Lola T90 Indy (1966)

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  1. cua193

    cua193 New Member

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    One from 1966, must have been a good year with both Graham Hill & Jim Clark driving!!
     

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    Lola Indy 1966

    Is this a Lola or a Lotus, 'cos Clark and Hill were contracted to Lotus? From memory Clark ran second, should've won 'cos he was following Parnelli Jones in the final laps, whose car was leaking oil onto the track, and under the rules Jones should've been black flagged. The Americans decided that cheating was preferable to having a Brit car/driver combo win their big race. Bit different to IRL or CART nowadays. Try and find an American car/driver combo in modern champ series....

    Nice print, though!
     
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    Jim Clarc at Indy

    In 1963 Jim Clarc came second in his Lotus 29.
    In 1964....DNF.
    In 1965...VICTORY in Lotus 38 (which I beleieve this drawing is).
    In 1966...second in a Lotus 48.

    Best: Staffan.
     

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    Indy Lolas

    Sorry chaps - brain fade setting in...for Jim Clark read Jackie Stewart.

    1966, Car 24, Lola T90 - 'American Red Ball Special' won driven by Graham Hill; car 43 - 'Bowes Seal Fast Special' driven by Jackie Stewart retired on lap 190 after leading most of the race.

    The race report I have says it was an Eagle driven by Lloyd Ruby which was dropping oil & black-flagged on lap 153.

    Clark indeed drove a Lotus - wasn't it the one with yellow exhaust pipes? I don't have plans of it though.

    regards
    Richard Osborne
     
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    Done some searching.

    Well...I´ve done some searching on the 1966 winner of the Indy 500.
    Graham Hill...won the race in a Lola_Ford T 90.
    Forward some pictures for you to judge if it is similar to the drawing.
    Best: Staffan.
     

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    Ward

    Roger Ward drove one as well but with a Supercharged (not a turbo) Offy but gave up racing earlier in the race. Nothing wrong with the car but with the driver. He was ahead of Hill when he dropped out.

    Dan
     
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    indy_lola

    I remembered that I have an STP flyer from 1966 - now rather faded & worn.

    For interest the results to 8th place:-
    Graham Hill
    Jim Clark
    Jim McElreath
    Gordon Johncock
    Mel Kenyon
    Jackie Stewart, must have been a good lead when he stopped!
    Eddie Johnson
    Bobby Unser

    The car manufacturers aren't given; Gordon Johncock seems to have another Lola but the rear suspension's at a different angle.

    An even better year with Hill, Stewart & Clark driving!!

    Clark's car 82 above must be the 1965 winner with yellow exhausts.

    regards
    Richard
     

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    Lola Indy 1966

    Thanks for the info, guys. Alzheimer's has got a foot in my door, it was '63 that Clark was second to Jones, and Jones controversially wasn't black flagged, although leaking oil. Almost karmic that Jones led almost to the chequer and then a failed bearing stopped him in '68.

    Murray
     
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    No way...just to much data to handle.

    Zum...Alzheimers...is serious stuff.
    I´ve been a member for a few years.
    And ..I can´t remember....who is who.
    But....still I can see when a blueprint is donated Twice.
    Bogart.
     

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