Ford Le Mans Pic
Ford dominated the le mans 24 hours race in 1966 winning it for the first time and taking all the podium places with its updated mkii and stellar driver line up but instead of euphoria on the podium chris amon and bruce mclaren who were classified first were strangely subdued.
Ford le mans pic. It was the final minutes of the 1966 24 hours of le mans and the race was ford s to lose after a long difficult development and a year s worth of work by carroll shelby himself the blue oval s. Check out our first hand account of the legendary 1966 24 hours of le mans. The ford j car was intended to be the successor to the all conquering ford gt40 mk ii and despite reliability problems showed potential in the springtime le mans trials. Le mans 1967 remains the only all american victory in le mans history american drivers team chassis engine and tires.
See more ideas about le mans man ford gt40. Friday s sale in monterey calif set a new world record for an american car. A good chunk of james mangold s ford v ferrari is devoted to a diligent recreation of the 1966 24 hours of le mans race and it all leads to a climax that if you don t know anything. 1 one of the mk ivs was rebuilt to the ford g7 in 1968 and used in the can am series for 1969 and 1970 but with no success.
After 50 years the 66 le mans winning ford gt40 is reborn 4 photos it was in 1966 when ford had a feud with ferrari after a failed attempt to buy the italian racing empire. This weekend ford will launch an all out assault on the 24 hours of le mans four gt race cars and 12 drivers will try to hand the blue oval a win in the gte pro class on the 50th anniversary of. After the death of walt hansgen in a j car ford while testing at le mans in april the decision was made to shelve the j car and focus on the proven mk iis and little. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of.
A total of six mk ivs were constructed.
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