By Chas Parker
This manual briefly explores the background to Lola Cars, and how the company was established by Eric Broadley, then takes an in-depth look at the evolution and anatomy of the T70, with input from a number of the engineers and drivers involved.
The Lola T70 was one of the most prolific sports racing cars of the period from 1965-69, both nationally and internationally. John Surtees won the inaugural Can-Am Challenge Cup driving a Mk II version in 1966, while the final iteration of the T70, the coupé-bodied Mk IIIB has been described as the most beautiful sports racing car of all time.
Driven by Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons, a Penske Racing example of the Mk IIIB was victorious in the 1969 Daytona 24 Hours.
In the British Sports Car Championship, Mk IIIGTs dominated, particularly in the hands of Denny Hulme in his Sid Taylor-entered car. Along with Hulme, other notable drivers of the day who enjoyed success behind the wheel of these V8-engined big bangers were David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Richard Attwood, David Piper and Hugh Dibley. Today, the T70 is still campaigned extensively in historic races by a variety of drivers with great success.
Enjoyable visit to the Yesteryear world of Motor Sport.Full of Facts Photos and the views of Drivers,Mechanics and Owners. Oh and a Great Price too (even better in the January Sale)