I first saw this Lola T70mk3 of Tarek Mahmoud at Donington Historic in May, and already intended to shine the spotlight on it then as it was the car of the weekend for me. Just a few weeks later, it popped up again at the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch, giving me more visual ammunition for this post.

I was quite familiar with the T70mk3B – a popular sight in historic paddocks – but the (seemingly) rarer Mk3 has a softer, more rounded front end with just two headlights (as opposed to the quad setup of the Mk3B) and an extra round intake each side of the main grille.

Why is it such a standout car for me? Apart from the awesome noise of the 5.7l V8, the wonderfully retro orange and cream livery makes it an instant favourite.