Lotus 30/40 Registry – Dave Wolin

Chassis No.
Known Owners
40/2
1965 Team Lotus
1965 Dave Wolin
1968 Peter Regna / ATL Competition Equipment

It appears that this is the car that Jim Clark drove at the LA Times Grand Prix in 1965 (Ritchie Ginther sems to have been in chassis 40/L/1).

It was at this race that when Ginther was asked what the difference was between the Lotus 30 and 40. His answer was that they took the Lotus 30, made 10 more mistakes and called it the Lotus 40.

The car was sold to Dave Wolin following the Riverside race – Dave bought it from Colin Chapman for $2500 less engine. Dave installed a Chevrolet engine and says that the car was “one fo the worst cars I’ve ever driven in my life”.

Dave drove the car at a rainy race at Mont Tremblant in 1968, finishing 15th against the likes of Mark Donohue, Lothar Motschenbacher, Chuck Parsons, Sam Posey, and Ludwig Heimrath.

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Dave Wolin in his ex-Jim Clark Lotus 40 at Mt. Tremblant, Canada, 1968

Dave sold the car to Peter Regna in New Jersey, USA. Mr. Regna has featured the car in adverts for ATL Competition Equipment.

Known Race Schedule

Race Date
Race Finish Driver
Oct. 31, 1965 LA Times GP, Riverside, CA 2nd Jim Clark
1968 Mont Tremblant, Canada 15th Dave Wolin

This page last updated on 7/9/2003.

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