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Lotus technical books

Title Author Date ISBN Notes
The power to win

John Blunsden 1983 9780900549779 A great book on the development of the Cosworth engine with plenty of pictures, some in colour and very informative text. Lots of F1 racing shots.
How to restore Fibreglass Bodywork

Miles Wilkins 1984 0 85045 556 1 Hardback, 190 x 220 mm, 128pp.
How to Restore Paintwork

Miles Wilkins 1984 0 85045 557 X Hardback, 190 x 220 mm, 128pp.
Lotus Twin-Cam Engine

Miles Wilkins 1988 0 85045 676 2 Hardback, 203 x 275 mm, 223pp
Lotus Twin-Cam Engine

Miles Wilkins 1996 1 85532 645 0 revised edition, 223 pages softbound
Cosworth: The search for power

Graham Robson 1990 ISBN-10: 1852602384
ISBN-13: 978-1852602383
Fourth revised edition of the story of the Cosworth car engine, with details on the products and people behind the engine. Includes information on the engine's Formula 1 involvements and full details and illustrations of every Cosworth engine and every road car with a Cosworth engine.

Full of detail, anecdotes and interview excerpts from everyone that matters. At its most gripping when it describes the early days, Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth's struggles to get the business going, the birth and phenomenal success of the DFV, FVA and BDA, and the company's expansion in the 1970s and 80s.

Hardcover, 256 pages, English,
Size 232 x 167 x 28 mm

Practical Classics on Elan restoration

various 1992 1 873098 26 X  
Ford's Kent Crossflow Engine

Peter and Valerie Wallage 1995   Hardback, 215 x 280mm. 192 pp.
Roadster, How (and Especially Why) a Mechanical Novice Built a Sports Car from a Kit

Chris Goodrich 1998 0 06 019193 7 140 x 215 mm, 206pp
Lotus Coventry Climax and Cosworth engines

      Softback, 210 x 297mm.
Cosworth: The search for power

Graham Robson 2003 ISBN-10: 1844250156
ISBN-13: 978-1844250158
Cosworth Racing goes from strength to strength in the new century. Now controlled by Ford, it continues to build the finest racing engines inthe world. Cosworth engines were due to be used by three Formula 1 teams - Jaguar, Jordan and Minardi - in 2003. The latest turbocharged V8 powers every runner in the USA-based CART series. Coswroth Racing also builds winning engines for Ford's Focus WRC cars and for the ambitious Aprilia racing motorcycle team. The fully updated fifth edition of this best-selling book tells the inside story.

Hardcover: 420 pages, English,
Size 171 x 25 x 235 mm
How to Build a Cheap Sports Car

Keith Tanner 2005 0760322872 210 x 270 mm, 192pp
Coventry Climax Racing Engines: The Definitive Development History

Des Hammill 2005 1903706831 hardcover, 228 x 152 mm, 192pp

Seen through the eyes of an engineer and including the detailed recollections of those who were there, this is an account of the trials and tribulations of leading edge race engine design from 1952 to 1966.

Ford Cosworth DFV

Andrew Noakes 2007 9781844253371 Ford Cosworth Dfv The Inside Story Of F1'S Greatest Engine; The Ford Cosworth DFV engine first appeared at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1967, powering the Lotus 49s of Graham Hill and Jim Clark. Hill claimed pole position, and Clark won the race - a remarkable debut for an engine that went on to become the most successful ever in Formula One. The DFV won a remarkable 155 Grands Prix, the last of which was in 1983, 16 years after its debut.

Hardback, 250 x 250 mm, 192pp

Lotus Twin Cam Engine

Colin Howard 2016 ISBN-10: 1910241229
ISBN-13: 978-1910241226
This book looks at the Lotus Twin Cam Engine that was used in the Lotus Cortina and Lotus Elan.Famous cars such as Jim Clark's Lotus Cortina and Jim Clarks Lotus Elan are included as well as the Ian Walker Racing race car.Weber Carburettors, Dellorto Carburettors and Stromberg Carburettors are covered as well as camshafts and cam covers.

Paperback, 96 pages, size 255 x 120 x 196 mm
Cosworth: The search for power

Graham Robson 2017 ISBN-10: 1845848950
ISBN-13: 978-1845848958
Not only has Cosworth designed and supplied many race car engines, which won F1, CART, and many other Championship races, but it has also produced many celebrated high-performance road-car engines. In more recent times, its growing expertise in developing electronic data capture components, and in providing ultra-high-tech engine manufacturing facilities, has made it a world leader.

The expansion continues, and in this book the Cosworth story has been brought up-to-the-minute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the legendary DFV F1 engine.

Hardcover, 256 pages, English,
Size 250 x 26 x 250 mm