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I'LL START WITH A BIG WIN FOR FORD.
Something Chevy has never done.Win the 24 Hrs of Le Mans.
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The 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 35th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 10 and 11 June 1967. It was also the seventh round of the World Sportscar Championship.

The Ford GT40 Mark IV was an updated version of the Ford J-Car, which was shelved following the fatal accident of Ken Miles in August 1966. The Mark IV had an all new chassis designed and built in the United States, as opposed to the Mark Is and IIs which had chassis that were built in England. The big-block 427 cubic inch (7 liters) Ford Galaxie-derived engine from the Mk.II was used for the Mk.IV. Although it had the same engine they did, the Mark IV had a low-drag body which increased the top speed of the car to nearly 220 mph.

The 1967 World Sportscar Championship season started on a real low for Ford. Ferrari had dominated the first round, a 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway in the United States by finishing 1-2-3 (all works cars) while all of the works GT40 Mk.IIB’s (the Mk.IV was not ready yet, and the Mk.II’s were upgraded to “B” spec) effectively retired with the same type of gearbox troubles. Thoroughly humiliated on home soil, Carroll Shelby, the Holman & Moody squad and Ford executives knew what had to be done. They ended up winning the next round 6 weeks later at the 12 Hours of Sebring, also in the United States with their new Mk.IV with American Mario Andretti and New Zealander Bruce McLaren driving, run by Holman & Moody. Ford only entered the 12 and 24 hour races that were part of the championship; the way Ford saw it, Daytona and Sebring were really test runs for the only race that really mattered: the world stage at Le Mans.

The surprise winners were Americans A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney, who led all but the first 90 minutes of the race and defeated the factory Ferrari 330P4 of Italian Ludovico Scarfiotti and Briton Michael Parkes by nearly four laps. The team had to fabricate a roof “bubble” to accommodate the helmet of Dan Gurney, who stood more than 190 cm (6 feet, 3 inches) tall. In one famous incident which took place in the middle of the night, Gurney had been running quite easily to preserve his car, and Parkes came up behind in the second-place Ferrari (which was trailing by four laps, or 34 miles). For several miles Parkes hounded the Ford driver by flashing his passing lights in Gurney’s mirrors until an exasperated Gurney simply pulled off the course at Arnage corner and stopped on a grassy verge. Parkes stopped behind him, and the two race-leading cars sat there in the dark, motionless, until Parkes finally realized this attempt at provocation was not going to work. After a few moments, he pulled around Gurney and resumed the race, with Gurney following shortly. With the cat-and-mouse game abandoned, each car then simply maintained their positions to the finish. The win remains, to this day, the sole all-American victory at Le Mans: an American-built car, prepared by an American team and driven by American drivers.

When the winners mounted the victory stand, Gurney was handed the traditional magnum of champagne. Looking down, he saw Ford CEO Henry Ford II, team owner Carroll Shelby, their wives, and several journalists who had predicted disaster for the high-profile duo of Gurney and Foyt. Many of the journalists had predicted the two drivers, who were heated competitors in the United States, would break their car in intramural rivalry. Instead, both drivers took special care to drive the car with discipline and won easily. On the victory stand, Gurney shook the bottle and sprayed everyone nearby, establishing a tradition reenacted in victory celebrations the world over ever since. Gurney, incidentally, autographed and gave the bottle of champagne to a Life Magazine photographer, Flip Schulke, who used it as a lamp for many years. Schulke recently returned the bottle to Gurney, who keeps it at his home in California.
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THE MAN !
For us Ford guy’s he will always be the man.
As drag racing’s winningest driver until Funny Car star John Force eclipsed his career total of 85 wins in 2000, it shouldn’t be surprising that Bob Glidden is also the most successful racer to have competed at the NHRA U.S. Nationals with nine Pro Stock titles and a trio of wins in what was then known as the Mr. Gasket Pro Stock Challenge.

Indianapolis was in fact the site of Glidden’s first NHRA national event triumph, in 1973, proving that his runner-up finish to Bill Jenkins in his first Pro Stock race, the 1972 Supernationals, was no fluke. Glidden went on to score U.S. Nationals wins in 1974, 1978, and 1979 and really hit his stride in the 1980s, when, during his prime, he won in 1983 before reeling off four consecutive triumphs at the prestigious event from 1985 to 1988. Beginning in 1977, Glidden made it to an impressive 13 straight Indy finals. He fell in the 1989 Pro Stock final to Larry Morgan, ending his consecutive-wins streak.

In his career, Glidden won more events at NHRA’s season closer in Pomona, 11, and had duplicated his Indy total of nine at NHRA’s event in Columbus, but the lifetime resident of Whiteland, Ind., is best known for his U.S. Nationals triumphs.

When asked why he enjoyed so much success at the prestigious event, Glidden struck a very modest position. “It was the track that was closest to home, so we did a lot of testing there,” he said. “But other than that, I really can’t think of any other reason why we were so lucky.

“And we were lucky at that race,” Glidden continued. “I made a lot of mistakes while competing there. But we were on a roll during those years, and when that happens, it sometimes forces the other teams to make errors. It’s a lot like what’s going on with Greg Anderson now. There have been some races this year where he could have been beaten, but no one has taken advantage of it. When you’re on top of your game, you create your own good luck.”

Some have speculated that Glidden’s success is due partly to the location of his shop. “Someone pointed out recently that the fact that we did all of our dyno testing in the local weather conditions may have given us an edge. I had never really thought about that before, but that could have something to do with it. I guess you could say that it was our advantage to have our shop in Indiana than in [a high-altitude location such as] Denver, for instance.”

Glidden declined to say that he tried harder at the U.S. Nationals than at other events despite the obvious factor of hometown incentive. He said, “I can’t say that would be right because every race for us was like the U.S. Nationals.”

Despite his three victories in the Pro Stock Challenge, Glidden didn’t dominate that race-within-a-race like he did in Monday’s event eliminations. “I screwed up a lot at those [Challenge] events, mostly with bad driving. I don’t know why it happened, but that’s just the way it was. I made just about every possible mistake you could make in driving. Maybe that’s why we always did better on Monday — we got the mistakes out of our system on Sunday — but I can’t say for sure.”
A thoroughly focused racer during his driving days, Glidden never let emotions interfere with his race mode; consequently, he doesn’t have a favorite among his nine triumphs. “I really can’t think of any that were better than the others. My first win at the U.S. Nationals was big at the time because it was my first national event victory. But then every win after that was the best one. The win I would think of in that way now would be my last career win, in Denver [1995].”

Of his streak being broken by Morgan in the 1989 U.S. Nationals final, Glidden said, “I don’t remember much about the particular circumstances of that race, but was it a race that I felt I should have won? Hell yes. At that point in my career, things were going so good for us that we were in the position to win every race we competed in.”

Glidden made it to an impressive 13 straight Indy finals.

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WHEN THEY LOOK LIKE STOCK CARS.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2014, 10:11:01 PM »
# 73 Ford GT40 Mk1, 1964
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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2014, 10:21:15 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2014, 10:30:19 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2014, 10:31:40 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2014, 10:32:54 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2014, 10:33:51 PM »
Daytona Continental 2,000 km Race, Daytona, FL, 1965. Ken Miles Lloyd Ruby in the winning Shelby Ford GT40.
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 10:36:03 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2014, 11:10:15 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2014, 08:35:04 PM »
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JIM BARILLARO SENT ME THESE YEARS AGO.HE STILL OWNS IT.
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2014, 09:41:43 AM »
Very cool.
Tell him to straighten that front bumper.  ;)
That would drive me nuts.

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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2014, 12:23:10 AM »
Ford GT 40.
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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2014, 12:00:58 AM »
 ;) ;) 8)
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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2014, 11:09:11 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2014, 11:10:13 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2014, 11:11:43 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2014, 11:13:27 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2014, 11:17:39 PM »
THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL.
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2014, 11:25:05 PM »
EARLY MOCK UP.
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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2014, 11:26:49 PM »
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« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2014, 11:27:46 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2014, 11:30:35 PM »
Snake pit.
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« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2014, 11:32:31 PM »
1964 SHELBY DAYTONA COUPE.
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« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2014, 11:34:30 PM »
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« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2014, 11:37:54 PM »
#5 Ford GT40 Mk IIB  Mario Andretti, Richie Ginther.
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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2014, 11:38:45 PM »
GOLDEN BOY II.
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« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2014, 11:42:08 PM »
M/T MUSTANG.
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« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2014, 11:43:59 PM »
PARNELLI JONES BIG OLY BRONCO.
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« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2014, 11:44:57 PM »
PETE ROBINSON.
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« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2014, 03:52:24 PM »
Shelby's finest.
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« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2014, 07:24:33 PM »
That 61 Falcon is sure a clean one!  nice stuff...........
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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2014, 11:14:04 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2014, 11:35:35 PM »
 ;) ;)
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« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2014, 12:48:16 AM »
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« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2014, 12:52:59 AM »
Early 1965 427 Cobra.
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« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2014, 12:55:42 AM »
Brabham-Gardner Ford.
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« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 01:00:25 AM »
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« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2014, 09:03:59 PM »
 :o Wayne Gapp.
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« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2014, 09:05:07 PM »
How about this one, photo by the amazing Tim Sutton.
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« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2014, 09:11:18 PM »
How about this one, photo by the amazing Tim Sutton.
TIM,
  IS REALLY SOMETHING.HE TOOK SOME OF MY HOT ROD WHEN ME & FRIENDS WERE PUTTING IT TOGETHER & AFTER IT WAS UP & RUNNING.
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« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2014, 09:14:13 PM »
How about this one, photo by the amazing Tim Sutton.
TIM,
  IS REALLY SOMETHING.HE TOOK SOME OF MY HOT ROD WHEN ME & FRIENDS WERE PUTTING IT TOGETHER & AFTER IT WAS UP & RUNNING.
He certainly captures an image, many of us mere mortals behind a camera can not. ;) Here's another of his art ful shots. the overhead lights in the background make this shot seem other worldly.
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« Reply #64 on: September 11, 2014, 12:33:02 AM »
 ::) 8)
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« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2014, 10:25:45 PM »
 :) ;) ;)
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« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2014, 09:54:44 PM »
 8) ::)!!!!
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« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2014, 12:08:49 AM »
 :-* :P
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« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2014, 08:23:45 PM »
 :D :D&&&&
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« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2014, 02:58:32 AM »
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« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
GT 40
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« Reply #75 on: October 22, 2014, 03:45:20 AM »
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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2014, 04:07:23 AM »
You don't see many pics of Cobras looking this rough very often.
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« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2014, 04:51:54 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2014, 08:46:56 PM »
You don't see many pics of Cobras looking this rough very often.

I think I have pics of that car at the NHRA museum a few years back..................let me look around for them
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« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2014, 06:35:11 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: November 15, 2014, 03:41:00 PM »
Here's a whole load of them.
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« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2014, 06:01:55 PM »
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« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2014, 06:06:21 PM »
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« Reply #84 on: November 20, 2014, 06:07:55 PM »
Mario on his way to a Daytona 500 win.
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« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2014, 06:10:28 PM »
1963 Ford Indy Engine.
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« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2014, 06:23:37 PM »
Both Hill and Gurney are in line.
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« Reply #87 on: November 21, 2014, 04:22:37 PM »
Dealership showrooms don't look like this today.
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« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2014, 02:58:04 AM »
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« Reply #89 on: December 05, 2014, 08:08:39 PM »
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« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2014, 01:08:06 AM »
Super Mustang.
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« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2014, 01:10:51 AM »
The Man. Nobody in drag racing has done more with a ford then Bob.
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« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2014, 01:19:08 AM »
Fast Eddie Schartman.
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« Reply #93 on: December 19, 2014, 04:03:19 PM »
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« Reply #94 on: December 24, 2014, 05:09:39 AM »
SOHC Falcon.
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« Reply #95 on: December 24, 2014, 05:12:01 AM »
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« Reply #98 on: December 26, 2014, 03:59:48 AM »
Ford GT-J, driven by the late Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, 1968 Lemans.
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I remember this car when it was on the cover of Hot Rod magazine. One of the first car mags I ever bought. I still have them all. ::)
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« Reply #107 on: July 25, 2015, 03:55:43 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2015, 07:53:46 PM »
Daytona Coupe on the salt.
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« Reply #109 on: August 11, 2015, 01:49:47 AM »
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Something I've had for 30 yrs.Had it signed by Shelby & others at the  Cobra Daytona reunion at Sears Point.
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« Reply #112 on: August 11, 2015, 10:01:54 PM »
Last night you told me we were going to the beach today.
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« Reply #113 on: August 11, 2015, 10:03:53 PM »
Another thing Chevy has never done is win a F-1 race.
Ford-Cosworth DFV powered cars would ultimately win 12 World Driver Championships and 9 Constructors Cups.
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Hell yes it did.
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« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2015, 10:08:07 PM »
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« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2015, 10:08:53 PM »
# 73 Ford GT40 Mk1, 1964
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« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2015, 10:09:54 PM »
GT 40's.
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« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2015, 10:11:00 PM »
Barrie Poole.
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« Reply #120 on: August 11, 2015, 10:12:05 PM »
Dragon Snake.
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« Reply #121 on: August 11, 2015, 10:13:22 PM »
GTP car at Seca 1984.
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Why has Ford abandoned the GT40 name?
By Kurt Ernst.
In January of 2015, Ford announced that an all-new Ford GT supercar would be hitting dealer showrooms in late 2015 as a 2016 model. In June, at Le Mans, it confirmed the worst-kept secret in the automotive world: in 2016, on the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40’s 1-2-3 podium sweep at the storied endurance race, the Ford GT will once again take to the track, competing against Ferrari (and Corvette, Aston Martin and others) in the LM GTE Pro class. But why isn’t Ford calling its latest supercar the GT40, in recognition of the original’s achievements?

To understand the full story, it’s best to start from the beginning. In 1963, Ford came very close to purchasing a majority share in Ferrari, in a deal originated by Lee Iacocca. While price was one obstacle (Ferrari wanted $18 million, but after performing its due diligence Ford would only offer $10 million), the stumbling block became racing activity. Enzo Ferrari was more than willing to concede the manufacturing of street cars to Ford, but when it came to racing, Ferrari expected–demanded, actually–the right to race where and when he chose.

As reported in the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s, Fourth Edition, Ford’s Don Frey was tasked with closing the deal between the two companies. In what was expected to be the final meeting before an agreement was reached, Enzo Ferrari raised the only question that truly mattered to him.

“If I wish to enter cars at Indianapolis and you do not wish to enter cars at Indianapolis,” Enzo reportedly asked, “do we go or do we not go?”

“You do not go,” stated Frey, to which Ferrari replied, “It was nice to know you.” There would be no deal, despite later efforts from Ferrari to reopen negotiations. Once slighted, Henry Ford II was not a man to show mercy.

Instead, Ford directed his team to build a racing program capable of beating Ferrari at Le Mans. Knowing that a true blank-slate start would take far too long, the program centered on the Lola Mk6 GT as a testbed for development, and the first Ford GT was born.

Introduced to the public in April of 1964, two months ahead of its first appearance at Le Mans, the Ford GT certainly looked the part of a competitive race car. Internally, Ford referred to the car (and the program to win at Le Mans) as the GT40, a reference to the car’s height (which, in actuality, measured 40.5 inches). Even the chassis tags for the first 12 prototypes constructed used only the GT/101 – GT/112 reference, further indication that the Ford GT was to be the car’s name.

Its debut appearance at Le Mans in 1964 proved disappointing, with all three cars entered by Ford retiring prior to the end of the race, finishing no higher than 29th in the overall standings. Following the 1964 race, however, “GT40″ became the car’s accepted name in the public eye, and to ensure that the program remained on track to deliver a victory in 1965, Carroll Shelby was brought in to replace John Wyer.

Even Shelby couldn’t turn the program around for 1965. Despite a total of six GT40s in the field (including a roadster entered by Ford of France), none finished the race for a second year in a row. Worse, the highest-placing car, a Shelby American GT40 Mk II, finished in 36th place after completing a mere 89 laps.

Things changed for 1966. Combined, Ford and privateer teams entered a staggering 13 GT40s at Le Mans, and Shelby had had ample time to sort out the cars’ development issues. Ford’s podium sweep sent a clear message to Ferrari that its days of dominating the sport of endurance racing were over, and the American manufacturer backed up its swagger with consecutive victories at Le Mans from 1967-’69.

By then, the GT40’s time in the sun was over. In 1968, the FIA banned the 7.0-liter V-8, forcing Ford to revert to an under 5.0-liter V-8 (which still served up wins in 1968 and 1969). The lighter Porsche 917s were proving more nimble in the corners, and once reliability (now a strong point of the GT40) was no longer an issue, the Porsches would prove unbeatable. By the 1970 season, Ford’s GT40 program was largely over, though privateer cars would carry the torch in lesser races for years to come.

Ford closed the book on that chapter in its automotive history, and, surprisingly, failed to trademark the GT40 name. In 1985, Safir Engineering, a company that had been building replica GT40s since 1981, trademarked the GT40 name to distinguish its own products from other replicas on the market. When Safir Engineering was closed in 1999, naming rights were transferred to Safir GT40 Spares, Limited, a company that sells replacement parts for original GT40 models.

Fast-forward to 2002, when Ford revealed the GT40 supercar concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Meant as an homage to the original and a celebration of Ford’s 100th year in business, the GT40 concept received glowing reviews from both consumers and the automotive press. Six weeks after its auto show debut, Ford announced that the GT40 would see production, at least in limited quantities. For those unable to afford the car’s estimated $150,000 price of entry, Ford also planned to produce GT40 clothing, luggage, jewelry and other merchandise.

Initially, negotiations with Safir GT40 Spares, Ltd., went well enough. The two companies agreed on a limited-use license for the GT40 name on the concept, but in October of 2002, Ford suddenly dropped all references to the upcoming car as the GT40. It would simply be called the Ford GT, as that was to be the official name of the original car shown in 1964.

Automotive News tells a slightly different tale, however. When Ford approached Safir to negotiate a licensing deal for the GT40 name on production variants, the company’s opening request was reported to be $40 million, a fee that would have added another $9,900 to the production cost of each of the 4,038 Ford GT’s built. Perhaps sensing the two companies were continents apart in pricing and terms, Ford reverted to the original name of the car instead of returning to the negotiating table.

It’s not clear if Ford reopened dialogue with Safir prior to the announcement of its latest GT, which seems several steps away from the original’s styling. It’s also distant from the uncluttered lines of the last Ford GT, so perhaps its best to not revisit the past in this case.

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« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2015, 10:56:53 PM »
1963 Cobra 3 Champions.
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« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2015, 10:57:53 PM »
#5 Ford GT40 Mk IIB  Mario Andretti, Richie Ginther.
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« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2015, 10:58:46 PM »
#15 & 16 Mustangs.
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« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2015, 10:59:46 PM »
#43, Richard Petty in a Ford !
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« Reply #127 on: August 12, 2015, 11:00:34 PM »
Bill Lawton Mystery 9.
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« Reply #128 on: August 12, 2015, 11:01:36 PM »
Cobra at the Track.
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« Reply #130 on: August 12, 2015, 11:04:15 PM »
Stang.
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« Reply #131 on: August 12, 2015, 11:06:42 PM »
Tom Gloy.Yes the same one that has this.
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« Reply #132 on: August 12, 2015, 11:10:37 PM »
JOHN'S 98 GR40 COBRA 660 WHP.
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« Reply #133 on: August 13, 2015, 04:34:37 PM »
Barrie Poole.

here is a later pic, after the Ford of Canada Racing team was formed with Barrie Poole and Sandy Elliot
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« Reply #134 on: August 13, 2015, 04:41:00 PM »
If you consider Ford race cars, you have to include "Rudy's Beauty"  one of the top show cars of the era...............
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« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2015, 03:43:00 PM »
 Maybe not truly a race car, we still can't forget the "Supervan"!.
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« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2015, 11:40:13 PM »
Maybe not truly a race car, we still can't forget the "Supervan"!.
Was that a 1 off ?
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« Reply #137 on: August 26, 2015, 11:44:01 PM »
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« Reply #138 on: August 27, 2015, 02:39:46 PM »
Maybe not truly a race car, we still can't forget the "Supervan"!.
Was that a 1 off ?

Sort of, It's been re-bodied with a newer body since then. Underneath it was pure GT-40.
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« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2015, 05:37:14 PM »
Maybe not truly a race car, we still can't forget the "Supervan"!.
Was that a 1 off ?

Sort of, It's been re-bodied with a newer body since then. Underneath it was pure GT-40.
Went looking.
From Wikipedia,
The Ford Transit Supervans were a series of promotional vehicles built for Ford UK. They combined the outline and appearance of the popular Ford Transit van with the chassis and performance of a sports racing car.

The Supervan first appeared at the Easter 1971 meeting at Brands Hatch. A GT40 chassis and its mid-engined 400 bhp Ford V8 gave a standard pressed-steel Mark 1 Transit bodyshell a claimed top speed of around 150 mph. The vehicle had been built for Ford by Terry Drury Racing.[1] Externally the van appeared very like a standard Transit, in Ford's racing livery of white with low horizontal triple blue stripes.[2] The wheel arches were flared to almost cover the wider wheels, but this was barely more noticeable than the extensions fitted to the production long-wheelbase Transit. Aerodynamics of the high-mounted bodyshell were crude though, and although the van was usually demonstrated with drag starts, body lift limited its top speed on a track.

In 1978 the Transit was redesigned as the Mark 2, with quite different looks. Supervan's appearance now looked dated and no longer suitable for promoting the 'New' Transit.

Supervan 2 was built on the same basic premise – however, this time, the base racer was a Ford C100 Group C car. It was, therefore, capable of some indecent speeds – despite the aerodynamics of a CRT TV, it managed to record 174mph during a test at Silverstone.
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« Reply #140 on: September 06, 2015, 05:50:01 PM »
Connie Kallita and the SOHC powered Top Fueler.
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« Reply #141 on: September 06, 2015, 05:50:53 PM »
Dan Gurney and Miss Riverside 1968.
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« Reply #142 on: September 07, 2015, 12:32:07 PM »
Dan Gurney and Miss Riverside 1968.
Another of Lori Campbell with Carroll Shelby
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« Reply #143 on: September 20, 2015, 03:01:12 PM »
They certainly were exciting.  8)
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« Reply #144 on: September 20, 2015, 07:02:41 PM »
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« Reply #145 on: September 20, 2015, 07:04:40 PM »
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« Reply #147 on: September 22, 2015, 06:42:07 PM »
 ;) ;) 8) 8) ::) Love the grille guard.
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« Reply #149 on: November 01, 2015, 08:59:38 PM »
Bruce Meyer's #1 production Cobra.
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« Reply #150 on: November 01, 2015, 09:03:34 PM »
This is a unique one. I like it, because Finch is my last name.
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« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »
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« Reply #153 on: November 06, 2015, 08:55:16 PM »
Another fine Cobra.
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« Reply #154 on: November 26, 2015, 07:20:11 PM »
GT40 II
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« Reply #156 on: November 26, 2015, 07:45:30 PM »
GT40
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Another fine pit shot of a Cobra.
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« Reply #158 on: November 29, 2015, 12:06:17 AM »
GT40 II
That's the J car. Ken Miles died in testing at Riverside with one.
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« Reply #159 on: November 29, 2015, 12:59:14 AM »
This is 10 min. from my house.
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« Reply #160 on: December 12, 2015, 01:28:53 AM »
Cobra
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« Reply #161 on: January 04, 2016, 01:28:22 AM »
1966 Riverside, Curtiss Turner.
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« Reply #162 on: January 06, 2016, 06:47:08 PM »
Cobras galore in this photo.
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« Reply #163 on: January 09, 2016, 03:39:33 PM »
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« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2016, 03:35:40 AM »
Sneaky Snake.
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« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2016, 12:22:41 PM »
Shelby
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« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2016, 12:26:43 PM »
Shelby frequently had ideas in the middle of the night and would forget them by morning, so he kept a pencil and paper by his bed. One morning he woke and found he'd written the word "Cobra." Pictured above is the first test car. Genesis.
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« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
That beef with Enzo lead to the birth of the legendary Cobra Daytona, which strangely used WWII-era German tech to beat Ferraris on European tracks
Using a theory originally developed by the Nazis(!?!), the Cobra Daytona had a slick aerodynamic profile that blew the competition away on the longer European tracks. On shorter tracks, they used the less aerodynamic FIA Cobra (the one that you know from the poster on your childhood bedroom wall). The combination of the two allowed them to dominate the leaderboard, leading Shelby to destroy Enzo in the FIA World Sportscar Championship, as the first American manufacturer to ever win it. Unsurprisingly, the technology Shelby used immediately became the benchmark for success.
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« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2016, 12:29:01 PM »
The Shelby Mustang almost never happened
Ford wanted to race Mustangs in the Sports Car Club of America race series, but the SCCA (which had been Corvette dominated) didn't want to be bossed around by another manufacturer and wouldn't listen to Ford's request to change the rules. Ford then drafted Shelby in to reshape the image of the Mustang (read: make it insanely powerful) and to leverage his diplomacy skills within the organization. Shelby ended up obliging as a thank you for the financial support he'd received from Ford for the Cobra program.
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« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2016, 12:29:55 PM »
The GT40 was too small for its driver Dan Gurney
Shelby and Ford got the best drivers of their day to get behind the wheel of the legendary GT40s, like Bruce McLaren (yes, that McLaren) and Dan Gurney (shown here with Shelby at Sebring), who was too tall to physically sit in the car, so they added a bubble in the top of the door to fit his six foot four inch frame.
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« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2016, 12:32:28 PM »
The Supersnake Cobra was built as Shelby's personal rocketship
In 1965, Carroll designed the Supersnake as the ultimate Cobra for his personal enjoyment, so it's got two superchargers reaching out like the hands of God to force air past the carburetors and pump out nearly 800 hp.
Shelby only made one other Supersnake for his (totally random) buddy Bill Cosby, who nearly died trying to control it and promptly gave it back. The guy who ended up buying it after him did die when, while trying to control it, he went flying off a cliff on the Pacific Coast Highway, landing in the Pacific Ocean.
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« Reply #173 on: January 14, 2016, 12:34:21 PM »
At one point you could order a Cobra with an automatic transmission
We're not sure why you would, but you could, and 16 people did.
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« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2016, 12:36:24 PM »
Shelby had an unreasonably deep love for chili
Urban legend has it that Shelby once almost hit a chef for putting beans in his chili, but his chili passion ran far deeper than that. All those Cobras and Mustangs that say Terlingua on the side? He owned 220,000 acres in West Texas near the town of Terlingua, where he co-founded the world's first chili cook-off. It still runs to this day, alongside his eponymous chili brand, available nation wide.

Chili's the restaurant exists because of Carroll
Larry Levine, the founder of Chili's, was Carrol's son-in-law in the early seventies, and had gone to Terlingua's cook-offs a few times before opening the first of the now-ubiquitous restaurants in Dallas. Think about that the next time you're rolling up fajitas and slurping down a frozen strawberry margarita.
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« Reply #175 on: January 14, 2016, 12:38:07 PM »
RIP Carroll.




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« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2016, 02:22:42 PM »
SCCA A/P Cobras
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« Reply #177 on: January 20, 2016, 07:44:40 PM »
Ford's racing in the UK. What an extreme difference between the size of that Galaxy and the Cortina!
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« Reply #178 on: January 21, 2016, 01:48:32 PM »
Thanks Bowtie for all the great pic's.You sure you don't want to be a Ford guy.Ovaltie.
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« Reply #179 on: January 21, 2016, 01:51:18 PM »
1974 Pantera.
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« Reply #180 on: January 21, 2016, 01:52:17 PM »
1964 Mustang.
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« Reply #181 on: January 21, 2016, 01:54:17 PM »
Cobra 427.
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« Reply #182 on: January 21, 2016, 01:55:17 PM »
BANEY'S FORD BRAND SPECIAL.
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« Reply #183 on: January 21, 2016, 01:58:19 PM »
Gt 40's.
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« Reply #184 on: January 21, 2016, 02:08:43 PM »
Winter Nats.
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« Reply #185 on: January 21, 2016, 02:10:50 PM »
T Bird.
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« Reply #186 on: January 21, 2016, 06:07:52 PM »
Thanks Bowtie for all the great pic's.You sure you don't want to be a Ford guy.Ovaltie.
Ah, I like them all, and after the frustrations of working on an early Chevrolet, I plan to be searching for a more basic, Model A Ford project soon! It "wood" be nice to have less "splinters"! ;D
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« Reply #187 on: January 21, 2016, 06:27:15 PM »
Thanks Bowtie for all the great pic's.You sure you don't want to be a Ford guy.Ovaltie.
Ah, I like them all, and after the frustrations of working on an early Chevrolet, I plan to be searching for a more basic, Model A Ford project soon! It "wood" be nice to have less "splinters"! ;D
Well look at the bright side,You can stick a sbc in there & have the best of both worlds.
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« Reply #188 on: January 21, 2016, 07:26:16 PM »
Thanks Bowtie for all the great pic's.You sure you don't want to be a Ford guy.Ovaltie.
Ah, I like them all, and after the frustrations of working on an early Chevrolet, I plan to be searching for a more basic, Model A Ford project soon! It "wood" be nice to have less "splinters"! ;D
Well look at the bright side,You can stick a sbc in there & have the best of both worlds.

How true, but I'd really like to build something flathead powered. My nephew has been building a Model A roadster, with a 32 Ford banger with Riley 2-port head. It's a runner at this point and looks to be a lot of fun.
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« Reply #189 on: January 21, 2016, 07:27:50 PM »
Beppie here's another Pantera for you.
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« Reply #190 on: January 21, 2016, 07:29:52 PM »
A few more Fords.
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« Reply #191 on: January 21, 2016, 08:40:43 PM »
Thanks Bowtie for all the great pic's.You sure you don't want to be a Ford guy.Ovaltie.
Ah, I like them all, and after the frustrations of working on an early Chevrolet, I plan to be searching for a more basic, Model A Ford project soon! It "wood" be nice to have less "splinters"! ;D
Well look at the bright side,You can stick a sbc in there & have the best of both worlds.

How true, but I'd really like to build something flathead powered. My nephew has been building a Model A roadster, with a 32 Ford banger with Riley 2-port head. It's a runner at this point and looks to be a lot of fun.
Cool.A buddy has a Riley in his 32.Well when the time comes I'll make sure I post up enough pic's for you.
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« Reply #192 on: January 25, 2016, 03:26:24 AM »
There's nothing like a Thunderbolt, to represent a Ford race car.
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« Reply #193 on: January 25, 2016, 01:16:04 PM »
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Another A/P Cobra.
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« Reply #204 on: February 17, 2016, 10:26:56 AM »
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« Reply #206 on: February 19, 2016, 08:45:40 PM »
Couple more.  Joe
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Does Anglia count?  Joe
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« Reply #210 on: February 23, 2016, 12:21:40 AM »
MERCURY COUGAR DAN GURNEY
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« Reply #211 on: February 23, 2016, 12:23:53 AM »
Miles/Ruby Ford MkII
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Dave Lyall's Mustang
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Lee Roy Yarbrough
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« Reply #214 on: February 23, 2016, 12:29:13 AM »
GT40 of Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren.
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Kalitta's Cammer
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Ad.
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« Reply #217 on: February 23, 2016, 12:35:15 AM »
Bill Elliott's T-Bird
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« Reply #218 on: February 23, 2016, 12:35:43 AM »
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« Reply #219 on: February 23, 2016, 12:36:13 AM »
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« Reply #220 on: February 23, 2016, 12:36:58 AM »
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« Reply #221 on: February 23, 2016, 12:38:04 AM »
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« Reply #223 on: February 23, 2016, 12:39:47 AM »
Sebring Bussian's Bird
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« Reply #224 on: February 23, 2016, 12:43:10 AM »
1963 Sebring Cobra Pit Crew With Phil Hill & Carroll Shelby.
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« Reply #225 on: February 23, 2016, 12:44:39 AM »
Night time.
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« Reply #226 on: February 23, 2016, 12:45:39 AM »
1964-1965 GT40 MKI No2 Notice the bat mobile wings on this GT40.
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« Reply #227 on: February 25, 2016, 06:23:15 AM »
looks like the door is duct taped shut too..............

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« Reply #228 on: February 25, 2016, 11:32:15 AM »
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« Reply #229 on: March 01, 2016, 06:23:04 PM »
Brut Mustang.
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« Reply #230 on: March 02, 2016, 08:03:04 PM »
 ;) Boss 429 power.
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« Reply #231 on: March 03, 2016, 04:21:31 PM »
Plenty to choose from!  Joe
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« Reply #232 on: March 05, 2016, 04:28:08 PM »
 ;) 8)
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« Reply #233 on: March 05, 2016, 04:33:04 PM »
Another shot of the SuperVan.
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« Reply #234 on: March 05, 2016, 04:34:23 PM »
GT-40 from the LeMan museum.
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« Reply #235 on: March 05, 2016, 08:10:57 PM »
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« Reply #236 on: March 05, 2016, 10:11:52 PM »
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« Reply #237 on: March 05, 2016, 10:13:35 PM »
GT-40 from the LeMan museum.
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« Reply #238 on: March 07, 2016, 07:36:33 AM »
This post could and probably will go on forever!  Joe
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« Reply #239 on: March 09, 2016, 07:44:34 PM »
One-of-16 Shelby-built Trans-Am Mustang
Story by Daniel Strohl

There’s no telling how Ken Miles would have helped Shelby and Ford in the 1966 SCCA Trans-Am series; he died in August of that year without having driven the Shelby Mustang prepared for him. Yet John McComb made the best of a tragic situation by racing that Mustang to two wins and helping Ford take the manufacturers’ championship that year. Rescued from a field and restored, that very Mustang will cross the block in January at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale.

McComb began racing in SCCA in 1963, but didn’t enter more than a handful of races until 1965, when he qualified for the national championship in an MGB. Through that experience, he met fellow MGB racer Chuck Cantwell, who got hired on at Shelby American in 1964 and a couple of years later was tasked with transforming the Mustang notchback into a Trans-Am racer. According to SCCA rules, the Mustang fastbacks – which, of course, Shelby based his G.T. 350 upon – were classified as two-seaters, leaving them ineligible for Trans-Am’s A/Sedan class (which also specified that entrants have all-steel bodywork and no hoodscoops). Regardless, Ford wanted a horse in the Trans-Am race, so Cantwell built 16 notchback K-code Mustangs with G.T. 350R underpinnings (along with another four with street G.T. 350 underpinnings built for European FIA rallying) and stripped them of every non-essential item the rule book would allow him to get away with. Shelby, which had dissolved its factory racing effort at the end of 1965, sold the cars as Ford Mustangs to privateer customers.

When McComb put in a request for one of the Trans-Am Mustangs with his friend Cantwell, all 16 had been spoken for; it wasn’t until after Miles died in August 1966 while testing a Ford J-car at Riverside that Cantwell called up McComb to let him know that one of the Mustangs had become available. McComb, who was based in Hutchinson, Kansas, at the time, said he picked up the Mustang in Los Angeles and within two weeks won two races – at Continental Divide in Castle Rock, Colorado, and at Green Valley Raceway outside Fort Worth, Texas, the latter tying Ford with Chrysler for the lead in the manufacturers’ championship. McComb said he would have won the season-ender at Riverside as well, had it not been for what he called a rookie mistake, which led to him finishing in fourth place; fortunately for Ford, Jerry Titus in another Mustang took the win at Riverside, securing the manufacturers’ championship for Ford.

“That ’66 was a dandy race car,” McComb told us. “I don’t know what it was about it that made it that way – it was good right out of the box.”

After the 1966 season, McComb sold the Mustang to buy another Shelby-prepped Mustang, the one that he used to secure the 1967 Trans-Am driver’s points championship. According to Mecum’s description of the car, the Mustang remained competitive that year, with subsequent buyer Keith Thomas at the wheel. Over the years, McComb occasionally heard of the whereabouts of the ’66 Mustang – at one point it lay essentially abandoned in a pile of rubbish in Texas – until it eventually was restored to its 1966 specifications and appearance and photographed for at least a couple of books, including Randy Leffingwell’s Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street and Colin Comer’s The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs, and Super Snakes.

Photos courtesy Mecum Auctions.

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« Reply #240 on: March 11, 2016, 11:00:39 AM »
GT 40's.
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« Reply #241 on: March 11, 2016, 11:02:16 AM »
#28.
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« Reply #242 on: March 11, 2016, 11:03:26 AM »
Pikes Peak.
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« Reply #243 on: March 11, 2016, 11:04:26 AM »
On the beach.
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« Reply #244 on: March 24, 2016, 01:54:18 PM »
 ;)
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« Reply #245 on: April 03, 2016, 03:43:43 AM »
1964 Targa Florio. CSX2260.
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« Reply #246 on: April 05, 2016, 06:20:03 PM »
 :) ;) ;) :) Nothing like a Thunderbolt!
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« Reply #247 on: April 05, 2016, 07:50:43 PM »
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« Reply #248 on: April 05, 2016, 08:01:26 PM »
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« Reply #249 on: April 05, 2016, 09:38:05 PM »
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« Reply #250 on: April 07, 2016, 07:06:09 PM »
More of the Cobra.
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« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2016, 01:01:50 AM »
BARRIE POOLE'S 69.
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« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2016, 01:02:57 AM »
Jol Davis
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« Reply #253 on: April 12, 2016, 07:09:56 PM »
King Cobra, then and now. 8)
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« Reply #254 on: April 12, 2016, 07:11:00 PM »
Head of the pack! ;)
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« Reply #255 on: April 12, 2016, 07:12:26 PM »
In the paddock.
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« Reply #256 on: April 14, 2016, 07:14:15 PM »
Hang on tight to this Turbonique assisted Ford. :o
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« Reply #257 on: April 16, 2016, 03:32:32 PM »
 8) :-* :)
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« Reply #258 on: April 19, 2016, 07:59:52 PM »
 :) 8) :) ;D
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« Reply #259 on: April 19, 2016, 08:48:39 PM »
a few more
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« Reply #260 on: April 23, 2016, 11:25:04 AM »
Cobra Daytona coupe @ Goodwood.
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« Reply #261 on: April 23, 2016, 01:41:36 PM »
Pete Brock with the Shelby Daytona Coupe he designed and testing the first coupe at Riverside Feb.1964. Carroll Shelby stated this car was the biggest mistake of his life.  http://www.cobracountry.com/SAAC/SAAC-UnderTheBus.html
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« Reply #262 on: April 23, 2016, 02:36:38 PM »
More Daytona Coupes.
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« Reply #263 on: April 23, 2016, 07:30:18 PM »
CJ.
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« Reply #264 on: April 26, 2016, 07:49:36 PM »
Monte Carlo Rally.
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« Reply #265 on: April 30, 2016, 06:42:26 PM »
:) 8) :) ;D
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« Reply #266 on: May 07, 2016, 03:13:17 PM »
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« Reply #267 on: May 07, 2016, 03:13:50 PM »
Another Cobra in action. 8)
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« Reply #268 on: May 12, 2016, 06:52:32 PM »
 ;) GT40 from the moon! :o Just kidding. ;)
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« Reply #269 on: May 12, 2016, 07:02:13 PM »
Maybe not truly a race car, we still can't forget the "Supervan"!.

Here's an additional photo of the engine bay.
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« Reply #270 on: May 21, 2016, 12:10:03 PM »
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« Reply #271 on: May 24, 2016, 04:59:54 PM »
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« Reply #272 on: May 28, 2016, 12:07:41 AM »
John McComb's Mustang.
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« Reply #273 on: May 28, 2016, 12:09:58 AM »
Sam's Mustang.
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« Reply #274 on: May 28, 2016, 12:11:13 AM »
THE COMMUTER FE POWERED.
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« Reply #275 on: May 28, 2016, 12:11:49 AM »
WAYNE GAPP.
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« Reply #276 on: May 28, 2016, 12:12:43 AM »
GREG PICKEET 1984.
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« Reply #277 on: May 28, 2016, 12:13:23 AM »
Gt 40.
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« Reply #278 on: May 28, 2016, 12:14:28 AM »
Bob Ford Inc.
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« Reply #279 on: May 28, 2016, 12:15:19 AM »
The Fooler.
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« Reply #280 on: May 28, 2016, 12:16:14 AM »
GEORGE FOLLMER.
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« Reply #281 on: May 28, 2016, 12:18:23 AM »
1963 1/2 Ford Falcon.
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« Reply #282 on: May 28, 2016, 12:20:39 AM »
69 Bud Moore Mustangs.
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« Reply #283 on: May 28, 2016, 12:23:44 AM »
 Bucknum & Hutcherson 1966.
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« Reply #284 on: May 28, 2016, 12:25:21 AM »
1974 Ford F-1 Race Car's.
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« Reply #285 on: May 28, 2016, 12:50:43 AM »
Bill Lawton.SOHC
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« Reply #286 on: May 28, 2016, 12:51:51 AM »
Ad.
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« Reply #287 on: May 28, 2016, 01:10:15 AM »
The Ford P68 (or more commonly known as F3L) has to be one of the prettiest race cars ever built! Unfortunately its race career was not as pretty.
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« Reply #288 on: May 28, 2016, 01:13:01 AM »
Stock Car's.
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« Reply #289 on: May 28, 2016, 01:52:11 AM »
BOBBY DAVIS & CASEY LUNA 1989 WOO CHAMPION'S.
 The only Ford powered sprint car ever to win the World of Outlaws Championship.Dave Blaney & Casey Luna did it again in 95.
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« Reply #290 on: May 28, 2016, 01:54:23 AM »
Dave Blaney & Casey Luna Woo Champion's 1995.
Dave Blaney emerged from the shadows of Steve Kinser to claim the 1995 Skoal World Of Outlaws championship aboard the Casey Luna-owned and Kenny Woodruff- wrenched Ford powered Vivarin sprinter #10. After finishing second in World of Outlaws points the previous two seasons, Blaney finally broke through and won his first major title. Blaney credits engine builder Ron Shaver for getting the Ford power plant to produce more power as the year progressed. Blaney scored 12 A-main event feature victories on the grueling 72-race series, earning $312,875 along the way, and leading 255 main event laps. "When I was growing up, I never thought I'd be racing for the World of Outlaws championship," Blaney said. "The last couple of months, I got caught up in the points race. It kind of made me forget how lucky we are not just to win the points race, but to have the opportunity to be racing for it. The whole reason I'm champion is because Kenny Woodruff, my wife, Lisa, and the rest of the team worked so hard. They're the ones who put in all the work." It should be a big celebration for Christmas at the Blaney household as Dave's brother Dale won the All Star Circuit of Champions points title.
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« Reply #291 on: August 16, 2016, 06:42:34 PM »
 8) 8) :)
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« Reply #292 on: August 20, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »
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« Reply #293 on: September 24, 2016, 09:30:10 PM »
A few Gt 40's.
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« Reply #294 on: September 24, 2016, 09:34:58 PM »
1972 Watkins Glen
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« Reply #295 on: September 25, 2016, 02:01:06 PM »
 :) :) :-* 8) 8) Check out the "Shelby American" p/u as well.
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« Reply #296 on: October 01, 2016, 03:01:04 PM »
 :) :) 8)
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« Reply #297 on: October 06, 2016, 09:45:18 PM »
:) :) 8)

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« Reply #298 on: October 07, 2016, 04:33:33 PM »
Graham Hill/Jackie Stewart, Sebring 12 hour 1966.
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« Reply #299 on: October 22, 2016, 04:07:17 PM »
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« Reply #300 on: November 05, 2016, 03:29:15 PM »
 8) :D 8) :) 8)
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« Reply #301 on: December 07, 2016, 01:10:41 PM »
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« Reply #303 on: December 10, 2016, 03:02:11 PM »
Nice parking garage find?
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« Reply #304 on: December 10, 2016, 05:33:45 PM »
Nice parking garage find?
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This is as close to owning a GT 40 that I will get.Thank God I grabbed mine when they first went on sale.
Exoto 1/18 Shelby Ford GT40 1966 LeMans Aficionado Giftset 1-2-3 Finish RLG18SC2
Exoto Aficionado Gift Set Celebrating the Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 LeMans. #2 Black was first, driven by McLaren/AMon; #1 Blue was second, driven by Miles/Hume; and #5 Gold was third, driven by Bucknum/Hutcherson. The set features 1:18 scale models of the 1-2-3 finishers in "furious detail". Collectors know that Exoto is the gold-standard for detail in die-cast replica model cars. This collection was one of the building blocks for their incredible reputation!

Forty years ago, the determination of Henry Ford II to show the world that his company could build a car to compete and win at the pinnacle of international sports car racing was finally rewarded at the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford’s GT40 Mark IIs dominated the race, finishing 1-2-3 (above), and Henry Ford II was there to savor the moment, joining Carroll Shelby’s winning team of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon on the podium.

At this year’s Le Mans Classic, the popular historic racecar event held annually at the Le Mans circuit, the winning GT40 from 1966 will be joined by the second and third place cars (the Shelby team of Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, and the Holman & Moody team of Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson) to recreate the famous 1966 finish in a unique on-track photo op. The latter two cars will also compete in the Le Mans Classic race, vying for a special one-off commemorative winner’s trophy to be presented by Ford Europe president John Fleming.

The winning car will also make a run up Lord March’s driveway at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, piloted by none other than Dan Gurney (who actually started the practice of spraying onlookers with the victor’s champagne when he won at Le Mans).

Full press release and more pics after the jump.
“40 years ago, Ford made motorsport history at the 1966 Le Mans 24-hour race. That event was a momentous result for Ford Motor Company, and history has shown that it has become one of the most important chapters in the saga of the world’s most famous endurance race. This year, at the Le Mans Classic 2006, today’s Ford is saluting the heroes and unsung heroes of that day, and the incredible legacy of a car that captured the imagination of generations of enthusiasts – the Ford GT40.”
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« Reply #305 on: December 10, 2016, 06:05:36 PM »
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Bowtie,
This is as close to owning a GT 40 that I will get.Thank God I grabbed mine when they first went on sale.
Exoto 1/18 Shelby Ford GT40 1966 LeMans Aficionado Giftset 1-2-3 Finish RLG18SC2
Exoto Aficionado Gift Set Celebrating the Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 LeMans. #2 Black was first, driven by McLaren/AMon; #1 Blue was second, driven by Miles/Hume; and #5 Gold was third, driven by Bucknum/Hutcherson. The set features 1:18 scale models of the 1-2-3 finishers in "furious detail". Collectors know that Exoto is the gold-standard for detail in die-cast replica model cars. This collection was one of the building blocks for their incredible reputation!

Forty years ago, the determination of Henry Ford II to show the world that his company could build a car to compete and win at the pinnacle of international sports car racing was finally rewarded at the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford’s GT40 Mark IIs dominated the race, finishing 1-2-3 (above), and Henry Ford II was there to savor the moment, joining Carroll Shelby’s winning team of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon on the podium.

At this year’s Le Mans Classic, the popular historic racecar event held annually at the Le Mans circuit, the winning GT40 from 1966 will be joined by the second and third place cars (the Shelby team of Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, and the Holman & Moody team of Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson) to recreate the famous 1966 finish in a unique on-track photo op. The latter two cars will also compete in the Le Mans Classic race, vying for a special one-off commemorative winner’s trophy to be presented by Ford Europe president John Fleming.

The winning car will also make a run up Lord March’s driveway at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, piloted by none other than Dan Gurney (who actually started the practice of spraying onlookers with the victor’s champagne when he won at Le Mans).

Full press release and more pics after the jump.
“40 years ago, Ford made motorsport history at the 1966 Le Mans 24-hour race. That event was a momentous result for Ford Motor Company, and history has shown that it has become one of the most important chapters in the saga of the world’s most famous endurance race. This year, at the Le Mans Classic 2006, today’s Ford is saluting the heroes and unsung heroes of that day, and the incredible legacy of a car that captured the imagination of generations of enthusiasts – the Ford GT40.”

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The 1969 Le Mans winning GT 40.
In a dramatic finish, Ickx and Herrmann repeatedly overtook each other as the Porsche 908 had brake problems and the Ford GT40 suffered from exhaust problems. In the last lap, Ickx let Herrmann pass him early on the Mulsanne Straight, faking he had not enough fuel anymore. Ickx used the slipstream of Herrmann to pass him again just before the end of the 5 km straight. Ickx managed to hold on and beat Herrmann by a few seconds, or about 120 meters (394 feet). Ickx and Oliver won with the GT40 chassis 1075, the same car that had won the previous year. This was second time the same car had won two years in a row; a Bentley Speed Six had done it in 1929 and 1930. Joest Racing would later repeat this feat twice.

Ironically, Jacky Ickx had a road accident near Chartres while driving to Paris on Monday morning. A car pulled in front of his Porsche 911. Ickx's car ended up crushed against a utility pole. Ickx unbuckled his seat belt and stepped unharmed from the wrecked Porsche.
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Craig Breedlove, 1965 Bonneville. Later to be the most contested missing Cobra.
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Ken Miles:
an appreciation
by James T. Crow
Road & Track magazine
 November 1966

The death of Ken Miles has created a unique sort of void in the lives of an uncommonly large number of people. Personally I have known no other driver whose death has touched so many people in some private, special sort of way.

Ken was killed at Riverside Raceway on August 17 while testing one of the Ford J-car prototypes. The testing program that was being carried out was to determine whether the J-car was suited for participation in this fall's Canadian-American Championship series. A series of trouble-free laps had been made before the accident and on the final lap there was nothing to indicate anything wrong as the car came down the backstretch at about 175 mph. Then, toward the end of the straight when the car had slowed to approximately 100, it went out of control, spun to the inside of the course and went over a tall embankment. The car bounded end over end and Ken, thrown out of the car, was dead of head injuries before emergency crews reached the scene. The main section of the chassis caught fire after coming to rest and the fire damage, plus the physical battering given the scattered components in the violent series of crashes, make it doubtful that the reason for the accident will ever be determined. It may not matter now, except for our own satisfaction, but no one who knew Ken's driving can believe that the accident resulted from a mistake on his part.

The funeral was held the following Saturday and the chapel would not hold all the people who came to pay final respects to a man whose career was unique in the history of American racing.

Ken's early career has been documented in a number of biographical sketches and articles. Several of the better ones have appeared in Road & Track during the last ten years.

He was born in the city of Sutton Coldfield, England, a few miles from the manufacturing center of Birmingham, on November 1, 1918. Always intrigued by mechanical things, he was apprenticed to a British car manufacturer but World War II intervened and he spent seven years on various duties having to do with machinery and mechanics and was a sergeant of tanks at his demobilization in 1946. After this he returned to the motor industry in various jobs and continued a racing career that had been whetted by motorcycle racing while still in the service. His first racing car was a Frazer-Nash into which he Inserted a Ford V8-60 engine and he enjoyed some small local successes in club events and hillclimbs. After an unsuccessful venture into building front-wheel-drive F3 cars, he came to the U.S. in early 1952 as service manager for the Southern California MG distributor.

He first raced an MG-TD in local road races, then began to attract widespread attention in his first MG Special. This car won the first race in which it participated (Pebble Beach, 1953) and formed the basis for his beIng regarded as the finest under-1,500-cc car driver in the West. The original Miles Special was a remarkably successful machine and because Ken make it look so easy, it was undoubtedly the inspiration for most of the homebuilt specials that appeared in California the next few years. As modern racing cars go, it was completely uncomplicated--front engine, live rear axle, stock gearbox, almost no special components except chassis and body--and almost utterly reliable. Proof of the car's essential integrity, it was later campaigned by Cy Yedor, then by Dusty Miller and even after that by Dusty's son, Nels. And it was still a good car.

Next came The Flying Shingle, undoubtedly the most excitIng special ever to appear in West Coast racing up 'til that time. It was lower, smaller, lighter and faster--but hardly more complicated--than the original MG Special. It was not quite so successful as the first Special, though Ken won more than his fair share of races in it. But times were changing and the cast-iron MG engine, even in racing tune, was being asked to do too much against the Porsches that were beginning to make their presence felt in racing then. But Ken and The Shingle were still the standard by which under-1,500-cc performance was measured. No one who was at the May 1956 Santa Barbara races will ever forget the racing between Miles in The Shingle and Pete Lovely in his then-new Pooper-Porsche. Ken won on reliability, but Lovely's Pooper, demonstrably faster, was a sign of the times.

After The Shingle, which almost never raced again after Ken sold it and was last heard from when somebody tried to put half a Chevrolet V-8 in it, Ken began driving Porsche Spyders for Johnny von Neumann, the southern California VW-Porsche distributor. I happened to be standing on the critical corner at Torrey Pines the first morning Ken drove a Spyder. It was for practice before the last or next-to-last Torrey Pines 6-hour race, and Ken kept coming through the left-hand sweeper past the ocean turn faster and faster. We were still saying to each other, "Miles sure looks funny in a Porsche, doesn't he?" when Ken got off the road, hit a ditch, and flipped spectacularly. The car landed on its wheels, Ken got out, looked at the battered car while stretching his back, and accepted a ride back to the pits with, I think, Phil Hill. Ken didn't drive In the 6-hour race that Saturday but on Sunday, in another von Neumann Spyder, he won the under-1500-cc main event.

There was just one more Miles Special, the Cooper-Porsche he built while working for von Neumann. This car, once sorted out (he was off the road almost more than on in the first race in that car), was so successful that Ken won over-1,500-cc main events with it and ultimately was forced to part with it because Porsche officials found it distasteful to have an employee in a special beating the factory's, best products.

But after going to work for von Neumann, Ken became famous for the Porsches he drove, first for Johnny, later for Otto Zipper, and it was in Porsches that he reached the zenith of his career in smaller-engined cars. There was hardly a race in the West with any pretensions of importance in which Ken didn't drive a Porsche. And it seems to me that he lost only when his opponents had something newer from the factory.

The next large step came in Ken's career when he went to work for Carroll Shelby. He drove for Shelby before going to work for him full time but it was after Ken became closely associated with Shelby American that his greatest national and international fame was achieved. No one who followed the first two seasons of U.S. Road Racing Championship racing can forget Ken in the factory Cobra. It was in the Cobra that he finally and completely dispelled the myth that he could drive only small-engined cars and it was through Shelby American and the Cobra campaigns that the rest of the U.S. was exposed to both Ken's driving and his personality. And that experience enriched both of them, I think.

His last season, of course, was the season of his greatness--the victories at the Daytona 24-hour, the Sebring 12-hour and except-for-a-fluke, the LeMans 24-hour race. For these things alone, Ken's name will be remembered for a long time. And it Is fitting that his name should he remembered, for his driving earned it.
 

Yet his racing record, even if it were to include every race he ever ran, couldn't do more than hint at what Ken Miles was like or what he meant to the sport. Nor have the biographical sketches. Nor the uniformly respectful obituaries that have appeared since his death.

No amount of cold factual information can convey how much Ken meant to the formative years of road racing in Southern California, for example. When I discovered road racing, Ken was president of the California Sports Car Club and winning consistently in his first MG Special. He was not only the hero driver of the day, he also ran the club that staged the race. And furthermore he built the car in which he won the UNDER-1500-cc race (which were an hour long in those days) and, in all likelihood, finished no worse than third or fourth In the OVER-1500-cc race. To so many of us, he was road racing in those days.

Ken represented what road racing was all about. It was not only courage, which we had seen before in the traditional round-track racing, but it was also coolness, skill, finesse. Anybody could go fast on the straight--if he could afford the car that would do it--but it was Ken who showed us about going deeper into corners, who shifted down with immense skill and who would probably continue to smile as he passed an adversary on the inside. He had style and we loved it.

He exemplified road racing to us, the idol who reflected everything that was new and intriguing about the sport. The first quick-lift jack I ever saw was used on his Flying Shingle during the OVER-1500-cc main event at Palm Springs. Quick-lift jacks are nothing at all to me anymore but that first one (one motion and the rear of the car was up in the air and a pit crew member was whacking a hub spinner off a wire wheel), entering into a consciousness that had never previously known anything more glamorous than a garden-variety floor jack, was something pretty special.

And Ken knew about the organization of racing, too. He was the Cal Club and when he ran it, he ran it from a driver's point of view and for the driver's benefit. So he was not only a driver who could build a winning car, he also knew how to set up a circuit, how to arrange a starting grid and what the procedure should he for scrutineering.

In other words, we believed Ken Miles knew everything that needed to be known about road racing and we were properly respectful because we barely knew an SU from an Amal, and a Weber was something we'd only read about in Road & Track.

He talked and we listened and we learned. We watched and we admired. And his British accent, even if slightly incomprehensible as it came out the side of his mouth, seemed exactly right.

Yes, we discovered Ken Miles when we discovered the marvelous new world of road racing and his name became part of our conversation along with such things as shut-off points, Mowog and heel-and-toe. His death is all the more poignant because it severs a link with that period of wonder and excitement.
 

But that isn't the whole Ken Miles either. In all I've written so far, there isn't a hint that Ken wasn't loved by everyone who knew him--and the fact that he wasn't was an essential part of Ken Miles too. Ken made enemies along the way, and many of us can remember a time when hardly anyone could be found who had a good word to say about any Ken Miles except Ken Miles the driver.

When he ran the Cal Club, for instance, he ran it his way and without much consideration for the feelings or opinions of anyone else. He wanted things done his way and he didn't want to discuss his decisions with the non-racers, either.

At the peak of his strength in the Cal Club, he fought the local SCCA region right down to the ground. He led other drivers in refusing to race in Los Angeles SCCA races and for a good many years seemed to enjoy baiting SCCA officials. He rather enjoyed the fact that his application for membership was refused by SCCA even after he was no longer active in Cal Club affairs.

He was finally forced out of power in a palace revolt within the Cal Club and it was somehow ironically fitting and proper that years later he was again a member of the Cal Club board of governors when the Los Angeles SCCA was scuttled and Cal Club became an SCCA region.

Curiously, though, Ken was ruthlessly democratic in his own autocratic way of running the Cal Club. His leadership encouraged new drivers to race with the Cal Club when membership in most SCCA regions was still based on the old-boy system--if you weren't the right type weren't put up for membership. Under Ken's leadership the Cal Club had 10 full-fledged race meets a year, real damned road racing that didn't let the socializing interfere with the club's proper purpose. This intense racing program, which was largely Ken's creation, created in atmosphere that encouraged young drivers. The outstanding crop of Southern California drivers who got their start in those days (the list starts with Dan Gurney) owe more to Ken Miles than they generally realize. their start In those days (the list starts with Dan Gurney).

It is unfortunate that Ken was never properly thanked for all he did for Southern California road racing. It is probably true, also, that he would have brushed it off had anyone tried.
 

There were still more sides to Ken Miles. He also had charm. Wit and charm like almost no one else I've ever known. But if he could be elaborately polite, he also had a command of sarcasm that could make your teeth shrink. It's generally forgotten too that he could write and that some of the columns he did for Competition Press were superb.

While we're on the subject, it should be recorded too that not every step he took led upward, either. With his ability to alienate people who could have been helpful to him, he went through and past a lot of what could have been good jobs. It was said about him that he was his own worst enemy, and this was undoubtedly true as he could have had almost anything he wanted if he could have been more tactful. Only in his last job--working for Shelby--did everything seem to be right. Ken never lost the sharp edge to his tongue but he and Shelby had a rapport based on mutual respect and admiration.

Even in racing, Ken's career didn't follow a smooth line that led directly to Shelby American, Ford and LeMans. He was out of a ride, or almost, several times, and the season before joining Shelby was campaigning a Sunbeam Alpine. Not that there's anything wrong with campaigning a Sunbeam Alpine, but it wasn't really appropriate to Ken's status.

Those who knew him only after he went to work for Shelby knew a different Miles, with a mature tolerance that hadn't always been in evidence before. No better example call be given than his behavior after LeMans. If he had won he would have completed an unprecedented Daytona-Sebring-LeMans sweep, something no one is likely to have a chance at again. It had to be important to Ken. Yet he accepted, almost with amusement, the monumental tactical error which robbed him of a victory he had truly earned.

There was also the Ken Miles who was curious about things. It isn't difficult to imagine him taking things apart to see what made them work. He was always intensely curious about the physiology of drivers, their reactions and what set one apart from another. He was always eager to participate in a test or an experiment that touched on these things and was always interested in discussing them. He enjoyed instrumentation and the knowledge to be gained from it--but mostly, I think. he enjoyed the instruments themselves, Talking about the elaborate instrumentation used in developing the Ford GTs, his eyes would shine.

There was also the Ken Miles who knew how to order a good wine. There was the Ken Miles who'd read more books and knew more about a larger number of subjects than you'd expect. And there was the Ken Miles who was the husband of Mollie and the father of Peter.

And finally there was the thoroughly professional race driver who was killed at Riverside on August 17. And as I said, I have known no other driver whose death has touched so many people in some private, special sort of way.

James Crow
Road and Track
 November 1966





May I, through Road & Track, express my thanks to the hundreds of people who, from all over the world, sent flowers and messages. Nothing could ever replace what I have lost--but the love and kindness showered upon me has been unbelievable. I am trying to acknowledge all the messages, but inevitably there are a few addresses I do not have.

It has been a great life out here (in California)--sometimes controversial, sometimes turbulent, but we have been happy, and when I was asked if I planned to continue living here, I was honestly dumbfounded. All I could think of to say was "Of course, this is our home." And it is. Thank you all for making it so.

Very sincerely, Mollie Miles, November 1966
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« Reply #317 on: January 27, 2017, 07:25:20 PM »
I wonder which car won this race? ;)
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« Reply #318 on: January 30, 2017, 03:06:33 PM »
You don't see many pics of Cobras looking this rough very often.
& it still looks like that today.
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« Reply #319 on: February 12, 2017, 04:34:11 PM »
GT 40's.
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« Reply #320 on: February 23, 2017, 07:06:38 PM »
One more for you Beppie! ;)
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« Reply #321 on: February 23, 2017, 08:06:09 PM »
One more for you Beppie! ;)
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« Reply #322 on: March 01, 2017, 07:24:28 PM »
And one more, but in yellow! ;)
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« Reply #323 on: March 12, 2017, 01:23:46 PM »
57.
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« Reply #324 on: March 12, 2017, 01:42:29 PM »
Weiler Comet,Original photos from John Durand.
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« Reply #325 on: March 14, 2017, 07:05:43 PM »
Here's a whole stable. ;)
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« Reply #326 on: April 01, 2017, 02:08:14 PM »
 :D ;)
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« Reply #327 on: April 08, 2017, 06:20:02 PM »
1966-Ford-GT MK II
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« Reply #328 on: April 11, 2017, 05:12:22 PM »
I am reaching a bit with the category but it is a Model A based dirt racer,  with a Thomas head on the motor.......supposed to be on E-bay later this week.......
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« Reply #329 on: April 14, 2017, 02:19:06 PM »
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« Reply #330 on: April 17, 2017, 06:21:20 PM »
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« Reply #331 on: April 19, 2017, 09:46:41 PM »
Pantera
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« Reply #332 on: April 19, 2017, 09:47:47 PM »
Little Speed Demon
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« Reply #333 on: April 19, 2017, 09:49:16 PM »
Jerry Titus
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« Reply #334 on: April 19, 2017, 09:56:37 PM »
1966 Withmore/Gardner Ford MkII.
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« Reply #335 on: April 19, 2017, 09:58:13 PM »
'65 Le Mans Test Days Ford GT 40 Long Nose
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« Reply #336 on: April 19, 2017, 09:59:33 PM »
1966 Andretti & Bianchi
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« Reply #337 on: April 19, 2017, 10:00:58 PM »
1966 Bucknum & Hutcherson.
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« Reply #338 on: April 19, 2017, 10:05:30 PM »
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« Reply #339 on: April 19, 2017, 10:15:52 PM »
Mustang GTP ‘1983
The 1983 GTP Mustang was an advanced, computer-designed, high-tech car that moved Ford into the top ranks of GTPrototype racing. Created to do battle with Lolas, Jaguars and the all-conquering Porsches, the front-engined GTP continued to use the 1.7-liter inline 4-cylinder unit from the earlier Zakspeed Mustangs. In its first outing, the cars took a rousing 1st and 3rd at Road Atlanta.
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« Reply #340 on: May 16, 2017, 07:32:40 PM »
Wagon
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« Reply #341 on: May 16, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
1970 Parnelli Jones
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« Reply #342 on: June 24, 2017, 07:52:16 PM »
 Nassau 1964
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« Reply #343 on: June 24, 2017, 07:53:59 PM »
Fast Eddie Shartman
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« Reply #344 on: June 24, 2017, 07:55:27 PM »
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« Reply #345 on: June 24, 2017, 07:58:55 PM »
Dave Lyall's tunnelport Fairlane at Atco Dragway, Atco, NJ 1967
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« Reply #346 on: June 24, 2017, 08:00:36 PM »
Dick Landy
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« Reply #347 on: June 24, 2017, 08:02:29 PM »
Ford J Car
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« Reply #348 on: June 24, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »

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« Reply #349 on: July 03, 2017, 11:50:19 AM »
THE COMMUTER FE POWERED.
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« Reply #350 on: July 03, 2017, 12:12:19 PM »
One of my absolute FAVORITE chapters of road racing history!

My dad was a hard-core tea bagger, he didn't even like to TALK about what the Galaxies did to those 3.8 Jags. And on their own turf no less! Talk about rubbing the salt in! He had a 1001 excuses, but man, I just wouldn't give him a break on that one. Any time I wanted to shut up one of his "American cars are all wallowing nose heavy pigs" rants, I would just say "Jack Sears" and sit back and smile. ;D Drove him up the wall!

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« Reply #351 on: July 03, 2017, 09:53:31 PM »
One of my absolute FAVORITE chapters of road racing history!

My dad was a hard-core tea bagger, he didn't even like to TALK about what the Galaxies did to those 3.8 Jags. And on their own turf no less! Talk about rubbing the salt in! He had a 1001 excuses, but man, I just wouldn't give him a break on that one. Any time I wanted to shut up one of his "American cars are all wallowing nose heavy pigs" rants, I would just say "Jack Sears" and sit back and smile. ;D Drove him up the wall!

LOL, George that's too funny! I can picture him now, trying to defend the honour of the Jags.  ;D
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« Reply #352 on: July 03, 2017, 09:55:22 PM »
One of my absolute FAVORITE chapters of road racing history!

My dad was a hard-core tea bagger, he didn't even like to TALK about what the Galaxies did to those 3.8 Jags. And on their own turf no less! Talk about rubbing the salt in! He had a 1001 excuses, but man, I just wouldn't give him a break on that one. Any time I wanted to shut up one of his "American cars are all wallowing nose heavy pigs" rants, I would just say "Jack Sears" and sit back and smile. ;D Drove him up the wall!

LOL, George that's too funny! I can picture him now, trying to defend the honour of the Jags.  ;D
You gotta know my dad as well as Don did to appreciate just HOW funny that is! ;) Man that used to PISS HIM OFF when I would bring that up! ;D

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« Reply #353 on: July 04, 2017, 07:27:14 PM »
They sure look good with Cragars.
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« Reply #354 on: July 04, 2017, 07:29:43 PM »
Bronco Buster
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« Reply #355 on: July 04, 2017, 07:31:56 PM »
1968 Ford GT MK IV
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« Reply #356 on: July 04, 2017, 07:34:00 PM »
Stang
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« Reply #357 on: July 04, 2017, 07:35:03 PM »
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« Reply #358 on: July 04, 2017, 07:36:48 PM »
Sears Point
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« Reply #359 on: July 04, 2017, 07:40:31 PM »
Cammer power.
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« Reply #360 on: July 05, 2017, 05:55:18 PM »
 8) :) :)
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« Reply #361 on: July 10, 2017, 12:23:23 AM »
 8) ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #362 on: July 10, 2017, 12:32:08 PM »
8) ;) ;) ;)
My friend Chris had one of those with a SCJ 429 in it.He use to melt his M/T 50's on back.
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« Reply #363 on: July 12, 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
One of my absolute FAVORITE chapters of road racing history!

My dad was a hard-core tea bagger, he didn't even like to TALK about what the Galaxies did to those 3.8 Jags. And on their own turf no less! Talk about rubbing the salt in! He had a 1001 excuses, but man, I just wouldn't give him a break on that one. Any time I wanted to shut up one of his "American cars are all wallowing nose heavy pigs" rants, I would just say "Jack Sears" and sit back and smile. ;D Drove him up the wall!

LOL, George that's too funny! I can picture him now, trying to defend the honour of the Jags.  ;D

You gotta know my dad as well as Don did to appreciate just HOW funny that is! ;) Man that used to PISS HIM OFF when I would bring that up! ;D

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/07/11/jaguar-beating-british-saloon-car-championship-winning-1963-galaxie-500-offered-out-of-collection-of-jack-sears/
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« Reply #364 on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:28 PM »
Here's a photo of a beautiful street version of a GT-40.
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« Reply #365 on: July 19, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »
8) ;) ;) ;)
My friend Chris had one of those with a SCJ 429 in it.He use to melt his M/T 50's on back.
When I was about 15, Leisens Automotive had a white one for sale 429SCJ with a toploader and 4.30s, man I wanted that car bad. Totally out of my reach though. :-\

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« Reply #366 on: July 30, 2017, 05:12:12 PM »
Wilbur Shaws first real race car ride, the R.E.D. special. belonged to a fellow named Roscoe E. Dunning, of course it was bright red. Dunning was the starter at Hoosier Motor Speedway. In 1923, 18 yr old Wilbur Shaw showed up in a car that he had built himself, and Roscoe, who was also tech inspector, Chief Steward ect, told him to get it the hell off the track after he made a lap or two, because it was a POS death trap. Shaw threw a fit, Roscoe told him "take it easy kid, I am acting in your best interests, that cars a death trap, but you do have some talent, if you really want to be a race car driver, drop in and see me one day next week, and we can talk, but you aren't racing that car here today" or something to that effect.
Shaw thought "screw him, what does he know" and went to an outlaw dirt track the following weekend, and wadded the car up bigtime on the second turn of the first lap. After that he went back to see Roscoe with a big dose of humility, and Dunning put him in the attached fronty ford, after a couple weeks of coaching, Shaw started winning races.

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« Reply #367 on: July 31, 2017, 12:51:53 AM »
One of my absolute FAVORITE chapters of road racing history!

My dad was a hard-core tea bagger, he didn't even like to TALK about what the Galaxies did to those 3.8 Jags. And on their own turf no less! Talk about rubbing the salt in! He had a 1001 excuses, but man, I just wouldn't give him a break on that one. Any time I wanted to shut up one of his "American cars are all wallowing nose heavy pigs" rants, I would just say "Jack Sears" and sit back and smile. ;D Drove him up the wall!



LOL, George that's too funny! I can picture him now, trying to defend the honour of the Jags.  ;D

You gotta know my dad as well as Don did to appreciate just HOW funny that is! ;) Man that used to PISS HIM OFF when I would bring that up! ;D

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/07/11/jaguar-beating-british-saloon-car-championship-winning-1963-galaxie-500-offered-out-of-collection-of-jack-sears/

http://justacarguy.blogspot.ca/2017/07/through-1950s-and-into-1960s-if-you.html
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« Reply #368 on: July 31, 2017, 01:09:38 AM »
^^worlds porkiest tricycle.

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« Reply #369 on: August 15, 2017, 01:35:18 AM »
427 Power.
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« Reply #370 on: August 15, 2017, 06:59:20 PM »
Wow, that's an interesting car. ^^I have never seen that before.

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« Reply #371 on: August 17, 2017, 03:16:06 PM »
Engineer Roy Lunn, Father of the GT40, passed away Aug.5,2017. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/17/a-bid-farewell-roy-lunn-a-well-engineered-life/
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« Reply #372 on: August 17, 2017, 06:01:52 PM »
Engineer Roy Lunn, Father of the GT40, passed away Aug.5,2017. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/17/a-bid-farewell-roy-lunn-a-well-engineered-life/
Sad for his family & friends & the fans of the GT 40.
Thanks for the link Don.
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« Reply #373 on: September 14, 2017, 07:46:44 PM »
Really nice very early morning shot from the R&T calendar I posted on the Ferrari thread yesterday

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« Reply #374 on: September 28, 2017, 12:20:41 PM »
Okay it's actually a Mercury Montego, but it's Ford powered, Rob Hall of Medicine Hat AB. 8)
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« Reply #375 on: October 09, 2017, 09:40:58 PM »
1962 AFX.
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« Reply #376 on: October 10, 2017, 02:31:08 PM »
Bridenthal Ford, with Linda Vaughn.
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« Reply #377 on: October 10, 2017, 05:46:20 PM »
Bridenthal Ford, with Linda Vaughn.
This car had vacuum formed fiberglass panels, SS/DI did a whole in-depth article on it.

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« Reply #378 on: October 16, 2017, 06:26:49 PM »
This is sweet. ;)
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« Reply #379 on: October 17, 2017, 12:00:14 AM »
 ;) ;)  Someone stole Mom's vacuum.
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