who were attracted to him partly because of his charm, but mainly because he was so obviously going places and made things happen very fast. This is their story, told by as many of them who are still around 50 years later, based very much or records kept by the Allen brothers, and the daily diary kept by the author at the time.

Large format hardback in generally excellent condition throughout. Slight sunning to spine.

Additional information

Weight 1.65 kg
Dimensions 28 × 28 × 3 cm