Lotus Elite. By Leslie Cresswell. This is one of my favourite illustrations. This scan doesn't really do it justice. Cresswell is a genius!
One of my favorite automotive books, which I do not have in my collection, in case anyone would like to supply one, is the initial version of The Grand Prix Car, by Lawrence Pomeroy. Definitive book on the technology of the early Grand Prix car. It featured quite a few classic GP illustrations from Cresswell. I got a chance to run copies of them at the Taledega Museum, which was tied into the Super Speedway. Wonderful collection of automotive reference of all types, not just NASCAR, as would be supposed. Wish I could have spent more time in there ... and that I could have gotten better copies of those illustrations.
So, if anyone wants to send one of those books, even for lending, I will be happy to return it, and to do justice to those scans.
As a point, I can't remember his name, but the guy owned the Long Island Automotive Museum, out on the Island around the Hamptons, if I remember. He passed away, but we used the museum for reference when Aurora reworked and reissued those old antique car models while I was the R&D Manager. I went to his house, and the entire two story classic mansion was a library of automotive publications; magazines and books. Wish I had access to something like that now. It would be wonderful for all of those classic cutaways that were done over the years.