Lotus

The Competition Cars-All the Racing Type Numbers from 1947 to the Modern Era

Lotus The Competition Cars-All the Racing Type Numbers from 1947 to the Modern Era
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Format: Hardcover, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781844250066
Specs
Illustrations: B&W Ill: 200 - Color Ill: 50
Size: 9.5 x 11.5
Weight: 0.19 lb.
Published: May. 15, 2006
Price: $59.95
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This is a comprehensive survey of Lotus's racing history, covering the extraordinary range of sports-racing and single-seater cars designed by Colin Chapman and his disciples.

Grand Prix machinery predominates, with landmark machines such as the 25 (the first monocoque), 49 (the start of the Cosworth-DFV period), 72 (wedge-shaped with side radiators) and 79 (the all-conquering ground-effect design). Into the narrative are woven the memories of Lotus Formula 1 drivers, and an insiders view of the innovations for which Chapman was personally responsible and those credited to him but derived from others.

A motor racing enthusiast from his school days, the late Anthony Pritchard is recognized as the leading authority on Ferrari's racing activities. He not only attended many of the races that took place during the period covered by this book, but personally knew many of the drivers and Technical Directors responsible for Ferrari's many racing successes.

Victory Lane, December 2006

“This full chronicle of all the sports racing and formula cars is well done and technically well researched and presented.”

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