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#1 Papiyv

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 16:49

Bonjour ,
Is someone can tell me information about this F1 Lotus Transporter ,
I shooted these 2 pictures in ZOLDER , IN 1997 .
Merci , Papiyv .

http://img287.images...der19971ra9.jpg


http://img287.images...der19972gb9.jpg

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#2 macoran

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 19:15

Originally posted by Papiyv
Bonjour ,
Is someone can tell me information about this F1 Lotus Transporter ,

http://img287.images...der19971ra9.jpg


http://img287.images...der19972gb9.jpg


You really must ask Bjorn !! :lol:

#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 19:26

:blush:Thanks Macoran....eh....I,eh...well its a ...eh JPS.....I AM BLANK ; TOTALLY , NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF :o So so sorry ,not even what chassis it is , I know , NORTHING! I am from Barcelona.

Bjørn Kjer

PS ( to all spaniards : the "joke" is from Fawltys Hotel with John Cleese)

#4 macoran

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 20:19

Lotus last raced 1994............and they weren't JPS then.
The Simon Hadfield Restoration is enough of a telltale
.....it is nothing officially Team Lotus
.....1997 Zolder ? must have been an historic meet or so.

#5 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:24

Probably a historic meet , iirc it was bilt for JPS Lotus in 1972 by Marshalls of Cambridge , I saw it at the commercial motor show on a UK visit to see the last race at The Palace , oh happy days .

#6 simon drabble

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:24

Simon Hadfield still has it at his workshop, it is an ex works lorry. Didnt his father work for them?

#7 Papiyv

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:57

Originally posted by macoran
Lotus last raced 1994............and they weren't JPS then.
The Simon Hadfield Restoration is enough of a telltale
.....it is nothing officially Team Lotus
.....1997 Zolder ? must have been an historic meet or so.


Bonjour ,
Yes ZOLDER 1997 was an ISRS meeting ( International Sport Racing Series , now ELMS ) AND great historic races .
Now , 2 other photos of same transporter , shooted at Le Mans 1989 , in historic meeting on Circuit BUGATTI , perhaps in original colors ???
Note , official plates from Switzerland !!!
Papiyv .

http://img218.images...ns971jpgpv7.jpg

http://img206.images...ns972jpglh6.jpg

#8 Bonde

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 19:46

What strikes me as odd is that in the last photo one can read 'MARSHAL' on the lower aft side of the coachwork - whereas the Marshalls of Cambirdge that I can think of (Jags, busses and aircraft) is spelled with a double LL - so perhaps not the same Marshal(l)!

#9 macoran

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:06

If you look between the two relectors in this image you will see sufficient
bodywork undulations here as well.......... Marshals ?
Wasn't there a firm who sold aerodynamic truck and trailers bodywings by that name at one time ?

#10 macoran

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:10

Funny !!!! in one pic its on the offside....in the other pic on the nearside.........
whereas in the second pic of the first post the Marshal moulding is absent .....taken up by
signwriting for Car and Commercials (paint jobs)

#11 clarko1230

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:24

Hi Patrice:
I hace an old photo of the transporter and shows a Lotus 72 JPS from 1973 season
Did you got JAL43 decals? :wave:

#12 jpgp79

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 17:55

Hi papiyv,

this Lotus Transporter has been used by Team Lotus from 1973 up until the early 80's. As mentionned earlier in this thread, it was built in late 1972 by Marshall of Cambridge and is based on a Leyland Leopard chassis. It changed livery many times from JPS to Essex and back to JPS.
The transporter nickname JAHIL comes from irs registration (JAH 1 L).
I would be grateful if someone could tell where the hell this transporter is now, considering it has been obviously maintained in a fairly good condition.

For your interest, here is a picture of its 1980 livery.

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#13 David M. Kane

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 18:28

Am I missing something or shouldn't we be giving the Simon Hatfield's and John Delane's of this world a little love for their efforts. BTW, Simon and John can peddle pretty good too!

Neither of these guys have sponsors, the hard earned monies come out of their pockets.

#14 cosworth bdg

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:11

Originally posted by simon drabble
Simon Hadfield still has it at his workshop, it is an ex works lorry. Didnt his father work for them?

Did he...?????

#15 Simon Hadfield

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:33

He did, for Imperial Tobacco, as Special Events manager.

#16 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 14:55

Welcome to TNF, Simon. Good to see you here. Looking forward to more of your input..........

#17 Twin Window

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 18:00

Hi Simon, and welcome aboard. :wave:

Now you're here, perhaps you'll help me bully Marcus into signing-up!

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy it around here - your input will be very well received, I'm sure. :up:

#18 clarko1230

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:08

The pic show the moment Colin Chapman receives transporter´s keys at the beginning of 1973 season
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#19 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:21

:clap: From me to all of you : THANKS for sharing!

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#20 a1topdog

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:29

Looks like this transporter is now for sale:

http://www.racecarsd...ransporter.html



#21 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:44

I think it would be a good idea to merge this thread with the transporter thread.

#22 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:57

I think it would be a good idea to merge this thread with the transporter thread.


For those lacking funds and space, Spark have announced the 1.43 version arriving in June, JPS livery,