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Author Topic: Lola's Bones  (Read 736 times)

Offline lkjohnson1950

Lola's Bones
« on: January 22, 2021, 08:19:13 PM »
The assets and windtunnel of Lola Cars is going up for sale. Though primarily a racing sports car manufacturer, Lola had a good deal of success in Indy Car and was briefly an F1 entrant in the '60's.

https://racer.com/2021/01/22/for-sale-one-iconic-constructor-tech-drawings-factory-and-wind-tunnel/


Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 09:02:44 PM »
Possibly the most ffamous Lola, Surtees' Can-Am Championship winner

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 09:07:55 PM »
Lola's first F1 car, 1962

« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 09:14:55 PM by lkjohnson1950 »
Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 09:13:33 PM »
This Lola design was purchased by Ford and evolved into the GT40 MKII

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 09:16:58 PM »
This Lola brought Penske a Daytona 24 win.

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 09:19:19 PM »
This Lola introduced ground effects aero to IMSA

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 09:21:42 PM »
This Lola brought Indy Car success to the marque

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 09:24:24 PM »
This Lola brought Nigel Mansell an Indy Car Championship back to back with his WDC

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 09:27:42 PM »
This Lola marked Haas first foray into F1 and Lola's return in 1985

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2021, 09:35:13 PM »
This odd looking Lola lured Sir Jackie Stewart to the Can-Am. It later grew a huge front wing

Lonny

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2021, 09:41:26 PM »
This Mazda powered Lola had great success in IMSA GTP Lites racing



Many other Lolas were raced in many classes around the world, including some hiding under Aston Martin and Nissan badged cars. Sad to see a company with such history come to an end.
Lonny

Offline Andy B

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2021, 07:09:41 AM »
Great pictures.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline cosworth151

Re: Lola's Bones
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2021, 03:27:49 PM »
I still hope that someone will buy the entire company & return to race car production.

Here are a couple to follow up on Lonny's post. The Lola-Corvette GTP from IMSA in the mid 1980's. And a favorite of mine, one of the cars Lola built for MG when they tried to return to racing a couple of decades ago.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

 


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