“LOTUS THE EARLY YEARS tells the story of the creation of Lotus by the group of people who worked alongside Colin Chapman, Michael Allen, Nigel Allen and Hazel Williams, at the very beginning of an epic saga.
This 208-page, 11×11 inch hardback book, covers the years 1951–1954 and contains over 250 period photographs, as well as several specially commissioned illustrations that explain some of the technicalities of the early Lotus designs. Author Peter Ross gives us a detailed account of his personal experiences and involvement in the building of the early Lotus cars, and through the diary that he kept during this period, he has been able to reflect on some of the more intimate moments of this great adventure.
In collaboration with Michael & Nigel Allen as well as the late Adam Currie, this book chronicles the humble beginnings of a company that would grow to become world beaters in almost all forms of motorsport. It is a must for anyone with an interest in Lotus and the desire to know the true stories of how it all started.