Colin Chapman legendary racing car designer, founder of Lotus, one of the true greats of motorsport has been the subject of several biographies but this new one is really special. Endorsed by his family and with a foreword by his son Clive, this all-colour hardback tells Chapman’s story in comic-strip form. Beautifully drawn and historically accurate, this brilliant book will enlighten and charm motorsport enthusiasts in equal measure. Contents: A new angle on the life of one of motor racing’s greatest innovators and characters. Focus is on Chapman’s involvement in Formula 1, from the Lotus race debut at Monaco in 1958 to his death in 1982. Many great names feature as Lotus drivers: Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell and many more. The innovative Lotus Formula 1 cars including type numbers 25, 33, 49, 72, 78 and 79 all accurately rendered, with plenty of lurid powerslides and huge crashes! Intriguing background scenes: Chapman at home, relationships with drivers, design of the cars, technical breakthroughs, dealings with the press, and more. Bright, colourful, eye-catching and a delight to read. Captures a period at the heart of Formula 1 nostalgia in a unique new way.
A great read, and are getting very difficult to find.
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