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November 27, 2019

Le Man 1964

Beating Ferrari on his home turf – Le Mans – was something nobody had managed to do from 1960 – 1963. That an American car could rewrite the history was not even conceived, a challenge Ford was ready to take on. Finishing the race alone was considered success, much less
History of the GT40
While things took a rather dismal turn in Italy, Henry II and lacocca were busy in the United States. Both men were in New York to unveil Ford’s next big thing – the Mustang, at the World’s Fair. There wasn’t a better time than the opening weekend to promote their
History of the GT40
The Ford GT40s were designed for speed, unlike any other to have ever graced the race track at Le Mans. The goal was to have them loop through the Mulsanne Straight at 200 mph. Two months before Le Mans proper, public roads were treated to a slice of the June
History of the GT40
With parts from across continents, Ford had to ensure its car components passed necessary checks. Major components could not be replaced once the race began, and failure of one part would mean a “Did Not Finish” result at Le Mans, surely not what Dearborn was gunning for. Testing was next,
History of the GT40

November 15, 2019

The Prototype

Taking his turn to deliver the delivering the keynote speech of the annual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Henry II raised concerns about America’s position in the racing world. “This is a year like other years in which America will arrive at a series of crossroads in the
History of the GT40