The Goodwood Festival of Speed also saw motorsport star John Surtees renew his love affair with Lola Cars
In 1967 Honda
were underachieving in Formula One, before team driver John Surtees pointed the Japanese giants in the direction of Lola
In just three weeks Lola
and Team Surtees produced the T130 Honda RA300 'Hondola', and the effort was rewarded when the 'Hondola' won on its very first outing.
The successful Honda and Lola
partnership in Formula One continued the following season, and John Surtees drove the 1968 Lola built Honda RA301 throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The T70 was the car that put Lola
at the forefront of world motorsport, John Surtees brought the T70 immediate success, winning the inaugural CanAm Championship in 1966.
In 2008, Lola
will celebrate 50 years in motorsport.
Eric Broadley MBE, the founder of Lola Cars
, will be invited to next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed to join in the '50 Years' celebrations.
John Surtees stands beside the Honda RA301 which Lola
built under the T180 type number.