Race ,Historic
MAR 16th 2023

Ethan Jupp

The Lola T70 that rose from the ashes

Historic racing is a business of attrition. Even in a season of perfectly-run races, engines and structures need rebuilds, bodywork needs to be touched up and parts need to be replaced. All the way on the other end of the scale was a Mr Ian Simmonds, who on 25th August, 2021, three weeks before that year’s Goodwood Revival, at a noise-limited testing session around the Motor Circuit, found himself halfway up the Lavant Straight in a Lola T70 Spyder with flames billowing out the back of it.


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