Lola, the British car manufacturer, is probably the best-known and most-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, and is written by Lola expert John Starkey; curator of the Donington racing car collection.
Illustrated with mainly monochrome pictures, it is a comprehensive story of this manufacturer from the start. The early make are covered in the first few chapters before the authors get into their stride with cars that the company produced from the mid '60s on. There are some wonderfully evocative pictures throughout... Great stuff and a good read.- Historic Racing Technology. The buyers get a look at the first twenty years of the English racing car manufacturer Lola and the book brings a lot of interesting racing cars to light. The new opportunity for for Motorsport historians to buy the book ever since its first release in 1997 should use it. - Autobuch.guru. This is one if Veloces growing Classic Reprint series, this one being first published in 1997. Now in large soft-cover format with 192 pages, it is a coincidence but rather fitting that it appeared not long before Lola founder Eric Broadly passed away. These reprints are a great way of getting hold of books that are long out of print. What you get is a comprehensive and well-illustrated (lots of black and white plus a 16-page colour photo section) history of Lola from the 1172cc special that was reached 60 years ago to the not-very-successful T570 Formula 3 car that helped launch Nigel Mansell's career. In the interim, there were many successes, including the elegant Lola Mk 1 sport-racer, the rapid two- and three- litre sports cars from the mid-1970s, winning Indy 500 cars, Can-Am models, the dramatic T70s and the whole range go F5000s, many of which can still be enjoyed on NZ circuits. The John Surtees and Graham Hill F1 cars of the 1960s and 1970s are here too. Each model gets a description of its specs and race history. As well as almost 160 photos, there are a few cutaway drawings such as the rack-and-pinion assembly for a T400. The book ends with photos of various Lolas that were reading as historic in the 1990s. For a Lola enthusiast who missed out the first time around, this is worth a look.- Classic Driver (Monthly). Over the decades, Lola evolved from a small garage premises in Bromley to become one of the world's most respected race car constructors. While the likes of Ferrari and Lotus depended on road car sales to stay afloat, Lola survived on race car production alone - until the original business finally ceased trading in 2012. It had come close to the bank on several previous occasions, but this is a revised edition of a book that covers Eric Broadly company from its foundation to the fruitful mid-1970s. Surtees, stewart, Hill and Unser are among legendary names that won races or titles in Lolas and this features every single-seater or sports car model built between 1957 and 1977, accompanied by comprehensive racing records. The authors leave you in no doubt that Lola was one of Britains greatest constructors - such was their conviction, indeed, that they claimed: It is arguable that in the time Eric Broadley and his company will be seen to be as important, it not more so, that either Lotus of Ferrari. Quite an accolade. - Motor Sport. Author Joh Starkey is a Lola expert who knows his subject well, and therefore brings each chassis type to life, the notes on the highs and lows of the relative success or failure of each design and outlining much of the hard work that took place, most of this being before the use of computers and CAD design programmes. For motor racing historians and fanatics alike, this book will form a reliable source of information. A good read. - Chequered Flag Services.