Ford is headed back to the Circuit de la Sarthe with an all-new GT3 LE MANS MUSTANG. The Ford Mustang, fresh off its seventh generation unveiling, will soon return to Le Mans. “Mustang is raced at all the great tracks around the world, but there is no race or track that means more to our history than Le Mans,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, at The Stampede, the debut of the all-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang. “It's where we took on Ferrari and won in the 1960s and where we returned 50...Read More
HOLMAN MOODY CHALLENGER III
Chopped and sectioned, HOLMAN MOODY CHALLENGER III started out as a ’62 Falcon Futura styling study, matured into a lightweight 145-mph racecar. John Holman and Ralph Moody’s stock car factory in North Carolina turned three Falcon Futura econocars into road racing screamers and the third, featured here, was the most radical, most potent of the series. They had high hopes of building a limited run of Challenger III Falcons and marketing them through Ford dealers. Unfortunately, that did not happ...Read More
MARK II – CHEVY’S MYSTERIOUS 427!
The real 427 Mystery Motor, unlike the Z11, was not available in a car or to the public. You had to have serious NASCAR cred to get one of the 20 built. In the 1960s, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen always seemed to be one step ahead of GM Chairman Fred Donner’s missives disallowing factory involvement in racing. While running Pontiac, Knudsen had supported the Super-Duty Group that, after he left, managed to get 421 Catalina Lightweights to drag racers before the axe fell. In 1961 he moved on to Chevro...Read More
MARIO’S MONOPOSTO: PROJECT STALKERATI!
Hard-charging racer Mario “Larry” Parker’s latest street project channels two classic vintage Monoposto racecars and an INDY 7 Swedish design concept. The inspiration for this project came from the ’57 Maserati 250F driven in Grand Prix competition by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, early-1960s Watson Indy 500 cars driven by A. J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Roger Ward, and the Bo Zolland Design Indy 7 Concept. These timeless designs are very similar and the Stalkerati has adopted many of th...Read More
’18 FORD GT: ’67 HERITAGE EDITION!
New Ford GT with ’67 Tribute Livery pays homage to the first all-American racecar to win Le Mans. The ‘18 Ford GT will be available in a new limited-production ’67 Heritage Edition theme, honoring the GT40 Mark IV racecar driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The Mark IV was the first GT40 designed, engineered, powered, developed and built in the U.S. Roy Lunn, headed the team that gave us the Mark IV, was inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame in 2016 f...Read More