I'm building three ' Locost ' sports cars, a Lotus Seven derived design by Ron Champion. (get his book here!) I wanted my project to pass engineering first time, and to be the best, safest car I could build. So I started by building a library of good books. This is a real goodie! While he discusses many types of chassis designs, including American 'muscle-cars', F1s & dragsters, the authors treatment is universal and applicable to high- performance lightweights too. He addresses the principles influencing chassis development first in a historical context, through advances in materials and building methods describing how more power pushed the designers to the level of sophistication we see in contemporary racing and sports machines. He also shows examples of bad engineering practises that can be avoided by proper planning. If, like me, you want to modify a perfectly good design to make it uniquely 'yours', then Forbes Airds' book will provide stimulating and creative reading. I highly recommend it. One of my most referred to books.