Anyone care to explain the emblem and it's lettering within? I can't seem to get a straight answer. It looks like back in my old college days when I overlapped a few letters on a typewriter.
That was advertising - John Player (cigarettes) sponsored Colin's F1 racing cars. Making a JPS Lotus just capitalized on the publicity from the winning F1 cars.
Richard, That's a good one.. Maybe you might know what "SC" stands for. It wouldn't possibly be Shrimp Cocktail, after the ones at St. Elmo's in Indy last year? Nudge, nudge, say no more....1974 - 76 the F1 cars were John Player Specials Mk 1, 2 , 3 etc. No Lotus roundel on the nose cone, a black JPS badge was used.
JPS Lotus as in JPS Europa, and at least one of the later cars in the '70s. JPS F1 cars winning races surely helped to sell JPS Europas for the street.1974 - 76 the F1 cars were John Player Specials Mk 1, 2 , 3 etc. No Lotus roundel on the nose cone, a black JPS badge was used.
True but too busy...They are the initials of Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman,
the Designer, Builder, and Founder of LOTUS.
But a Lotus is a soft beautiful flower, kind of feminine, wouldn't you say?Colin Chapman calls his car a LOTUS because once you drive it, you will forget all the others.
Just like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, he was on a power trip so he decided to put his full name on the logo...In the logo, the initials are larger than the word LOTUS, for-Lotus-is-indeed Anthony-Colin-Bruce-Chapman !
Just an ugly color...The triangular lozenge is colored British Racing Green,
which is the color designated for cars of British origin that will be competing in international events.
Yeah but for most part it has been very cloudy days, must be the hideous color combo :barf: I like the silver and black better, go Raiders!! just try this, put on a pair of racing green pants and a sunny yellow t-shirt and walk on a busy street, I bet you'll get at least 25 people yell at you " Go home you nerd!!"The lozenge is placed on a field of yellow, signifying the sunny days that Chapman hoped would lie ahead for his company.
Until someone with better taste came along, game over!! I hope I made it clear for you... rotflAll Lotus competition cars were painted British Racing Green with Yellow detailing,
until the advent of paid corporate sponsership which turned them into rolling billboards