My Co-Author For The Upcoming Lotus Book

Since early 2012 Neil White has been writing a book on Team Lotus and after reading his drafts I was blown away by it’s detail & research. Thus in order to help Neil, a debut author, get his book out there I offered to help, Thus the upcoming Lotus audio book has been inspired by Neil’s research and hopefully showcases the quality you can expect from our future books. Whilst our upcoming print book on Team Lotus between 1983 to the end of 1989 will provide much more detail than the audio book as some images are difficult to explain in audio. More details of our follow up book can be found here. Indeed Neil and myself hope this may even turn into a volume of books on Team Lotus covering their other periods as well.

 

Neil White is a true Lotus enthusiastic, & even received a personal invitation to Hethel in 2003 to meet their Chief Designer, Russell Carr on the back of his University final year project of a re-designed Esprit.

 

I first came into contact with Neil in 2013 via an F1 forum, and since then we have been helping each other out with our respective books (sharing book contributors & experiences etc). Neil has a decade of employment within the design side of the automotive industry. At the LA motor show in 2002, some of Neil’s design images were passed onto Lotus’ Engineering Manager, Tony Shute. A short while later Neil received an e-mail from Tony, inviting him to the factory and design studios to meet with him and Russell Carr.

The subsequent reworking of his design then featured in the documentary ‘Esprit – An Addiction For Life’ and T3 magazine in Indonesia. This was also a major influence in Neil getting his jobs at Vintage Motor Company (which included designing a promotional vehicle for Rizla) Clarks Vehicle Conversions (lots of van interiors for Network Rail) and RS Motorhomes (culminating in the exterior styling work on the 2014 Endeavour model). Neil Also created a website about Lotus back in 1999 (The Homage Homepage) which featured in the magazine Topcar, and they described as ‘very thorough and well researched.’

 

Above are some examples of Neil’s design skills, which means readers can expected a beautifully illustrated upcoming Lotus book/ volume of books. Click here to support Neil and myself in creating these Lotus books (whilst getting your hands on exclusive research).