Thanks to Ron Tauranac for recognising Colin’s first bid at a ground-effect car. Most of us know the story of the Lotus 79 (even we Yanks) but I, for one, have a soft spot in my heart for Mario Andretti’s 78. One more race win would have given him the 1977 title.
Mario, Gunnar, Ronnie and Colin had me hooked at a young age, so much so that I set out to obtain a degree in automotive engineering and design with aspirations of a career at Lotus. Upon hearing of Colin’s unfortunate and untimely death, I changed my college major.
All is not lost though, I have owned two Esprits. But does anyone know what happened to all those Lotus 78s?
i am,Yours etc,
Mark Pfeffer, St Louis, Missouri, USA