’18 FORD GT: ’67 HERITAGE EDITION!

’18 FORD GT: ’67 HERITAGE EDITION!
New Ford GT with ’67 Tribute Livery pays homage to the first all-American racecar to win Le Mans.   The ‘18 Ford GT will be available in a new limited-production ’67 Heritage Edition theme, honoring the GT40 Mark IV racecar driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The Mark IV was the first GT40 designed, engineered, powered, developed and built in the U.S. Roy Lunn, headed the team that gave us the Mark IV, was inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame in 2016 f...
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DÉJÀ VU: FORD GT WINS LE MANS!

The Ford vs. Ferrari battle was rekindled at Le Mans exactly 50 years on from Ford’s 1-2-3 overall victory in 1966. The No. 68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock today, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. The No. 69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The Nos. 66 and 67 Ford GTs finished...
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’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S LATEST ROAD & TRACK STAR!

Alex Pepe talks with Jim Owens, Ford Performance Marketing Manager, about the  new GT and racing. Top, Ford GT. Above, L to R: Jim Owens, Matt Sylvester, Focus RS, Assistant Marketing Manager, Alex Pepe and Tyler Weiland, TimePiece PR & Marketing, the person who made this interview possible. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the marketing manager for Ford’s Performance vehicles. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale was our rendezvous point largely due to the focus of Ford’s ...
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ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF THE FORD GT40!

Ford GT & Cobra owners, racers and Roy Lunn’s friends and family gathered at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club in Sarasota, FL to celebrate the legendary engineer and designer, known as the Godfather of the GT40. His accomplishments led to Ford’s domination of international sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s.  On June 19th, 2016, racing enthusiasts, friends of the Blue Oval, automotive journalists and historians, and the Ford Motor Company, will celebrate the 50th...
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$14 MILLION SALES: MECUM ANAHEIM AUCTION!

2005 FORD GT is top seller (at approximately $300,000) of 416 cars cars hammered sold throughout the three-day event.  Held annually since 2012, the Southern California auction has established itself as an important part of the Mecum Auctions’ calendar. Volume and variety are always staple qualities of Mecum auctions, and the top 10 sales at this year’s Anaheim auction could easily qualify as one of the best demonstrations of this: Muscle cars, Ferraris, a ‘50s classic, a Corvette, a Res...
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2016-’17 FORD GT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Thanks to the Ford GT Forum, here’s the full story, announced by Ford at the GT Forum Rally, including how to buy a new Ford GT. Get in line now! Raj Nair, Ford’s Global Director of Product Development made  the following announcement to a gathering of Ford GT owners on Thursday, August 27, 2015: Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT Supercar, with the program commencing in early-2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, ...
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FORD GT: MOST SIGNIFICANT CONCEPT VEHICLE!

Production version of GT will appear next year, as will race version to celebrate 50th anniversary of legendary Ford GT40 1-2-3 win at Le Mans in 1966. The all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today nabbed the prestigious North American award for 2015 Production Preview Concept of the Year, as well as top honors as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015.
 
 The awards recognize vehicles most l...
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NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

This year’s New York International Auto Show, April 3-12, 2015, has more new model introductions plus vintage and modern racecars than ever before. Here are some of my favorite rides McLaren 570S Ford GT Dodge Challenger T/A BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" BMW 2002 Alpina Plymouth Cuda, 3,000 HP TT Hemi Outlaw Aston Martin Vulcan V12, 800-plus HP Alfa Romeo TZ2 & Mille Miglia Racer Red Bull Infiniti Formula One McLaren P1 GTR Scion Super Street FR-S Release 1....
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SHOES FOR YOUR SUPERCAR: POTENZA!

Bridgestone’s maximum performance aftermarket tires were developed as original equipment (OE) on AMG & M sports sedans and the Ferrari Enzo. Carmakers typically work very closely with tire manufacturers when engineering and developing high-performance vehicles. While individuals can choose whatever tires they feel may work best for their kind of driving, carmakers have a much more difficult job. In addition to the obvious matching of speed-rated tires to a new vehicle’s performance, th...
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