Asa keen Lotus fan I have read many articles about Colin Chapman so an article in my local club newsletter surprised me.
It was reprint of an article about Joe Bowles who had a long association with Motor Sport starting at Bentley pre WW2. As early 750MCmember living in North London area he met Colin Chapman who used the lathe and welding set in his garage late at night according to his story.
He mentions Chapman as " a young engineering student and keen saxophonist " whose fiance Hazel would sit in this living room knitting while Colin Chapman worked in the garage next door.
That Chapman was " keen saxophonist" is something I have never read before in all the biographies etc.