Lola is probably the world's leading manufacturer of racing cars. Here is the illustrated record of all Lolas built between 1978 and 1997, and the story of the Lola company in the same Period. A companion volume covers 1957-1977.
The Lola story began in 1957 when civil engineer Eric Broadley built a Ford Special. The series of legendary sports racing cars that followedis charted in this portfolio using model introductions, track & road test articles, technical and performance data. Models reported on are the Mk 1, 1A, Mk 6 GT, T70, T160, T162, T163, T165, T210, T260, T290, T530, T600, T610, T616, Lola-Aston Martin & Penske Lola. A total of 160 fully illustrated pages.
The illustrated record of all Lola cars from 1978 to 1997. Acknowledged Lola experts Esa Illoinen and John Starkey pool their knowledge to provide full detail on all the different types of Lola of this period – single-seaters and sports racing cars. A companion volume covers the 1957-1977 models. A Lola T70 owner/racer himself, John Starkey is also the author of the much acclaimed Lola T70 (published by Veloce).
Lola, a British company, is probably the best-known and best-respected builder of racing cars, and has built successful cars for almost every racing formula. This book covers the 63 types of Lola car built between 1957 and 1977. Lola expert John Starkey was curator of the Donington racing car collection.
The Lola T70 was the car that Eric Broadley wanted to build for Ford instead of the GT40. He thought the GT40 too conservative in specification for a state-of-the-art sports racing car, so he split with the giant corporation to build the T70 under the aegis of his own company: Lola. Immediately successful, the T70 carried John Surtees to the Championship in the 1966 Can-Am series. The cars were also very successful in Group 7 races until the series ended in 1966, by which time the likes of Denny Hulme, David Hobbs and Brian Redman had all driven T70s to victory. Under continuous development until the Mk IIIb Coupé of 1969, the T70 was never a great endurance racer but achieved major successes in shorter events such as the TT and Martini races. Today, the T70 is a leading force in historic racing. Over many years, John Starkey – T70 owner and ex-Curator of the famous Donington racing car collection – has compiled a huge amount of information on the cars and interviewed many past and present owners and drivers about their experiences with the T70. Uniquely, this book contains the history and specification – where known – of each individual T70 chassis. Available again after an absence of several years, here is the definitive development and racing history of the Lola T70.
Bruce McLaren's performances as a F1, endurance, and Can-Am driver were almost always impressive. But it was the New Zealander's career as an innovative carbuilder which forever etched the McLaren name in the annals of motorsport. This photohistory examines McLaren's legendary endurance and Can-Am racers beginning with the formation of Bruce McLaren Racing Limited in 1963, continuing through his death at Goodwood in 1970, and finishing with the completion of the Can-Am series in 1974. Splendid photography gives readers views of the cars under construction and in action, and candid glimpses of Bruce McLaren and other personalities associated with the organization, including long-time teammate Denis Hulme. Dave Friedman is a prolific motorsport photographer and historian. His recent MBI titles include Lola: Can-Am & Endurance Race Cars and Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974. He lives in Newport Beach, California.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lola Cars International Ltd. is a racing car engineering company founded in 1958 by Eric Broadley and based in Huntingdon, England. Lola Cars started by building small front-engined sports cars, and branched out into Formula Junior cars before diversifying into one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of racing cars in the world. Lola was acquired by Martin Birrane in 1998 after the unsuccessful Lola MasterCard attempt at Formula One.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Nissan R90C, Lola T93/30, Haas Lola, Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, MG-Lola EX257, Lola Mk4, Chevrolet Corvette GTP, Nimrod NRA/C2, Lola B2K/40, Lola B2K/10, Lola T92/10, Lola B08/60, Lola-Aston Martin B09/60, Lola T97/30, Lola B05/40, Lola LC89, Lola B98/10, Lola T600, Lola B06/10, Lola B08/80, Lola T70, Lola T332, Lola T95/30, Lola B11/40, Nissan R89C. Excerpt: The Nissan R90C was either of two Group C racing cars built in 1990 for Nissan Motors for competition in World Sportscar Championship (WSC) based in Europe and the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship (JSPC). The cars based on the basic R90C platform would compete until 1993 before Nissan chose to withdraw from sports car racing, not returning until 1997. It won three JSPC championships as well as several significant endurance races during its career. Mechanically, the R90Cs shared much with their predecessor, the R89C. Most of the chassis construction was the same, as well as the mechanical layout. The Nissan VRH35Z 3.5 litre twin-turbo V8 that had debuted in the R89C was proven successful and kept as part of the R90C's design. Although mechanically similar, the cars were nearly all new constructions, leading to chassis builder Lola Cars International terming the cars T90/10, while the R89Cs had been T89/10. Unlike the R89C, Nissan felt that the car was a compromise. At the time, Nissan competed with the R89Cs in both the World Sportscar Championship and All Japan Sports Prototype Championships. The types of courses used by each series differed in style, with the European tracks requiring higher top speed and endurance while the Japanese events were run on small, tighter courses and shorter racers. This led Nissan to actually develop two different cars. Although Lola built the basic chassis, Nissan Motorsports Europe would construct the rest of the R90CK in their...
The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their analysis upon very up-to-date research involving interviews with key individuals at the highest level and visibility within the industry and focus upon the key management themes of teamworking, leadership, strategy and innovation.
This book is a trip down memory lane, recalling the days when Formula 5000 cars roared around the race tracks in Britain and Europe, creating a lot of noise and, occasionally, dust. The wail of a 5-litre engine was often more spine-tingling that ANY other racing car! Nowadays, many of the same cars show modern day spectators just what Formula 5000 was, back in the day. Few, if any, of the drivers are prima-donnas and many want to know what their car did before it came into their possession. This book answers those questions and many more.
The Lola T70 was developed in 1965 for sports car racing – Lola built the chassis, which were typically powered by large American V8 engines, predominantly Chevrolets and Fords. The T70 was prolific throughout the mid- to late-1960s, and over 100 examples were built in three versions – both open-topped and coupé models. The first successes for the T70 were in the US, and in 1966, the T70 dominated the Can-Am championship, winning five of the six races in the series – with John Surtees becoming champion in a Chevrolet-powered example. In 1968, T70s finished 1 - 2 in the Daytona 24 Hours, and the T70 was highly successful in the domestic UK and European championships, winning regularly. Today, Lola T70s are regular competitors on the historic racing scene, and examples are highly sought after by collectors. This Lola T70 Owner's Workshop Manual looks at the design, evolution, anatomy and operation of the T70.
Given the small cost of this book, you would be foolish to spend thousands on an example of Citroën's classic and iconic 2CV without taking it's expert advice ...
Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire parkland, it has always been a favorite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time. Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferraris, Lotii and, of course, Chevrons in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC’s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.
This commemorative SCCA history book features a large collection of never before published photographs and memorabilia highlighting the first 60 years of the Sports Car Club of America, written by SCCA archivist & historian, Pete Hylton. This unique book tells the story of SCCA from its meager beginnings of seven men with a hobby to its escalation into the nation-wide phenomenon it is today!