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David Caplowe in a Lotus Formula 1 car during the Masters 1966-1985 Grand Prix Cars race, Silverstone Classic, 23rd/24th/25th July 2010.
Initially covering the period between 1968 to 1978 (arrival of the 3 litre Cosworth up to the start of the ‘Ground Effect’ era), last season Masters extended the period to include the final days of the non turbo era between 1983 & 85.
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The Lotus 87, driven by Nigel Mansell and Elio deAngelis, was raced in the second half of the 1981 season and the first 2 races of 1982 and was the car built after the FIA banned the moveable side “skirts” associated with Ground Effect and prior to the introduction of the twin chassis Lotus 88 that circumvented that rule.

1979 Lotus 80

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87, caplowe, car, david, grand, historic, lotus, prix, racing

Confirmed Petrol Head first and foremost, who happens to enjoy photography as a hobby.
I was bitten by the motor sport bug at a young age and prefer long distance sports car racing over single seaters. I also love the passion and enthusiasm of the owners and drivers of historic race cars and find this form of motorsport, as well as rallying, the most spectacular because of the lower grip levels and loose style of driving employed.

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  • MSport-Images
    MSport-Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Oh yes!!!!…. the entry this year is MILES better than last year…. fantastic stuff – Really gutted i missed it :(

  • Strange isn’t it, I’m not the world’s most dedicated F1 fan, but I am really chuffed the way some of these photos turned out whilst those of my passion, tin tops and GTs didn’t turn out quite so well? You really did miss a fantastic 3 days! Thanks for the comment Paul.

    – Willie Jackson

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...almost 4 years ago

    The Lion’s car!! Brilliant!!

  • Had to get close in to that special name on the side of the cockpit. Thanks Ken.

    – Willie Jackson

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Willie! This one is well recognized I do believe…

  • Thanks very much Bill. The man responsible for bringing the track invasion to the UK.

    – Willie Jackson

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