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Black badge origin - rediscovered information

PostPost by: M100 » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:15 am

I know this has been done before a few times with conflicting views on
the origins of the black badge but I came across something I felt is a
bit significant the other day.

In Autosport there is a road test of Graham Arnold's S3

"Grahams's car is a Special Equipment coupe finished in non-standard
black - even the normally yellow and green Lotus bonnet badge has a
black background"

The date of the magazine?

April 5th 1968 - two days before Jim Clark was killed at Hockenheim

Martin

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:34 pm

Which would probably mean that the photos and article were done up at
least a month in advance of the issue date.

--- In ***@***.***, Martin Evans <[email protected]> wrote:
I know this has been done before a few times with conflicting views
on

the origins of the black badge but I came across something I felt
is a

bit significant the other day.

In Autosport there is a road test of Graham Arnold's S3

"Grahams's car is a Special Equipment coupe finished in non-standard
black - even the normally yellow and green Lotus bonnet badge has a
black background"

The date of the magazine?

April 5th 1968 - two days before Jim Clark was killed at Hockenheim

Martin

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PostPost by: "denicholls2" » Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:09 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "Michael Geiger" <[email protected]>
wrote:

Which would probably mean that the photos and article were done up
at

least a month in advance of the issue date.

Gasp! So Clark's death was premeditated murder?

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