Lola T200/2/4

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21 Murray Chalmers Hemet, CA Purchased from an estate sale, this vehicle was used as a parts car, arrived without motor or transmission, but with the original chassis tag.  Thanks to Dan Schmutte, Bud Byrnes, Wayne Mitchell, Jean-Guy Fournier, Bob Darcy, Joe Tovo and many others, this car is now racing with Vintage Auto Racing Association (www.vararacing.com).

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mchalmers@pollybutte.net

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41 Bob Darcey  Lakewood, CO 80214 I've owned and raced this car regularly since March of 1992.  I have all logbooks, provenance, etc. back to the first owner, and have talked with all the car's previous owners; it was not used very extensively until I acquired it.  Most of the previous owners didn't really like the car, "too flexible" being the big complaint.  Personally, I think they just didn't work with it long enough, because it is a very balanced, nice-handling car today.  When I contacted the car's first owner (Frank Moyle in Chicago), I asked him if he was still racing; he replied, " you have to understand that I'm 84 years old.  Hell, I'm not still racing"!!  

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303/238-8668 ph, 303/238-8803 fax, bobdar29@msn.com
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48 Dean VanDeCarr   Very interesting variant of the T200 model line.  Chassis plate shows this car as a Formula 3000.  I have no information on this car from Lola Cars Ltd., but chassis plate looks correct.  Engine looks like a 1600 cross flow with dual Weber side drafts. Side pods look like it was added later.    

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80 Alain B. Kamerer 412 E. Piper Glen Ct. Colbert Wa. 99005
After campaigning a vintage Super Vee, I decided to try my hand at FF.  This summer, I purchased Lola 202/80 from Fred Yoshimura, who had raced it regularly with VARA.  The history on this car is fairly complete, with build in Dec 70, and importation by Haas.  I have a receipt showing a sale to Webbes Orchard (?) on 6/27/72 with a conversion of UK pounds to US dollars resulting in a price of $4,500.  I know of 4 previous owners: Bob Ivan, Illinois; Bill Fornwalt, Pa; Dan Martin, Ca, and Fred. 
    The condition of the car is absolutely superb, as Fred was a wonderful stewart of 202/80 in the 14 years he owned it. His attention to detail is first class, and the car is thoroughly sorted out.  He completely restored the car twice, including a frame-up. I plan to continue his good work by taking excellent care of my new 34 year old car!  I will be getting to know 202/80 mechanically over the winter, and will race it with SOVREN next season. 

 

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(509) 465-8102

alaintricia@comcast.net

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85 Ralph Carungi
14229n14th dr Phoenix Arizona 85023
 
I have a T202 plate #85 Ibeleive it is a 1972,but may bea 1071. It was engined prep by Don Roberts Racing of Phoenix. I am currently racing with HSR West and VARA.

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89 David Gogna Corte Madera California LOLA T204 1972 FORMULA FORD CHASSIS NUMBER 89 MOTOR JUST REBUILT/ BALANCED AND HAS NOT YET BEEN RACED. NEW PISTONS, RINGS, BEARINGS, TIMING CHAIN, REBUILT RODS, 10/10 CRANK, & NEW VALVES AND GUIDES. CAR HAS THE FOLLOWING NEW ITEMS: SHOCKS, SPRINGS, OIL COOLER, HEADER WITH ALUMUNIZED FINISH, FIRE SYSTEM, 6 POINT HARNESS, JONES MECHANICAL TACH, SHIFT LITE , LOW OIL PRESSURE LITE, TRANSPONDER & STEERING WHEEL BODY WAS JUST PROFESSIONALLY PAINTED, ALLOY WHEELS HAVE BEEN POLISHED, ALL METAL PARTS HAVE BEEN NICKEL PLATED. FRAME WAS REPAINTED 2 YEARS AGO. CAR COMES WITH MANY SPARTS INCLUDING EXTRA GEARS, SET OF STEEL WHEELS, AND A CUSTOM SINGLE AXLE TRAILER. ORIGINAL LOG BOOKS AND DELIVERY SHEETS. THIS IS ONE THE BEST LOOKING FORMULA FORDS OUT THERE AND VERY FAST! Just bought it on March 11, 2004 from Wayne Sterling. Car is in great shape, I'm just going to go through the suspension and freshen things up, new bolts nuts new nickel plated A arms etc. Also while car is apart a new paint job is scheduled. Car will now be blue with yellow stripe  I bought my lola from Wayne sterling. I have now finished the car and have taken it to Infineon raceway for a couple of shake down runs. She runs Great. What started as a paint job and some freshening up turned into a complete frame up restoration. The frame was powder coated, all suspension pieces were re-nickel plated, all new rod ends were installed, new rear uprights were installed along with all new stub axles and new bearings all the way around, new dash was made for car along with all new wiring and a newly added fuse box, new oil tank, new catch tank, all new braided hose and fittings, newly fitted seat and upholstery. Car is virtually brand new and really runs and handles like a dream. Planning to run with CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group) here in northern California. I was wondering if you can remove the old description of the car add what has been done. I am also going to forward a new picture of the car to be add to your web site. Thanks again for all your help answering my questions during my restoration of the car, and a big thanks to Murray Chalmers who also was invaluable in helping me with information on my car. 

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Santa Monica, CA

This car is in fabulous condition. It is painted a dark metallic forest green (although it sometimes photographs dark blue). There are some photos on the VARA website and at Head on Photos. (I haven't figured out how to export them yet.) The car was sold of February22,1972 to Racing Specialties of Laurel, MD, a Lola dealer. It was originally Viking Orange. The car was raced by Tom Heyser the dealerships owner. Tom campaigned independent CanAm Lolas for John Gunn and Tom was a regional FF champion. He did not care much for the car and it did not enjoy a successful early career. The Car was restored in the early '90s and raced by Barry Marquardt and later David Brien. Mr. Marquardt enjoyed a good deal of success with the car as did Mr. Brien.

Speedwell Engineering freshened the car up in 1997 and I switched to FF from a Speedwell Sprite. I started driving the car with no success and soon moved backward through the grid. Then in 2000 I started working with Terry
Peterson who recalculated the spring and shock rates and worked with me as an engineer/coach. In 2001 the Lola carried me to the VARA Formula Ford championship! I scored 16 top 10 finishes in 17 races over 8 race weekends with only 1 DNF. I was on Pole twice and won 2 races with several 2nds and
3rds. All in all not bad, I was seldom the fastest but I was always prepared.

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albyrnes@RH-Investment.com
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Unknw Karen Chalmers Boulders Ranch, Hemet (aka Sage), California Purchased in 2001 from Gerald Miller, this unit has an original Lola plate, but only indicates that it was rebuilt by the factory in 1973, and does not list the original serial number.  It has additional supports on the chassis similar to the T204 configuration.  It was brought from the UK to San Francisco by International Racing Stables' late Dan Fennell.  It had been in storage for approximately 10 years and was in remarkable shape, considering.  It is now racing with Vintage Auto Racing Association in California (www.vararacing.com). Yes mchalmers@earthlink.net
Unknw Dan Schmutte 7480 Thompson Road Cincinnati OH 45247 Purchased in 1998 from Paul Knoebel who principally raced the car at Road America.  The car was raced in the early 70's and crashed with damage done to the nose which resulted in the loss of the Lola nameplate amd serial number.   It is likely that the car was put in storage following repair of the crash damage and it resurfaced in the mid 90's via the New England Classic Car Company. The car was completely restored in 1999 and is campaigned in Monoposto races in the midwest and eastern US.  The bright red paint job often results in photos in the vintage racing mamgazines.  Nice handling car that is quicker than it's driver.

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Creekboy80@aol.com
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