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Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics

November 17, 2015

A must read! Re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!

 

 

Henry Ford II wanted a race car capable of winning top-flight events in Europe. When Enzo Ferrari rejected Ford's offer to buy his company, "the Deuce" took it as a personal insult and vowed his revenge on the race track. Ford chose UK-based Eric Broadley's Lola GT to morph into the Ford GT and Carroll Shelby molded it into the "Mark II" GT40. The result was one of the most legendary wins in racing history: Ford's 1-2-3 sweep of the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hour.

 

 

Ford GT celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford's iconic victory, providing the detailed back story leading to that historic win, as well as the follow-up win in 1967. The GT40's last two competitive seasons in 1968 and 1969 are also covered. Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Ford's GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman's historic images.

 

 

Hardbound | 224 Pages 

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