GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI

GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI
Now in its third and updated edition with almost 500 pages, more than 850 photos and weighing in at over five pounds, this must-have book is actually a research library dedicated to the road racing history of GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI. When John Allen and Gordon Jones authored the first edition in 1985, Ford GT40 racecars and road models and Mark III variants were just expensive vintage cars, not platinum-priced collectibles as they are today. With GT40s trending thanks to the film Ford v Fer...
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FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS

FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS
For a tiny fraction of the cost of a Superformance GT40, Le Mans Coupes makes it possible to bring a race-stained, Gulf-liveried GT40 into your garage or home! As will be fresh in the mind of anybody who’s enjoyed the recent Ford v Ferrari film, Ford GT40s were built to race, and never look more alive than when stained in the grime of battle. Therefore, what better adornment for an enthusiast’s lounge or garage can there be than a FORD GT40: SPIRIT OF LE MANS nose panel apparently streaked with ...
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MOVIE CARS: FORD V. FERRARI.

MOVIE CARS: FORD V. FERRARI.
Ford GT40s and Shelby Cobras identical to those used in the making of the film are available from Le Mans Coupes Ltd. The story of Ford versus Ferrari is as compelling as any in motor racing history, and the much anticipated 20th Century Fox movie – FORD V. FERRARI - immortalizing it, and starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, hits UK screens this Friday (November 15). Aptly entitled Le Mans ‘66 it reputedly involved no less than 423 vehicles of multiple makes and origins, but the key cars, GT4...
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GULF GT40: LE MANS REPLICA!

GULF GT40: LE MANS REPLICA!
It’s now possible to own a stunning Tribute or Toolroom edition of one of the most iconic GT40 racecars, the only one to score back-to-back wins at Le Mans. GULF GT40: LE MANS REPLICA! It was 50 years ago this year that the works Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075 took the checkered flag in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year. It had already recorded championship wins at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring, making it one of the most successful and valuable of all GT40s produced. ...
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ROY LUNN: ENGINEER, DESIGNER, DISRUPTER!

ROY LUNN: ENGINEER, DESIGNER, DISRUPTER!
The Automotive Hall Of Fame in Dearborn, MI is honoring the man responsible for leading the teams at Ford that designed, engineered and developed the GT40s that won Le Mans 1966-1969. The celebration of his life as an engineer and designer is showcased in an exhibit that runs through April 1, 2018. He was inducted into the AHOF in 2016.   On June 19th, 2016, racing enthusiasts, friends of the Blue Oval, automotive journalists and historians, and the Ford Motor Company, celebrated th...
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’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR!

’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR
Designed, engineered, powered by Ford and built by Multimatic, this very-limited production Supercar is a kick-ass racecar with license plates. From Ford’s unique customer vetting process, contract-build by one of the most respected racecar shops in North America and proven Le Mans performance to the GT’s ultra-limited production and unique concierge delivery process, the GT program represents a first for any domestic carmaker. Proposed production is tagged at 250 GTs per year over a four-year ...
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JD CLASSICS: GT40 WINS SPA CLASSIC!

JD CLASSICS: GT40 WINS SPA CLASSIC!
JD Classics took two victories at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend, including overall victory with a GT40 in the 25th anniversary of the Spa Six Hours race. The team’s Ford GT40 won the Six Hours, while their Costin Lister took victory in the Stirling Moss/Woodcote Trophy race. Racing success at Spa Francorchamps follows JD Classics victory and two second-place finishes at Goodwood Revival the previous weekend The team’s Ford GT40 was driven by Chris Ward and Andrew Smith. Celebrati...
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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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