Whittle books are pleased to announce a second Lotus title.
Following on from the success of the Lotus 35 book, a new second volume in the A History series has been published
Lotus 19 a History will be available from the 20th of December 2016
This 152 page hardback book covers the concept, race results and the structure of this long lived very successful Lotus sports racer.
The style and content, and more importantly the quality of the Lotus 35 book has been maintained
Priced at £40 Plus post and packing.
For the UK it will be £5
International rates to follow.
The Lotus 19 was the sports car development of the 1960 Lotus F1 Grand Prix car.
By widening the spaceframe and fitting a svelte 2 seat all enveloping body, Lotus were able to offer a guaranteed winner.
Tony Robinson ran the UDT Laystall team that enjoyed much success in the UK and America.
But it was the Americans who saw the potential of the car to accept large home grown V8 engines.
Thus instead of the normal short competitive life of a race car, the Nineteen was successful over a much longer period a than any other comparable car. Entered but not raced at Le Mans in 1959, it also raced in the early years of the Can-Am series. It was also a winner ‘down under’ while on the European hill climbs it proved successful with a variety of engines.
Truly a significant Lotus, successful, and adaptable. Yet the Lotus Nineteen Monte Carlo is often overlooked, and forgotten, few enthusiasts know the full history.