Ford Picture Le Mans 1966
The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of.
Ford picture le mans 1966. The determined carroll shelby 1932 2012 raced in the 34th grand prix of endurance in le mans france over the course of two days with one goal in mind beating a ferrari with a ford. The ford gt40 that won the 1966 24 hours of le mans was fully restored in time for the 50th anniversary of its legendary victory. 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. The 1966 running of the 24 hours of le mans is one of the most important races in ford s history.
It was also the seventh round of the 1966 world sportscar championship season this was the first overall win at le mans for the ford gt40 as well as the first overall win for an american constructor. Mar 15 2016 explore matt tierney s board le mans 1966 on pinterest. The ford gt40 finally reached the success that was expected from it and ford trampled ferrari. Henri pescarolo who went.
It was also the debut le mans start for two significant drivers. 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. 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. 1966 was an epic year for racing.
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