This LOLA IndyCar / CART Series from 1994 has been completely repainted, and the stickers have been neatly applied under the clear coat. The car was turned into the Newman-Haas colours and F1 driver World Champion Nigel Mansell including the speed-wings for ovals.
In the 1994 season, this Lola Cart Series car with chassis no. HU 04 was used by the Walker Team with driver Robby Gorden with the Valvoline sponsorship. After two years of racing, the car was repainted in red colour and used for shows by watch manufacturer OMEGA. This was in support of the Michel Andretti watch which had to be promoted at the time.
In 1992, the team fielded Scott Goodyear on a full-time basis who won at Michigan and nearly won the 1992 Indianapolis 500. He was joined beginning with the 1993 Indianapolis 500 by Willy T. Ribbs who raced with the team until the end of the 1994 season. The team ran a third full-time car in 1993 for Hiro Matsushita.
Goodyear was replaced at the beginning of the 1994 season by Robby Gordon who raced with the team with Valvoline sponsorship until 1996. Gordon raced alongside teammate Mark Smith who was a championship contender in Indy Lights and showed promise in his 1993 CART rookie season but had a difficult 1994 season with the Walker Racing team. Smith was replaced by rookie Christian Fittipaldi in 1995 who finished second in the Indy 500 and finished 15th in points.
Ultimately, the car came to Europe and stood in a shed in Switzerland for years before the car was sold to the Netherlands in 2020 and restored by us to its former glory and provided with a new coat of paint.
This is an original rolling chassis (less engine) with gearbox, pedals, original “speed-wing” package, etc, etc.
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