Founder Of Lotus Cars
A Passion For Sports Cars & Rolex
Colin Chapman was born in 1928 and passed away in 1982. Colin was a highly influential British designer, inventor and automotive industry maverick.
Chapman founded the Lotus Car Company in 1952 and was a revolutionary designer in the world of Formula One innovation. Among many of his innovative achievements was using struts as a rear suspension device. As we see in the photo below, Colin is pictured sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date which kept the time of his life.
"To add speed, add lightness." –Colin Chapman