British company Radford (entirely – H. Radford (Coachbuilders) Ltd) announced the place and date of the premiere Lotus Type 62or rather, the new Project 62 sports car, imitating that 1969 racing model. It will take place on August 7, 2021 at the Lyon Air Museum (Orange County, California) in the presence of invited guests. At the same time, Radford announced the acquisition of a trademark for the Gold Leaf livery (paint) in the United States, which is one of the most famous racing liveries in Formula 1 of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Gold Leaf is a brand of cigarettes from the English company John Player’s – and the first sponsor livery for a Formula 1 car, thanks to Colin Chapman. She is known for Lotus Type 49B (top left), in which Graham Hill competed in the 1968 season, and Lotus 72 (upper right frame in the collage), in which Emerson Fittipaldi and Jochen Rindt fought in the 1970 season. The Gold Leaf livery is also closely related to the same Lotus Type 62 coupe (bottom two in the collage), which will soon be reborn as a new model.
One of the project participants, British driver Jenson Button, said: “It’s amazing that I can announce a new acquisition. The Gold Leaf is without a doubt one of the most iconic racing liveries ever to grace an F1 car, and the fact that it’s also mounted on the iconic Lotus Type 62 that our car pays homage to makes it all the more special. We hope you can all join us digitally at the Aviation Museum on August 7th when we show the world our first model. It will be an amazing event and believe me the sports car is worth it – it is unlike anything you have seen before. “
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