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Lotus 72 Owners’ Manual is an insight into owning, racing and maintaining Lotus’s legendary Formula 1 car. Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to restore, maintain and race a Lotus 72, as well as an insight into the design and engineering of this legendary racing car.
• The Lotus 72 story: teething troubles; debut win in 1970 Dutch GP; Rindt’s posthumous World Championhip in 1970; a lean year in 1971 with no wins; another title in 1972, for Fittipldi; team-mates Ronnie Peterson and Fittipaldi take seven wins in 1973; protracted old age with active use lasting into 1975. • Anatomy of the Lotus 72: aerodynamics, chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics. • Restore for track use: restoration projects; obtaining spare parts; making replacement parts. • The owner’s view: buying a Lotus 72; values and insurance. • The driver’s view: racing in period; racing now. • The engineer’s view: maintenance and repairs; set-up for racing
Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 160pp Written by Ian Wagstaff
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Between 1969 and 1989 Peter Warr was one of the most respected figures in Formula 1, spending most of that time running Team Lotus. This is his compelling memoir, which provides candid perspectives on the people he knew, worked alongside and competed against.
This memoir is special because of its unique and frank assessments of people and events. Half the book covers the drivers Peter worked with - there are also chapters about the mechanics – in his view the real heroes of the show - as well as the designers and engineers and Colin Chapman himself.
Straight-talking and unfailingly honest, this first-hand account of 20 years of Formula 1 is essential reading for all motor racing enthusiasts
Following the major success of the Classic Team Lotus Festival held at Snetterton last year we have been inundated with fantastic images of the event. So much so we decided that we would put a photo book together of all the best bits (which was everything!).
72 pages of photos of the greatest ever gathering of Team Lotus Formula One cars, the 20th June 2010, brought together with the support of enthusiastic owners from around the World.
The Classic Team Lotus Festival Book in a single presentation slip case
The Festival Album & Team Lotus 'The Formula 1 Cars'
We think these books would make an excellent gift or momento so we thought we would put them together in a double presentation case.
Both written by William Taylor, Team Lotus - The Formula One Cars gives a double page of information on each type of Formula One car, whilst the Festival Album shows a slice of the Festival weekend.
A perfect momento for the fans that were there and the next best thing for the fans that could not make it. This DVD including interviews with Hazel Chapman, Clive Chapman and past Team Lotus employees.
Captures what was achieved on that special day.
Includes bonus chapters: Clive Chapman reveals how all 35 cars were brought together in an extraordinary race against time plus: Black Beauties Black on Track, featuring exclusive footage of a unique reunion of three JPS type 79s.
Classic Team Lotus are delighted to announce the reprint of the fantastic biography of Colin Chapman.
Colin Chapman's Lotus Grand Prix cars won 13 world titles, and his Lotus road cars reached new levels of driver appeal. Here is the definitive biography of the brillian engineer described by Sir Jackie Stewart as 'the greatest, most creative, designer of racing cars in the history of motor racing'.
Brilliantly written by Gerard ('Jabby') Crombac with the foreword written by Enzo Ferrari
The superfast life of F1's only posthumous World Champion Written by David Tremayne - Foreword by Sir Jackie Stewart
Jimmy Clark and Jackie Stewart were his close friends, and on his day he could beat them both.
Bernie Ecclestone is adamant that he was one of the top five drivers he ever saw, and that one way or another, had he lived, they would have gone into business together.
At Crystal Palace in May 1964 Graham Hill asked if the young boy on the front row with him was a skier. As it happened he was, but Hill later learned after losing the Formula Two race to him that he was one hell of a race driver.
This was Jochen Rindt, the Austrian with the distinctive flattened nose who drove race cars as if the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse were on his tail, who was widely acknowledged to be the fastest man in Grand Prix racing in the immediate post Clark era. And who, by a cruel quirk of Fate, become the sport’s only posthumous World Champion. This is his remarkable story.
This large format, all colour, soft-back book is a fascinating look at every Formula 1 car designed, built, or raced, by Team Lotus. The exclusive edition of just 1000 books was been produced by CoteriePress specially for the Lotus celebration event at Snetterton on the 20th of June 2010..
Starting with the Coventry-Climax engined Type 12 which competed in the first Grand Prix for Team Lotus at Monaco in 1957, the book outlines every Type number, through the DFV engined classics of the 60s, 70s and 80s, such as the Types 49, 72 and 79, to the final 1994 Mugen-Honda powered Type 109.
With an extensive appendix section at the back of the book which lists all the Lotus Grand Prix wins, Lotus Grand Prix drivers, and Team Lotus results for every Grand Prix they competed in, this book is a must for any Lotus or Formula 1 fan.
TEAM LOTUS - The Formula 1 Cars is a 60-page full colour publication. The large 11x11in. format contains over 125 stunning, studio style colour photographs, as well as text on all the Lotus Formula 1 cars, by the author of ‘The Lotus Book’, William Taylor.
We are pleased to add to our library the NEW Colin Chapman book - Inside the Innovator by Karl Ludvigsen.
Using his library, interviews and thematic approach, Karl Ludvigsen has produced a remarkable 400 page book densely packed with information and interpretation on Colin Chapman's career and related material.
Foreword by Emerson Fittipaldi
This books really helps to get to grips with the Chapman legend.
The Ford-Cosworth DFV dominated Formula One in the 1970s, winning more than 150 World Championship races in a 17-year career. In the mid-1970s its turbocharged DFX derivative took over as the most popular and most successfu engine in USAC/CART racing. The DFV series of engines also won in endurance racng, hillclimbing and Formula 3000, and returned to F1 for a final fling in 1987.
This book tells the story of a remarkable family of engines. It is packed with technical detail, anecdotes and interviews, supported by a wealth of archive photography from the DFV's long and successful career in motorsport, with comprehensive appendices listing every World Championship and Indycar race win.
The definitive story of one of the greatest engines in motorsport history.
A collector’s edition of this famous 1973 documentary,join Colin and the Team as they win seven Grand Prix and their sixth World Championship.
Team members including Colin Chapman were miked up so that some fascinating behind the scenes moments were captured.
This edition includes an introduction from Clive Chapman, a close look at the Lotus 72 and recent on-board and track-side footage as Emerson Fittipaldi returns to the car in 2005.
Featuring many of the most important Lotus competition cars in the marque’s history. Includes world championship cars as driven by Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti.
Truly groundbreaking original cars driven by presenter Alain de Cadenet, including the Lotus 49B, the Lotus 72 and 79. The programme also includes Colin Chapman’s very first Lotus and many other of the finest examples that are now housed in the world’s largest Lotus collection at the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.
Plus, as a DVD extra, a private tour of the world’s largest collection of Grand Prix cars.
A fascinating documentary that gives a rare insight of Colin Chapman and Team Lotus in 1968, the year when Chapman and team were struggling to cope with the loss of Jim Clark at Hockenheim and Mike Spence at Indianapolis.
Graham Hill stepped into the breach, fulfilling the role of lead driver at this most difficult time, and going on to win the Championship, the third for Team Lotus.
Filmed in an era when 'Millionaire' meant much more than today, renowned producer John Gau captured much of Colin Chapman's energy and business approach, at around the time that Lotus Cars became a publicly owned company.
This collector's edition, the second in the Classic Team Lotus series, includes additional chapters featuring reminiscences of Jim Endruweit, Bob Dance and Bob Sparshott along with a detailed look at 49B/R10 with Clive Chapman.
By William Taylor Foreword by : Jack Sears Photographs by : Peter Darley
From the award-winning publishers of the definitive photographic biography Jim Clark Life At Team Lotus, the latest volume from Coterie Press provides an evocative snapshot of the cars and drivers competing in a complete season of British motorsport. Detailing every major class and formula, saloons and single-seaters, it sees the legendary drivers such as Stewart, Hill, Gurney, Brabham, Surtees and McLaren competing hard against the formidable talent of Team Lotus and works supported drivers Jimmy Clark, Mike Spence, Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore, Pedro Rodriguez, Brian Hart, Peter Revson and Ray Parsons.
Copiously illustrated with nearly 200 hitherto unseen photographs from the Peter Darley Archive, the book not only captures the unique atmosphere of the time but also lists the race results for every class in which Jim Clark competed and records the thrills and spills as they unfolded for Colin Chapman’s record breaking Team Lotus in 1965.
With new contributions from Jack Sears, Sally Swart (Stokes), Bob Dance and David Hobbs, 1965: JIM CLARK & TEAM LOTUS-THE UK RACES is not just an invaluable record of Jimmy’s early life and times but also a uniquely colourful depiction of an important period in British motor racing history. One which like many other Coterie publications is sure to become a coveted collectors item.
The Lotus book; is exactly what it says on the cover. It has quite rightly established itself as the one book everyone should have.
William Taylor, the author, is a good friend of Classic Team Lotus. His photographic record of the marque features many of the cars in the Classic Team Lotus collection.
This fantastic, hardback book has over 300 pages and the pictures are mostly colour.
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Who was the greatest racing driver of them all?
The special skills that have been needed to master Grand Prix cars have varied so widely, over the course of more than a century that this question cannot be answered. Yet it is often asked. And the name of Jim Clark is always mentioned.
The wonderful images in this book chart the career of Jim Clark. It truly is a tribute to one of the greatest racing car drivers the world has ever seen.
Elio was a great racing driver and a wonderful person. He drove more Grand Prix for Lotus than anyone else and led the team through the trauma of losing its founder, Colin Chapman.
In his brilliant career Elio won three Grand Prix and was a title challenger in 1985 when he faced and met, better than most, the challenge of having Ayrton Senna as a team mate.
Lorie Coffey and William Taylor have created a fitting tribute that will be enjoyed by both Team Lotus and F1 fans. 208 page hardback, crammed with evocative images and an exhaustively researched text. Most importantly this book has the enthusiastic approval of and benefits from emotive contributions by the de Angelis family.
A must have book for any Lotus library.
This excellent book covers the Team Lotus Turbo years, from 1983 to 1987, featuring in particular Ayrton Senna's three years with the team from 1985 to 1987. It tells the story, in great detail of how, in the aftermath of the untimely death of Colin Chapman, the team was able to fight its way back into the winner's circle.
Johnny Tipler was given unrestricted access to the Classic Team Lotus archives and he interviewed many people involved in F1 at the time and in Team Lotus in particular. This book draws on a wide variety of first-hand sources to describe the atmosphere and politics within F1 and the team.
As a benefit of buying direct from the team, Classic Team Lotus is pleased to include with each book an Estoril 1985 victory postcard, Estoril win decal, Camel Team Lotus Honda decal and driver signature cards.
This book has 224 pages and a mixture of colour and black and white pictures
Michael Oliver did the Team Lotus marque proud with this fabulous history of the great Lotus type 49. Michael undertook a fantastic amount of research over a prolonged period to create an authoritive record, which will last forever.
The accurate facts and exceptional photographs are combined with a well-written text to make an interesting read. More please!
This book has 253 pages and the pictures are mostly black and white.
This brilliant book is an excellent read, not just for Lotus fans but for all motorsport enthusiasts. Andrew Ferguson's role as Team Lotus competitions' manager in the 1960s must have been one of the most challenging roles ever in motor racing.
His close relationship with Colin Chapman makes this very well illustrated book one of the most revealing insights into the "Spirit of the Marque".
Memories of Ronnie Peterson is a book full of recollections by, and pictures of, people who in one way or another were a part of Ronnie Peterson's successful racing career, either on the sidelines or wheel to wheel.
Tommy Peterson treats us to some early episodes in his brother's life and several of Ronnie's friends and associates from the Formula 1 circus share some more personal memories than have ever been published before. Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Sir Jackie Stewart, Max Mosley, Robin Herd, Kenny Brack, Reine Wisell, Eje Elgh, Alan Henry and Fredrik af Petersens are some of the 47 contributors. And don't miss out on the fantastic story about when Ronnie lapped two, very surprised, drivers while going backwards!
This volume also includes a comprehensive list of Ronnie's racing results along with numerous unique pictures and a brief biography.
Amongst the Team Lotus mechanics, Ronnie is the favourite of many. Evidently he was bloody quick and a really nice and straightforward gentleman.