Peter Lovely

Lovely first came to prominence sharing a works Lotus with Innes Ireland to take a class win in the 1958 Reims 12-hour sports car classic. It was intended that he should drive a works Lotus 16 in the following year's Monaco Grand Prix, but when the car arrived too late for him to qualify he returned to the USA and spent the next decade concentrating on the development of his thriving Volkswagen dealership in Seattle. He reappeared between 1969 and 71 contesting a very limited program of Grands Prix - few of which he managed to qualify for - driving his own ex-works Lotus 49B the ownership of which he retains to this day.