Lola Heritage


Although the material on this page (photographs and/or Downloads) is offered freely for download, all items remain the copyright of Lola Heritage or Lola Group Holdings (except where indicated) and may not be further distributed for profit or personal gain. If you wish to use any of these items for public display (e.g. web site, books or magazines etc.) please contact Lola Heritage first.

THE LOLA T644

pic
Although no-one knew it at the time, the Autosport advert below trumpets the new T740, the T664 would be the last Formula Ford 1600 to leave the Huntingdon factory. Recent seasons had been good for Lola the T440, the T540, the T640 and the T642 had seen Lola winning the Formula Ford Festival, several UK Championships and numerous races in the UK, Europe and the US but the company decided to concentrate on the more "senior" categories in the future.

The T644, as can be seen from the Press Release below, featured very few changes from the T642 which may account for its relative lack of success, although it did win the Formula Ford Festival (for the second year running) and the E.F.D.A. European Formula Ford 1600 Championship which comprised four races in each of four regions, the top contenders from each region meeting in a grand finale at Zandvoort.

All in all it was a mixed year for the T644, only the EFDA Championship but a lot of race wins especially the Festival at the end of the year. The wins fell away in the second half of the year when Mark Blundell switched to a Reynard in July but it wasn't a bad way for Lola to say goodbye to Formula Ford 1600 after fourteen years and 633 cars.

Year(s) of Construction: 1984

Total Built: 28 (18 to E spec)
pic

T644 CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

YEAR
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER(S)
NOTES
1984 E.F.D.A. European Formula Ford 1600 Championship Gerrit van Kouwen Lola T644E-Ford


pic

T644 SIGNIFICANT RACE WINS


1984

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
7th May Snetterton Mark Blundell Round of the BP Dunlop-Autosport Star of Tomorrow Formula Ford 1600 Championship
13th May Snetterton Mark Blundell Round of the BP Champion of Snetterton Formula Ford 1600 Championship
20th May Donington Gerrit van Kouwen Round of the BP P&O Ferries Formula Ford 1600 Championship
27th May Snetterton-BARC Mark Blundell Round of the BP Champion of Snetterton Formula Ford 1600 Championship
2nd June Snetterton -BRSCC Mark Blundell Round of the BP Champion of Snetterton Formula Ford 1600 Championship
3nd June Mallory Park - BRSCC Midland Centre Mark Blundell Round of the BP Dunlop-Autosport Star of Tomorrow Formula Ford 1600 Championship
3nd June Mallory Park - BRSCC Midland Centre Mark Blundell Round of the BP BRSCC Star of Mallory Formula Ford 1600 Championship
10th June Brands Hatch - HSCC/BHRC Gerrit van Kouwen Round of the BP BRSCC Star of Mallory Formula Ford 1600 Championship
17th June Lydden Hill - BARC Mark Blundell Round of the BP Superfind Junior Formula Ford 1600 Championship
22nd June Brands Hatch Gerrit van Kouwen John Player Special Trophy Race Round 6 of the RAC Formula Ford 1600 Championship
15th September Zandvoort Gerrit van Kouwen Winner of the E.F.D.A. European Formula Ford 1600 Championship Final
29th September Brands Hatch - BHRC Gerrit van Kouwen Round of the Townsend Thorenson Formula Ford 1600 Championship
14th October Brands Hatch - BRSCC Gerrit van Kouwen Round of the Townsend Thorenson Formula Ford 1600 Championship
4th November Brands Hatch Gerrit van Kouwen Formula Ford Festival and World Cup (Part of the Emgland team)
pic
pic
pic
pic
pic



Click on the images below to view the full sized version.

pic
pic



Click on the images below to view the full sized version.

pic
pic
pic
pic
pic
pic
pic
pic
pic

WEB DESIGN BY GJD SOLUTIONS

© 2019 LOLA HERITAGE