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Lola : The Illustrated History 1957 to 1977 - John Starkey


The Illustrated History 1957 to 1977

Paperback Published: 15th February 2017
ISBN: 9781787111042
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

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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.

Introduction 4 Acknowledgements & Prologue 6 Chapter 1 1956-1959 7 Chapter 2 1960-1961 12 Mk 2 12 Mk 3 17 Chapter 3 1962-1963 20 Mk 4/4A 20 Mk 5/5A 25 Chapter 4 1964-1965 28 Mk 6 28 T53 34 T54/55 34 T60/61/62 36 T70 36 1965 racing 43 Chapter 5 1966-1967 50 T80/90 50 T100 55 Chapter 6 1968-1969 58 T130 58 T140/142 59 T150/152/153/154 61 T160/162/163 64 T180 71 T190/190X/192 71 T70 Mk 3 Spyders & Coupes 75 T70 Mk 3B Coupe 82 Chapter 7 1970-1971 89 T200/202/204 89 T210/212 89 Racing in 1970 89 T220/222 94 T230/T240/242 96 T250/252 96 T260 96 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Colour Gallery 97 Chapter 8 1972-1973 115 T270 115 T280/282/286 117 T290/294/296 120 T300 125 T310 127 T320/322/324 129 T330/332/332C 132 Chapter 9 1973-1977 145 T33CS 145 T340/342 146 T350 148 T360 148 T370 153 T380 155 T390 156 T400 156 T410 160 T430 160 T440 162 T450 162 T460 163 T470 166 T490/492 166 T496/497 166 T500 168 T506/506B 173 T550 173 T570 173 Still Racing 177 Appendix: Specifications 185 Index 187 (c) John Starkey & Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787111042
ISBN-10: 1787111040
Series: Veloce Classic Reprint Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th February 2017
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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