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Lola Cars International goes to the wall as administrators fail to find a buyer

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KGBVD - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 4:06 PM

@ Ronny, America has money for motorsport? Teams and promoters everywhere are going bankrupt. Even entire American series are going down the tubes (Grand Am and ALMS aren't merging because they like each other, neither did CART and INDY). Nascar looks like a good bet until you realize that most of the teams are mega-teams, and most entries are pooling resources to survive.

BASTA PASTA - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 6:47 PM

...KGBVD...I, for one, remember Big John ( Sir John since)...winning the very first Can-Am (1966)in Beautiful Mt-Tremblant, giving a clean shave to all including Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon ...absolutely dominating the INDY scene for many years with the touch of Andrettis, Mansell ...etc....not to mention the fabulous jewel sports-barquettes ....where were you...if born, at that time...????

KGBVD - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 2:41 PM

@ BASTA PASTA, Glory days, eh? Well 46 years later it may be time to move on. Even the Stones have stopped touring. And you haven't exactly dispelled my point. Just instead of 'no-one cares', replace it with 'no-one without a bus pass cares'.

Just Observing - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 6:20 AM

@ KGBVD - you strike me as another johnny come lately... one of the generation that have an opinion on everything regardless of their actual knowledge of anything.

If you've watched Le Mans or the WEC or the ILMS etc you will have known that Lola has been providing the best customer cars in the sport, usually the fastest petrol powered car or, since the return of Toyota, the top placed privateer car (in fact beating the Toyota at the last WEC round). No they are not going to compete toe to toe with someone like Audi but that is not their intent, but I do remember John Fields AER power Lola scaring the Audi R10's in the ALMS series a few times.

Following on from that - if you've taken the time to read any of the detailed articles on the administration of Lola, you'd also know that it had little to do with mismanagement or uncompetitiveness.

God bless LOLA TERRIFIC CARS in numerous classes for 40+ years. Ferrari has not won LeMans since 1965 NART Chinetti was last team and in three year old car,rent a riders on a budget.. Last Ferrari to finish in top 5 and win a LeMans class, TIDE pozzi ferrari France 1981 IMSA class winner 5th.O.A. Ferrari 512 BBLM # 31589. Save the MIAMI Marine Stadium.

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