Lotus Elan


PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:08 am


You're a star mate,it was rather tongue-in-cheek when I mentioned the "burning onto the same disc",but will wait for the postman in anticipation...

Once again many thanks

John :wink:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:31 pm

I roared laughing at the actor with the plastic moustache and wig pretending to be Chapman- he was doing an engineering drawing with a chinagraph pencil with lines about 4mm thick and pretending to "measure" this drawing with a pair of inside calipers. :twisted:

Apart from the dodgy acting it was pretty interesting.

Whilst the Lotus 25 might have been the first monocoque racing car; yet another thing that Chapman did not invent (including the "Chapman" strut: see Colin Chapman's Lotus by Robin Read) was the monocoque car. The programme makers had obviously never heard of the 1923 Lancia Lambda (or even the Citroen Traction)! :lol:

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