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...Read More
Ford Wins Le Mans
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. ...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
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...Read More