This is the definitive development and racing history of the Lola T70.
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.