“Leaman’s collection of photographs and anecdotes harks back to a time when spotting a Lamborghini was an event, and few people carried a camera as a matter of course.”
“As well as then-new Countachs, we see down-at-heel Jaramas and Espadas not much more than a decade old… dog-eared third hand Miuras sit outside concrete lock-ups. Well-used Urracos and Silhouettes owned by ordinary enthusiasts sit in fields during owners’ club meetings.”
“…a unique reminder of a time when supercars managed to seem more glamorous yet more normal at the same time. And in this sense, it’s a vital chronicle”
“The self-published ‘lambo!’ is limited to a run of 100, with enthusiast John Leaman including images taken of Lamborghinis between 1978-’86. Interesting for the asking prices of cars at dealerships, plus images from a pre-Revival Goodwood…”
It is amazing, a great insight into this fantastic period.
See this thread about the book:
“..every one of the 130-odd photos is in colour (shot on Kodachrome), none has ever been seen before, and it’s fascinating to be reminded of how used and abused these exotics were in the pre-classic era. The pics are not in the least artistic, but if you want to see a [Urraco] P250 with a Starsky and Hutch stripe, you’ll find it here.”
Great idea with the book.
“Although these [photographs] are of good quality they are not posed or contrived in any way but show things as they are: true roadside encounters. Many of the photos are from the pre-classic era when even Lamborghinis were just old Italian cars and showed it.”
From the over 100 Lamborghini books I have, this one is amongst my top 3! It's great to see that you also recorded the chassis number on those cars.
I expected a very nice book but I can say that the book is even better than I thought. It is written with a certain sense of humour and enthusiasm. It is much better than one or the other book by self-proclaimed historians who know everything better!
Congratulations to John Leaman on his publication ‘lambo’, as this is the very marque that got me hooked on fast cars.
I love old pictures! Great work!
Thanks a lot for the very interesting book. Congratulations. Well done!