sandsmuseum said:There are a lot of books out there that will give you a history of Lotus and how they ended up developing the Elise.
Clements, Alastair. Elise, Rebirth of the True Lotus . Summerset UK: Haynes, 2003.
Tippler, John. Lotus Elise, The Complete Story . Wiltshire UK: Crowood, 1999.
Walton, Jeremy. Lotus Elise, The Official Story . London: Coterie, 2002.
I think the Complete Story has been released with an update for the recent Elise developments. However it is the same book as before with a chapter or two added. (I do not have it yet but will get it as I am obsessed...)
I like Rebirth best. I has more detailed comments, and it contains a fair number of color pictures. It has some specs for the 111S but most of the book is about the Mk 1.
The Complete Story is is mostly black and white pictures, has a bunch of technical information and some assembly pictures, and a lot of details.
The Official Story was a disappointment. The guy lived with the development team and had full access. Mostly all you get is a coffee table book with big pictures. He should have had more information and could have told stories. Worse, he took forever to get the book published making me wonder if he really did all that he said he did.
Perhaps we should provide real reviews instead of these short statements.
Finally, I still highly recommend the Discover Channel video, Elise: The Inside Story, on the making of the Elise. It contains most of the interesting information and you get a real sense of the team and how they designed and built the car.
That site also offers it in NTSC but they are in Germany and their site is right out of 1995 there must be a better site that we can purchase that video frommact3333 said:in PAL format as its UK video...wont play here...would need to convert from video to DVD somehow...can be done but a PITA
That's where I got my copy, Patrick. I don't know of another place to get it.Patricko said:That site also offers it in NTSC but they are in Germany and their site is right out of 1995 there must be a better site that we can purchase that video from
Well. using Yahoo! I've located this Link to EV Productions, which has a video clip ! Some nice footage with Roger Becker at the wheel ! Worth pursuing further IMO....LITEW8CRAZY said:Has anyone seen or heard of this video? They didn't have a spot to buy it on their website.
Holy Crap! That looks like an incredible video. Just the 60-second clip was fantastic!mikester said:Well. using Yahoo! I've located this Link to EV Productions, which has a video clip ! Some nice footage with Roger Becker at the wheel ! Worth pursuing further IMO....
If somebody gets a hold of the DVD, please post details. TIA.