Produced and directed by Stuart Peters
Distributed byDuke Marketing Ltd, £14.99
This is not the full and in-depth story of Lotus by any means, for it rarely touches on the company’s racing activities. Instead, this comes across as a promotion for Lotus Cars — but a mighty convincing one.
Within this 96-minute video, one gets an accurate description of how Colin Chapman developed the company, what it was like to work for him and with him, and why the marque has gained its huge following around the world. One of the fine touches is speaking to leading figures among Lotus one-make owners clubs describing why they are passionate about their cars.
Classic Team Lotus gets a thoroughly deserved plug too, Clive Chapman revealing some of the passion he inherited from his father.
On the debit side, there is an unnecessary and poor musical score. But we can forgive the producer this, since he has gone to the effort of interviewing both Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth. DM