S I N G L E S E A T E R
72 - Formula One Icon, by Michael Oliver. This book tells the
definitive story of the Lotus 72 one of the most striking and successful
racing cars in the history of Formula 1. From the drawing board to the
present day, the book draws extensively from the people who were closely
involved, including drivers, mechanics, team managers, as well as rival
drivers and designers. The book also has an appendix covering complete
chassis histories and race records for each of the nine cars built.
Limited Edition, slipcase, only 250, $ 139,95 - £ 75,95
Publishers Edition, in box,
only 50 copies, $ 459,95 - £ 250,-
Lotus Racing Cars.
1968 - 2000. Tipler’s second volume. Graham Hill,
winning the world 1968 Champion ship, Andretti’s last world title
in 1978. The cars of the 1980s and 1990s archived good results.
200 b&w illustrations.
Lotus Racing Cars 1948-1968.
The rise and fall of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman. The lightweight, innovative
machines conceived and built by Colin Chapman and his successors have
had a lasting impact on racing car design and on the history of the sport.
In this, the first volume of John Tipler's two-volume history, he tells
the exciting story of these pioneering cars from the early 1950s to the
late 1960s and gives a fascinating insight into the rise and fall of Lotus
racing and into the controversial, brilliant career of Chapman himself.
the controversial, brilliant career of Chapman himself. Hardback, 24 x
17 cm, 160 pages 200 black & white illustrations
Lotus 25 & 33.
John Tipler. The Lotus 25 and 33 were innovative and highly successful
Formula 1 racing cars. Between 1962 and 1965 these cars were the class
of the field. Jim Clark won the driver’s title with the Type 25
in 1963 and in the Type 33, which evolved from the 25, he won again in
1965. The 25’s slender shape, light weight, monocoque construction
and advanced specification made it a landmark car in the context of racing
car design. The cars have gained classic status in the history of Formula
1. John Tipler’s in-depth study of this remarkable car investigates
its origins, specification and design and its extraordinary racing record.
It also features full technical specification and design history, along
with race reports and portraits of the individuals involved. Hardback,
26 x 19 cm, 208 pages. 160 black & white and 27 colour illustrations.
Lotus 49. The Story
of a Legend. Michael Oliver. 256 pgs, 300 colour and mono photographs.
The definitive history of one of the most evocative and successful
F1 cars, and the first to use the Ford-Cosworth DFV engine. From inception
and development to the fate of surviving cars. Includes a racing record
and individual chassis histories. The Lotus 49 is associated with
some of the world’s greatest racing drivers - Jim Clark, Graham
Hill, Jochen Rindt and Emerson Fittipaldi, to name a few. A must for anyone
who followed Formula 1 in the 60s and early 70s.
Leather Edition, limited to 50 signed copies by Michael Oliver and Lotus
F1 chief mechanic Bob Dance, collectors item!
Team Lotus, The Indianapolis
Years. Doug Nye and Andrew Ferguson. Foreword by Mario Andretti.
The most exciting period in Lotus history has to be the mid 60s... building
new factories, spitting out new model road cars almost yearly, obliterating
the F 1 competition and the invasion and conquering of Indy. It is also
an insider’s view behind the scenes in the board rooms, garages,
and the design room. If you are a true Lotus head, or just a student of
60s racing, this is a can’t-put-it-down title. Many fans of motor
racing and of the Indy “500“ in particular are always on the
lookout for more inside stories and details about the men who race and
the teams behind them. This book gives the inside story of Lotus’
involvement at Indianapolis in great heaping handfuls. Unlike many motor
racing books which focus primarily on facts and statistics, Andrew Ferguson,
competition manager of Team Lotus from 1961 to 1969, adds a great deal
of his personal perspective into the book. There is even an account about
the author and Colin Chapman competing for the attention of the same woman!
Even though the book focuses on Lotus, it is a valuable reference for
anyone who wants to learn more about the big bucks and politics involved
with racing at “The Speedway“ in the 1960‘s. Packed
with great b/w as well as colour photographs. The most exciting book in
Lotus 107 Close Up
& History. Import from Japan for the model builder and F1
Lotus on the
Hills. A Pictorial Review & Enthusiast’s Guide. From
Paul Robinshaw & Jeremy Bouckley. An in-depth collection of photographs
of Lotus cars of all models, in action on the hills and sprints. Over
270 almost all previously unpublished period photographs supplemented
by technical details of most of the featured cars. 132 pgs, soft cover.
Lotus Formula Juniors
1960 - 1963. An enthusiast’s guide & pictorial review
from Paul Robinshaw & Jeremy Bouckley, both great Lotus friends and
single seater drivers. This book deals with FJ racing cars, the most successful
of the Formula. The information given is a broad brush approach for the
owners and enthusiasts of the MK 18, 20, 22 and 27 FJ to read and enjoy.
Lots of old detail photos supplemented by 90s restoration shots. Also
a complete chapter on Cosworth FJ engines reproductions of original ads
and Lotus documentation. 126 pgs., 135 ill. soft cover
GP Guide, Lotus. Bob Constanduros, GP results 1958 - 1982, 24
pgs., 40 ill., mostly about the JPS cars.
Grand Prix Guide, Lotus. Renault Years. By Ken Wells. Covers
the years 1983 - 1986, 62 pgs. 70 photos. A great mini-history of Lotus
including the new cars, sponsors and engine. Detailed facts and super
photos deliver a complete team history, technical data, racing records
Chapman and more. Published 1987, sold out worldwide. Here in stock!
Lotus 25, Climax FWMV,
the monocoque revolution. Ian Bamsey, 50 b/w photos, 30 colour.
Sold out world wide, available here
Theme Lotus, 1956
- 1978. The story of the single seaters. Doug Nye
looks back over 21 years of racing, starting with the MK 12 and ending
with the fabulously successful Lotus 79. Not only GP cars, but also Indianapolis
and Tasman machines are expertly and thoroughly covered, a separate chapter
being devoted to each type. All Lotus F 1 owners (where are they now?)
are listed in this now hard to find book. Early edition, published 1978.
Sold out world-wide, second hand copies in stock
Theme Lotus, 1956 -
1986. From Chapman to Ducarouge. Second edition. Doug Nye has
established himself as the principle author for the Lotus marque. Theme
Lotus charts the motorsport history of Team Lotus. Doug's insight into
the technical aspects of Colin Chapman's famous designs is fascinating.
He mixes this with a balanced record of the actual races. This is the
book most often referred to by Classic Team Lotus (although the later
chassis records are not 100% correct). This is the most recent edition
of the above title. Has more pgs. and ill. but no owners list. Sold out
Lotus Autosport File.
Covers the Camel years up to 1988. 110 pgs.
A very Special Year.
Story of a world championship. Pub. 1972, soft cover, 170
b/w photos about the famous JPS Lotus 72. Contents includes profiles of
Chapman, Fittipaldi, articles on the team and the car and reports on each
race. 112 pages, 2nd hand only:
Formula Junior, Datasheets, Original Pictures. Reprint with some
articles from older magazines lots of contemporary photos about the MK
20, 22 Formula Junior cars and the 31 F3. Including the FJ affair at Monza.
Lotus 59, F2, F3, FB.
Provisional Specification and Maintenance Notes. Reprint with
additions, lots of contemporary photos and driving test. English language.
Lotus 61 FF. Provisional
Specification and Maintenance Notes, 1969. Reprint with some material
from my private collection.Very useful for the owner of a proper Lotus
61 FF car. Limited edition.
Lotus 69 F2, F3, FF.
Lotus Racing 1971. Clean Reprint, many contemporary
photos and data sheets from my large collection. English language. Limited