Lola fans, check Amon thread
Posted 10 October 2000 - 15:05
We need some info on the Parnell Lolas of the early 60's.
Posted 10 October 2000 - 15:29
With regard to that, the 2.7 version as raced in Australia and NZ in 1963 by FJ and AM looked like and undoubtedly shared many components with the F1 cars driven the previous year by FJ etc. But the fitting of the big four in place of the little V8 may have meant a different designation. I'm sure there was a post somewhere in the last week or so that mentioned Chris in one of these cars... Is this what you're after?
Posted 10 October 2000 - 21:34
The Parnell Lolas had a P in front of the numbers and I don't remember what Lola had used in the past.
Posted 11 October 2000 - 00:36
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Posted 11 October 2000 - 16:54
In 1963 Bob Anderson raced BRGP-43 as a Lola 4 under DW Racing Enterprises. Chris Amon drove Lola 4A BRGP-44 for Reg Parnell (Racing).
In 1964 Midland racing Partnership ran two Lolas for Maggs and Attwood, called Lola 54, chassis numbers BRJ-57 and BRJ-59.
John Willment entered a Lola 55 chassis number SL-64-2.
Posted 11 October 2000 - 17:54
I still don't get the meaning of the letters BRGP?
It really wasn't something that Lola did before or after.
Could Bowmaker have had that kind of clout back then?
Posted 11 October 2000 - 19:30
BRGP = Bowmaker Racing Grand Prix
The "BRGP" was only used on the 1962 machines, the Mk 4.
Indeed, the chassis number prefixes used by Lola are among the more interesting in this arcane art. They used "SL" and "HU" in addition to the "BRJ" and "BRGP" mentioned with perhaps a few more I can't think of off the top of my head.
Never boring, eh?
Posted 12 October 2000 - 00:21
And did Lola consider Parnell's Lolas factory cars?
Posted 12 October 2000 - 00:41
Just reflecting here, it was really a brave move (or before its time) for Parnell to find the sponsor and set up this attack on F1.
I guess you could call it a semi-works effort.
Not many are going to the Amon thread, Keir...
Posted 12 October 2000 - 05:41
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Posted 12 October 2000 - 15:46
The Lola chassis numbers for the Mk. 4's retained the 'BRGP' right up to the end.
The "P" series was strictly for the Lotus copies.
Posted 12 October 2000 - 19:05
I really have to dig out my old tomes and takes a look.
I thought that Tim Parnell ran the second hand stuff he got from Chapman.
BTW - There is an interesting question on "THE" famous Amon thread for all fans of early BRM engines. Early meaning early 60's.
Reflect eary and reflect often.