Developed from the author’s unique archive of documents and photographs, many of them previously unpublished, Volume 1 of The Lanchester Legacy trilogy describes not only the Lanchester social and family history but also Lanchester’s important inventions, including the disc brake, turbo-charging, power steering and so much more.
After decades of in-depth research, the story will reveal all aspects of Lanchester activity from 1931-1956 and onwards to the present day and into the future. As the story unfolds, the previously unpublished research will surprise and delight even the most familiar reader.
Providing a fascinating insight into the Lanchester intellect, Volume III focuses on the diversity of inventions and patents of this talented family. Understand Frederick Lanchester’s work on flying machines, military strategy, sound, music, poetry and – of course – hybrid and motor vehicles.
About the author
My name is Chris Clark.
I have owned Lanchester cars since my first at the age of 14 and have delighted in restoring, driving and showing them to others.
Whether you are lucky enough to own a Lanchester yourself, or have heard of the Lanchester Brothers' pioneering work and want more information, the Lanchester Legacy provides a fascinating insight into the hundreds of varied designs and inventions.
My life is full of work on Volume II of the Lanchester Legacy at the moment, preparing the many important jobs prior to the printing of the 30 or so chapters and appendices.
For me, the joy is not just about writing another book; it's about sharing Lanchester knowledge with others, globally. I still find the whole Lanchester experience stimulating - and I can't wait to bring the finished Volume II of the Lanchester Legacy into the public domain!
Chris Clark, Hon MA
Registrar of the Lanchester Register and Daimler & Lanchester Owners' Club since 1983.
The Lanchester Trilogy Volume I
The Lanchester Trilogy Volume II
The Lanchester Trilogy Volume III
FOR SALE Lanchester LD10 Brake Parts Assortment of brake system components and assemblies believed to be for Lanchester LD10. All reasonable offers considered. Please contact Tim Ridley-Thompson on 0115 931 3377 if interested.
SOLD Frederick Lanchester’s Gold Medal Frederick Lanchester’s Gold Medal was presented in 1926 by the Royal Aeronautical Society “in recognition of the valuable Services he rendered to the Science of Aeronautics”. This actual medal was auctioned on Thursday, 19th November 2015 at Bonhoms in Knightsbridge, London and fetched £2,500.
Watch Chris Clark, author of The Lanchester Legacy Trilogy, as he examines this beautiful and unique Lanchester 38hp, specially commissioned in 1912 by the Maharajah of Rewa. The video was made in 2011, just before the car was auctioned by Bonhams at the historic Brooklands Motor Course in Surrey, England.
SOLD 1928 Lanchester 21hp Landaulette This splendid example of a 1928 Lanchester 21hp 3,300cc Landaulette with original coachwork by Hooper has been in the present owner’s hands since 1988 and has seen use as a prestigious wedding car. It is generally in very original, unspoilt condition; sound and with good mechanics, offering an exceptionally pleasant[…]
As Volume II of The Lanchester Legacy Trilogy nears completion, hundreds of photographs are being selected to illustrate the manuscript. If you have any high-quality photographs of Lanchesters that you own (or have owned) then they too could feature in the finished book. If you would like to contribute your Lanchester photographs, please send them[…]
FOR SALE 1939 Lanchester 11hp Saloon The engine has been re-bored and runs well. Brakes have been relined. Lights and flashing indicators good. Running boards recovered. The car has been Registered as ALF 43 on an old buff-coloured log book; there is no new V5 but it has been registered to – and owned by[…]
FOR SALE 1951 Lanchester LD10 This Barker-bodied LD10 is in very good condition throughout, with much time and money spent to maintain this luxurious, compact car in as near original condition as possible. It has low mileage and few recorded owners from new. Price is £7,000 ono. Contact Andy on 01924 276880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to see photographs of YOUR Lanchester included in the upcoming Volume II of The Lanchester Legacy? If you have some attractive pictures of your car(s), please get in touch using our Contact forms, or simply send me an email directly with the details. I can’t promise that every car will be included,[…]
FOR SALE 1936 Lanchester 14 Coupe This outstanding example of a Mulliner-bodied 1936 14hp Lanchester Roadrider Sports Saloon is now offered for sale at 28,000 Euros. It is located in Spain and has been meticulously cared for by its owners. Contact Louis or Gonzalo on +34 630 050634 (for Spanish-speakers) or email Louis on email@example.com
Demonstrating that the Lanchester Trust has interests in all aspects of Lanchester creativity and invention, the Trustees are pleased to announce the formation of the Lanchester Trust Aeronautical Scholarship whereby Frederick Lanchester’s aeronautical theories are to be studied in depth at Coventry University. Subject: Flight dynamics and stability analysis and validation of Frederick Lanchester’s 1897[…]