Pink Stamps Lotus 30 History Part 1 – Racing History Overview

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’

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