Ford Picture Le Mans 1966
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 picture le mans 1966. The 1966 running of the 24 hours of le mans is one of the most important races in ford s history. 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. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of. 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.
See more ideas about le mans man ford gt40. It was also the debut le mans start for two significant drivers. Check out our first hand account of the legendary 1966 24 hours of le mans. The ford gt40 finally reached the success that was expected from it and ford trampled ferrari.
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. 1966 was an epic year for racing. Henri pescarolo who went. The 1966 24 hours of le mans was the 34th grand prix of endurance and took place on 18 and 19 june 1966.
Mar 15 2016 explore matt tierney s board le mans 1966 on pinterest. 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.
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