In late 1969 Barrie acquired a Lola T70 Mk3b.
It was the now infamous SL76/148, the chassis number which has had three cars under it.
Barrie’s Lola was brand new chassis body unit from the factory with the rebuilt engine and gearbox from the wreck of Pico Troberg’s car which had been crashed by the late great Ronnie Peterson at Zeltweg.
Lola also supplied all the undamaged parts from the Troberg car for spares so there were loads of spares available.
It was never the best of the Mk3b’s as it never had the important long crankshaft “mod” that most of the other T70Mk3b’s were running.
Nevertheless it was great fun to drive and allowed Barrie to compete in South America and South Africa as well as Europe in 1970.
Class win in South Africa 9 hour race at Kyalami was the best International result as well as winning Trophy of the Dunes at Zandvoort.
British wins at Crystal Palace, Silverstone, then class wins at Innsbruck and Saltzberg, 2nd at Diepholtz, 4th at Thruxton, 3rd at Brands Hatch. A good year in the fab, T70 with Chevrolet 5 litre power.