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Lola T332 chassis identification notes

As the identification of the 36 Lola T332s has been a massive task in itself, the notes covering the identification of each chassis have been separated out into this page. The main sources here are Lola's invoice records, a subset of Haas records and Tom Erwin's notebooks.

Not all cars are fully identified and any other information, especially contemporary records or personal identification of chassis plates, would be gratefully received. Please e-mail Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can add anything.

Chassis History
Lola T332
HU27
Lola invoice date 11 Dec 1973 (sold to 'Glen Abbey/Aus', colour 'White'). Pat Burke for Warwick Brown Tasman and US 1974.
Lola T332
HU28
No entry in Lola invoice records. Generally accepted to have been the Graeme Lawrence car as that appeared before the end of December. A number of Australian sources refer to the car as HU28 in the 1977-1979 period.
Lola T332
HU29
Lola invoice date 23 Jan 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Haas'). Haas invoice date 28 Jan 1974. Vel's Parnelli Jones for Mario Andretti US 1974. Autosport says it was delivered end of Jan (see 1974 R1 report). The information on the Stephen Murphy car comes from Victory Lane June 1994 pp21-22.
Lola T332
HU30
Lola invoice date 31 Jan 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Dark Blue'). Haas invoice date 11 Feb 1974. Hogan Racing US 1974.
Lola T332
HU31
Copyright Shayne Windelburn 2003.  Used with permission.No entry in Lola invoice records. Confirmed as the Eppie Wietzes car by Shayne Windelburn (quoting Eppie Wietzes who had checked Joan Clayton's records) email 28 April 2002. Also identified in Tom Erwin's notebooks as Wietzes' car at Watkins Glen 1974. The identification of Shayne Windelburn's tub as being this car is more tentative but ultimately convincing. When he acquired it, a fragment of bodywork (shown right) was still attached to it. Photographs show that this matches the bodywork on HU31 when it was driven by Danny Ongais at the start of 1975.
Lola T332
HU32
Lola invoice date 21 Feb 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Red'). Haas invoice date 27 Feb 1974. Evan Noyes US 1974: written off and replaced with HU32. However, Noyes later maintained a spare car, implying that HU32 was repaired. In Jan 2004, Marc Rauchfuss (Simi Valley, CA) wrote that he had bought HU32 from Tomy Drissi (Hollywood, CA).
Lola T332
HU33
Lola invoice date 25 Feb 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Red'). Haas invoice date 8 Mar 1974. Rogers Racing for Larry Harley US 1974.
Lola T332
HU34
Lola invoice date 27 Feb 1974 (sold to 'Guy Edwards', colour not recorded). John Butterworth for Guy Edwards UK 1974. Later To Theodore as spare car "originally intended for Chris Amon". At Riverside 1976 for Tambay (Formula Jan 1977 p41 - also confirmed by Autoweek 19 Mar 1977 p12 that the Tambay/Riverside car went to 1977 Tasman for Alan Jones). Bryan Miller was told by Jon Porter in Adelaide that the car he is rebuilding for Richard Davidson is is HU34.
Lola T332
HU35
Lola invoice date 28 Feb 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice date 8 Mar 1974. Vel's Parnelli Jones for Mario Andretti US 1974.
Lola T332
HU36
Lola invoice date 8 Mar 1974 (sold to 'McKechnie', colour not recorded). McKechnie for Bob Evans UK 1974. Late to Alfredo Costanzo (chassis number confirmed in Autoweek 12 Mar 1977 p8). The normally infallible Adam Ferrington recorded this car as '38' in his program for the Oulton Park round on 12 Apr 1974.
Lola T332
HU37
No entry in Lola invoice records. Identified by F1 Register fact books as Sid Taylor for Brian Redman UK 1974.
Lola T332
HU38
Lola invoice date 9 Apr 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Golden Yellow'). Haas invoice date "11/17/74". Tuck Thomas US 1974. Note that the car was written off at Laguna Seca Oct 1974 so the November invoice date may refer to the replacement car. The normally infallible Adam Ferrington recorded the McKechnie/Evans car as '38' in his program for the Oulton Park race on 12 Apr 1974. In a F5000 feature in Victory Lane Oct 1994 p44, Bill Faircloth is quoted saying "I got the car about four years ago as a project" and that it had been driven at the 1975 Long Beach GP by Tuck Thomas.
Lola T332
HU39
Lola invoice date 26 Apr 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Crimson'). Haas Racing for Brian Redman US 1974. Colour is conclusive but also Redman's car said to have arrived first few days of May. This number possibly used on the replacement car (see HU42).
Lola T332
HU40
Lola invoice date 22 May 1974 (sold to 'Brian McGuire', colour 'Viking Orange'). Brian McGuire UK 1974. Gordon Spice 1975. 'Cirrus' on TNF worked at Spice's warehouse and recalls the T332 being crated up to be shipped to a new owned around March or April 1976. He believes it may have been going to the US.
Lola T332
HU41
Lola invoice date 24 Jun 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice date? Chuck Jones Racing US 1974. Car didn't arrive until late on Thursday of Watkins Glen meeting (11 Jul?). Identified by Tom Erwin as Baker's car at Pocono 1975. Jim Hawes believes this car went to Mike Hall.
Lola T332
HU42
No entry in Lola invoice records. Identified by Tom Erwin as Brian Redman's new car at Watkins Glen 1974. Then also noted by Erwin as the number on Mike Roche's Can-Am car at Watkins Glen 1978. Another "HU42" chassis plate was later applied to a T332 tub supplied for the rebuild of T330 HU6.
Lola T332
HU43
Lola invoice date 29 Jun 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Royal Blue'). Haas invoice date 10 Jul 1974. Hogan Racing US 1974. Also, Autosport's Watkins Glen report says "blue" and "yet to turn a wheel".
Lola T332
HU44
Lola invoice date 5 Jul 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice date 10 Jul 1974. Leader Cards Inc and Watson and Lodestar for Mike Mosley and others US 1974. Also, Mosley also ran at the 1974 Indy 500 in the #98 Lodestar/Agajanian-Leader Cards Eagle/Offy. The Lodestar T332 arrived final minutes of Watkins Glen qualifying. It was White (see "Road America" - Schultz, p63).
Lola T332
HU45
Lola invoice date 12 Jul 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Royal Blue'). Haas invoice date? Mickey Rupp US 1974.
Lola T332
HU46
Lola invoice date 22 Jul 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Royal Blue'). Haas invoice date? Almost certainly the Arciero/Grant car which was "brand new" (Autosport 5 Sep 1974 p10) at Ontario. Frank Arciero for Jerry Grant US 1974. Identified as Graham McRae's "ex-Jerry Grant" HU46 by Tom Erwin at Watkins Glen 1975.
Lola T332
HU47
Lola invoice date 26 Jul 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice date 8 Aug 1974. John Gunn US 1974 ("debuted" at Ontario according to Autosport 5 Sep 1974 p10 bold header, end of para 2). Later confirmed as HU47 by Tom Malloy who has original Haas invoice.
Lola T332
HU48
Lola invoice date 2 Aug 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Red'). Haas invoice date 31 Jul 1974. Francisco Mir US 1974. Rob Woltring spoke to Steve Tillack in 2003 and confirm he had purchased "a" 332 from Big Boys Toys, and that he had sold "a" 332 to Peter Austin in Canada. However, as Woltring had a number of T332s, it may not be the same car. Steve also confirmed in August 2003 that he had sold his car to Stuart McDonnell (Hamilton, NZ).
Lola T332
HU49
Lola invoice date 16 Aug 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice details unknown. Likely to be Jerry Karl's car in 1974 as this appears at roughly the right time. Note that Karl was listed alongside Mir (HU48) and Gunn (HU47) as recipients of new T332s in Autosport 15 Aug 1974 p7. Identified in Tom Erwin's notebooks as Karl's car at Pocono 1975.
Lola T332
HU50
Lola invoice date 5 Sep 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Royal Blue'). Haas invoice details unknown. Identified by Tom Erwin as John Briggs' car at Watkins Glen 1976. It was Dark Blue in 1976 matching the colour of HU50. Don Briedenbach later recalled that Briggs had got two new T332s from Haas.
Lola T332
HU51

Lola invoice date 25 Sep 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Red'). Haas invoice details unknown. Evan Noyes had a new Lola for Laguna Seca "replacing the one he wrote off at Ontario" (Autosport 17 Oct 1974 p14). Also Graham Vercoe also identifies Noyes' 1975 Tasman car as HU51. Noyes crashed the car in practice at Levin and it was returned to the US. At US R1 Pocono 1975, its next race, Erwin writes "not a Lola tub" where he normally annotates the chassis number. At R2 Mosport, Erwin notes "destroyed" and at R3 Watkins Glen he notes "new tub". So HU32 and HU51 are now well mixed. The car at Pocono is Noyes' third chassis and the one at Watkins Glen is his fourth. Whether any of these were repaired to form the basis of his spare car isn't known.

Johan Woerheide spoke with Evan Noyes in May 2005 and the following history has been determined. Noyes had two cars at any time but because of the crashes at Levin and Mosport in 1975, these cars could have had several tubs and disentagling them will prove difficult. In 1977, Noyes had a Can-Am body made for his T332 but changed this to a standard Lola body in order to sell it. This body had distinctive "swiss cheese" holes to try to alter the air flow. This same body was on the car when Johan Woerheide bought it.

The roll bar number '76-2401' on Woerheide's car implies that this particular tub first appeared at a race in 1976 alongside another car with the same number. This fits with Noyes recollection of always having two cars.

Lola T332
HU52
Lola invoice date 9 Oct 1974 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Canary Yellow'). The Bill Simpson car. Richard Fried, Simpson's mechanic when Mears was run in the car, recalls that the T332 was yellow. In November 2003, Jay Braffett reported that he had recently spoken to Gary Wilson and Wilson had told him that he 'bought his 332 from Bill Simson (of Simson safety equip), and then sold it to his brother-in-law Tom Shelton of Florida'. Shelton sold it later but Wilson didn't know to who. Marcus Pye spoke to Glenn Brown in 2006 and confirmed that Brown had the ex-Wilson car which had passed via Shelton and Shoenfield. An email from Bill Simpson's assistant later confirmed that Simpson bought the car new from Lola and sold it to Wilson.
Lola T332
HU53
Lola invoice date 29 Jul 1975 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). Haas invoice details unknown. Benny Scott raced a Viceroy-sponsored T332 in the three 1975 West Coast races for Black American Racers Association. There is a feature on him and his team in the 11 Oct 1975 Autoweek copy which says: "... as (crew chief Grant) King and his crew swarm over the only new T332 around these days… ". The story deals with a September 17 test of the BARA team at IRP, Indiana.
Lola T332
'K1'
Converted T400. The notation 'K1' is unofficial and merely used here as a shorthand. Vel's Parnelli Jones US 1975. This conversion was first seen at R6 Road Atlanta but was only ever used in practice. It was said to be a T400 that had been converted to T332 specification using a factory-supplied "kit". The kit seems to have consisted of virtually an entire T332 so this car deserves to be listed as a separate entity. Then Al Unser's main car in 1976 and presumably one of four T332s advertised by VPJ in Jan 1977. This car then matches very exactly the description used by Brad Frisselle of his 1979 Can-Am car, later rebuilt as the first Frissbee. Later mentioned as the ex-Al Unser F5000 car when Unser himself drove it in Can-Am (1 race: won at R9 Laguna Seca 19 Oct 1980). Then rebuilt on new Joey Caviglieri tub as full Frissbee so at this point the car identity divides:
Lola T332 'K1' (A): The tub made redundant when Caviglieri built the first true Frissbee tub is unlikely to have been thrown away.
Lola T332 'K1' (B): the first Frissbee, later called Frissbee GR2, via various hands to Chuck Haines and retained 2001. This could tenously claim a Lola T332 or even Lola T400 identity.
Lola T332
'K2'
Converted T400. The notation 'K2' is unofficial and merely used here as a shorthand. John Morton US 1975 (Morton's T400 used at R5, R6 and R7; then converted to T332 for R8 Laguna Seca and R9 Riverside). It was said to have been converted to T332 specification using a factory-supplied "kit" that seems to have consisted of virtually an entire T332. Thus, like the Parnelli car, this deserves to be listed as a separate entity. Used again in F5000 1976 then in Can-Am 1977 and 1978 (one appearance: wrecked in practice crash at R1 Road Atlanta 14 May 1978). Replaced by T333CS.
Lola T332
HU54
Lola invoice date 28 Nov 1975 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Black'). Haas invoice details unknown. Probably the first of the two Interscope/Ongais cars for 1976 as black is unusual colour for a racing car.
Lola T332C
HU55
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Bay Racing for Warwick Brown US 1976.
Lola T332C
HU56
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Haas Racing. Probably the 1976 Redman car below or possibly the Korn car.
Lola T332C
HU57
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Probably the Shirey car below.
Lola T332C
HU58
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Haas Racing. Probably the Korn car or possibly the 1976 Redman car.
Lola T332C
HU59
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Probably the 1976 Hogan Racing car.
Lola T332C
HU60
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Interscope for Danny Ongais US 1976.
Lola T332C
HU61
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Theodore Racing US 1976.
Lola T332C
HU62
Lola invoice date ?? ??? 1976 (sold to '', colour ''). Haas invoice details unknown. Len Gibbs (Kent) UK Shellsport 1977.

These histories last updated on 8 November, 2018 .