Aldin “Red” LeGrand started out building a formula race car for himself and three friends in the late 1950s. The car was so successful in competition, Red started a business designing and building race cars.
Marcel Leyat was a degreed engineer who designed, built, and flew his first airplane in 1909. Leyat developed the belief that propeller-driven vehicles were the wave of the future, and in 1913, built his first propeller-driven car.
The 1907 trainer was lost to history at some point, and the only thing that remains of it are three pictures (two of which you see here). Mirko Hrazdira was able to take these three pictures and build this accurate replica in 2011.
This tiny traditional-style sports car was conceived mainly with hill-climbing in mind. Hill-climbing is a popular motor sport in Great Britain and entails vehicles traveling up a steep hill against the clock.
Guy Ligier, a successful French racing driver and rugby player, built his own sports car--the Ligier JS–and showed it at the Paris Salon in 1970. Ligier then went on to found his own Formula 1 racing team which he owned from 1976 to 1996.
Lotus Cars, founded by the late Colin Chapman, was a racing car manufacturer that also built road cars, such as the Esprit and Elite. Chapman was the engineer, and a group of committed staff made his ideas come to life.
Lotus Cars, founded by the late Colin Chapman, was a racing car manufacturer that also built road cars, such as the Elan and Elite. Chapman was the engineer, and a group of committed staff made his ideas come to life.
The Lotus Super 7 was the brainwork of famous race car designer Colin Chapman, who loved the phrase “less is more.” The Super 7 was a simple, fast, minimalist sports car. Production started in 1957, and continued until 1972 under the Lotus name.
The Luaz (“Lutskiy Automobilny Zavod”) was founded in 1967 in Ukraine. It is an automotive factory with the specific task of producing small-displacement jeeps. The main model produced by Luaz was the “969-m.”