The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) and Lola Heritage announce that the 29th Annual Vintage Festival at Mosport International Raceway June 20-22, will honor the Fiftieth Anniversary of Lola Cars. A Lola from each Race group will be selected for a special award based on preparation, history, and paddock presentation. Additionally there will be a Lola parade lap, Lola Group Photo and a display of the stunning T70 MK2 Spyder Continuation car.
Established in 1958 by Eric Broadley MBE, Lola is proud to be Great Britain’s longest-serving manufacturer of racing cars. After an extraordinary rise to prominence, in which it mastered all spheres of the sport from humble club classes to Formula 1, and endurance sports racers to Indycars, Lola has continually been at the forefront of the worldwide motorsport industry. Its enviable position has been consolidated under the ownership of Martin Birrane since 1997, with the introduction of advanced technologies to keep its products winning in the 21st century.
Drivers of Lola cars scored points in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from the marque’s debut season in 1962. Lola’s roll of honour also includes no fewer than nine CART/OWRS championship titles, three Indianapolis 500 wins and the 1978 USAC Triple Crown, eight US/European/Tasman Formula 5000 titles, victory in the 1963 Monaco Formula Junior Grand Prix, the inaugural Can-Am Challenge series of 1966, the 1969 Daytona 24 Hours, the 1973 European 2-litre Sportscar Championship, five successive Can-Am titles, eight Japanese Formula 3000 crowns, numerous FIA International F3000 championships and three Sports Car Championships in 2001 alone. Additionally, Lolas have carried amateur and professional competitors to countless championships and race victories on every major continent.
It is fitting that Lola chose to have Mosport as one of the venues to honor their Fiftieth Anniversary. Lola’s have competed at Mosport since that first spectator race back in 1961 and can count the first ever Can-Am at Mosport among the outright victories they have achieved at Mosport. This is a don’t miss opportunity to join the ranks of those already committed to enjoying these historic cars on one of North America’s most historic tracks, see you there.
For further information
Bob Harrington 905-332-7889 [email protected]