Pink Stamps Racing Lotus 30/40 History Overview Part 1
by Richard Keyes
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The World's fastest Lotus 30 or Lotus 40.
Faster than Formula 1 Grand Prix Winners of it's time.
Chassis No: 30/S2/5
Racing History Summary
This Lotus 30/40 has competed in over 50 International Grand Prix Races for Sports Cars and National Races. It has a total of 21 wins, 10 second places, 6 third places and one finish each at 4th, 5th and 6th. Achieving 13 overall wins, 10 seconds with 5 thirds and 8 fastest lap of race records.
The racing campaign included the following circuits:
Silverstone, Northampton, England 12 races
Brands Hatch, Kent, England 11 races
Snetterton, Norfolk, England 5 races
Thruxton, Hampshire, England 5 races
Oulton Park, Cheshire, England 2 races
Ingliston, Lothian, Scotland 2 races
Goodwood, West Sussex, England 2 races
Zeltweg, Austria 1 race
Norisring, Nurnburg, Germany 1 race
Riverside, California, United States 1 race
Mallory Park, Leicestershire, England 1 race
Crystal Palace, So. London, England 1 race
Who Raced It
John Willment's RACE PROVEN BY WILLMENT TEAM '65-66
Driven by: Frank, Gardner, Bob Bondurant, Brian Muir, Rick Muther, Roy Pierpoint, Jack Sears
Ford Motor Company's SHOWCAR - Powered by Ford '66
NIPEE Racing CARCRAFT RACING '68
John Markey's PINK STAMPS SPECIAL '70 - Paul Gresham, owner
John Markey's PAUL GRESHAM RACING '71-72 - Paul Gresham, owner
John Markey's CRONK GARAGES '73 - Paul Gresham, owner
Nicknames Given To The Car During Its History
Affectionately known as:
'Pink Peril', 'Monster', 'Too Much',
'Fearsome', 'Spooky', 'Brutal' & 'Pink Eye'