"Active aerodynamics, the automatic gearbox and side-mounted radiators are all features of the 21st Century racing machine and features that you would expect to have been first found in Formula One. In fact they emerged from just one racing team "
The legend of Colin Chapman today is saturated in myth, claim and counter claim. The portrait of a suave cad who founded Lotus with a £25 loan and grew the marque to greatness through a combination of genius, hard work and charisma has been somewhat dented in recent times. But his mark on British motor racing remains indelible. And he reminds us of Alan Whicker with a spanner.
Through Lotus he gave life to numerous design innovations that changed the face of motor racing, piling up wins on the racing circuits, demonstrating that his fertile mind and futuristic ideas had a defined purpose.
"The auction year is arriving at an interesting time, when car collectors are thinking to next year - moving on some classics they enjoyed over the last few years to a new home.
This is clear from the eclectic mix "
"Every death in motor racing is a tragedy. But there can few figures lost to the sport who leave such a lasting legacy as Jim Clark. Crashing fatally at Hockenheim in April 1968, the Scottish farmer's son was only 32 when he "
"Ok, we know. There is a twisted, byzantine history to the whole Lotus story – and when you talk about Lotus Racing and Team Lotus etc, there's even more layers of weirdness to negotiate. The quirky, idiosyncratic company history of Lotus "
"‘Why don't we have both?’ says the young girl, shrugging a pair of pixelated shoulders, then the whole town celebrates.
As GIFs go, this looping snatch of taco ad has long since peaked, troughed and boomeranged back to retro classic "
"Ploughing through a stack of boxes to escape the bad guys, endless drifting through a car park, angering a fist-shaking market stall owner in pursuit of an escaping criminal; that’s the stunt driving dream.
For a lot of people "
"Well, that’s the second edition of the House of Vans Assembly Chopper Show done and dusted for another year and what a show it was!
Bike enthusiasts from across the world – as far as America! – united at the House "