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John Wright of the Canadian Motorsport Museum has sent us some pictures of Lolas competing in Canada over the years.
All pictures courtesy of John Wright.
The 1971 T222 CanAm/Group 7...
...design competing in...
Lola Mk1 when owned by the late Bill Hirst. It was originally a Grant Clark Lola and I think Grant purchased it from Eric Broadley personally...
...Frank Salem bought it and put a BMW engine in it. He had some success with it in Ontario races. Then, Bill purchased the car and raced it successfully.
Some welding being carried out on the rear of a Mk I.
Bob Woodward's Lola FJ, a Mark II. Bob who hails from the US was instrumental in forming the monoposto register and here is his car at Mosport in the late 1990s.
The MkIIIB of Hamish Somerville in action on the track..
Dan Gurney at the 1966 Mosport CanAm round in his All American Racers T70 Mk.2 Ford...
...Dan strated from pole but retired with ignition problems.
Also at the 1966 Mosport CanAm is George Follmer in the John Mecom Jr. T70 MkII Ford.
Jackie Stewart in the John Mecom Jr. T70 MkII Ford...
...at the 1966 Player's 200 Mosport.
Mk1 in the pits.
Chuck Parsons' Lola T163.
Mark Donohue's Lola T70. Seen in the photo are Karl Kainhofer, Mark Donohue's mechanic and a very young Bob Holbert (Who died all too early in an airplane crash). Karl told me that in the spring of 1966 he and Mark put together a Lola T70 which they raced at the Players' 200 at Mosport. The engine gave out. However, in the first Can-Am race at Mosport in the fall of that year Mark and the Lola were successful. (From the Karl Kainhofer collection)
Chevy V8 in the ex-Mike Hailwood T142, at Watkins Glen in 2000.
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