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These books have been a long labour of love, I hope you love them too!
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Volume I

Developed from the author’s unique archive of documents and photographs, many of them previously unpublished, Volume 1 of The Lanchester Legacy trilogy describes not only the Lanchester social and family history but also Lanchester’s important inventions, including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.

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Volume II

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 As the story unfolds, the previously unpublished research will surprise and delight even the most familiar reader.

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Volume III

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

I am one of the world's biggest admirers of the Lanchester brothers' work
If you have a Lanchester please visit our survey page!

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.

As I write this, at the end of October 2016, I am awaiting delivery of the first print-run of the second volume of my work; some 30 chapters based on more than 20 years' research.

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
Lanchester Historian
Registrar of the Lanchester Register and Daimler & Lanchester Owners' Club since 1983.


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