Eric Broadley of Lola Cars at the Indianapolis 500 Race, May 1967

Summary

British racing designer and engineer Eric Broadley founded Lola Cars in 1958. Broadley's creations raced successfully in sports car, Formula One and Indy Car events. The sleek Lola Mark 6 GT caught Ford Motor Company's attention and heavily influenced the design of the GT40. Three Lolas competed in the 1967 Indianapolis 500, with Al Unser's finishing second.

British racing designer and engineer Eric Broadley founded Lola Cars in 1958. Broadley's creations raced successfully in sports car, Formula One and Indy Car events. The sleek Lola Mark 6 GT caught Ford Motor Company's attention and heavily influenced the design of the GT40. Three Lolas competed in the 1967 Indianapolis 500, with Al Unser's finishing second.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

May 1967

Creators

Friedman, Dave 

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.179

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Text on back: Printed label with handwriting in categories adhered to back of image reads: Must Credit / Dave Friedman / [address] Driver: Eric Broadley Machine: Lola Cars Date and event: Indy 500 5-67 Remarks: This photograph is the copyright of Dave Friedman / and must not be reproduced without the expressed / consent of the photographer.

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