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Colin Chapman and Lotus


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Great video about Colin Chapman
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Team Lotus prepares for the 1978 British F1 Grand Prix


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Colin Chapman prepares the Lotus 79 for the 1978 British GP in Brands hatch
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(Part3.),,Colin Chapman,,(Father of the ground effect)


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Chapman, working with Tony Rudd and Peter Wright, pioneered the first Formula One use of "ground effect", where a partial vacuum was created under the car by use of venturis, generating suction (downforce) which held it securely to the road whilst cornering. Modern Formula One cars generate enough downforce (now generated by wings instead of ground effects) that they could theoretically be driven on a ceiling once they reach about 100 mph. Initially this technique utilized sliding "skirts" which
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F1 British GP 1981 Interview Angry Colin Chapman


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Der Lotus-Chef äußert sich zur Disqualifikation seines Fahrers Elio de Angelis und findet deutliche und kritische Worte
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The Secret Life of Colin Chapman Part 3


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Third part. Documentary from Channel 4 Television.
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The Secret Life of Colin Chapman Part 5


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Fifth and final part
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(Part.2),,Colin Chapman,,(For ever and a day)


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,,Colin Chapman,,and,,Team Lotus,,
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The Secret Life of Colin Chapman Part 1


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An old documentary about former Lotus founder Colin Chapman. Documentary from Channel 4 Television.

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Lotus Enthusiasts Club

August 12, 2014

Lotus Enthusiasts Club is a part of the Lotus Owners Club and obsessively covers everything to do with Lotus including Lotus News, Lotus Reviews, Lotus Videos, Lotus Forum and our Lotus Members Area.   All our members have access to site features such as …..  Video and Instant Chat  Internal Emailing  Members Blogs  Members Wall  Members […]


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Lotus History

Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars, famous for its Esprit, Elan, Europa and Elise sports cars and for the highly successful Team Lotus in Formula 1. Lotus Cars is based at the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk. The company designs and builds race […]


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Colin Chapman

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman CBE (19 May 1928 – 16 December 1982) was an influential English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. He studied structural engineering at University College London, joined the University of London Air Squadron and learned to fly. Chapman left UCL without a degree in 1948, resitting his final Mathematics paper in 1949 and obtaining his […]


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