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
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
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 ...Read More
’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 ...Read More
2016-’17 FORD GT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Thanks to the Ford GT Forum, here’s the full story, announced by Ford at the GT Forum Rally, including how to buy a new Ford GT. Get in line now! Raj Nair, Ford’s Global Director of Product Development made the following announcement to a gathering of Ford GT owners on Thursday, August 27, 2015: Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT Supercar, with the program commencing in early-2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, ...Read More
AUDI RACING: MOTORSPORTS NEWSLETTER!
Motorsports news from around the world. Tom Kristensen with Danish crown prince at golf tournament. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen was delighted about receiving an invitation to the European Tour with royal participation. The former professional racing driver competed in the Pro-Am class in the golf event ‘made in Denmark’ with two celebrity competitors – the Danish Crown Prince Frederik and the most successful Danish golfer Thomas Bjørn. Jacob Brunsborg, the son of Himmerl...Read More
FORD GT: MOST SIGNIFICANT CONCEPT VEHICLE!
Production version of GT will appear next year, as will race version to celebrate 50th anniversary of legendary Ford GT40 1-2-3 win at Le Mans in 1966. The all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today nabbed the prestigious North American award for 2015 Production Preview Concept of the Year, as well as top honors as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015. The awards recognize vehicles most l...Read More
HONDA LMP2: RACE TO THE CLOUDS!
Honda’s Le Mans Prototype coupe will contest Pikes Peak in the Unlimited Class. Honda Performance Development has upped the ante this year at Pikes Peak by entering one its newest sports cars in the race up the 14,110-foot mountain. The new Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b LMP2 coupe that competed in this year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona has been entered in the 2015 Pikes Peak event, and will be driven by Verizon IndyCar Series race winner and former Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson. It will be the...Read More
SHELL ECO-MARATHON: STUDENTS CONTEST LE MANS!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which started in France in 1985. Students who engineer and drive cars that could complete the Le Mans 24 hours on just over a litre of fuel were on track at the world’s most famous motor race on Wednesday, 10 June. Staking a claim to be the most energy-efficient vehicles ever to roll a wheel on the hallowed Le Mans tarmac, the Shell Eco-marathon vehicles built by teams of French students have achieved up to 3,771 km per litr...Read More
QUICK VIC: VIC ELFORD CELEBRATES 80th BIRTHDAY!
Iconic racer was one of the fastest drivers in the highly competitive Sixties and Seventies racing scene. Vic Elford’s lap records include Targa Florio, Nurburgring, Daytona, Sebring, Norisring, Monza, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Riverside and Le Mans. He was the first driver to lap Le Mans at over a 150 mph average in the Porsche long-tail 917 in 1970. Known as “Quick Vic” to friends and competitors, Elford is one of the few drivers to excel in sports cars, rally cars, and Formula 1 at a c...Read More