Sir Jackie Stewart, Clive Chapman and Jackie Oliver at Hall of Fame

Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame celebrates Lotus

The 2013 Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame inauguration event celebrated Colin Chapman, Lotus founder and engineer, for his contributions to automotive and motorsports.

Lotus is without a doubt one of the most powerful names in motorsports and has been one of the chief contributors to automotive racing since its inception. This year's Motor Sports Magazine Hall of Fame event centered on Colin Chapman, the Lotus engineer who started it all, presenting Chapman's son Clive who himself founded Classic Team Lotus in honor of his father.

The evening's events at the Royal Opera House in London had several awards being given, with three honors going to the pictured Sir Jackie Stewart, Clive Chapman, and Jackie Oliver (left to right).

Colin Chapman built his first race car in 1948 in his girlfriend's father's garage. Since then, Team Lotus has won numerous races, championships, and accolades for its powerful drive (literally and emotionally) in the quest for racing excellence and top-end sports car manufacture. Team Lotus, which Colin founded, has won seven Formula One Constructor's Championships and six Drivers' Championship titles and the team has competed in over 500 Grand Prix races with 80 total wins.


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Good to see Sir Jackie involved in this. He was hated by the auto racing industry for his safety activism during his era.