The T280
A trio of cars sold via Carl Haas to be run by the Baker Motor Company for Pete Harrison, Tom Fraser and Bobby Rinzler.
Bobby Rinzler had teamed up with Jim Baker’s Baker Motor Company in 1970 to run a Chevron B16 in the Sebring 12 Hours and then SCCA racing. On the back of the Lola T210’s 1970 success Baker arranged through Carl Haas Automobile Imports Ltd. for the purchase of the three T212’s. All three T212’s were painted orange and fitted with Cosworth’s 1790cc FVC engines. Harrison’s car was the first to appear with Rinzler’s appearing at the Palm Beach National in late August where he won by less than a second from his two team mates. With the third T212 now arrived for Rinzler and the Baker Motor Co. renamed Rinzler Racing, the three cars dominated SCCA Southeast Division racing in 1971, beaten only by each other all season. Tom Frazer won the devision with 43 points, followed by Harrison with 37 and Rinzler, in HU35, with 35. This qualified all three drivers for the SCCA Run-Offs or American Road Race of Champions as it was known. Held at the SCCA’s annual jamboree at Road Atlanta. The BSR cars ran together with the ASR class and Group 7 Can-Am cars. Harrison finished fourth overall to take the class victory with Frazer fourth in class and Rinzler, in HU35 (race No. 62), seventh in class.
Wheelbase 92” (2,336mm)
Front Track 53” (1,346mm)
Rear Track 53” (1,346mm)

Aluminum monocoque in L163, L72 and NS4 aircraft spec materials
Monel solid rivets throughout, minimal use of blind/pop rivets
Steel fabricated pick-up points for suspension and structural members
One piece roll-over bar intergrated into chassis structure
Fully epoxy-bonded throughout

Made from original moulds
One-piece nose and tail sections
Headlight, tail-lights and covers included
Ancillaries - rear  view mirrors, nose deflectors and adjustable rear gurneys

Unequal length upper and lower wishbones
Cast magnesium alloy uprights
Coil-over adjustable Koni dampers
Fully adjustable
Adjustable anti-roll bars

10.25” ventilated discs with AP four piston hydraulic callipers
Brake cooling ducts fitted
Twin Girling master cylinders with cockpit adjustable brake balance

Instrumentation and Electrical
Stack tachometer/data display
Smith gauges and waterproof aircraft spec switches
Oil press; oil temp; water temp; fuel pressure displayed
Rear gearbox driven alternator
Complete fused circuits
12v ignition system with high output coil

Wheels and Tyres
13” Dia x 10” wide front magnesium alloy
13” Dia x 15” wide rear magnesium alloy
Choice of treaded or slick tyres

Engine/Transmission Installation
Four into one stainless steel with collector and tailpipe
Cosworth DFV three litre engine
Setrab oil coolers and aluminum water radiator  
Aeroquip hoses and fittings
Hewland DG 300 gearbox, magnesium alloy, five speed and reverse
Splinded shaft CV joints
Gearbox cooler