Re: [CR]COLIN CHAPMAN

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007)

From: <Stronglight49@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 00:38:26 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]COLIN CHAPMAN
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Since were on the subjects of both CC and Peugeots...

Perhaps a good comparison to the PX-10s would be the Lotus Super Sevens of the late 1950s... onward. Basic, simple, light and fast. With a curb weight of only 1300 pounds, you could even order it with a Cosworth Ford BDA racing engine (the company required buyers to take a High Performance driving course before taking delivery on that model). A sports car which real people could actually own and also race. I believe Jim Clark had once described them as about as close as you can get to driving a (vintage) formula one car.

I'd love to someday buy even a recent (Lotus licensed) Caterham Seven. Still stupid-light and scary fast, and in still only in classic open roadster form. And, like an old steel racing bike, they always turn heads. Here is a recently restored 1969 model:

http://www.jagpromotions.com/forsale/lotus/jay/lotus7jaym.htm

BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA

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