The second in a series of images featuring the cars raced at the 1969 Le Mans. In this case the Lola T70 Mk3B piloted by Bonnier and Gregory for the Swiss Scuderia Filipinetti.
The 1969 race was arguably the greatest Le Mans, with a surprise winner and a close finish at a time when the race was at the peak of its popularity. It also saw the debut of the Porsche 917, chicanes and the death-knell of the drivers’ running to their cars at the start.
Again, I’ve done a Lola picture 🙂 . The T70 was always a bit of a bridesmaid in 1960s long-distance sportscar racing. Despite being an excellent customer car, relatively advanced and tough, and able to use many different engines, it was never able to quite match the speed and reliability of the factory teams. Its current speed in historic racing indicate that it just needed money and development. Who cares, it looks amazing, even with the required spare wheel virtually sticking out of a postbox at the back!
It’s available as a print, and on clothing and a multitude of other products in my shop here.