Colin Chapman The Comic-strip Biography

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Author: Denis Bernard, ISBN 9780857334718

Colin Chapman — legendary racing car designer, founder of Lotus, one of the true greats of motorsport — has been the subject of several biographies but this new one is really special. Endorsed by his family and with a foreword by his son Clive, this all-colour hardback tells Chapman's story in comic-strip form. Beautifully drawn and historically accurate, this brilliant book will enlighten and charm motorsport enthusiasts in equal measure.

Key content

  • A new angle on the life of one of motor racing's greatest innovators and characters.
  • Focus is on Chapman's involvement in Formula 1, from Lotus's race debut at Monaco in 1958 to his death in 1982.
  • Many great names feature as Lotus drivers: Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell and many more.
  • The innovative Lotus Formula 1 cars — including type numbers 25, 33, 49, 72, 78 and 79 — all accurately rendered, with plenty of lurid powerslides and huge crashes!
  • Intriguing background scenes: Chapman at home, relationships with drivers, design of the cars, technical breakthroughs, dealings with the press, and more.
  • Bright, colourful, eye-catching — and a delight to read.
  • Captures a period at the heart of Formula 1 nostalgia in a unique new way.

About the Author

The comic strips have been drawn by three of Glenat's illustrators (Nedzad Kamenica, Christian Papazoglakis and Robert Paquet) to a storyline conceived by Denis Bernard.
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ISBN:
9780857334718
Publisher's Code:
H5471
Bound:
Soft Cover
Illustrations:
Colour
Publication Date:
2013
Pages:
144
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