The iconic Lola T70 was created by engineer Eric Broadley and the body stylist / designer was by Tony Southgate in the late 1960’s. It is widely believed to be the first ‘ground effect’ cars designed, in an answer at the time to the dominating Porsche 917’s, and Ford GT40’s etc. The T70 Mk3B model was capable of 200mph on the Le Mans Mulsanne Straight in period, with power from a 5 litre V8 Chevrolet power source, in the hands of some of the best sports cars drivers of the day.
The car here is a T70 Mk3B model and is a ‘continuation’, but true to the original in every respect. This car is currently raced in top flight historic sports car events, such as the Masters Historic series, and Silverstone Classic.
This series of photographs are all from the Brands Hatch GP circuit, and with its’ very fast and undulating sections through the Kent countryside, the circuit once again echoes and reverberates to the glorious soundtrack just as it did in the late 60’s and 70’s
Stuart Adams is an award winning professional UK based motorsport photographer.