Lotus badge - odd colour
Posted 19 June 2006 - 21:16
i need to know what car lotus fitted (or were going to fit) a red and white lotus badge on?
it looks quite old white surround red center.
wondered if it was off a gold leaf 49 1968 that had black badges was this because jim clark died and the original badge was going to be white and red?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 19:45
Posted 20 June 2006 - 21:08
The black badges were in memory of Jim Clark.
Originally posted by f1steveuk
I was always told that the black badges were for a short period after a drivers death, but have wondered if it was actually the case? A friend of mine brought a 1970 Europa with a black badge, which he assumed was in memory of Rindt, but is this true??
Posted 20 June 2006 - 21:25
Then later during the JPS era, Chapman noticed that they still had several in stock and used them up on the 'special edition' JPS liveried Europas (or so I read somewhere).
The 1970 Europa may have had the wrong badge fitted as a replacement - I have seen a Europa with different badges on either side.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:18
Black badges appeared sporadically but particularly in 68/69 after Jimmy's death.
Loti are sometimes advertised at a premium as "limited edition black badge models", this is (of course) cobblers.