1972 Lola T300 Formula 5000
Ex-David Hobbs / Carl Hogan
History and Details
This is the ex-David Hobbs Lola T300.
In 1972, David Hobbs and Brett Lunger were teammates racing Lola T300’s for Carl Hogan in the L&M Continental Formula 5000 Championship in the United States. The cars were sponsored by Haggar Slacks, and were painted in what became the iconic Haggar livery. See links to period photos below. Both Hobbs and Lunger won races that season, with Hobbs picking up the victory in Edmonton, Canada.
OldRacingCars.com reports the period history of Lola T300 HU10 as follows:
“Invoice date 16 Mar 1972 (sold to ‘Hogan’, color ‘Blue’). Carl Hogan (St. Louis, MO) for David Hobbs US 1972. One of Hogan’s two T300s advertised by Hogan 4 Jan 1975. Bought by Garth Pollard (Cobble Hill, BC, Canada) from Miller Imports in LA (possibly a David Madison according to Garth). Raced at Long Beach and Laguna Seca in 1975. Leased to Bert Kuehne (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) for 5 races in 1976 then returned to Pollard and raced by him at Riverside in October 1976. It appeared as #73 both years but as #16 when raced by Kuehne. Pollard advertised this car in Autoweek on 29 Nov 1975 and stated that it was a T300. When he advertised it again, still in F5000 form, on 5 Mar 1977, he stated it was the ex-Hobbs T300. Pollard sold it to a local Steven Burt (who did not race it) who in turn sold it to a broker who sent it to the UK.
Next seen when raced by Alex Seldon (Farnham, Surrey) at Oulton Park 11 May 1985 and Silverstone 12 Sep 1985 – Geoff Thomas (Farnham, Surrey) Aug 1986: UK HSCC historic racing from 1987 onwards (won 1987 HSCC F5000 class in Pre ’71 Series) – Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) 2001: raced in FORCE F1/F5000 series. Still with Shrigley-Feigl in November 2017.
Driven by: David Hobbs, Garth Pollard and Bert Kuehne. First race: Laguna Seca (US R1), 7 May 1972. Total of 15 recorded races.”
HU10’s most recent outing was at Silverstone in 2019, where the car lead and finished second.
The entire car was completely gone through in preparation for the 2019 racing season. It currently has a 5 liter Chevy V8, which has only 2 race weekends on it since rebuild. The Hewland DG 300 also has also been rebuilt. The Lola also comes with a small spares package, and a set of wet tires.
The price is 100,000.00 GBP. You can convert the price to your local currency by using the XE Currency Converter
The T300 is currently located in the U.K. However we can provide assistance with shipping worldwide. Just let us know your nearest port and we can obtain a quote for you.
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