The Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green: Lotus

In this final chapter, we will take a look at another traditional British sports car company that changed Formula One in many different ways. Lotus The company was founded by engineers Colin Chapman and Colin Dare, both graduates of University College, in London, 1952, but had earlier start in 1948 when Chapman built his first racing car inContinue reading “The Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green: Lotus”

The Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green.

When the UK joined the Gordon Bennett Cup, all the most popular colors were already taken, even yellow was unavailable since it was given to Belgium. The only option on the table was green and the color actually fit perfectly since the UK was one of the leaders of the industrial revolution in the lateContinue reading “The Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green.”

The Colours of Racing. Part Two – The Germans

As you can see in the previous post, some of the national racing colors actually changed hands before becoming traditional, but Germany is the only one to have two choices. The Silver Arrow or the Simple White? The color given to German racing teams was white, pure and simple. The traditional powerhouse brands, Mercedes-Benz andContinue reading “The Colours of Racing. Part Two – The Germans”