LIFE magazine ran a cover story about Ms. Ford in 1973, and dubbed her as a "highly effective ambassadress for the Ford Motor Company." Homer Perry, who was Ford’s GT program manager, remembers it clearly, “Of course you know she was a jetsetter,” he said. “She was from Italy, and she was interested in speed.” Ford’s flame was lit. The latest chapter in the history of Ford Racing – a gripping true story of triumph more than a century in the making – will be completed at Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 12. That’s when the iconic and inspiring Ford GT will make its final appearance as a factory-backed entrant in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The current.
Early cars were simply named “Ford GT”. The name “GT40” was the name of Ford’s project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the quest to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first 12 “prototype” vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 through GT-112. Ford eventually achieved its coveted Le Mans victory in its battle with Ferrari. Its GT40 Mk II was the machine to do it Ford's 7-litre MkII would finally dethrone Ferrari at Le Mans with a dominant one-two finish at the 1966 event. Dave Bannister, creator ofand organizer of Ford GT events around the country for over a decade, has taken delivery of his brand-new Riviera Blue 2017 Ford GT. Bannister shared his photos with us of the new car in their facility that houses privately owned GTs. Below is the story. 16/02/2017 · The genesis of the original GT40 came from a dispute between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari. Ford had wanted to buy the Italian manufacturer in 1963, yet found Ferrari unwilling to step away from the Indianapolis 500, which would have placed the. La Ford Motor Company è una casa automobilistica statunitense, fondata da Henry Ford a Dearborn nel 1903. È nota per aver utilizzato per la prima volta la catena di montaggio e il nastro trasportatore, in seguito adottati da numerose altre aziende e tuttora usati nelle industrie moderne.
04/07/2019 · Ford Performance and Multimatic, a major supplier of engineering expertise, unveiled the Ford GT Mk II, a track-only version of Ford’s latest supercar, on July 4 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The limited-edition car represents the next stage in Ford GT. 26/07/2016 · This story originally appeared on Money, Inc. The Ford GT40 came into existence because of one man’s grudge. In short, Henry Ford II wanted to see a Ford car competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which was and remains a famous sports car race with a particular focus on endurance racing. As a. The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903. The high-performance Ford GT40 is the dream child of Ford Motors, conceived in America and birthed in England. The GT stands for Grand Touring, and the 40 refers to its overall height in inches. It was produced from 1964-1969, and has since become an American racing icon.
21/01/2013 · It's been six years since Ford stopped making the GT, and forty four since they last won at Le Mans with a car so low most of us wouldn't even fit in it. The original British-American GT40 racecar was good enough to kick Ferrari's ass thanks to Carroll Shelby's ideas, while the modern version was not only a brave answer to the. 52 Used Ford GT cars for sale with prices starting at $152,203. Data-driven analysis of used cars for sale, and specifically the market for Ford GT models. As is typical with Ford GT programs and compilations created in the UK,- they included the Ford GT70 - trying to make it a successor to the Ford GT40's. It most certainly was not. With only 4 GT70s ever made, it was essentially a failed rally car, and in this video some minutes are wasted showing it in black and white running around a dirt track cut out of a field. Introducing the next generation of supercar - The 2018 Ford GT. With a light yet powerful design, this is what true innovation looks like, the GT gives you the purest.
Ford's Sixties Le Mans program was famously the result of a dispute between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari–Ford had tried to purchase Ferrari the company, only to have Enzo shut down the sale at the last minute. Ford the man vowed to get even, aiming his considerable resources at. Ford Social is your first stop to all things Ford. Just give us a few details and join the community! WHY FORD SOCIAL? Access inside information like super-secret prototypes and launch dates. Connect with passionate Ford fans and owners just like you. Post pictures. Share your story. Show us where your Ford has taken you. The Ford Motor Company is incorporated. With 12 investors and 1,000 shares, the company had spent almost all of its $28,000 cash investment by the time it sold the first Ford Model A on July 23, 1903. But by October 1, 1903 Ford Motor Company had turned a profit of $37,000.
Ford GT Chief Designer Camilo Pardo tells the supercar's story from the inside. The 2005 Ford GT has become one of Ford’s most iconic models in a relatively short period of time. Designed to celebrate the blue oval’s 100th birthday, it is a car that’s value is surging upward today. The story of Ford versus Ferrari at Le Mans 1966. Paired with a Lego version of the 2016 Le Mans-winning Ford GT, the classic 1966 GT40 also comes with a retro driver minifigure. Fans can decide for themselves whether they want it to be Chris Amon or Bruce McLaren. 12/05/2017 · How the Ford GT40 beat Ferrari in racing. Ford ford considered acquiring Ferrari in the 1960s but was rebuffed, setting in motion a rivalry that played out in auto racing following the development of the Ford GT40. 20/06/2016 · Kahn Media, with the help of the Petersen Automotive Museum, has put out a documentary about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans titled "8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans." The video details the controversy behind one of the greatest.
Carroll Hall Shelby January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012 was an American automotive designer, racing driver, entrepreneur, and author. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang later known as Shelby Mustangs for Ford. 15/12/2017 · When the Ford GT won its class in the famously grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race last year, it wasn't just a celebration for the team which developed the all new supercar. It was a relief. The victory in the GTE Pro class came 50 years after Ford. 22/04/2015 · It's a story you know well—how Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari and was rebuffed by Il Commendatore. Hank the Deuce got mad, and then he decided to get even. A rivalry with Enzo was born, and the GT program to topple him at Le Mans ensued.
11/06/2018 · But that wasn't the end of the story. In 2012 Ford's performance team started a secret project to revive the Ford GT legacy yet again. The ultimate goal: have it ready to battle Ferrari at Le Mans in 2016, exactly 50 years after the GT40's first win.
|When the Ford GT was first announced, the demand outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford's new mid-engine sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT.||With the newest Ford GT set to hit the world's race tracks 50 years after the original's dominating 1966 season, we hit Ford's archives and found a slew of rarely seen images from the 1960s that really hammer home the incredible story of the GT40.||13/01/2015 · The inside story of the new Ford GT supercar. The reborn Ford GT is the hottest car of the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit. We spoke with its designer, Moray Callum, to learn about how it went from sketch to concept car in just 14 months.|
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