ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!

ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!
Farewell to Roy Lunn, who gave us a portfolio of iconic road & track cars and truly led a well-engineered life. Roy Lunn with two Ford GTs, 2016 (Gary Jean photo) Roy Lunn, the “Godfather of the Ford GT40,” passed away on August 5th, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA after suffering a catastrophic stroke at the age of 92. His wife of 70 years, Jeanie and two daughters, sister Audrey (Lunn) Lyon, two granddaughters, a son-in-law and one great-grandson survive him. Roy was born in Richmond, Engla...
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SVRA HEACOCK CLASSIC: THE GOLD STANDARD!

Mike Matune goes trackside at VIR to bring us highlights of the Gold Cup historic races. The SVRA wrapped up part of its season at the Heacock Class “Gold Cup historic races at VIRginia International Raceway. Optimum weather and VIR’s lush surroundings welcomed a bevy of seasoned racers. Spectators were treated to the sights and sounds of some great big-bore historic racecars.  Olthoff Racing (www.olthoffracing.com) of NC showed up with three Superformance GT40s, top, including those o...
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ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF THE GT40 HONORED!

On July 21st, Roy Lunn will be inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame for his accomplishments that led to Ford’s winning at Le Mans for four straight years, and domination of International sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s. Roy Lunn, top, with 2006 Ford GTs in 2015, photo by Gary Jean; above with prototype 427 GT40 #106 at Ford Proving Ground, 1965. Photo: Roy Lunn Archive. Last weekend racing enthusiasts, automotive journalists and historians worldwide, and the Ford Motor Company...
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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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LEE HOLMAN: 2016 HEMMINGS CONCOURS HEADLINER!

In 1966, a Holman & Moody GT40 Mark II was one of the three cars that finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans. John Holman’s son, Lee, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic win and will be the honorary chairman and keynote speaker at the 10th annual Hemmings Concours. Lee Holman grew up around NASCAR-winning Fords and the GT40s that rocked the sports car world by ending Ferrari’s rule over endurance racing. This year there will be many celebrations showcasing Fords four year – 1966-1...
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FORD GT: FOUR-CAR TEAM FOR LE MANS!

Four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will compete at Le Mans in June, 50 years from Ford’s GT40 1-2-3 finish in 1966. The new Ford GTs will run numbers 66, 67, 68 and 69, to commemorate Ford’s 1966-1969 outright wins. The organizers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), today confirmed that all four Ford GTs have received a place on the prestigious entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. All four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will compete for GTE Pro class glo...
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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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FORD: TOTAL PERFORMANCE, ROAD & TRACK!

CarGuyChronicles Editor and Ford GT owner, Martyn Schorr chronicles Ford’s rich performance heritage from the 1920s through the golden age of musclecars. And, takes you inside Ford’s Skunk Works. FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE is 208 slick pages of Ford race and street car history from 1920s Fours, 1930s-1940s Flatheads, 1950s Y-Blocks and 1960s to 1971 big-blocks. It showcases Boss 302-351-429 Mustangs, Shelby GT Mustangs, Shelby & AC Cobras, Pantera, Torinos, Sunbeam Tiger & Lola-Ford GT ...
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’17 FORD GT: DEBUT AT SILVERSTONE!

All-new Ford GT will make its European racing debut at the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship in April.  Ford’s all-new GT racecar – revealed at Le Mans in June – will make its European racing debut at the Silverstone Circuit in the U.K. next April. Two cars will line up on the grid for the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) where they will compete in the GT-Endurance Pro Class for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. The event ...
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