Lola's T142 was unable to challenge the very capable and competitive monocoque Eagle during the 1969 F5000/A season. For the 1970 season, Broadley introduced an updated version of the car, one that was lighter, smaller, lower and had a monocoque chassis. It was dubbed the T190.
During the first six races, the Gurney Eagle emerged victorious in five of those events. The T190 was still off pace and in need of further development. McLaren and Surtees were improving their cars and would soon have a formidable contender against the Eagles. Lola's T190 would become more competitive after Frank Gardner developed his car with a longer wheelbase. Further work to the T190 resulted in the T192.
More work was required. Frank Gardner decided to try placing a Chevy V8 in the back of Lola's new F2/FB T240. The combination worked, and it was named the T300. This would be the company's first competitive vehicle on the road to total domination of the F5000 with their T300, T330, and T332 vehicles.
Graeme Lawrence's HU3 T242/T300 was the prototype car. In total, there were a total of 18 examples built with 12 believed to be still in existence.
This particular car is HU6. It was owned by Eric Ossie and driven by Jerry Hansen during the 1972 season. John McDonald raced it in 1973. In 1988, it was campaigned by Joe Simmons. Donald McGreevy raced it in 1990 and 1991.By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011
This car was mainly raced by Jerry Hansen during the 1972 season at Laguna Seca, Minnesota, Edmonton, Blackhawk Farms, Elkhart Lake, WI and Road Atlanta. It finished first at the 1972 June sprints. It has many top 10 finishes and finished first at SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta in November 1972. The current owner acquired it in 2007 and has raced it in the F5000 Revival Race Series since 2008.
Eppie Weitzes raced this car in the 1972 F5000 Series, winning the Minnesota Grand Prix (Brainerd, MN), and finishing well overall that year. The car passed through several hands, notably John Obialero (2002-2012), to Marc Rauchfuss, then to its current owner in March of 2013. The car was restored to its 1972 configuration and has raced the car in the F5000 Drivers Association events since.