Lola T290 Series

The Registry

 

           
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26 Keith Frieser
Box 100, Site 212, R.R. #2
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
T8N 1M9

 

I have recently purchased a Lola 290 (which has been upgraded to a 296) from Belgium. The serial number is HU-26. I am  in the process of restoring it, but am sending  you some  pictures of the car from 1972 - I'll send you current pictures in the next month or so; once the car is finished. I hope to try it out at the Rose Cup in Portland, and should be racing it at Pacific Raceways (Seattle) July 4-6, and Laguna Seca toward the end of October.
 
The car was originally ordered from Lola by Guy Edwards (Formula 1 driver - known for being one of the people who pulled Niki Lauda out of his fiery wreck). It was actually delivered to Barrie Smith(Great Britain) and Rene Ligonnet(France) who got sponsorship from Kodak France to run the car in '72. The raced a number of places, but most importantly, they raced the 1972 24 Hours of LeMans. They came in 14th overall, 1st in class, and it was the first Lola ever to finish the race!!!
 
I have been lucky enough to talk to the 3 gentlemen I mentioned above, and have received pictures, race results, and various other documentation from them.
I am currently trying to track down subsequent owners, to find out when the upgrades to a 296 were done and by whom. I think this forum is a great idea and if you know anyone who might know something about this car, please let me know

 

Yes

780-951-4402

Keith@PointOne.ca

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