The 1963 Lola Mk VI GT was the car that inspired the Ford GT40 and then the Lola T70, both of which today are seen as true classic racecars. This book describes how all that happened, concentrating particularly on Allen Grants Lola Mk VI, one of just three built, which he bought in 1965 and still possesses today. The book also contains never seen before photos from the Ford Archives. John Starkey, an established automotive author and racecar consultant, has previously authored books about the history of the marque and the famous T70 racing sports cars, one of which he used to race himself.
Preface Foreword Acknowledgements Bibliography Chapter 1: The Scene: Le Mans 24 Hours. Chapter 2: Lola - The Start. Chapter 3: Lola Mk VI GT. Chapter 4: GT and Sportscar Project. Chapter 5: Ford Beckones Chapter 6: Restoration. Chapter 7: Afterwards.
John Starkey is a self-confessed racing fanatic, has owned many different sports cars, and has competed in hill-climbs, rallies and vintage sports car races since the 1960s. Originally from Birmingham in the UK, Johns early career included managing the comedian Jasper Carrott and curating the famous Donington racing car collection. He now lives in Florida, where he runs a racing car business, and works as a consultant, researcher and author. He has written more than 20 motor racing history books published by Veloce.