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Secret Life Of Colin Chapman - video on line

PostPost by: Barney » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:33 pm

I've just come across the video "The Secret Life of Colin Chapman" on line at the following link

http://www.livevideo.com/video/Racing/0 ... chapm.aspx

Take 48 minutes out to watch, it's Interesting stuff!

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PostPost by: reb53 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:54 am

For those 2 of us still on dial-up could we have a brief run-down?

Is there anything startling that we don't already know?

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:08 am

Ralph

It is an interesting programme. Quite a bit of historical perspective about Chapman building up Lotus, mostly racing cars rather than road cars. There are no Elans, just a shot of a +2 going around a corner at Hethel.

The interesting bits are interviews with Graham Arnold, Tim Entwhistle, who was Chapmans aide, Tony Rudd and a couple of journalists. Stories of Chapmans mistresses, some parties and his involvement with DeLorean are what constitute the Secret bit in the title.

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PostPost by: reb53 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:12 am

Thanks Tim

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:06 am

It's a well produced 48 minute show. BBC was involved. My favorite part was the fireproof road map glued to the firewall and sprayed with silver paint.... those are the secrets I "admire".
It's truely a shame the twin chassis idea was stopped. Every car on the road today could've benefited from that idea.
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