2012 Lola B1260 Toyota
Lola created many of the more iconic racecars of the last half century: beautiful T70s, Indy 500-winning machines, years of Formula 1 and Formula 5000 cars, IMSA and Group C racers, the inspiration for the Ford GT40 and six entries in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. They were driven by men lik Mario and Michael Andretti, Derek Bell, Mark Donohue, A.J. Foyt, Mike Hailwood, Brian Redman, both Al Unsers and John Surtees. But now Lola Cars is gone. History.
1969 Lola T70 MkIIIB
Eric Broadley formed the company back in 1958, but the world’s economic slowdown has caused Lola to close its doors. The Huntington, England facility was taken over by administrators in May who looked for a buyer for the legendary firm. At the end of September it came to the conclusion none could be found. Lola Composites continues to operate, but is also in the need of a new owner.
It’s uncertain what will be done to support the current users of Lola’s B12s used by the likes of Rebellion Racing and Patrick Dempsey.
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