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A Life in Car Design - Jaguar, Lotus, TVR By Oliver Winterbottom

A Life in Car Design - Jaguar, Lotus, TVR By Oliver Winterbottom
Oliver has spent his whole career designing cars and what an incredible career it’s been. He started his working life as an engineering apprentice at Jaguar Cars before spending a further five years there as a staff designer. In 1971 he joined Lotus Cars as the Design Manager responsible for styling, body engineering and aerodynamics and was a key part of the team that created the Elite and Esprit. In 1975 he transferred to Colin Chapman's luxury boat company JCL Marine designing luxury motor yachts. After a short spell at TVR he returned to Lotus in 1980 to play a major role in the joint project with Toyota that produced a revised Eclat and later the Excel. He also styled the subsequently stillborn M90 sports car project. A later spell at Hethel followed on from this until he set up his own consultancy in Norfolk in 1998. Oliver is without doubt one of Britain’s leading automotive designers and his career has spanned the world working with such names as Giugiaro, ItalDesign, General Motors and Toyota. He recounts his experiences with many previously untold stories in a typically outspoken and forthright yet humorous manner and there’s also plenty of historical engineering drawings and photographs. This compelling and absorbing book gives a unique insight into being a top designer and innovator in the automotive business and is thoroughly recommended reading.

Hardback, 160 pages, 200 pictures

 
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Oliver has spent his whole career designing cars and what an incredible career it’s been. He started his working life as an engineering apprentice at Jaguar Cars before spending a further five years there as a staff designer. In 1971 he joined Lotus Cars as the Design Manager responsible for styling, body engineering and aerodynamics and was a key part of the team that created the Elite and Esprit. In 1975 he transferred to Colin Chapman's luxury boat company JCL Marine designing luxury motor yachts. After a short spell at TVR he returned to Lotus in 1980 to play a major role in the joint project with Toyota that produced a revised Eclat and later the Excel. He also styled the subsequently stillborn M90 sports car project. A later spell at Hethel followed on from this until he set up his own consultancy in Norfolk in 1998. Oliver is without doubt one of Britain’s leading automotive designers and his career has spanned the world working with such names as Giugiaro, ItalDesign, General Motors and Toyota. He recounts his experiences with many previously untold stories in a typically outspoken and forthright yet humorous manner and there’s also plenty of historical engineering drawings and photographs. This compelling and absorbing book gives a unique insight into being a top designer and innovator in the automotive business and is thoroughly recommended reading.

Hardback, 160 pages, 200 pictures

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