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Lanchester SketchClub goes online! March’s theme: The Need for Speed

25th March 2020

Feeling creative? Today we launch our online SketchClub so we can all be creative remotely, but share your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page.

The idea is simple, it’s monthly space and time to be creative and sketch anything related to a different Lanchester inspired theme. While the LIA space is closed we will be doing this online and sharing the artwork via social media. On the last Wednesday of every month the new theme will be revealed and this month its is :- The Need for Speed!

Although Lanchester was not primarily interested in the speed of his motor cars as his aim was to solve the problems of automotive design, his cars did break many records.

Take a look at the short video and pictures below and delve into the archives for some inspiration. Click on the images to see them in the online archive and you’ll find even more in there too.

Then draw, sketch, paint whatever you like and share it with us. Good luck and we look forward to seeing some amazing artwork!

LAN 7/43 - Lanchester 40hp Brooklands racer

LAN 7/43 – Lanchester 40hp Brooklands racer

 

Fred Lanchester’s second boat of 1898, used for testing his 8 hp twin-cylinder water-cooled engine.

LAN 7/8 – Fred Lanchester’s second boat of 1898, used for testing his 8 hp twin-cylinder water-cooled engine.

 

LAN 9/3/56 Sales photo for a sporty Lanchester

LAN 9/3/56 Sales photo for a sporty Lanchester

 

LAN 9/3/77 - George at the wheel of another sporty Lanchester

LAN 9/3/77 – George at the wheel of another sporty Lanchester

 

LAN 9/6/18 - The modern font of the Lanchester engines

LAN 9/6/18 – Even the modern font of the 1920s Lanchester engine looks fast

 

LAN 7/57 - George Lanchester's daughter Nancy in the drivers seat of a 4-door Straight 8 Lanchester with a fantasti aerofoil running board, 1930

LAN 7/57 – George Lanchester’s daughter Nancy in the drivers seat of a 4-door Straight 8 Lanchester with a fantastic aerofoil running board, 1930

 

LAN 7/69 - Two air-cooled 16 hp tonneau overtaking another car in the Gordon Bennett Trials, Ireland

LAN 7/69 – Two air-cooled 16 hp tonneau overtaking another car in the Gordon Bennett Trials, Ireland

 

LAN 7/101 - Stone age theme cartoon drawn by Fred Lanchester (using the name Paul Netherton-Herries) 'very fast on hills'

LAN 7/101 – Stone age theme cartoon drawn by Fred Lanchester (using the name Paul Netherton-Herries) ‘very fast on hills’

 

LAN 4/28/122 - In the sketchbooks you can see the amazing ideas of streamlining and speed coming to life

LAN 4/28/122 – In the sketchbooks you can see the amazing ideas of streamlining and speed coming to life

 

LAN 4/2/134 - Is it a plane? Is it a car? It’s sometimes difficult to tell, but this looks like a very sporty 4 wheel car, ready to take on all-comers

LAN 4/2/134 – Is it a plane? Is it a car? It’s sometimes difficult to tell, but this looks like a very sporty 4 wheel car, ready to take on all-comers

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