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Pacesetter - Lola-Chevrolet
T70 MK 1 Roadster SL 70/8
Sold to John
Klug of Newport Beach, California U.S.A. April 28, 1965: (Pacesetter
Homes.) Bentley Blue. Gearbox no: LG500/10.
For More History on this Roadster. See JOHN STARKEY CARS - Mk1
SL 70/8. Interesting history and bottom line although wrecked
is now being rebuilt.
Below: Bob Bondurant at wheel of Lola.
This car had cross ram induction (side draft Webbers). The air
intakes were designed and fabricated by Roy Campbell, Chief Mechanic
on Pacesetter Team. These
intakes were sold to Buck Fulp & Roger Penske for their T70s. When wing was added
in 1967, it was attached to these intakes. See Krause driven
car below. In first practice whole rear cowl blew off. That was
on track R&D of 1960s. This was thought to be the first use
of a wing in sports car racing.
- Photo below
by John Starkey from book on Lola.
changed car number from 11 to 88. This number remained including
their Eagle Indy Car driven by Jerry Grant in 1966
1966 Billy Krause was brought on to drive the Pacesetter Lola,
now number 88. He raced it in at Riverside and the Stardust in
Las Vegas. This was when wing was added by Roy Campbell.
- Here is
another shot of the T70, thought to be at Nassau Race
below USRRC results pages shows Bill Krause in a Lola T70 Ford
- DNF. Sponsor was Pacesetter Homes, John Klug. Was this the
Lola Mk2 that John Klug bought 1966 then sold SL70/08 to Skip
Hudson who raced it as the Lance - Lola painted Yellow?
- Photos below
from John Starkey's book on Lola T70s.
- This car being
restored starting in 2007.
- Here is excerpt
from an interview of Bill Krause in 1999 regarding the Lola vs
the Lotus 19.
BILL KRAUSE INTERVIEW
by Willem Oosthoek (reprinted from the Spring, 1999- TRIDENTE)
from the interview regarding Lotus 19
WO: For most of 1961 you
ran a variety of cars from "Old Yaller" to Frank Arciero's
BK: Max Balchowsky who
built "Old Yaller," was a good friend of mine. It was
an easy car to drive, probably the easiest I ever drove. It was
a good stopper with lots of torque. I led at Laguna in June but
the car broke. As for the Lotus 19, I would love to get my hands
on a photo of me in that car. Frank Arciero does not remember
that I raced it a couple of times when Gurney was in Europe racing
Porsches. I liked that rear-engined car. At Indianapolis Raceway
Park in 1961 I broke the track record on Friday, the first day
of qualifying. You had to drive that Lotus differently, drive
it smooth into the corners, not standing on the brakes, and put
the power on early.
from the interview regarding Pacesetter Lola T70 Race
- WO: Then in 1966 the Chevy-engined
Pacesetter Lola T70 at the USRRC races at Stardust and Riverside.
BK: I was walking through
the pits in Phoenix, Arizona during an Indy car race. The guys
who worked on that Lola were in the grandstand and saw me walk
along. Roy Campbell was one of the mechanics that suggested hiring
me and I agreed to try the car.
WO: Those were the last
2 races of your career.
BK: Yes, by then the cars
had wings on them and stuff. I did not really like that Lola
because it was the opposite of cars like the Birdcage and the
Lotus 30. With those large rear tires it had so much rear traction
that it wanted to go straight all the time. I could not throw
it around corners. You always had to back off and you could not
just powerslide it unless it was a real high-speed corner. For
me it wasn't fun to drive. It was just a dragster. Bob Bondurant
raced it too but he was a smoother driver than I was. I liked
to run right on the edge, with the car slipping just a little
Read complete interview @ www.themaseraticlub.com/Krause.html
- Current articles
by Willem Oosthoek
See his Vintage Race Car series on Speed TV site - Caged Lions
- Arciero Bros. Lotus
- Above is Arciero
Bros. Lotus Mark 19 - Driver Dan Gurney. Not sure vintage, but
Gurney raced Stirling Moss in identical MK 19 at Laguna Seca
in October of 1961. Gurney's car in that race was numbered 96.
Information courtesy Tam's Old Race Car site, see links page.
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