Originally posted by Hobson
Did anyone see the piece on Lotus Cortinas on Top Gear?
There was some very good footage of Jim Clark in a MK1, a Mercedes spinning and a Mini proving why motorsport uses roll cages today.
Nice MK1 on minilites though, does anyone know if it was lowered?
Yep I saw it. The film of Clark was very good - but what circuit? The merc was spinning coming out of Druids at Brands, but I didn't see the mini.
As for the content, well! For something trailed as a 'Lotus Cortina buyers guide' it appeared to consist mostly of a fawning appreciation of an old criminal. <chirpy cockney> well he might have been involved in a major robbery which resulted in the death of a guard, but ee loved 'is mum and knew a decent car when he saw one' </chirpy cockney>
Also, no mention whatsoever of A frame models and their subsequent replacement, an assertion that *all* Mk.1's had alloy bonet/boot/doors, and we are also told that the presence of the 'bubble' in the boot to clear the axle is the only thing you can use to spot a genuine model.....
Very poor for a 'buyers guide'!
P.S. I'm 99% certain the one on minilites was lowered