Within the scene a change is undergoing from cross-country race to airport race of which are still a lot left over from the war. Even now they are playing a role. Without a former airport the journalists of the famous BBC series 'Top Gear' could at all test no fast cars with the strict speed limit in the UK.
Actually, until today were also preserved the from clubs supported races, although the number of airfields rapidly decreased. Colin Chapman joins the 750 Motor Club, who has prescribed the motor sport with modified Austin Seven. He must return from Ford to the less powerful Austin engine. Nevertheless, he is moderately successful and sells his cars each to change the next again somewhat more.
Where does it come from, the just rather expensive aluminum with whom he planked the Austin chassis? Actually, the postwar period is yetaccompanied by a pronounced deficiency. Chapman has his sources, because he enters first after the study in the Royal Air Force and a short time later in the civilian sector jobs searches and finds. So he ends up in the 'British Aluminium Company' this famous material uses for buildings.
Thus the commodity issue is resolved probably and, when one thinks about the pilot's license of the Colin Chapman, also the love of aerodynamics. If you look at all the pictures of these first pages, you can clearly follow the development to significantly lower in wind bodies. Then there is the enthusiasm that Chapman can obviously create in others for his projects. Still a little, in fact not allowed manipulation at the Seven-engine and already it runs away the others ... 03/12