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THE LOLA T360

The T360 was designed for Formula Atlantic/Formula B racing and followed on from the two previous designs, the T240 and the T242 neither of which had been especially successful, taking no race wins.

The Formula Atlantic/B scene was popular in the mid 1970s and competition was stiff, notably from the March75B, Chevron B29 and, in the UK, the Modus M3 so Lola needed something special to challenge them. The T360 followed the normal Lola design parameters for a customer car: not too complicated, reliable, easy to work on and, most importantly, competitive. The suspension was standard Lola, at the front twin wishbones, outboard springs/dampers with, at the rear, top link, reversed lower wishbone, twin radius rods and outboard spring/dampers, all fitted to a slim monocoque.

As already noted, with so many competitive cars on track, wins were hard fought but the T360 ran well in both Canada where Tom Klauser took second in the 1974 Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series and third in 1975 with Elliot Forbes-Robinson fourth, in the UK Ted Wentz won the 1975 Southern Organs Championship.

As an aside, the amazing story of Southern Organs can be found HERE, as they say "you couldn't make it up!".

Year(s) of Construction: 1974-1975

Total Built: 21

T360 CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

YEAR
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER(S)
NOTES
1975 Southern Organs Formula Atlantic Championship Ted Wentz Lola T360-Ford
1978 Mid-Am Championship Formula B Ron Clawson Lola T360-Ford

T360 SIGNIFICANT RACE WINS


1974

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
16th June Gimli Tom Klausler Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series – Round 3 of Championship
27th July St Johns, Newfoundland Tom Klausler Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series – Round 6 of Championship
1st September Trois-Rivières - Molson Grand Prix Tom Klausler Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - Formula Atlantic (Non-Championship)
22nd September Waterford Hills Tom Klausler SCCA Formula B race
4th October Watkins Glen Bill O'Connor SCCA Formula B Race

1975

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
31st March Silverstone - BRDC Nick May Jaybrand BRDC Formule Libre Race
6th July St Jovite Elliot Forbes-Robinson Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series – Round 4 of Championship
19th July Silverstone Ted Wentz John Player (British) Formula Atlantic Series - Round 10
20th July Mosport Park Elliot Forbes-Robinson Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series – Round 5 of Championship
3rd August Silverstone Ted Wentz MCD/Southern Organs Formula Atlantic - Round 4

1976

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
4th April Brands Hatch Tony Trimmer Indylantic Championship - Round 1
9th May Brands Hatch Tony Trimmer Indylantic Championship - Round 2

2006

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
28th-30th July Silverstone - HSCC Steve Maxted Derek Bell Trophy - First overall and Winner Class B - Race 1

2008

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
10th-11th May Silverstone - HSCC Steve Maxted Historic F2 - Race 1
10th-11th May Silverstone - HSCC Steve Maxted Historic F2 - Race 2

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