On 15th April 2017, Chris delivered an eagerly-anticipated lecture at Coventry University, entitled Dr Frederick William Lanchester – A Celebration of Genius. The theme of the talk was Fred’s unsung contribution to British Aeronautics, which was as outstanding in its own right as his contribution to the motor industry. The event was attended by a[…]
My thanks to all of you who have taken the time to send me your reviews. I’ve shared a selection of them below. If you’d like your own copy of the new Volume Two, and to obtain a FREE copy of Volume One at the same time, then you can look at the very special[…]
Now that the second volume of The Lanchester Legacy has gone to print and the pre-orders for the book are rolling in, I wanted to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the following specialists for their support during my research:- Yoishi Takeda: Author of ‘Lanchester Strategy of Business Management’ www.lanchest.com McKenzie Guppy[…]
Watch Official Lanchester Historian 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.
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Chris Clark had already written articles for the Times and Telegraph, as well as motoring journals, but was highly honoured to be asked to write separate biographies on Dr. Frederick Lanchester and George Lanchester for Oxford University’s award-winning Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The whole work can be purchased, or viewed at public libraries, or seen[…]
View the short film here, which was aired on national TV, showing just a few of the Lanchester cars which Chris Clark has owned over the years. The first-hand knowledge gained has allowed Chris to write so intimately and authoritatively about the Lanchester brothers and their cars.
This wonderful example of a Lanchester 40hp has been SOLD. This fabulous 1924, 6.2 litre landaulette has now left the United Kingdom for a new life in Australia. Chris Clark undertook restoration work and especially made parts to return the fixed roof to its opening original Landaulette rear roof.