|Lotus – The Story Of The Marque|
|Ian H. Smith, with additions by Michael Henderson|
Published 1961 by Motor Racing Publications, Ltd. London
This book contains the same text & photos as the previous (‘The First Ten Years’) up to chapter 16 covering the Elite, which is expanded with the many race event details.
New chapters detail the type 15, 16 F1, 17, 18 F1 & FJ and the type 19.
Missing is the chapter ‘From Personal Experience’ – details of Ian Smith’s hands on experiences with the Mk VI, Mk VII, Mk IX and Eleven, including the John O’Groats to Lands End adventure on British roadways in an Eleven.
Of special interest to Eleven owners and historians is the account of the Elevens entered with the type 15s in the 1959 LeMans, the only finishing Lotus was an Eleven!
-- Pat Dennis
Rescue & Restoration