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Lotus 72 story on the telly.

Lotus 72 story on the telly.

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lotus72

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570 posts

163 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I just wanted to let you know that I have negotiated a 24 minute version of my 'Grand Prix Icon : Lotus 72' video to air on Motors TV across Europe in December. When I get some more specific details I'll let you know. The programme features newly-shot interviews with John Miles, Emerson Fittipaldi and the late Peter Warr and is introducued by motor racing historian Michael Oliver. It also features a host of previously un-published photographs and un-seen movie film.
Don't forget to bookmark the website ; www.lotus72dvd.com

Eric Mc

82,288 posts

162 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Sounds good.

Keep us posted.

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

85 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Cool. Possibly my third favourite F1 car ever.

lotus72

Original Poster:

570 posts

163 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Third?? ? Good Lord.

davepoth

24,724 posts

96 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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lotus72 said:
Third?? ? Good Lord.
I'm guessing it'll be the MP4/4 in there somewhere, but I can't fathom what the other would be, although I think mine is the Lotus 49 that preceded the 72, in green and yellow.

SFV

411 posts

164 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I'd very much like to see this, please keep us updated.

Talking of Michael Oliver, it just reminded me to buy his Tales from the Toolbox book which I've just ordered this evening.

lotus72

Original Poster:

570 posts

163 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Mike has also written 'the' books on both the Lotus 49 and the 72.

slopes

28,276 posts

84 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Cool, this will be good

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

85 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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lotus72 said:
Third?? ? Good Lord.
Lotus 49 (chassis R2)
Eagle Weslake T1G
Lotus 72
Williams FW07D
Williams FW18
McLaren MP4/2
McLaren MP4/4

cossy400

1,373 posts

81 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Just bought Peter Warrs book about his Lotus yrs, but Mrs400 is reading it first.

So ive pointed her to this to make sure she watches it and records it for me if im at work.

Edited by cossy400 on Sunday 14th October 11:20

Eric Mc

82,288 posts

162 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Warr - not Nigel Mansell's favourite person smile

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

85 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Eric Mc said:
Warr - not Nigel Mansell's favourite person smile
Nigel Mansell - not Warr's favourite person...

SFV

411 posts

164 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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lotus72 said:
Mike has also written 'the' books on both the Lotus 49 and the 72.
Yes, I have the one on the 72, a very impressive tome. I still need to add the 49 book to my collection at some point.

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

85 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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SFV said:
lotus72 said:
Mike has also written 'the' books on both the Lotus 49 and the 72.
Yes, I have the one on the 72, a very impressive tome. I still need to add the 49 book to my collection at some point.
I have the 49 book and it is superb.

Eric Mc

82,288 posts

162 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
Eric Mc said:
Warr - not Nigel Mansell's favourite person smile
Nigel Mansell - not Warr's favourite person...
Yes, their "appreciation" was mutual.

SFV

411 posts

164 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
I have the 49 book and it is superb.
Thanks, I will get hold of a copy.

If I'm not mistaken that's the Rouen hairpin in your profile pic? I've driven a Lotus Elise 49 round what was left of it some years ago. Lovely discovering these old circuits.

lotus72

Original Poster:

570 posts

163 months

Thursday 25th October 2012
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....now getting interest from a tv company in South Africa of all places...........

lotus72

Original Poster:

570 posts

163 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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Have heard today that the first transmission of the programme will be at 13.10 on Tuesday the 27th of November.
It will be repeated at 19:25 the same day, then at 23:05 on the 29th and also at 20.30 on Friday 30th November.
It will probably get more repeats through December.
All the best.

Oilchange

3,545 posts

157 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Warr - not James Hunt's favourite person either...

Eric Mc said:
Warr - not Nigel Mansell's favourite person smile

Fantuzzi

3,297 posts

43 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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lotus72 said:
Have heard today that the first transmission of the programme will be at 13.10 on Tuesday the 27th of November.
It will be repeated at 19:25 the same day, then at 23:05 on the 29th and also at 20.30 on Friday 30th November.
It will probably get more repeats through December.
All the best.
Look forward to seeing it!