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Tag Archives: Colin Chapman

THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

YOU’RE A KID in Cleveland reading this: “Imagine an MG-powered machine which weighs exactly one-half that of a stock TD and you have a thumbnail sketch of the Lotus.” Heady … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

THE FIRST LOTUS

COLIN CHAPMAN’S first Lotus is being offered by Gooding & Company at its Amelia Island Auction, March 13, 2015. And, for such a sweet little car, the Mark IIIB represents … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

DOING THE CHAPMAN STRUT, AND OTHER MOVES

THE FIRST automotive front suspensions were beam axles with steering spindles at each end, only one step past a kid wagon’s pivoted assembly. Sturdy, simple and inexpensive, it communicated bumps … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

FAILED DESIGNS

ENGINEERING HAS been defined as “doing a lot with a little.” But, of course, too little is not a good idea. This is the theme of To Forgive Design: Understanding … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment