Le Mans Lola
The Racing History &
Individual Chassis Record
First Published in 1993,
Veloce Publishing, PLC
Third Edition Published 2002
$59.99 + S&H
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 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 MkIIIb Coupe 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.
Now in its third edition, here is the definitive development and racing history of the Lola T70.
13 Chapters, 197 pgs. 150 b/w photos, 56 color
Chapter 1 - New Beginning
Chapter 2 - T70 Marks I & II
Chapter 3 - Racing in 1965
Chapter 4 - Racing in 1966
Chapter 5 - Mark III Spyders and Coupes
Chapter 6 - Racing in 1967
Chapter 7 - Racing in 1968
Chapter 8 - 1969: The Lola T70 Mark IIIb Coupe
Chapter 9 - Racing in 1969
Chapter 10 - Racing in 1970
Chapter 11 - T160/162/163/165 1968-70
Chapter 12 - The Lola T70 in Historic Racing
Chapter 13 - Track Testing the Lola T70
Appendix I - History and Record of Individual T70, T160 & T165 Chassis
Appendix II - Owner's Comment
Site Contents © John Starkey 2004