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#1 Skilleter

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 18:38

Do any of you out there have any photographs of Lola Cars you would be willing to let me use in a forthcoming book to celebrate Lolas 50th Anniversary this year. I am especially interested in the Crowne Racing Team sports car but any photos at all would be very useful over any of the 50 years, especially if they have never been printed before.

Please e-mail me if you feel you have anything that could be used.

Thank you


#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 18:56

I have a lot of Lola photos, some have been posted here, but none have been published in print. Any use to you?

#3 TooTall

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 22:10

I have photos of some of the IMSA T600s, never been published.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:59

Just to avoid any confusion, I am NOT Paul Skilleter!! My name is Lorie Coffey and I often use my maiden name of Skilleter for signing in. Sorry to confuse you all!


#5 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 13:23

I have photos of my Dad racing a Lola T70 and Lola T222 from the early 1980s if they are of interest.

#6 hhh

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 22:57

I have foto's of my T70 Spyder MkII, ex AJ Foyt, last raced in 1966 and for the first time since then at Monterey 2007/Goodwood 2007

#7 Skilleter

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:39

My thanks to all of you who have got back to me with photos and snippets of information, all of which have been very interesting.

If there are any more of you with similar contributions I would love to hear from you.


#8 ohazamiizugahara

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:10


I have several Lola pictures in Japan.
Lola T70, T290, T292 and their modifications .
But mostpictures were posted at other forum already.

#9 Skilleter

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 13:36

I have been sent some terrific photos for this project. Thank you all so much. One last request.....Does anybody out there have a photo of the Crowne Racing Lola T292 as driven by Chris Craft? I would love to hear from you if you have!


#10 terry mcgrath

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 14:08

This is from the real paul skilleter!!

Regarding the search for Lola pics, I visited Specialised Mouldings who did the GRP bodywork for the cars around 1969/70 and took some interesting colour pics of the brightly coloured bodies being made, the moulds etc. The pictures appeared in Motor at that time and should be retrievable from LAT if the date can be confirmed.

In the early 1970s I also took pictures of a road-going Lola T70 which Motor tested at MIRA in an accleration contest. Tony Dron did the driving, I worked the watches in the passenger seat. I was so surprsied by the acceleration from standstill pushing me back in the seat that I missed getting the 0-60mph time, only the standing quarter mile. But the clutch had wilted and that was that for the day. I think the car went back to MIRA and the 0-60 time was successfully established.

If any of this is of interest to this group, you can post it on my behalf.



#11 David Kipling

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:31

I have a not-so-great pair of b/w photos of Broadley's Lola GT before Ford bought it: one front and one rear open showing the carburatted V-8.
Any use?