- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Coterie Press Ltd. (October 29, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1902351142
- ISBN-13: 978-1902351148
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is only a foreshadowing here of the ground-breaking Lotus Eleven, but the dynamic team that created it is at center stage. Chapman was the chief innovator, and we get close-up views--perhaps the first ever published--of his stunning Formula II design of 1952, the car that would have been the Lotus Mk 7 had it been finished. Also with the original design of the Mk 8 we see inner details of what may have been, when all is said and done, the most extraordinary racing `special' ever made. Chapman's inspiration, which attracted such talented people to help him, is undeniable.
But it was the others around Chapman who did most of the work. In these pages we enter a classic can-do story of people teaming up with little money, in hours stolen from their jobs and personal lives, for a sleep-deprived struggle to beat the rest of the world with a better idea. Their relentless pace carries us along as they design, build and test for race day, and some chapters in this book cannot be put down.
Ross, an engineer, Nigel Allen, a dentist, and others here all write in plain English, and the very logical narrative is refreshingly clear and easy to follow. There are many fine photos here too, some from private collections, and most will be new to the reader.
je vous l'avoue ,c'est mon papa ( décédé ce 22/12/2012) qui l'a écrit et je l'ai lu avec grand plaisir..