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Team Lotus: The Indianapolis Years
Team Lotus: The Indianapolis Years
by Mario Andretti
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly detailed history of Indy Lotus cars., 16 Nov 2011
I purchased the 1996 printing.

This book is an excellent resource for the Indy Lotus cars beginning with the development of the Type 29 in 1962 through the turbine powered Type 56s. It covers the Types 29, 34, 38, mentions (with photo) the 16 cylinder BRM type that never made it to Indy and the Type 56 that was partnered with Andy Granetelli. It also includes a short chapter on Lotus' return to Indy in the 1980s. The book is written by the team promoter from the 1960's who has not only discussed each type in great detail but also tells the disposition of each chassis. He also adds personal notes regarding the events during the sixties that happened to Team Lotus, Colin Chapmen and the various Lotus drivers including the events surrounding Jim Clark's death in 1968. It was interesting to read about the reserved Chapman interacting with the bousterous Granetelli. The book is full of detailed photographs of each type of car including rare race day photos of the Type 34. I was not disappointed and more than satisfied with the book.

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