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 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.
In collaboration with Michael & Nigel Allen as well as the late Adam Currie, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in Lotus and the desire to know the true stories of how it all started.
This 208 page 11×11 inch book with hardback cover is available in three versions, as either a Standard, Limited or Publishers Edition. The signed and numbered Publishers Editions of the historical book are presented in a deluxe clamshell box and restricted to just 75 copies. Each of these is bound in Leather, gilt edged and personally signed by three of the founder members of Lotus Cars Hazel Chapman, Nigel Allen and Michael Allen, as well as by the author and publisher.