According to the article article “Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus”, Motor, 10 Jun. 1965, two Series 1 Lotus 30s were delivered to Ian Walker Racing.
Walker started his Lotus association by racing very successfully one of the prototypes Elites. In England, the official (factory) Lotus 30 team was entered by Ian.
The crash of 30/L/1 has been described as a terrific blow to Ian Walker. Earlier in 1964, Mike Spence had destroyed the team’s special-bodied Le Mans Elan at the Nurburgring, and the team’s chief mechanic had become seriously ill. With only a few major races left in the season, Ian Walker Racing had little time to sort-out new cars. They sold withdrew and sold off their remaining Elans.
The remains of 30/L/1 were rebuilt into 30/L/17.
|1964 Ian Walker (crashed by Tony Hegbourne) (Prototype)|
|1964 Ian Walker (replacement car)|
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