19th July 2022
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Lola GT
The DNA of the Ford GT40


The 1963 Lola Mk VI GT was the car that inspired the Ford GT40 and then the Lola T70, both of which are today seen as true classic racecars. This book describes how all that happened, concentrating particularly on Allen Grant’s Lola Mk VI, one of just three built, which he bought in 1965 and still possesses. The book also contains never before seen photos from the Ford Archives.

John Starkey, an established automotive author and racecar consultant, has previously authored books about the history of the marque and the famous T70 racing sports cars, one of which he used to race himself.

Lola GT by John Starkey

ISBN: 9781787117839
UPC: 6-36847-01783-5


$60.00(US), $78.00(CAN)

• The 1963 Lola Mk VI GT was the car that Ford used as a template to design the GT40
• Demonstrating the dominance of British racecar designers and builders in the 1960s
• The story of how Ford designed and produced the GT40
• Contains many rare and previously unseen photos of the Lola Mk VI GT, including some from the Ford archives
• Features the restoration of a Lola Mk VI GT
• Tells the story of how Lola became a force to be reckoned with in the racecar world


John Starkey is a self-confessed racing fanatic, has owned many different sports cars, and has competed in hill-climbs, rallies and vintage sports car races since the 1960s.

Originally from Birmingham in the UK, John’s early career included playing guitar in several bands, managing the comedian Jasper Carrott and curating the famous Donington racing car collection. He now lives in Florida, where he runs a racing car business, and works as a consultant, researcher and author. He has written a number of motor racing history books published by Veloce.

Place of birth: Solihull, UK • Hometown: S. Pasadena • Nearest city: Tampa

V5783 • Hardback • 9.84 x 8.26 in • $60 • 144 pages • 186 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787117-83-9 • UPC: 6-36847-01783-5
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