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Eric Broadley

Eric Broadley. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2012. Used with Permission.

Eric Broadley. Copyright Richard Jenkins 2012. Used with Permission.

Eric Broadley, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 12th July 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Eric Broadley, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 12th July 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

22 Sep 1928
Bromley, Kent

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Honda, Lola (1962-1997)

The man behind the hugely successful Lola Cars. A Formula 1 attempt in 1997, which Broadley headed, was a disaster and after selling the company in 1998, he retired to live in Cambridgeshire. He was also a racing driver before retiring to set up Lola properly, but initally Eric was trained as an architect and quantity surveyor. When he took up racing he built his own car to compete in before expanding to build for other racers; Peter Ashdown in particular had a lot of early success with a Lola Mk1. He retired from driving to set up a marque that won the Daytona 24 Hours, Formula 1 races, Can-Am and so on. When Broadley left racing, he founded a limousine company.

Biography last updated 9 Oct 2016