‘With Eight Pipes, What Noble Music It Makes’ headlined Ford’s midyear advertising campaign, spotlighting the new ’63 ½ Sport Roof (fastback) 427/425 Galaxie. We look back at the events surrounding Ford’s unleashing of its Total Performance program in 1963, while tech-savvy automotive scribe Don Sherman focuses his attention on a 609 horsepower TRIBUTE: ’63 ½ FORD 427 GALAXIE! In January 1963, Ford unleashed a bevy of high-performance vehicles, timed with its participation in the 1963 Monte Car...Read More
Holman & Moody
AC289: COBRAS FROM ACROSS THE POND!
Old Shel’ and Shelby American never touched COB/COX AC Cobras, but they are authentic Cobras. Here’s some history of AC289: COBRAS FROM ACROSS THE POND! plus a stunning example of a picture-perfect (COX) FIA Cobra. Carroll Shelby’s Cobras started life as AC Ace roadsters shipped from AC Cars, Ltd, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England to Shelby-American in southern California. Once in Shelby’s hands, they received Ford small and big-block engines and were finished to Shelby Cobra specs. In 1965 a new,...Read More
GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI
Now in its third and updated edition with almost 500 pages, more than 850 photos and weighing in at over five pounds, this must-have book is actually a research library dedicated to the road racing history of GT40: FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI. When John Allen and Gordon Jones authored the first edition in 1985, Ford GT40 racecars and road models and Mark III variants were just expensive vintage cars, not platinum-priced collectibles as they are today. With GT40s trending thanks to the film Ford v Fer...Read More
THUNDER ROAD: LIME ROCK HISTORICS!
Racing grids highly charged for Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35. Competition fast and furious, friendly and fun will mark the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35 three days of spirited historic racing. Upwards of 230 drivers from North America, England and Europe and as far away as Australia have registered to challenge the 1.5-mile circuit in Lakeville, CT, on September 1, 2 and 4. As in previous years, the race groups at Lime Rock Park’s 35th iteration of its Historic Festival will hav...Read More