Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans Preston Lerner

ISBN: 9780760347874

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224 pages


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Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans  by  Preston Lerner

Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans by Preston Lerner
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Get the whole story on the car built to beat the world--Fords GT.Henry Ford II, the Deuce, wanted a race car capable of winning top-flight sports car events in Europe. Specifically, he wanted to win Le Mans. Ford learned that Enzo Ferrari wouldMoreGet the whole story on the car built to beat the world--Fords GT.Henry Ford II, the Deuce, wanted a race car capable of winning top-flight sports car events in Europe.

Specifically, he wanted to win Le Mans. Ford learned that Enzo Ferrari would consider selling his company and negotiations quickly ensued. But after Ford spent considerable time and money reviewing Ferraris operations and negotiating with Enzo, Ferrari abruptly backed out of the talks.The Deuce took Ferraris actions as a personal insult. Word was sent down from on high: beat Ferrari. Ford settled on UK-based Eric Broadleys Lola GT, a cutting-edge car that featured a mid-engine chassis and small-block Ford V-8 power.

The Lola GT would morph into the Ford GT. Carroll Shelby helped shape it into the Mark II GT40. The result was one of the most legendary wins in racing history: Fords 1-2-3 sweep of Le Mans in 1966.Ford GT celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fords iconic victory, providing the detailed back story leading to that historic win, as well as the follow-up win in 1967. The GT40s last two competitive seasons in 1968 and 1969 are also covered, for a complete view of this remarkable era in racing. Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Fords GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedmans historic images.

Come re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!



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