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#51 Rupertlt1

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 13:51

Aintree Grand Prix circuit, 1 August 1960

Event 2-17 lap Sports Car Race

Up to 1100 c.c.:

1st-D. Bertram (Lola-Climax), 36 min 11.4 sec, 16 laps only.

2nd-J. Woolfe (Lola-Climax), 36 min 49.4 sec, 16 laps only.

3rd-B. Pinckney (Lotus-Climax), 36 min 51.2 sec, 16 laps only.

4th-K.M. Francis (Lotus-Climax), 36 min 52.4 sec, 16 laps only.

 

B.A.R.C. Aintree, 17 June 1961 

Event 2-7 lap Handicap Race for Closed Cars

1st-J.R. Kennerley (Triumph TR3A) 10 min. 06.2 sec, 71.10 m.p.h.

2nd-J. Woolfe (T.V.R. Grantura), 10 min. 10 sec.

etc

 

B.A.R.C. Aintree, August Bank Holiday 1961, 1.64 mile club circuit

Event 3-Sports Car Race, Heat 1 (Up to 1100 c.c.)

1st-J. Woolfe (Lola-Climax), 8 min 23.8 sec, 82.03 m.p.h.

Event 7-Sports Car Race, Final (15 laps)

4th-J. Woolfe (Lola-Climax), 17 min. 47 sec

Woolfe also competed at this meeting in the T.V.R.

 

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:23

Angus Hyslop was a Kiwi. He competed in Europe in Formula Junior in 1961, plus at Le Mans driving with Denny Hulme in an Abarth. Unlikely to have been at Goodwood in March 1962 as he doesn't appear to have raced in FJ after 61. 

 

I have B.A.R.C. Goodwood, 46th Members Meeting, 10 June 1961:
#15 J.D. Hislop, entrant P.R. Dickinson, Lola Climax Mk 1 (BY-3, FMC 97) 1098 c.c.

 

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 13:28

The San Francisco Examiner, Sunday 20 May 1979, Page 76:

VINTAGE RACE CARS

LOLA 1100 S '59

Coventry Climax, fnt engine

Spt. racer. Trailer & Spares.

BR26 Restored $14,500.

McLAREN Mk. IIIB '66

327 Chevy 5 spd. Hewland, all

original, never wrecked, sig-

nificant racing history. In sto-

race many years. (40/10) $29,-

500. All trades considered. Pri

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 18:35

I have B.A.R.C. Goodwood, 46th Members Meeting, 10 June 1961:
#15 J.D. Hislop, entrant P.R. Dickinson, Lola Climax Mk 1 (BY-3, FMC 97) 1098 c.c.

 

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Definitely not Angus Hyslop. He was otherwise engaged at Le Mans that weekend. 



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 13:13

Early 1959 BY4 Bernard Cox > Tommy Hayden > Roy Millbank > Dr Roy Axon > (1971) Jack & George Rance > (circa 1981) Germany

 

Roy Axon was a class winner at the Brighton Speed Trials in 1967. Also at Ditcham Hill Climb, September 1970:

 

https://forums.autos...b/#entry7854295

 

Anybody know anything about the subsequent history?

 

29 July 1961: Leinster Trophy-25 laps, Dunboyne, Hayden (Lola-Climax), Ashmore (Lotus-Climax), Proctor (Lotus-Climax)

 

Place Driver Machine Speed m.p.h.

1 T. Hayden 1098 Lola 87.13

2 G. Ashmore 1475 Lotus 94.61

3 P. Proctor 997 Lotus Ford 90.92

4 M. Acheson 997 Lotus Ford 88.05

5 T. D. Reid 997 Lotus Ford 85.51

6 M. Templeton 997 Lotus Ford 87.60

7 D. Baker 994 Cooper BMC 86.58

8 D. McAllister 1475 Cooper 88.84

9 M. MacNaughton 997 Lotus Ford 83.43

10 E. P. Gill 997 Lotus Ford 83.38

11 B. Collomb 1498 Cooper 88.99

12 B. Gubby 997 Lotus Ford 83.94

 

See: http://www.dunboynem...ace Results.pdf

 

Does anybody have more on Dunboyne?

 

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 20:05

Who is this #48 at Mallory Park, 13 July 1963?

 

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:23

BR15 Peter Ashdown > Dave McKay > (Dec 1961) Greg Cusack > (end 1962) John Martin - Neutral Bay Motors > (early 1964) Frank Demuth > (1965) Pete Geoghegan > (1966) Bert Howard etc

 

1962 VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

SANDOWN PARK - SEPTEMBER 16, 1962

Victorian Sports Car Championship, 1101-1500cc Class

1st: Scuderia Veloce (dvr. C. Amon, N.Z.), Lola.

2nd: Scuderia Veloce (dvr. B. Foley), Lotus Elite.

 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 12:34

St. John Horsfall RACE MEETING

SILVERSTONE May 5th 1962

Aston Martin Owners Club

9th Race Event K

The David Brown Challenge Cup Relay Race

Maximum Distance 30 Laps

 

Lola Team

 

7A P. R. Dickinson, Lola, 1960, 1098 

7B B. Dickinson, Lola, 1960, 1098

7C R. Bluebelle Gibbs, Lola, 1962, 1097

Reserve: R.W. Waters, Lola, 1961, 1098 - note car listed as 1961

 

Does anybody have a report/results of this race?

 

Further evidence that the Dickinson's had two Lola cars, one unidentified. See Post #15.

So what car was Tony Hegbourne driving in 1962?

Did Hegbourne drive his Lola at Brands Hatch or Snetterton that week-end? 

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 21 October 2018 - 19:56.


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:04

Thanks to Russell Filby I now have the programme for Maidstone and Mid-Kent National Silverstone, 28 April 1962.

I think this proves beyond doubt that there were two Lola Mk 1 cars in Team Venture:

 

12 Team Venture, Lotus, 1098, J. Payne, events 2, 5

14 Team Venture, Lola, 1098, P. R. Dickenson, events 2, 5 

15 Team Venture, Lola, 1098, Mrs. B.M. Dickenson, events 2, 5

(Note difference in spelling. See also Post #8. #22 Lola Mk 1, driver Tony Hegbourne, also entered events 2, 5.)

 

This suggests the Hegbourne car is not ex-Dickinson? (See post #6.)
The Dickinson's are thought to have had BY3, and now a hitherto unidentified car, possibly BR3?


RGDS RLT

 

Here is #15 Brenda Dickinson at Silverstone, 28 April 1962. Note "Venture II" written on the side:

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

#14 (P.R. Dickinson), #15 (B. Dickinson), #22 (Hegbourne) all in this photo (#12 Lotus at the back):

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

Conclusive proof that Hegbourne's car is not ex-Dickinson? So, what is it?

What two Lola cars did Team Venture have? Both 1960 fibreglass-bodied cars? (See post #36.)

So neither of them BY3?

 

#14 (note windscreen wiper) and #12 here:

 

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

Alternative explanation:

Brenda Dickinson passed BY3 on to Tony Hegbourne for 1962, and her Team Venture campaigned two unidentified 1960 Lola Mk 1s in 1962.

Here is Brenda at the Silverstone 6 Hours in 1961 (note aluminium bodywork):

 

http://mydadsphotos....83a53b12af/2394

 

Was this car advertised at end 1961/early 1962?

 

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 19:56

Motor Sport, June 1963, Page 475
LOLA, 1961, sports/racing car. Coventry-Climax

Stage IV engine, and trailer. £925. Tel: Hasle-

mere 3242. Ref. G.A.

 

Adair Auctioneers, 68 High Street, Haslemere, 3242 phone number in 1961.

 

Is this the car of John Nicholson?

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 28 October 2018 - 20:15.


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 23:10

B.A.R.C. Goodwood Motor Circuit

Forty-Ninth Sports Car Meeting

Saturday 24 March 1962

Event 1 5-LAP SCRATCH RACE 2.00 p.m.

27 S.A. Fox ...   ...   ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... Green ...   ... 1098 (DNS)   

(Driver: R.A. Postlethwaite)

28 A.V. Hegbourne    ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... Blue  ...   ... 1098

29 J. Nicholson    ...   ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... White ...   ... 1098

30 R.W. Waters    ...   ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... Green ...   ... 1098

31 P.R. Dickinson ...   ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... Red   ...   ... 1098      

32 P.R. Dickinson ...   ...   Lola-Climax ...   ... Red   ...   ... 1098

(Driver: J.D. Hislop)

33 P.R. Dickinson ...   ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Red   ...   ... 1098

(Driver: J. Payne)

34 C.J Dade    ...  ...   ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Blue  ...   ... 1098 (DNS)

(Driver: L. Parvin)

35 E.H.M. Paul     ...  ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Green ...   ... 1098

36 L.J. Parvin       ...  ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Blue    ...   ... 1098 (DNS)

(Driver: D.D. Searls)

37 J.S. Mortimer   ...  ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Yellow      ... 1098   

38 G. Capel          ...  ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Silver       ... 1098

39 J.O. Coundley  ...  ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Green ...   ... 1098

(Driver: G.V. Gould)

40 J.N. Thibodeau     ...   Lotus-Climax      ... Blue/White  ... 1097

(Driver: Entrant or R.J Pryor)

42 M. Jerham ...  ...   ...   Gilby-Climax      ... Green ...   ... 1098

43 R. Veness  ...  ...   ...   Elva-Climax       ... Green ...   ... 1098

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 30 October 2018 - 11:39.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:53

Moderators: Can we change the title of this thread to:

 

'Lola Mk 1 etc'

 

and merge with: 

 

https://forums.autos...la-mark-1-br-8/

 

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 16:56

We now know there were two Lola Mk 1 cars at Valence Hill Climb in 1964, the cars of Charles Saunders and Hugh Balfour.

See: https://forums.autos...b/#entry8577678

 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:17

Autosport, 6th May 1966 - For Sale

LOLA-CLIMAX 1149, ideal club car, just re-built

and now almost brand new. Offers around £650

or will split to make clubman's Formula car.-

Fraser, TRAfalgar 1277 or 25 Lansdowne Road,

Croydon, Surrey.

 

This is M.P.R. Fraser. Ran at B.A.R.C Silverstone, 9th October 1965, final event.

Still had the car end 1967, entered #91 Boxing Day Brands Hatch.

 

Autosport, 7th April 1967 - For Sale

YOU WILL BE COMPETITIVE this season in my

Lola-Climax 1150 S/R. Ideal for circuit, sprint or

hillclimbs. Two diffs. supplied. I have completed an

expensive rebuild and respray. The engine is a 105

b.h.p. and has only done three races since £150

rebuild. Try me at about £550 with trailer.-

Hogarth, SLOane 4353.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 05 November 2018 - 19:37.


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Posted 05 November 2018 - 14:48

The prototype Lola Mk 1 from 1958 was registered 600 DKJ. This car shows up in 1962/1963 in the hands of Peter Borthwick (according to Rob Pennington he was from Birkenhead).

He won a race on the Aintree club circuit 8 September 1962. Also shows up setting a class record in 1 min 16 sec at Rhydymwyn Sprint, 13 October 1962. Described as Peco Lola-Climax. For photo at Rhydymwyn see Autosport, 26 October 1962. Also at Rhydymwyn, near Mold, 4th o/a at the Autumn event in 1963. Does anybody have a report of this event?

 

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 18:08

The prototype Lola Mk 1 from 1958 was registered 600 DKJ. This car shows up in 1962/1963 in the hands of Peter Borthwick (according to Rob Pennington he was from Birkenhead).

He won a race on the Aintree club circuit 8 September 1962. Also shows up setting a class record in 1 min 16 sec at Rhydymwyn Sprint, 13 October 1962. Described as Peco Lola-Climax. For photo at Rhydymwyn see Autosport, 26 October 1962. Also at Rhydymwyn, near Mold, 4th o/a at the Autumn event in 1963. Does anybody have a report of this event?

 

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Peter Borthwick's work phone number is the same as PECO's so I assume he worked at the Birkenhead Factory. He lived close by at Mountwood. He raced a TVR Grantura MG in 1961 before the Lola. 



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 15:04

Silverstone Six Hour Relay, 13 August 1960:

"Ewer's Lola-Climax delivered at 5 a.m. that morning..."

Race #1D, registered AJD 432, driven by John Ewer. Thought to be BR20.

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 20:53

Who is this?

 

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 21:15

Who is this?

 

https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

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Not sure but about the Lola but it is Jim Boothby's D Type 

Rob 



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:45

Not sure but about the Lola but it is Jim Boothby's D Type 

Rob 

 

I am fairly certain that the white Lola is John Nicholson but hoped somebody could confirm?

Note headrest. See Post #60.

Possibly the car of Len and Bluebelle Gibbs?

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 08 November 2018 - 02:43.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:48

I am fairly certain that the white Lola is John Nicholson but hoped somebody could confirm?

Note headrest. See Post #60.

Possibly the car of Len and Bluebelle Gibbs?

 

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From Steve Clark in Victoria, BC

 

"...My Lola was first raced by Bluebelle  Gibbs, a white car number 84 in David Pratley's book  "Lola's First".

While she had it it has a British licence plate (decal) on the nose. Bluebelle drove it to the track. With her 80 year old grandmother to Silverstone...."
 
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:46

I found the following photo:

 

http://mydadsphotos....dc745f1806/2481

 

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:25

I found the following photo:

 

http://mydadsphotos....dc745f1806/2481

 

Vince H.

mydadsphotos.shendy.co.uk/motorsport/silverstone/motorsport_silv_sunbac_1962/#gallery/74d03917c29ae2e10466c7dc745f1806/2513

 

 

Good find - also see the attached - I think it is race 10 The Ten Lap race for Formula Libre Race K 

 

49 RW Waters Lola Climax 1216cc

 

I cant make out the numbers but also entered

18 is TP Hart Lola Climax 1098 

39 Mrs R Bluebelle Gibbs Lola Climax 1098 probably at the back of the shot. 

 

Second row RH side Rejo Climax? 

 

43 R Rose Lotus Elite 

 

If anyone can make out the numbers, I have the programme and entry list. Race 10 has 25 entrants but its looks like Chris Summers and J Dunn Lotus 18 DNS. 

 

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Edited by RobMk2a, 10 November 2018 - 09:53.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 14:47

More BY3:

 

Autosport, 17 February 1961

LOLA-CLIMAX, ex-works car, many inter-

national successes, 1098 cc. Stage III,

Webers, new close ratio box, new tyres, very good

condition, many spares, fully prepared for another

season. Must sell. Best offer secures.-Alan

Rees, Wicks Field, Yately, Camberley, Surrey.

Yateley 2217.

 

Competition Press, 25 Feb 1961

LOLA-CLIMAX, 1098 cc. Stage III, engine

completely o/hauled, special cam, works

maintained, new clutch and close ratio box,

new tires, including spare. Complete 4.5

and 4.9 rear end assemblies. Very good

condition. $3625. Alan Rees, Wicks Field,

Yately, Camberley, Surrey, England.

 

Thanks to Rob Pennington we know that the car, #1, was turned over at the British G.P. meeting, 16 July 1960, DNF.

Anything further on this?

 

The car was sold to Brenda Dickinson for the 1961 season.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 12 November 2018 - 16:50.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 16:39

Another random fragment in an Autocar advertisement from September 1962:

 

#40 Lola Mk 1, registration XDW 919. Dark paint with light diamond flash on the nose.

 

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This is definitely the car of Peter Boshier-Jones - see Autosport, 15 September 1961, Page 371.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 12 November 2018 - 16:45.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 16:16

Brands Hatch, 30 April 1967:

Mike Fraser, in a 1,149cc Lola

Climax, was the winner in the

class for cars up to 1,150cc.

 

BR27B: Note variance from Bonhams history.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 25 November 2018 - 16:17.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 14:21

Sports Argus, Birmingham, 1 October 1960

DRIVER UNHURT IN

70 M.P.H. CRASH

A Lola driven by John Woolfe

left the track at Copse Corner at

about 70 m.p.h. during the first race

of the British Empire Trophy meeting

at Silverstone today. It crashed into

the safety barrier and virtually dis-

integrated. Woolfe stepped from the

wreckage unhurt.

 

See: https://library.revs...ion=p17257coll1

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 26 November 2018 - 14:25.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 03:49

Mallory Park, BRSCC, 16 April 1961

Unlimited sports cars:

1. R. Pierpoint (Lotus Climax) 9 min 54.2 sec, speed 81.79 m.p.h.

2. J. Woolfe (Lola Climax) 9 min 55.6 sec

3. L. Keens (Lola Climax) 9 min 56.4 sec

Fastest lap, Woolfe, 83.19 m.p.h.

 

Aintree '200' Meeting, 22 April 1961

Class 3, up to 1,150 c.c.:
1. J. Woolfe, (Lola-Climax) 79.49 m.p.h.

2. C. Kerrison (Lola-Climax);

3. D. Hitches (Lola-Climax).

Fastest lap: Woolfe, 2min,13.2sec.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 29 November 2018 - 05:27.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 15:47

Aintree, Monday 7 August 1961

Event 3, Sports Cars: Heat 1, up to 1,100 c.c., 7 laps

1: J. Woolfe (Lola Climax) 8 mins, 23.8 secs. 82.03 m.p.h.  

2. J. Mackay (Shannon Lotus Climax);

3. N. Ferrier (Lola Climax);

4. Farnborough Racing Enterprise, Dvr. J. Nicholson (Lola Climax)

Fastest lap, Woolfe, 1 min 9.4 sec, 88.07 m.p.h.

 

See Post #51.

 

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Crystal Palace, Whit Monday, 11 June 1962

B.A.R.C. Event 5

#42 S.A. Fox                      Lola-Climax, Green - Sid Fox finished 6th

(Driver: Entrant or R.A. Postlethwaite)

#43 Team Springbok          Lola-Climax, White 

(Driver: W.G. Ferguson)

#44 G.K. Lambert               Lola-Climax, Blue (likely the car of T.P. Hart)

 

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Aintree, 13th B.A.R.C. members' meeting, 23 June 1962

Event 5, 10 lap Scratch Race (For Sports Cars of unlimited engine capacity):

1. H.E. O'Brien (Melling) Elva Climax, 11 min 54.6 sec, 82.62 m.p.h.

2. B.S. Borthwick (Birkenhead) Peco Lola-Climax, 12 min 01.4 sec

3. P.R. Dickinson (Derby) Lola-Climax, 12 min 14.8 sec

4. B.J. Hough, Cooper Bristol, 12 min 16.6 sec

Fastest lap: H.E. O'Brien, Elva Climax, 1 min 09.4 sec., 85.07 m.p.h.

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:58

Competition Press, May-9-22, 1964

LOLA 1100 CLIMAX-Latest Lola sports

built. New April 1963. S.E. Division

Champion, class winner at Nassau. Just

rebuilt, with trailer $4500. Castle Racing

Team, 7220 S.W. 47th ave., Miami.;

MO 6-2346

 

#15 driver Frank Hilson at Nassau. Possibly also driven by Roger Heftler.

 

See post #38.

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:29

Canada Track & Traffic, February 1966

LOLA CLIMAX FOR SALE. Ex-Bradley, St.

Croix, immaculate, full house Climax 1100

cc engine, spare block assembly, spare

wheels, tires, differentials, etc. New paint.

Sure Class 7 modified winner. Trailer. Paul

Muir, 850 Davenport Rd., Toronto 4, Ont.

 

Above again Oct 1966.

 

Canada Track & Traffic, April 1966

LOLA-CLIMAX 1150 cc. Webers, extra set

wheels, axles, Isky cam, trailer. MG c/r,

double disc clutch, ready to race. $2,800.00

Peter Dawson, 1410 Washington, Royal Oak,

Michigan. 313-883-4500. Ext. 4010.

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 16:16

Wiscombe Park Hill Climb, Sunday 9th October, 1966 

#108 M.P.R. Fraser, Lola-Climax, 1149 c.c. 59.52 sec, 51.75 sec

 

See Post #76.

 

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#85 Rupertlt1

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 17:51

#4 Lola at the Greenwood races, near Indianola, Iowa, 9 June 1963.

3.2 mile, 12-turn course.

Also #59 Lola G Mod, Jim Adams, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

Competition Press, Dec 7-20, 1963

LOLA-CLIMAX 1100cc G-Modified with

webers, 40 DCOE-2, MGA Gearbox, fiber-

glass body, and Dunlops. Many spares.

Pete Winberg, 222 S.W. 11th St., Des

Moines, Iowa. 288-0208 (days); 276-5968

(nights).

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 12 December 2018 - 22:05.


#86 Rupertlt1

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 15:11

Rex Willoughby turns up in a Lola Mark 1 at Mallory Park, Oulton Park in 1962-1964.

The car was light metallic blue? What car was this?

(He earlier drove a Lotus, class winner at Mancetter Hill Climb, Sunday 8 May 1960.)

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 26 December 2018 - 16:01.


#87 Rupertlt1

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:42

In 1964 a Lola appears in Switzerland driven by Franz Schaffhauser from St Gallen.

19 April 1964: class winner at the Eberbach Hill Climb in Germany, 3 min 48.1 sec.

 

http://www.progcover...r/eberbach.html

 

2nd place at Monza in the Swiss Championship races.

Class winner 1,000-1,300 c.c. at Sierre Montana Hill Climb, Grand Prix D'Europe de la Montagne, 29/30 August.

1. F. Schaffhauser, Lola Sport, 15 mins 16.6 sec.

(2nd Tim Cash, Elva, 16 mins, 34.3 sec)

 

http://www.racingspo...fhauser-CH.html

 

From this film a Lola sports appeared at Eberbach, said to be 1963 (also #192 Lola FJ), see six minutes:

 

 

Does anybody have a 1964 entry list?

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 09 January 2019 - 15:32.


#88 The Mountaineer

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:25

No entry list, but I recognize the car. It is Franz Schaffhauser in the ex-Vögele Lola.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:45

Please note that the latter part of the film cannot be 1963 - Porsche 904 was not yet raced then.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 14:34

Thanks to The Mountaineer and proviz. I've amended my post above to shed doubt on the colour film being 1963.

What is the evidence for the Schaffhauser car being ex-Vögele?

 

The two Porsche 904 cars seen in the film are #160 silver and #163 red. These must be known?

Do the names Fritz Leineweber and Michael Weber feature here?

 

Swiss entries at Eberbach, April 1964

Pius Zünt, Chevrolet Impala, 4:00,5, class record, (has to be #95, red; elsewhere Pius Zünd, Altstätten)

Franz Schaffhauser, Lola

Hans Affeltranger, Abarth

Roland Stierli, Simca-Abarth

Edwin Hässig, Chevrolet Corvette

 

Was there another event at Eberbach in October 1964?

 

Nationales Bergrennen Steckborn-Eichhölzli

28/29 April 1962

Sportwagen: Bis 1300 ccm: Joseph Egli, Nebikon, auf Lola 2:06,2.

(Class winner)

 

Internationales Bergrennen Ollon-Villars

27/28 August 1960

Kategorie Sportwagen. Bis 1100 ccm : 1. Ch. Vögele (Neftenbach) auf Lola 5:47,5 (82,872 km/std)

(Class winner. Listed as Christian Vögele.) #48

 

Sierre-Montana-Crans, 14 August 1960

1.000 à 1.300 cmc.:

Charles Vögele (Neftenbach) sur Lola, 8'23,8 (91,610)

 

Mitholz-Kandersteg Hill Climb, May 1960

Sportwagen. 1000 - 2000 ccm: 1a. Charles Vögele (Neftenbach) auf Lola, 1:49,7 (86,636 km; Kategorienbestzeit).

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 09 January 2019 - 19:44.


#91 The Mountaineer

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:43

You ask for the evidence, Rupertlt1?

 

There was only one Lola Mk1 in Switzerland, and it has a clear history in Swiss Championship races up to 1965. And I already was around at the time and saw it several times every year.

 

1960  Charles Vögele

1961  Charles Vögele

1962  Joseph Egli

1963  Walter Flückiger

1964  Franz Schaffhauser

1965  Bruno Frey

 

From then on, it appeared only sporadically in club events, first with Edy Bühler, then with Leon Graf. But I don't know what happened to it after.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 13:59

The Mountaineer : Many thanks. First time I have seen this information anywhere (we don't know these things on Vancouver Island).

This is BR6. I was puzzled by why the car would be in Swiss national colours (red and white) with Vögele in 1960/1961, then green/light green with Schaffhauser in 1964?

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 15:01

Lola Mk1A, Ontario, Canada etc

Grant Clark > Frank Salem > Stu Lamont > Bill Hirst > Lowell Blossom > Herb Wetanson

Originally fitted with a 1500 c.c. Ford motor, disc brakes.

 

Indian Summer Trophy Races, Mosport, 9 September 1967 - #121 Lola-B.M.W. of Frank Salem from Hanover, ON.

 

Jonathan Hirst says:

 

The car survives: Chassis #: BR 101
This rare Lola Mark 1 is not only one of the first Lola cars ever produced, it is the only Lola Mark I ever produced in this configuration (Ford Engine, All disks, 13" Wheels steel and mags). T
his beautiful car features a Martin Ford engine and disc brakes all around. Its first owner Grant Clark imported this car new into Canada. It was never actually paid for and we had letters from Lola confirming this. It was actively raced in Canada in a BMW TISA powered configuration until it was damaged in the 70's and dissembled. The chassis and components were obtained through my father Bill Hirst via a trade for a fully restored 1953 MGTD. Two years after purchase, the chassis plate was re-united with the car as it has been sealed in an envelope and buried under a pile of heating coal at the garage the car was stored at. When the assets of the garage were liquidated, the coal was shifted and the envelop found.
In 2005, prominent United States vintage racer Mr. Lowell Blossom of Charlevoix, Michigan, purchased the car from the estate of Canadian William Hirst, and a complete restoration of the car was done in the McMamara Motorsports shop located in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
Subsequently the car has been sold on, to I believe Herbert Wetanson.

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 10 January 2019 - 15:50.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:21

May 4, 1963, Westwood, Player's Pacific...page from Canada Track & Traffic article shows a photo of Grant Clark's Lola.  I can't quite make out the name of the mechanic.  Clark finished fifth in the first heat, but went off at the Carousel in the second.

 

canada-track-and-traffic-v-4-n-10-player

 

Vince H.


Edited by raceannouncer2003, 11 January 2019 - 06:21.