Type 23 and 23B: sports racing car; 131 made. ... Type 26: Elan 1500 and 1600, production sports car; 848 Series 1 made. Type 27: Formula Junior; thirty-five made. Jim Clark and Team Lotus are 1963 F1 World Champions.

Author: Johnny Tipler

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 0719840066

Category: Transportation


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From the Mark 1 in 1948 to the World’s most powerful electric hypercar – the Evija – in 2021, the story of the Lotus marque encompasses ongoing technical innovation on road and track. With seventy-four F1 Grand Prix wins, six Drivers’ and seven Constructors’ F1 World Championships chalked up over seven hectic decades, Lotus consolidated its reputation in racing while at the same time creating some of the World’s most stylish and desirable sportscars and Grand Tourers, in-house as well as for global automotive clients via its Lotus Engineering consultancy. With over 380 photographs, this book includes: the origins of the business, creating Austin 7-based competition cars; the metamorphosis from sports-racing cars to F1 – and seven World titles; factory relocations, from Hornsey to Cheshunt to Hethel; the road cars: the Elite, Elan, Europa, Excel, Esprit, Elise, Exige and Evora; how sponsorship transformed traditional British Racing Green into Gold Leaf and JPS livery. There are also interviews with key Lotus personnel and drivers.

A to Z of Sports Cars 1945 1990

LOTUS and to make life easier for Ford Ten special builders . ... Colin Chapman in a Lotus MKVIII sports - racer ) . som LMX 2300 HCS convertible , 1970 LOMAX see MUMFORD LOMBARDI see OTAS 2A LORRAINE MOTOR RESEARCH ( USA ) Colin ...

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

1 1 2 litre Grand Prix Racing

He retired from racing in 1953 and became an entrant, fielding cars in the name of his business, including a Maserati 250F for Roy Salvadori and, later, Lotus sports racers for his son Keith. In 1959, he commissioned the then ex-Lotus ...

Author: Mark Whitelock

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584016X

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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This is the story of a Grand Prix formula that no British constructor wanted but which became one that they would almost totally dominate. It has remained largely overlooked due to the perception that the cars were underpowered and hence unspectacular. Such a perception ignores the significant technical developments that took place that are now taken for granted, such as monocoque chassis construction. It saw the career of Stirling Moss come to a premature end, but in his absence the rise to prominence of a new breed of British drivers in Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees. Over 200 photos and contemporary technical material outline the engineering achievements as well as the exploits of the constructors. With a foreword by Raymond Baxter.

The Greatest Racing Driver

Colin Chapman had created a small displacement sports-racer using basic parts from other Lotus cars. Clark debuted this tiny 409 kg. (900lbs) Lotus 23 Ford engined sports car at this race, held in intermittent rain.

Author: Angus Dougall

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452510962

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 540

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Who has been the world's greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing's rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing's finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book's exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport's greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing's biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider's opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.

Lotus and Caterham Seven

This book chronicles the saga of the Lotus Seven including the Series 2 and 3 during the 1960s - when it won fame in The Prisoner TV series.

Author: John Tipler

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781861267542

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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The original Lotus Seven was the product of pure engineering genius. Forty years on, it continues to encapsulate the Lotus founder's ideals for an affordable sports racer: it makes few compromises, yet is equally at home on the road as on the track and it can be built by a mechanical novice. This book chronicles the saga of the Lotus Seven including the Series 2 and 3 during the 1960s - when it won fame in The Prisoner TV series. Caterham continues to build the Super Seven and John Tipler shows how the various structural components of the car are manufactured, and interviews key figures in the Seven's evolution.

Sports Car Market magazine June 2008

Chapman prevailed, but the resulting suspension proved completely inadequate to the purpose, with the struts both flexing and binding up under racing loads. The Lotus 17 was an immediate failure, with only 23 cars produced and really no ...


Publisher: Keith Martin




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Porsche vs Lotus

Porsche sells more cars annually and has won more races than any other car company.

Author: Colin Crum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477790063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Porsche sells more cars annually and has won more races than any other car company. Lotus is known for its handcrafted cars for both the racetrack and street. Both are well-respected companies with very different histories. How do they stack up against each other? Readers will learn to compare and contrast as they settle this ultimate battle for themselves.

Lotus Elan

PETER SHAW'S RACING ELAN GTS Peter Shaw is a successful club racer, who has been involved in competitiondriving formany years.He owneda Lotus Europa that won the Historic Sports Car Clubs (HSCC) '70s Road Sports Championship in 2008 and ...

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976344

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The Lotus Elan was Lotus's definitive roadster. It replaced the elegant but expensive Lotus Elite and was the first car to employ the innovative Lotus steel backbone chassis. The original Elan was produced as a two-seat, open-top sportscar and hardtop coupe from 1962 to 1973. The range was extended by the addition of the 2+2-seater Plus 2 from 1967 to 1974. Lotus introduced an all-new front wheel drive Elan in 1989, the M100, which was produced until 1995. Lotus Elan studies the history and development of all the Elans and describes each model in detail. It gives technical details for all models, examines unusual conversions, and includes driving experiences from Elan owners. A complete and readable resource for all Lotus Elan owners and motoring enthusiasts who aspire to own one of these iconic British sports cars. Superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.Matthew Vale is a motoring author and passionate Lotus Elan enthusiast.

Motor Racing

The Lotus company was divided up into separate companies, Lotus Cars manufactured the Elite at that time, Lotus Components were making customer race cars and that incorporated Formula Junior, Formula 2, sports cars and Lotus 7s.

Author: Anthony Carter

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Stunning photographs from motor racing history, most previously unpublished, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television.

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

A variety of engines were used in the later cars , including Saab , Coventry - Climax FWA , and Lotus twin cam . La Boas won several Chicago - region championships in GSR and HSR . La Boa sports - racers were fast and attractive .

Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker


ISBN: 9781610592406

Category: Transportation


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American road racing began just after World War II and quickly blossomed into a movement. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC), clubs that became fierce rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, were the principal race promoters. Race tracks popped up everywhere, at first on city streets, then at airports and U.S. Air Force bases, and finally at purpose-built circuits like Road America and Laguna Seca.Although most of the cars that competed in American road racing were built in Europe, an underground movement sprang up of "special builders" who constructed their racers in home garages and small-town machine shops. Some were so homely and slow that only the builders could love them. Others trounced every Ferrari in sight and are now on the wish lists of wealthy collectors the world over.Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970 is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car.About the AuthorHarold Pace's writing and photography has appeared in such magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Class & Sportscar, Excellence, Sports Car International, Vintage Racecar Journal, and others. He lives in Weatherford, Texas. Mark Brinker is a vintage race car enthusiast who has raced at the Monterey Historics. He is a doctor with three published medical textbooks and 70+ published scientific papers. He hails from Houston, Texas.