New ‘19 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest in the GT lineup, saving 39 pounds thanks to carbon fiber wheels and a poly-carbonate engine cover. Ford’s new Carbon Series GT is the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars. Unlike its sibling racer, however, this one can be driven home from the racetrack. The new limited-edition model drops 39 pounds thanks to new carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a lightweight poly carbonate rear hatch with additional venting. ...Read More
BOOK REVIEW: FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE!
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Ford’s legendary high-performance street and race cars and the people who built and raced them. MEDIA REVIEWS "Real history is written best by the people who actually experienced it, and in the case of his hugely anticipated book, Marty Schorr, right, is the author who was there for all of it. This is not just a collection of old photos. The text springs forth with verve and sharp analysis, the kind of story that can only be written by so...Read More
PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD: THE RICHARD PETTY CONNECTION!
Our man on the track, Stephen Cox, talks with Richard Petty about his connection to the winged Superbird. It has been claimed that Plymouth's legendary winged ‘70 Superbird was the brainchild of NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The rumor has been around for decades but I've never found anyone with first-hand knowledge who could absolutely confirm or deny that the car's origins truly began with The King of Stock Car Racing. But opportunity knocked a couple of weeks ago when Petty was in attend...Read More
RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: 1966 TRANS-AM ENDURO!
Stephen Cox blogs about Shelby-American’s legendary Group 2 Mustang racers, Part 2 of 3. The next weekend John McComb was racing again. The Trans-Am Series Six-Hour Pan-American Endurance Race was to be held at Green Valley Raceway in Texas. The sanctioning body mandated a second driver for each team due to the length of the event. McComb chose veteran Brad Brooker, a successful club racer who had logged plenty of miles in the Group 2 notchback’s nearly identical twin, the Shelby GT...Read More
’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 ...Read More
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...Read More
’15 SHELBY MUSTANG: ‘R’ IS FOR RACING!
Ford pays tribute to Carroll Shelby’s original GT350 Mustang and builds 37 track-ready competition GT350R models. The original ’65 Shelby GT350 and GT350R, above, established Mustang’s performance cred on racetracks around the world. The all-new Shelby GT350, featuring the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, re-establishes Mustang as a world-class sports car. Only 100 Shelby GT350s will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016...Read More
MUSTANG GT500: NEED FOR SPEED!
Need For Speed Mustang to pace the Ford EcoBoost Championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At the November 17 running of the Ford EcoBoost 400 cars will be led by a one-of-a-kind Mustang that is a featured star in Need for Speed, the upcoming movie and Electronic Arts video game. The 900-horsepower supercharged Mustang rides on 22-inch wheels and sports aerodynamic styling upgrades. Designers worked on reducing aerodynamic drag by using low-profile mirrors, extended rocker panels, and...Read More