August date announced for Lola event

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Lola is proud to announce plans for an international invitational sports car race at the famous Thruxton circuit in August 2010.

An army of Lola sports racers will roar in-to the Hampshire countryside on 7/8 August. The high-speed encounter is set to be a unique test of speed and skill as thunderous Lola models from the iconic Lola T70 to the evocative 2-litre series descend on the flat-out Hampshire track.

The Lola Heritage International Sports Car Challenge race will be held on a rare unlimited noise day at Thruxton and run by the BARC (British Automobile Racing Club), ensuring these powerful and earth-shaking machines are seen and heard in their natural habitat.

Lola has a successful and winning history at Thruxton with several key victories in the glory days of the 60s and 70s. Notable victories include the 1969 Embassy Trophy won by the great Brian Redman in a Lola T70 MkIIIB. In the same model, 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme triumphed months later in the Kodak Trophy. Several MkIIIBs, including the official Continuation models are sure to be in the field next summer as a unique grid of Lolas thunders in to town.

The Lola Heritage International Sports Car Challenge is the first race to be announced by the freshly launched Lola Heritage department that runs from within the Lola factory. Several more events are set to be confirmed for 2010.

Factory parts, track spares support and in-house technical consultancy are just some of the benefits that Lola Heritage is currently offering classic Lola owners.