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If You're Not Winning… You're Not Trying

Classic Team Lotus aims to celebrate and perpetuate the Spirit of the Marque, and the ultimate realisation of these goals is running Lotus cars at prestige historic motor sport events such as Goodwood and the Monaco Historics.

However Clive Chapman reckons he has come up with an alternative that is nearly as effective, much less expensive and a whole lot more practical. Re-releasing the film ‘If you're not winning...... you're not trying,’ a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary of the John Player Team Lotus 1973 season. Watching a copy of the film after several years hidden in a cupboard, Clive got excited about how well it captured the spirit of the team and his fathers character; "I got so excited that I traced the copyright holder and negotiated a deal."

The film has never been available on DVD before and the new format leant itself to enhancing the story by including special features. An appraisal of the technical aspects of the Type 72 provides an insight into what made it one of the greatest ever F1 designs, winning Grand Prix in four out of the six seasons in which it raced. Clive Chapman introduces the film and reminisces about the golden era of Team Lotus. The icing on the cake was applied with Emerson Fittipaldi being reunited with 72/5 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where the team took the opportunity of installing an onboard camera to capture close-up cockpit images of the great man at work, something that was not practical back in 1973.

 Clearly Emerson loves the car: "It’s like meeting up with an old girlfriend" he quipped. This collector’s edition of this famous 1973 documentary is now available, so join Colin and the Team as they win seven Grand Prix and their sixth World Constructors Championship. With several team members including Colin Chapman wearing microphones, some fascinating 'behind the scenes' moments were captured. Please specify in our 'comments box' if you require your DVD to be the NTSC or PAL version that is applicable to the country you have ordered from.
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  • Size60min (appx)
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