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Like any entry on cars, this one screams for photos. If anyone could contribute, it would be appreciated! --Navstar 04:15, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Most significant Lola?
Is there any reason that Lola Racing Cars is located at "Lola"? There are bunch of other equally-notable "Lolas," maybe this should be the disambig page instead of Lola (disambiguation). - AKeen 00:58, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
I fully agree that the "lola" page should be a disambig page, but this page is not named correctly. The company name is and always has been "Lola Cars". Either as the stand-alone "Lola Cars Ltd." pre-Birrane, or the "Lola Cars" division of "Lola Group". Please be careful when renaming pages that you do it correctly, as a second rename creates many double-redirects that have to be manually corrected! Pyrope 07:30, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I've bumped importance up a notch (low to mid) for F1 on the basis that the Lola-derived Honda RA300 won the 1967 Italian Grand Prix, Surtees took a couple of seconds at the 1962 British Grand Prix and the 1963 German Grand Prix and Aguri Suzuki finished third at the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix. That's three Lola podiums and a win for a sort of Lola. Reasonable? 4u1e (talk) 16:34, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
- While I'm here, I'd grade this as 'B' quality: fairly complete, but a bit listy and no refs whatsover. Cheers. 4u1e (talk) 16:36, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
- Well nearly eight years later the standards have changed. I'm going to demote this to Start-Class given it's lack of citations and such. Of course, that does not mean it does not have B-Class potential and beyond, but it does need quite a bit of work. --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 02:25, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Lola's first car
I changed a pic on the article to show Lola's first ever car - I think the paragraph should be updated to reflect this but I don't know enough of the history of the company to do this. Parrot of Doom (talk) 20:25, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
This article gives the impression that Lola took off in the 1960s. The company produced the Mk.1 1,100 c.c. sports car by 1959, an example reaching the United States by June 1959. See Competition Press, Vol.II-No.11, June 13, 1959, Page 3. The article refers to the "Broadley brothers"? The car won on its debut at Road America driven by Allen Ross, June 20/21, 1959. See Competition Press, Vol.II-No.12, June 27, 1959, Page 2. Peter Ashdown drove a Lola-Ford Formula Junior car at Boxing Day Brands Hatch 1959, and finished second. See Motor Sport, February 1960, Page 109. Rupertlt (talk) 18:43, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
origin of the name
Did I miss it? Why was the company named "Lola"?
- The August 2010 issue of Classic Cars magazine and grandprix.com suggest that the company was named after the song "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)". DH85868993 (talk) 10:48, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
can we explain
"Lola resisted making a 'works' Formula One entry for many years, being content to construct cars on behalf of other entrants. Lola's first works entry ..."
I'm not sure what this means? A 'works' car would be one they build themselves and run themselves? they would hire their own drivers, mechanics and so forth?