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.
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.
Would you like to see photographs of YOUR Lanchester included in the upcoming Volume IV 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, Read more about Add YOUR Lanchester to the book! [… more info]
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, it’s now available as a single-volume purchase for only £45, or you can obtain multi-buy bundles of two or more different Read more about Reviews for Lanchester Legacy Volume Two [… more info]
As I continue to assemble the information for the fourth volume, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the following specialists for their support during my research for The Lanchester Legacy Series of books:- Yoishi Takeda: Author of ‘Lanchester Strategy of Business Management’ www.lanchest.com McKenzie Guppy Ltd: Vintage Automobile Engineers www.mckenzieguppy.co.uk Bonhams International Read more about Thanks Again to the Sponsors! [… more info]
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 Read more about Coventry Uni Lecture – Fred’s Aeronautics [… more info]
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 Read more about Lanchester Trust Scholarship [… more info]
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 Read more about Chris Clark writes for Oxford University [… more info]
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.
This 1939 King George VI Lanchester Straight-8 Limousine was purchased in a derelict state by Chris Clark after its years of neglect in the USA. Its restoration work ended with Chris able to start and drive the King’s car around his own property. “The King’s Speech” was declared a great film, winning all the awards Read more about The King’s Limousine [… more info]