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Colin Chapman, the Man and His Cars: The Authorized Biography (Hardcover)

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From penniless beginnings as an engineering student in North London, Colin Chapman went on to build the world-famous Lotus car company and establish himself, in Jackie Stewart's words, as the "most creative designer of racing cars in the history of motor racing." Written with the full cooperation of Chapman's widow and Lotus Company, and reissued to meet continuing public interest, this is the definitive biography of the brilliant engineer. All of Chapman's creations are examined, including the original Lotus Elites, Elans and Europas of the early 1960s; the Eclat and the mid-engine Esprit; and the Lotus Grand Prix cars that became world-famous, winning seven constructors' and six drivers' World Championships.

About the Author


Gérard ‘Jabby' Crombac was a close friend of Colin Chapman throughout his life, having bought one of the earliest Lotus Mark VI sports cars in 1953. In 1954 he founded the Paris-based magazine Sport Auto and eventually sold it in the late 1970s, having been its editor throughout. He remained an active Formula 1 journalist until 2003 and died in 2005.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781859608449
ISBN-10: 1859608442
Publisher: Haynes Publishing
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2002
Pages: 384
Language: English