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Via Retro Article "The Long Read: Lotus and the "25" Part 1

PostPost by: Frogelan » Tue May 12, 2020 12:35 pm

If you are passionate about old cars and interested in a quirky website blog covering all sorts of cars, this Danish website blog https://viaretro.com/ (in English) may indeed amuse you!

I wrote a first article for Via Retro in September on the Spa Six Hours 2019. For the record, this is a 100% amateur effort. I'm not aspiring to become the next Buckland, Crombac, Ludvigsen, Robinshaw or Tipler!

This second article is a "Long Read" based on my chance encounter with John Bowers, Andy Middlehurst and Bob Dance.

https://viaretro.com/2020/05/the-long-r ... 25-part-1/

I would like to thank many forum members including Michel Schauwers, Brian Buckland, Rob Mazzini, Bob Herzog for their photos and ideas. It is a nerdy ramble in 5 parts:

Part 1: Motor Racing in 1961
Part 2: Chassis Design – Thinking Out of the Box
Part 3: Lotus in 1962 – Chassis Revolutions, Five New Cars and a New Engine
Part 4: The Lotus 25 – The First Modern GP Car
Part 5: The Legend of Lotus 25 R 4

I hope you enjoy it!
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:07 pm

Thanks for the link, I'll enjoy reading the article.
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PostPost by: SENC » Tue May 12, 2020 10:46 pm

Yes, thanks! Enjoyed part 1, and got a huge kick watching the 62 GP footage you selected!
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Tue May 19, 2020 3:31 pm

Just a quick note to say that Part 2 of my article has now been posted on Via Retro.

https://viaretro.com/2020/05/the-long-r ... 25-part-2/

I hope you enjoy reading it.

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Tue May 26, 2020 4:54 pm

Hello folks

Just to let you know that Part 3 of the article is now up...if you are interested!

Lotus in 1962 – Chassis Revolutions, Five New Cars and a New Engine

https://viaretro.com/2020/05/the-long-r ... 25-part-3/

Bonne lecture!
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:05 am

More anorak information on the Lotus 25 in Part 4 / 5!

https://viaretro.com/2020/06/the-long-r ... 25-part-4/

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