Through 50 years of Lotus Cars The Lotus Book: Collectables is the most compehensive history of Lotus memorabilia ever put together.
So many ground-breaking victories on the world's Grand Prix and Indy circuits, so many genuinely historic drives from some of the greatest names in Formula One, and of course a truly enviable run of successful road cars which continues unabated well into the company's sixth decade - it is
perhaps hardly surprising that the business founded by Colin Chapman in a lock-up back in the late 1940s should have developed into one of the marques most revered by motoring enthusiasts around the world. Nor, as this second book by Lotus authority and enthusiast William Taylor makes abundantly clear, is that burning passion for the marque restricted to the cars themselves.
Over the years many enthusiasts in many countries have formed vast collections of Lotus ephemera, of Lotus-related racing souvenirs, of scale models - some good and it has to be said others not so good. Much of it is extremely rare and valuable, some of it less so, but all of it goes towards telling the same extraordinary story in this stunning 256 page 30x30cm hard back book. The 1500 superb colour images are laid out by type number in the same style as The Lotus Book