Engineer-designer Roy Lunn and his industry successes – Mustang I, GT40, Jeep Cherokee and AMC Eagle – are being celebrated at the prestigious Automotive Hall Of Fame. Roy Lunn with CGC Editor, Marty Schorr, and Ford GTs, the spiritual successors to the original Le Mans-winning GT40s. Photo was taken in 2015 when Lunn was nominated for induction into the AHOF by Gary Jean, owner of the red Ford GT. On January 12 thru April 12, 2018, the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, MI will be celebrati...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More