Originally Posted by Veteran Noob
Alright, where the flock did you take this. I'm a frequent visitor to the Henry Ford Museum (at which this car is on "permanent" display) and for the last year this baby has supposedly been on a temporary trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed (just how long does GFS last?). Pisses me off as the Lotus 38, the '67 LeMans winning Mark IV and the Allegheny 1601 are my primary reasons for visiting.
Looks wise, I prefer the Lotus 49 over the 38, although the differences are subtle, and I think Gurney's AAR Eagle has them both beat by a fair bit. The Weslake 12 in the Eagle even sounds way better (when it ran) than the glorious DFV too.
That's the Indy museum at the track in Speedway. Worth a visit if you're passing through....
Looks are subjective of course adn I had no personal attachment to the front engine Indy cars.
JC's Lotus appeals to me for it's mechanical design, color, layout, proportions even memories of toys as a child. Most importantly, it predates the ground effects that have uglied up open wheelers. There are lots of significant race cars, I am just singling this one out for pure viceral appeal. The beauty of the exhaust header alone is worth the trip to Speedway.