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#1 Marian

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 15:26

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I am interested in any news/history of the above driver? Anyone who may have known him or anything about his racing days? He is now deceased so any details would be great!

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Marian




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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 19:26

Where and approximately when did he race, Marian?

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 22:40

He has a brief entry in the drivers' section on Gerald Swan's Lola Heritage site:

Leonard F. Holland Mid 1960s - 1973 Lola Mk2



#4 Marian

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:35

:wave:

I am interested in any news/history of the above driver? Anyone who may have known him or anything about his racing days? He is now deceased so any details would be great!

Cheers
Marian



Hi David

I know he raced at Brands Hatch and Silverstone. These dates are on the Lola website which mentions his name - "Lola from Leonard F. Holland Mid 1960s - 1973 Lola Mk2". I am told that he raced alongside Jackie Stewart around that time but have very little information of his racing days and would like to fill the blanks so would be great to have details from anyone who knew him at that time.
Marian.


#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:52

Here are a couple of mentions of him in old race results, posted earlier on this forum:

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3699522

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3695784

and another brief mention, including a photo of his car, here:

http://www.startline...stal palace.htm

#6 Marian

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:10

Here are a couple of mentions of him in old race results, posted earlier on this forum:

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3699522

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3695784

and another brief mention, including a photo of his car, here:

http://www.startline...stal palace.htm



Hi Tim
Many thanks for that - really great !
I wonder who now owns his Lola Mk2, as the article mentions the car is still used in Formula Junior events.
The reason for my interest is simply that Len Holland was my father, whom I never knew (my parents divorcing when I was very young). I have been researching some family history to try to piece together some insight to his life, so your input is appreciated.
I am hoping that someone from those days may have known him but of course it is quite some time ago !!
Many thanks
Marian

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:47

I wonder who now owns his Lola Mk2, as the article mentions the car is still used in Formula Junior events.

It says on that Crystal Palace link that your father's car was chassis number BRJ-2. If you look here on the Lola Heritage site, it says this car is currently owned by Paul Hewes. Paul raced the car (no 12) in the Chichester Trophy at the recent Goodwood Revival meeting - I wonder if any of the TNF members who were there might have a photo of it. :wave: