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Colin Chapman Wayward Genius Hardcover – February, 2003

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About the Author

Mike Lawrence is a well-known motoring writer with a special interest in motor racing history, in particular in the cars and drivers of a generation ago. Colin Chapman was one of his boyhood heroes, and he has closely followed the story of Lotus cars and their mercurial creator ever since. As well as contributing to all the leading motoring magazines, Mike Lawrence has written, or been co-author of, three dozen books. He is also a published poet, a playwright and a broadcaster. In 1966, Mike was awarded a PhD for research into Shakespeare's stage techniques and he has taught courses on Shakespeare for the Universities of Sussex and Gothenburg.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing; First Edition edition (February 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859832784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859832783
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,285,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Spudgun on March 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Mike Lawrence has produced another intrguing racing biography of Colin Chapman.
Reading this book, I get the feeling that Mr. Lawrence has a great deal of respect for Colin, but reveals that there was a much darker side to Colin's personality, and hence has produced a very balanced view of Colin's achievements. Undoubtedly, the most controversial statement is the conclusion that had he lived, Colin would have gone to prison for his involvement in the DeLorean saga.
Now a hard book to find, but well worth the trouble.
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By Bill Wolfe on February 17, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent behind the scenes information about the true genius designer Colin Chapman. Fascinating
Anyone interested in the history of motoring racing will appreciate this book.
Greg Wolfe
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