Alas. The last year that Lotus Cortinas appeared in the Castrol Achievements booklets, now measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches. The Escort was taking over in the rallying department, and larger Fords were winning on the circuits. Miss Castrol gets far more coverage (or un-coverage...) in this issue than the cars. Lotus Cortinas appear only briefly, mentioned in the London to Sydney rally (including a quirky diagram of a rallying MKII). And elsewhere? ...only in the background.

Original copies are rare. The page paper, now glossy but still not high quality, dis-colors and turns brittle with age. Booklets are only available from collectors.

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