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The Lotus Book: Collectables.
The complete collection of Lotus memorabilia. This second book by Lotus
enthusiast William Taylor makes abundantly clear that burning passion
for the marque is not restricted to the cars themselves.
Colin Chapman, Wayward
Genius. It’s easy to write an unauthorised ”stick
the boot in” story about someone you don’t like, or to produce
a sycophantic could do no wrong affair. Both are pointless and tiresome
– and have been bestowed upon Chapman in the past. Mike Lawrence
approaches from a different direction: Colin was one of his boyhood heroes,
but the author is not blinkered to his misdemeanours, personality flaws
or errors of judgement. Here is much about Chapman’s early
days. 26 chapters and by halfway through we are only up to the first taste
of world championship glory, in 1963. 255 pgs., 30 b/w illus., 16 x 24
Colin Chapman, The
man and his cars. Gérard (‘Jabby’) Crombac.
From small beginnings in North London in 1947, Colin Chapman went on to
build the world-famous, multi-million pound Lotus car company. He also
established himself, in Jackie Stewart’s words, as ‘the greatest,
most creative designer of racing cars in the history of motor racing’.
Written with the full co-operation of his widow Hazel and the Lotus company,
and reprinted to meet continuing public interest, this is the definitive
biography of the brilliant engineer described by Enzo Ferrari as ‘so
talented because of his ability to produce ideas ahead of his time’.
Re-issue of this well known book. Hardback, 384pgs, 254 illustrations
Lotus, Historic Half
Century. Booklet to celebrate the first 50 years of this unique
company. Historic Lotus Publications have compiled an invaluable record
of the marquee’s achievements and milestones. Written by Graham
Capel, this is as usual well researched and makes for a lively and rewarding
read. Published in A4 landscape format. The volume contains
over 32 colour photographs of historic models. 78 pgs,
Lotus, The Historic
Years. 1956 - 1958. The History of the Lotus Eleven. Graham Capel.
230 pgs., over 300 photographs, technical description, production specifications,
publicity over 40 years.This is not a book written for a mass market:
it is a labour of love. The most comprehensive book on the famous Lotus
Eleven. Detailed race histories of 1956, 1957, 1958. The battle
against the Coopers. Victory at Le Mans in 1956 and the Index of Performance
in 1957. Success at Sebring and a lot more. It contains the insights into
the characters of Colin Chapman and all the rest of the early Lotus Team.
Everybody who is still living who had an association with the Eleven has
been pumped for their memories. Includes many rare photos and a
excellent chapter on Coventry Climax engines. Sold out worldwide. Here
Ian Adcock. The colourful pictorial history of all the road cars. From
the 7 to the latest 300 bhp Esprit. 144 pgs.
Lotus: The Sports,
GT and Touring Cars. Chris Harvey ”A competition
survey of the sports, GT and touring cars.” Originally printed in
1980, this is one of the very few books dedicated to closed-wheel Lotus
competition cars. Now as an authorized reprint, the contents
include in-depth coverage of the Lotus Mk 6, 7, 9, 10, Eleven, 15, 17,
19, 23, 30 and 40, as well as competition versions of the Elite, Elan,
Europa and Lotus Cortina! If you didn't get a copy this book in
the 80‘s you really ought to get a copy now! 192 pages, 180
The Lotus, Graham
Robson, small booklet about the history. 32 pgs.
Colin Chapman Lotus
Engineering. Hugh Haskell, ex Lotus employee describes theories,
new designs, applications - the intriguing detailed story of Chapman and
his most notable projects. All models. Chassis, suspension, gearboxes,
frames, monocoques, composite materials, all have their own chapter.
Plus some of his more unusual and famous projects such as boats
and micro lights. A revealing look at an engineering legend. 198 pgs.,
200 b/w ill. Sold out worldwide. Here in stock!
Lotus Drivers Guide.
Published in English language by Dutch Club Lotus some years
ago. Every British dealer is listed.
Lotus: All The Cars.
Anthony Pritchard describes all Lotus from MK 1 special to the
Lamborghini-powered F1 car (MK 102) and the new Elan. 260 pgs, over 150
b/w ill., 32 colour, a very important book for the Lotus enthusiast. It
describes and pictures every Lotus road and racing car ever produced.
Sold out world wide. Available here again
Illustrated Lotus Buyers
Guide. Former Lotus director Graham Arnold. A terrific guide
for the enthusiast. The model-by-model Lotus profile covering all the
models up to the Esprit Turbo supercar. Development, history, options,
specifications, the unique five-star investment rating system, and valuable
tips for assessing used Lotus cars. Elan, Seven, Europa, Elite and Esprit
are all given special attention pointing out production changes and special
features throughout the years. Second edition, updated. 176 pgs., 200
The Story of the Marque
Lotus. The first Ten Years. Ian H. Smith. The first edition was
published in 1958 under the title LOTUS, The First Ten Years. This is
the later edition of 1961 with several additions from Michael Henderson.
176 pages about the following cars: MK 1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 15 / 16
/ 18 / 19. Le Mans 1955 & 57, Lotus Eleven, Seven S I, Climax Elite.
This first book about Lotus is now very rare and hard to find. An
original copy, if located, can be priced at some five times what the reprint
is commanding. Clean reprint, hardcover.
The Story of Lotus,
1947 - 1960. Birth of a Legend, Ian H. Smith, green cover,
192 pgs. with 180 pictures in b/w. From the MK I to the 19. Long regarded
as an essential book for the racing reference library. Lotus was fortunate
to have Ian Smith amongst its most fervent supporters. Ian's participation
in the early years led to his definitive record of the birth of the Lotus
legend. The racing record of Team Lotus is invaluable.Very hard to find
now, sold out but available from my stock. Very expensive! Good
second hand copies,
The Story of Lotus,
1961-1971. Growth of a Legend. Doug Nye, red cover with 288 large
pgs. Lots of pictures and dates up to the JPS 74. The most important bible
for all Lotus road & race cars. Covers the period when Lotus won four
World Championship Constructor titles, Indy victories and many other accolades.
Rare and again very expensive. Good second hand copies in stock.
Colin Chapmans Lotus. The early years, the Elite and
the origins of the Elan. Robin Read was hired by Chapman in 1959 as sales
manager. 335 pgs., lots of unknown b/w pictures. An insider’s completely
unauthorized account of life in the shadow of Colin Chapman. Covers eleven
years of the Lotus story, 1951 - 1962. Traces the evolution of the the
Climax Elite, the Seven S I, and the early Lotus single seaters 18 / 20
FJ / 21 F1 / 22 FJ / 23 / 24 F1 / 25 F1. Hardbound 450 pgs. 150 photos
Out of print, sold out worlwide. Here in stock!
Lotus, the Sports Racing
Cars. Design, Development, Racing Histories. Anthony Pritchard,
covers the MK 8, 9, 10, Eleven, 15, 17, 19, 23, 30, 40. 160 pgs.,
Le Grande Automobil.
French text with a short chapter about Lotus. Previously unknown
private pictures from Gerard Crombac.
Clark. Photographic memories. Published by the Jim Clark
museum in Scotland. All of the photographs in the booklet were taken by
Clarks friend Eric Bryce.
Senna & Clark.
Fabiano Vandone. Italian language, 80 pgs., about the two famous drivers.
Lots of unknown pictures.
Jim Clark. By
Eric Dymock. GB Edition. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Jim Clark’s
epic victory in the Dutch GP, this biography looks behind his brilliant
motor sport career, and offers fascinating new information about his farming
background in Scotland. Clark started 73 races and won 25. He was World
Champion in 1963 and 1965 and set Ford on its path to fame by pushing
the Cosworth DFV engine to victory on its first F1 outing. He was also
the first non-American to win Indianapolis 500. No one understands Jim
Clark better than Eric Dymock, fellow Scot, long-time reporter on the
racing scene at its highest level. Illustrated with specially commissioned
colour photographs and pictures from the Clark family’s personal
collection. This biography looks behind Clark’s image. 250
b&w ill., 256 pgs. GB Edition:
Clark. Racing Legend. By Eric Dymock. USA Edition. Stunning
production – virtual collector’s edition. Endorsements from
Dan Gurney and David Coulthard. Dymock has brought his definitive biography
up to date by including in it what some contemporary heroes have to say
about the man, and many previously unpublished photographs. This US-Edition
contains 50 new and unpublished photos. 288 pages, 250 colour.
Clark, the legend lives on. Graham Gauld with a foreword by Jackie
Steward. Written by one of his closest friends. 160 pgs, sold out
world wide, here in stock
Gesichter des Rennsports.
The best pictures of Dr. Benno Müller, famous German photographer.
From 1958 to early seventies. Lots of unknown Jim Clark photos, incl.
7. April 1968. German language, but mainly pictures!
Rindt. Allan Henry, Biography of the famous austian/german Lotus
world champion. Career record 1964 - 1970. 120 pgs., 80 ill.
Emerson Fittipaldi. Similar to above title. Gordon Kirby
about the youngest World Champion in history, 120 pgs.,
Graham Hill. Simon
Arron, 14 GP triumphs, two World Championships, Indianapolis 500 and 1972
Le Mans victory. Similar to above title. Complete race records 1956 -
1975. 120 pgs., 80 ill. most in colour.
Graham Hill, Master
of Motorsport. John Tipler about the racing career and largely
ignoring the public face. This portrait of the charismatic man gives a
keen insight into his character and rare talent as a driver. The book
features vivid recollections from many of Graham Hill’s contemporaries,
including Sir Jackie Steward. This new book recaptures the atmosphere
and ethos of top- level motor racing 40 years ago. 220 pgs., 200 ill.
many in colour.
Peterson - Formula One Super Swede. John Tipler. Behind the wheel
of a racing car he was magical. He could make cars do seemingly impossible
things, and for much of the 1970s he was considered quite the fastest
F1 driver in the game.
The Jim Clark Era.
From the The Great Challenge Series. No. 1. Contains biographies
and photos of Jim Clark and eleven outstanding racing drivers of this
era. See Baghetti, Bandini, Beaufort, Bonnier, Brabham, Clark, Ginther,
Gregory, Gurney, Phil Hill, Ireland, Mairesse. The Great Challenge recounts
the great races and their heroes, and their victories and defeats from
an unforgettable period. Expressive portraits are interspersed with thrilling
racing scenes and photos documenting the spirit of the age. Foreword comes
from Dan Gurney. Other drivers and important personalities record
their attachement to their memories of the Jim Clark era: Jack Brabham,
John Cooper, Gerard Crombac, Bernie Ecclestone, Phil Hill and Rob Walker.
Photography and graphic design by Rainer Schlegelmilch, photodesigner
who has attended almost every F1 since 1962.
The printing and finishing
quality of the Great Challenge Series is exceptional, and the books are
already regarded in the appropriate circles as a valuable collector's
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