Lola T70: The Racing History and Individual Chassis Record

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2002 - Transportation - 192 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

T70 MARKS I II 16
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RACING IN 1965 25
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T160162163165 196870
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TRACK TESTING THE LOLA T70
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Publishers note Appendix 2 OWNERS COMMENT
186
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 John Starkey has owned many sports and racing cars including  Lola T70, Ferrari 250GT, Porsche RSR, several Porsche 911 road cars (including RS 3.0 and 2.7 versions) and numerous Jaguar XK120s.

   John, who lives in Florida, USA, has written a number of automotive books including the following  for Veloce – Ferrari 250GT “Tour de France,” Porsche 911 R RS RSR, Lola – The Illustrated History 1957-1977 and Lola – All The Sports Racing & Single-seater Racing Cars 1978-1997.

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