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#101 Rupertlt1

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 15:03

The ex-Mike Fraser Lola Mk 1 turns up at TEAC Lydden Hill, 2 May 1971, driven by Doug Price.

Described as "ever-immaculate" #14 finished second in Event 1 for Sports Racing cars.

Source: Motoring News, 6 May 1971.

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:23

Motoring News, Thursday, December 17, 1970

LOLA-CLIMAX Mk 1, 1148 cc; quickest

of the few good remaining front-

engined sports racing cars; immaculate

and mechanically perfect; cover, trailer;

offers? Further details, Axon, Col-

chester 71619.

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:24

Motoring News, Thursday, September 17, 1970

FOR SALE

LOLA

1150 cc CLIMAX ENGINE

Ready to race. Full history

Doug Price

PRICE'S GARAGE LIMITED

191/9 Leigh Road

LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX

Phone Southend 77930

 

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 16:08

Motoring News, Thursday, July 13, 1972

LOLA SPORTS

RACING CAR

Mark 1

Coventry Climax 1148 cc. fully

staged. Immaculate condition

throughout. Chrome suspension

etc.

Apply D. Price

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:08

Brands Hatch, 30 April 1967, Guards Trophy Race, 10 laps:

"Mike Fraser, in a 1,149 cc Lola Climax, was the winner in the class for cars up to 1,150 cc."

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:53

During 1964 Tony Youlten raced a Lola Mk 1 - what car was this?

 

https://www.racingsp...Youlten-GB.html

 

Also 3rd Mallory Park, Formula Libre, 30 March 1964.

 

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#107 bradbury west

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:46

Tony's diaries show it belonged to Charles Ormerod. There are no more entries for that year.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:31

M.A.C. Silverstone, 9 March 1974

Event 1: High Speed Trial, #59 Rupert Glydon, Lola Climax, 1100, blue

Sports GT Race - eight laps (Class A - up to 1300cc).

1. Rupert Glydon, (Lola Climax)

 

Oulton Park, 20 September 1975

Historic Sports Cars (10 laps)

1. B. Jones (Chevrolet Corvette)

2. J. Beasley (Chevrolet Corvette)

3. R. Glydon (Lola)

 

Oulton Park, 2 October 1976

Historic Sports Cars (12 laps)

1. J. Beasley (Chevrolet Corvette)   

2. M. Oustroumoff (Lola)

3. K. Booth (Lotus)  

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:46

BRSCC Llandow, 26 April 1970

David Hughes, owner, and Gareth Jones shared a Lola Mk 1, one race each

(They also shared a Lotus 23-Climax V8.)

Motoring News, 30 April 1970

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:47

AINTREE CIRCUIT CLUB, Autumn Race Meeting, 5 Sept 1970

GT CARS, ten laps

Class result - up to 1150 cc:

1. K. B. LeRiche (1.0 LeRiche GT) 11m 31.4s (76.85 mph)

2. B. Williams (1.1 Lola GT)

3. D. Auckland (1.1 Cox GTM)

Fastest lap: LeRiche 1m 14.8 (78.93 mph)

Motoring News, 10 September 1970

 

For Williams see Post #95.

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 20:35

Peterborough M.C. Silverstone, 12 Sept 1970
GT and Sports Racing Cars, 10 laps, up to 1150 cc class:
1. Peter Beaver (1.0 litre Lotus 23B) 14m 03.0s
2. Mrs B. Gibbs (1150 Lola Mk. 1)
3. J. Bolton (900 Sheridan)
Fastest lap: Beaver 1m 21.6s (70.94 mph)
Motoring News, 17 September 1970

 

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 11:40

BRSCC Rufforth, 25 July 1970

Single seaters and Special GT cars

GT cars, 10 laps, up to 1150 cc class:

1. M. West (Royale RP4-Lucas), 9 laps, 14m 13.4s (64.54 mph)

2. I. Holliday (1.1 Lola Mk 1), only finishers

Fastest lap: G. MacWilliam (1.1 Mercury GT), 1m 22.0s (74.63 mph)

Motoring News, 30 July 1970

 

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 14:08

BRSCC Brands Hatch, 7 May 1972

Historic Sports Cars - 10 laps

2nd O/A, D. Beckett (1.1 Lola-Climax Mk 1)

"...the fleet ex-Bluebell Gibbs Lola-Climax Mk 1 skilfully conducted by Dave Beckett,.."

Motoring News, 11 May 1972

 

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#114 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 14:21

For Sale by Bob Howlings Racing, Manchester
LOLA Sports Racing Car: chassis

27 (30 built): as new; Tecalmit

injection; 1,148 cc Climax engine,

eligible GT cars; original car;

absolutely superb; with trailer and

£150 spares.................£450

Motoring News, 7 August 1969

 

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 00:16

Mallory Park, BARC (East Midland Centre), Sunday April 19, 1970

EVENT 4, Start 4.00 p.m. 15 laps

S.K.F. Grand Touring Car Race

(A qualifying event for the S.K.F. Grand Touring Car Championship)

#90 Jim Ashpole, Lola Mk 1, 1098, Orange

 

Source: Programme

 

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 13:16

Castle Combe, BRSCC St John Trophy Meeting, 12 July 1969

SPORTS RACING AND GT CARS - 10 laps

Overall:

1. Roger Thomas (1.5 U2 Mk 6 Ford) 12m 07.2s. (91.09 mph)

2. Brian Martin (2.0 Martin GT BMW)

3. Gareth Jones (1.1 Lola Mk 1 Ford) ?

4. L. Aylott (1.6 Lotus 11 t/c)

Motoring News, 17 July 1969

 

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 13:03

Mallory Park, BARC (East Midland Centre), Sunday April 19, 1970

EVENT 4, Start 4.00 p.m. 15 laps

S.K.F. Grand Touring Car Race

(A qualifying event for the S.K.F. Grand Touring Car Championship)

#90 Jim Ashpole, Lola Mk 1, 1098, Orange

 

Source: Programme

 

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Mike Wilson (Nield Road, Hayes) and Jim Ashpole (Westfield Way, Ruislip) spent £600 on their Lola Mark 1. Both worked at West Harrow Garage. 

The Lola was converted to GT spec with full height windscreen with two windscreen wipers, targa-style top and extended rear wheel arches. The motor was a 1.1 Ford developing some 120 bhp. Car described as "once raced at the German Nurburgring,.."

58 sec at Brands Hatch Club

57 sec at Mallory Park

5 races 1969, 12 races 1970 - shared driving duties. Ashpole #169 at Silverstone August 1970. Car also pictured with #122.

Early 1971 they were considering purchasing a Chevron B8.

Source: Harrow Observer, Friday, 8 January 1971.

 

Edit: Ashpole third in class at above Mallory event. Motoring News, 23 April 1970, Page 11.

 

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#118 Rupertlt1

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:13

"Among the other competitors

was Jack Paterson, an English-

man recently returned from South

Africa, who last December won

his class in the South African

nine-hour race in the same 1,100

c.c. Lola sports racing car with

which he is competing at the

Kent circuit today."

Coventry Evening Telegraph, Monday 15 April 1963

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 21:40

Chassis BR9: Edward Greenall >> Peter Boshier-Jones for 1961 Hill Climbs - at this time the car had dark green bodywork with light-coloured full-width diamond-shaped motif across the nose.
But who was the next owner? This car just disappears in the history books.
 

Great Auclum National Speed Hill Climb, Saturday 11 August 1962:

 

Class 2, Sports Cars up to 1100 c.c.

 

#18 J. Richardson/Mrs B. Richardson, Lola 1100

 

(Peter Boshier-Jones is entered in #23 Lotus 23, so has presumably disposed of the Lola.)

 

Is the Richardson car BR9?

 

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Great Auclum Hill Climb, 2 August 1969

David Good's Chevron col-

lected the bigger sports racing

car class with a polished 20.23s

second run, lowering his own

record with Mike Richardson's

ex-A. G. Moore Chevron in sec-

ond place with a crisp 21.80s., a

startlingly good first outing in the

car.

 

Sports-Racing over 1600cc: 1. D.

Good (2.0 Chevron BMW), 20.23s

(record) 2. M. Richardson (2.0 Chev-

ron BMW) 21.80s 3. Mrs I.

Richardson (2.0 Chevron BMW),

25.77s

Motoring News, 7 August 1969, Page 24

 

Are these Richardson folk (Mike and Iris) in the Chevron connected to those with the Lola in 1961?

 

(Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club, Oulton Park, 11 November 1967: A. G. Moore, Chevron G.T., won the GT and sports car race, 17m 23.6sec, 76.19 m.p.h.) 

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 17:36

Ref Angus Clydesdale, Intertech GT, see:

 

https://forums.autos...s/#entry6560329

 

https://www.racingsp...desdale-GB.html

 

Car described as "Intertech-Lola/Ford 1100"

 

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:37

Charles Saunders, Lola Mark 1, 1,150 c.c., was entered #46 at the Bodiam Hill Climb, 19 October 1968.

 

Member Sevenoaks and D.M.C.

 

Previously FTD at Valence, 25 July 1964.

 

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Charles Saunders, Lola Mark 1, 1,150 c.c., was entered #46 at the Bodiam Hill Climb, 19 October 1968.

 

Member Sevenoaks and D.M.C.

 

Previously FTD at Valence, 25 July 1964.

 

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If anyone knows any more about Charles Saunders I would be very interested. I now own his TVR Grantura Climax which he raced before the Lola. He was an architect and I think edited the Sevenoaks & District MC Bulletin. I understand that he died a few years ago. It would be interest to know the chassis number of his Lola. 

 

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 22:12

If anyone knows any more about Charles Saunders I would be very interested. I now own his TVR Grantura Climax which he raced before the Lola. He was an architect and I think edited the Sevenoaks & District MC Bulletin. I understand that he died a few years ago. It would be interest to know the chassis number of his Lola. 

 

Rob 

 

The Kentish Men and the Men of Kent are curiously reluctant upon the subject.

We now know that Charles Saunders owned the Lola at least from mid-1964 to the end of 1968.

But where it came from, and where it went to, remains a total mystery.

 

https://www.racingsp...aunders-GB.html

 

The car was green.

 

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:59

Oddicombe Hill-Climb, Torbay Motor Club, March 1971

With the demise of John Pugs-

ley's rapid DRW in practice the

specials and clubman's class was

a Lotus benefit with the Super

7 of Norman Trotter leading all

the way with a first run time of

42.79s which he further reduced

to 42.33 at his second attempt.

Ken White, having sold the in-

famous Cooper Manx to Keith

Steer, appeared in his front-

engined Lola Special, but did not

appear too happy with the hand-

ling, and did not appear in the

results.

Motoring News, 1 April 1971

 

See: https://forums.autos...b/#entry7481608

 

Sunday 17 October 1971

Torbay MC, Oddicombe Hill Climb, Cliff Railway,

Babbacombe (188/924657½), 13.30 (C.)

BTD: D.T. Franklin (1.0 Sunbeam Imp) 35.84s

 

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:44

From Chuck Rizzo in Wisconsin:

 

"I finally got the Lola Mk1 Miss Whiz completed. Its been a long time"

 

Vince H.


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Mallory Park sprint, BRSCC Midland Centre, 9 May 1965

"J.P. Grey with the ex-Sid Fox/ex-Don Jones Lola could do no better than fourth place." [in class]

Autosport, 28 May 1965

 

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Mallory Park, BRSCC, 13 October 1963

"Sid Fox and Jim Morley with their

front-engined Lola Climaxes are bound

to give the Lotus 23s of Terry Bone

and Peter Gethin, Steve Minoprio

(Elva Mark VII) and Peter Dickinson

(Elva Mark VI) a good run for their

money as usual at Mallory tomorrow."

 

Syd Fox was entered #65 at 56th B.A.R.C. Race meeting, Goodwood, Saturday 23rd March 1963. 3rd in class Event 3.

Lola-Climax 1098, blue. His entrant was N. Davis.

Also at Goodwood, June 3rd.

 

BR14:

 

https://www.racingsp...Syd-Fox-GB.html

 

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Mallory Park, B.A.R.C., 28 March 1965

"The sports car race produced good battles

between Keith St. John's Elva and Tony

Dean's Lotus and in the 1150 c.c. class

between Harry Stiller's Lotus, Robin

Hogarth's Lola and John Hine's Lotus, all

crossing the line within less than a second."

B.A.R.C. Gazette, June 1965, Page 21.

 

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Croft, N.S.C.C., Formula Libre, Sunday 25 July 1971

#110 Ian Holliday, Lola Mk 1, Blue, 1140

 

See post 112.

 

Up to 1500 c.c.

1. L. Lorenzini (Chevron B9) 15m 56.4s 79.04 mph

2. I. Holliday (1.1 Lola Mk 1), only finishers

Fastest lap: Lorenzini, 1min 17.4s (81.40 mph)

 

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Mallory Park sprint, BRSCC Midland Centre, 9 May 1965

"J.P. Grey with the ex-Sid Fox/ex-Don Jones Lola could do no better than fourth place." [in class]

Autosport, 28 May 1965

 

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Snetterton, The Club Championship Meeting, Sunday 30 August 1964

Event 1

#23 D.S. Jones (Dvr: D.S. Jones) Lola Sports 1150 c.c. B/R/Wht

 

BR14 Laurie Keens > Syd Fox > Don Jones > J. P. Grey (Jim Gray?)

 

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